Gianluca Colonnello was born on February 8 of 1973 at Guardiagrele, Italy. As a professional footballer played in several teams of his country (Pescara, Perugia. Lecce etc.) as a defender until 2009, when he retired. In 2010 he started his coaching career from Siena youth team and the following years worked for Borgo a Buggiano, APS Zakynthos, AO Episkopi and AC Pisa. He joined AEK FC in December 2019 as a member of Massimo Carrera's technical staff.