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Facts about Roberto Mancini, the great Italy coach

Thu 01 July 2021 | 7:30

How much do you know about one of the best managers in Italy history? Join us in the following article to review detailed information about Roberto Mancini life.

Roberto Mancini, widely known as Mancio, is a former player and an Italian football manager who is the current manager of the Italy national team. During his playing time, the Italian forward played as a deep-lying forward and is well known for his career at

Sampdoria

, where he played more than 550 times, winning the Serie A league title, the European Cup Winners' Cup, and four Coppa Italia titles.

After 15 years at Sampdoria, moved to join

Lazio

, winning a further Scudetto, as well as the UEFA Super Cup, two more Coppa Italia titles, and the Cup Winners' Cup. He is one of two Italian footballers that has won the most Coppa Italia titles the other one is Gianluigi Buffon. As a member of the Italian national side, Mancini was capped 36 times for his country, achieving semi-final finishes at UEFA Euro 1988 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. 

Roberto Mancini tried his hand at management when he was 35 years old, became the manager of Fiorentina, winning a Coppa Italia title there. He went on to manage Lazio, Inter Milan, and Manchester City, where he guided the club to the FA Cup title, the club's first major trophy in 35 years. Then Mancini became the manager of Galatasaray, Inter Milan, Zenit Saint Petersburg and currently he is the manager of the Italy national team. Here are the fascinating 

facts about Roberto Mancini

you might want to know.

Facts you need to know about Roberto Mancini

Let's take a look at the facts about Roberto Mancini. Facts like Roberto Mancini birthday, wife, Instagram, which may be fascinating to football lovers.

Roberto Mancini age and biography at point

  • Full Name:

    Roberto Mancini

  • Nickname:

    Bobby Manc, Mancio

  • Date of Birth:

    27 November 1964

  • Age:

    56 years

  • Place of Birth:

    Iesi, Marche, Italy

  • Nationality:

    Italian

  • Height:

    1.79 m

  • Weight:

    78 kg

  • Parents:

    Aldo Mancini, Marianna Mancini

  • Wife/Partner:

    Silvia Fortini (married 2018), Federica Mancini (married 1990–2016)

  • Children:

    Andrea Mancini, Filippo Mancini, Camilla Mancini

  • Occupation:

    Professional Football Manager

  • Playing Position:

    Forward

  • Club(s): As a player:

    Bologna, Sampdoria, Lazio, Leicester City/ As a mamager: Fiorentina, Lazio, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Galatasaray, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Italy

  • Jersey/Kit Number:

    10 (at Lazio)

  • Net Worth:

    $45 million

Roberto Mancini Childhood

The first part of our article on facts about Roberto Mancini is about his childhood.

Roberto Mancini birthday

is on 27 November 1964, in Iesi, Marche, Italy. The Italian former footballer is one of the most notable people born in Iesi, which is on the east side of Italy. Roberto Mancini's parents

Roberto Mancini family decided to move to south-western Italy, and he lived there with his parents and Stephanie, his sister. Mancini was into a religious family, and during his youth time, he had served as an altar boy.

Roberto Mancini Career Stats

After reviewing

Roberto Mancini childhood

, let's take a look at

Roberto Mancini career stats

, that is, one of the significant facts about Roberto Mancini. In 1981, the Italian forward made his debut in Serie A for Bologna, and the following year, he moved to Sampdoria for £2.2 million. During his time at Sampdoria, he made a strong partnership with Gianluca Vialli, and the fans nicknamed them The Goal Twins ("I Gemelli del Gol" in Italian).

The Golden Twins helped the Italian side win its only league title in 1991, four Coppa Italias, and a 1990 Winners' Cup. When

Roberto Mancini age

was 27, he was one of those who selected Sven-Goran Eriksson as manager. In 1997, he left Sampdoria and joined Lazio, but the Italian forward failed to score in 20 matches, announcing his retirement as a player.

Later Eriksson said, "I took him to Lazio with me, and he wanted to be a manager even while he was a player. He was the coach he was the kit man, he was the bus driver, everything. At Sampdoria, he wanted to check that everything was in place before training. Sometimes I would have to tell him: 'Mancio, you have a game to play on Sunday you will be exhausted if you have to control everything.' But he was like that."

In January 2001, he joined

Leicester City

on loan and when he was 36, made his Premier League debut against Arsenal. But in his five matches for the English club, Mancini did not play a full 90 minutes. He was given a leave of absence in early February and did not return to England.

At the international level, at the age of 19, Roberto Mancini made his international senior debut. He won 36 caps for his country and represented his country at the 1998 UEFA Euro and 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Roberto Mancini Managerial Career

After returning from Leicester City, Mancini took the Fiorentina job. He made occasional playing appearances himself due to the club's financial problem. On 9 May 2002, he was named as a manager of Lazio, but again because of Club's problem, Mancini sold key players such as Alessandro Nesta and Hernan Crespo. On 7 July 2004, he was appointed manager of Inter, and in his first season, Inter won the Coppa Italia title.

During four years as an Inter manager, he helped the club win three Serie A titles, Coppa Italia title two times, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. On 19 December 2009, following the sacking of Mark Hughes, Mancini took over as manager of Manchester City for three-and-a-half years, winning one Premier League title, a FA Cup, and 2012 FA Community Shield during his four-year spell. He went on to manage

Galatasaray

, and Under Mancini, the Turkish side won their first 12 home matches of 2013–14 Super Lig. On 14 November 2014, the Italian manager returned to Inter, and after two seasons, he was named a manager of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. Now he is the manager of Italy national team, and on 17 May 2021, his contract was extended until June 2026.

Roberto Mancini Net worth & Salary

In this section, we will take a look at

Roberto Mancini salary

and net worth, which is one of the fascinating facts about Roberto Mancini.

Widely known as Mancio, Roberto Mancini is regarded as one of the best football managers in Italy's history. As of 2021,

Roberto Mancini net worth

is estimated at around $45 million. Roberto Mancini salary as an Italian national team's manager is 3 million euros per year.

Roberto Mancini Children & Wife

Football fans know about the Italian manager's skills, but few consider his bio, which is quite interesting. Stay tuned to read more about the

Roberto Mancini family

. Back in 1990, the Italian manager married Federica Morelli. Although their marriage was a love one, it could not last long and ended with a divorce after 25 years of togetherness. Mancini revealed that there was the family trauma that the couple went through in 2009. Roberto Mancini announced their separation via press release.

At that time, Federica, Roberto Mancini's wife, criticized Roberto's method for announcing divorce. Finally, the couple got a divorce in 2015. 

The Italian manager remarried in 2018 to Silvia Fortini. Roberto Mancini's wife is a lawyer and likes to keep her personal life out of the media. 

In the case of Roberto Mancini's children, you might know that he has a daughter and two sons, Filippo and Andrea. Both of his sons have played in the Inter youth ranks. His eldest son, Filippo, plays as a forward, and he was born when his father was a Sampdoria's footballer.

Facts about Roberto Mancini you did not know

  • Roberto Mancini nickname

Roberto Mancini nickname is given to him by his fans. He is known as Bobby Manc and Mancio.

  • Roberto Mancini tattoo

The amusing fact about Roberto Mancini tattoo is that he has the tattoo of a pipe-smoking sailor, the symbol of his beloved Sampdoria, on his right leg.

  • Roberto Mancini Instagram account

Bobby Manc, like many footballers, is active on Instagram. Roberto Mancini Instagram account (

@mrmancini10

) has around 653k followers.

  • Roberto Mancini height

Roberto Mancini height is 179 m, and also his weight is 78 kg.

  • One of the fascinating facts about Roberto Mancini is that he had a tough time learning English when he was Manchester City's manager.

Roberto Mancini Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Roberto Mancini is a look back at his most controversial quotes.

On his managing style

"In Italy, some managers want distance from the players, the Fabio Capello style, but that is not my way. I am more like Carlo Ancelotti. There are aspects of the players' behaviour I do not understand, but I want them to respect our situation. If they do that, I have a lot of respect for them, too, and I will do everything to help them."

"When you work, you know you can have some problem with the players. This is normal because the manager wants the players to work hard, play well, and the players should understand this."

On players who seems less important

"In every team, there are players that don't seem important, but in the end, they prove to be one of the most important players. These players are quiet but can play in every position. They help the manager and their team-mates and are always available. They fight for every ball."

On English football

"I like English football because you play all the games from the start of the Premier League to the very last game always 100%. Even when squads in the last two or three games have just been relegated, they still play 100%."

"People talk about the speed of the English game, but in Italy, referees blow their whistles very often, so you cannot build up speed. In England, referees wave play on, and so it becomes faster."

On his bad behavior

"Sometimes I had bad behaviour with managers that I loved at Sampdoria, like Vujadin Boskov and Sven-Goran Eriksson. I understand that this can happen during the game or when you are substituted."

On his playing time

"I played for Bologna in Serie A when I was 16, and those experiences made me this person. Just as importantly, I never played for a big club. My teams were normal, ordinary, but through hard work, we became successful."

On Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Zlatan – along with Messi, Ronaldo and Higuain – one of the best forwards of the world. They have a great potential on all levels, but they are almost equal. They score at least a goal for a match. When you have them in squad, it is possible to win everything. I’m not surprised that Ibrahimovic still plays a crucial role at his age. I won Seria A and Coppa Italia at the age of 35."

Roberto Mancini TransferMarket

According to

Roberto Mancini transfermarket

, the former Italian footballer played 739 times for four clubs (Bologna, Sampdoria, Lazio, Leicester City). Roberto Mancini scored 204 goals and provided 31 assists for his teammates.

On the international level, Mancini scored four goals in 36 appearances. He also played 29 times for Italy U21, scoring nine goals.

Roberto Mancini Records & Achievements

Sportmob's article on facts about Roberto Mancini will end with a list of Roberto Mancini's individual records and notable achievements. The former Italian footballer won one Serie A title, Coppa Italia on four occasions, 1991 Supercoppa Italiana, and one European Cup Winners' Cup at Sampdoria. He also won one Serie A title, two Coppa Italia titles, 1998 Supercoppa Italiana, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

As a manager, Mancini won three Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles with Inter Milan. The Italian manager achieved one Premier League, one FA Cup, and 2012 FA Community Shield with Manchester City. His notable individual achievements are Guerin d'Oro (twice), Serie A Footballer of the Year, Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year, Panchina d'Oro (2007–08), 2015 Italian Football Hall of Fame, 2019 Enzo Bearzot Award, and 2019 Italian Sportsman of the Year.

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