I was born in Switzerland on 10/31/1975, son of Italian emigrants from Città di castello. I have spent all my youth in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lausanne called Renens, that’s where it all started and where something I thought was impossible became reality …

Being a player of
professional football

Goals for

Coaching numbers

My life is a journey through a multitude of countries, cultures, customs, passions and different experiences where I always try to take myself and learn something to continue growing as a person.

Today I continue my learning journey as a coach, learning every day with the people around me and trying to transmit to my players my passion, my successes and my failures, sharing with them every day.

Life is a journey where we never stop learning, and as Socrates said:

“The only sure thing I know is that I don’t know anything.”

FC Luzern
2020 - 2021

  • Swiss Cup Winner 2021
  • Qualified for third round Conference League 2021

FC Lugano
2018 - 2019

  • Qualifield for Europa League 2019
  • 3th plays Super League 2019

FC Lausanne-Sport
2015 - 2018

  • Trophy M21 Super League 2017.
  • Challenge League Champion 2016, Best attack and defense in Championship
  • Trophy M21 Challenge League 2016
  • Trophy Fair-Play Challenge League 2016
  • Honorific “Winter’s Champions” title 2015


Awarded by the Swiss Football League as Best Coach

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"He's someone who doesn't count these hours and, already in the field, he wanted to lead. He's a bit of a magician."

Zinedine Zidane

Head Coach – Real Madrid

"Fabio is a total mix of his experiences in Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain. He tries to take the best in all his experiences. He is a coach with a philosophy but at the same time flexible to win the games. Fabio is a great coach but I know that tomorrow he will be even more so for his great desire to learn. This is his strength. "
Vanni Sartini
Technical Sector Figc Coach Instructor us Soccer
"A phone call was enough to understand his determination ... a look to understand his hunger and the desire to leave ... some training to understand that we would have gone far. Intelligent, coherent and determined and also a little stubborn in defending his idea ... with great emotional intelligence! Open to comparison even if with different visions, each exchange of visions was a moment of enrichment. "
Giovanni Manna
Sports director FC Lugano
"Fabio Celestini, this is the new Pep Guardiola. They had the same game when they were players. Today, as coaches, they have the same vision of football. I would not be surprised to see him succeed very soon in a big club. "
Eric Cantona
Ex-player Manchester United
"The relationship with Fabio in Malaga went much further than that of a sports director with a second coach. He was the constant link between the technical staff and the club. His work was excellent and left a very good image for the staff in Malaga and professionally. "
Mario Husillos
Directeur Sportif Malaga CF
"The quality of his work, his determination to implement his playing principles, as well as the essential contribution of his staff have allowed the club to grow. His playing style is recognized throughout Switzerland."
Alain Joseph
President Lausanne Sport



My curiosity leads me to want to know, discover, learn, try new things. Other Cultures, landscapes, customs and foods.

Places: Maldives, Havana, Panama City, Firenze


Having fun is part of my personality and I found in dance and music a way to share moments and convey emotions. It is my way of evading and recharging batteries.

Styles: Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba


The moments of relaxation in this work are few. Cooking allows me to return to tranquility and really important things. Family and share moments. It also unites me with my mother and grandmother. It is to fly towards my origins.

Dishes: spaghetti carbonara, Tortellini in brodo della bisnonna, Bruschetta del Nonno and castagnole della mamma.


I always liked creating, and painting allows me to express my emotions in something concrete. I have no technique or knowledge, I only do it by letting myself go. A moment of silence and reflection with myself.

Style: abstract