Francesco Mancini (footballer)
|Full name||Francesco Mancini|
|Date of birth||October 10, 1968|
|Place of birth||Matera, Italy|
|Date of death||March 30, 2012(aged 43)|
|Place of death||Pescara, Italy|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1995-1996||→ Lazio (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mancini started his career at hometown club Matera.
He played 2 Serie B games for Foggia in 1995-96 season, before left on loan to S.S. Lazio in November 1995.
He played another Serie B season for Foggia in summer 1996.
In summer 1997, he joined A.S. Bari of Serie A, where he played 95 games in three Serie A seasons.
In October 2000, he transferred to S.S.C. Napoli of Serie A, to replace young keeper Ferdinando Coppola who sold to Bologna. His first choice place was lost to new signing Alberto Fontana in January 2001. He regain his first choice due to Napoli relegated to Serie B. In 2002-03 season, with the backup of Marco Storari and then Emanuele Manitta, he still made 27 appearances at age of 35.
In summer 2003, he joined Pisa of Serie C1 due to Napoli choose to sign Manitta permanently.
During the 2009/2010 season, he has been the goalkeeper coach and the assistant coach of Manfredonia playing in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione league. On July 2010 he was announced as new goalkeeping coach of former club Foggia, where he worked as part of the backroom staff of his mentor Zdeněk Zeman. Later on July 2011, he followed Zeman at Serie B club Pescara.
Honours and awards
- Serie B champions: 1991 (Foggia)
- "Pescara, ecco lo staff tecnico di Zdenek Zeman" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- "Addio a Franco Mancini, parò per Foggia e Napoli" [Farewell to Franco Mancini, goalkeeper at Foggia and Napoli] (in Italian). La Repubblica. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.