Francesco Mancini (footballer)

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Francesco Mancini
Personal information
Full name Francesco Mancini
Date of birth (1968-10-10)October 10, 1968
Place of birth Matera, Italy
Date of death March 30, 2012(2012-03-30) (aged 43)
Place of death Pescara, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1984-1985 Matera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985-1987 Matera 57 (0)
1987 Bisceglie 0 (0)
1987-1997 Foggia 235 (0)
1995-1996 Lazio (loan) 6 (0)
1997-2000 Bari 95 (0)
2000-2003 Napoli 82 (0)
2003-2004 Pisa 38 (0)
2005 Sambenedettese 14 (0)
2005-2006 Teramo 32 (0)
2006-2007 Salernitana 18 (0)
2007-2008 Martina Franca 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francesco Mancini (10 October 1968 – 30 March 2012) was an Italian football goalkeeper and coach, best known for his association with Foggia during the 1990s.

Football career[edit]

Mancini started his career at hometown club Matera.

Foggia[edit]

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.

Bari[edit]

In summer 1997, he joined A.S. Bari of Serie A, where he played 95 games in three Serie A seasons.

Napoli[edit]

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.

Late career[edit]

In summer 2003, he joined Pisa of Serie C1 due to Napoli choose to sign Manitta permanently.

In January 2005, he transferred to Sambenedettese of Serie C1, in exchange with Domenico Di Dio.

He then played for Teramo, Salernitana and A.C. Martina, all in Serie C1.

Post-playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Death[edit]

On 30 March 2012, 43-year old Mancini was found dead at his Pescara home by his wife after suffering a sudden heart attack.[2]

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pescara, ecco lo staff tecnico di Zdenek Zeman" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 

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