Roberto Landi

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Roberto Landi
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-01-02) January 2, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Forlì, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Piacenza
Ravenna
Modena
Piacenza
Siena
Vancouver Whitecaps
Chicago Sting
Kaizer Chiefs FC
New York Cosmos
Cervia
Morciano
Ospedaletto
Teams managed
1992-1995 Marignano
1998-2000 Georgia U-21
2001 Lithuania U-21
2005 National Bucharest
2005-2006 Qatar U-21
2006 FC Sopron
2008 Livingston
2009 R. Union Saint-Gilloise
2011-2012 Liberia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Landi (born January 2, 1956 in Forlì)[1] is an Italian association football manager, who last managed the Liberia national football team.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Landi, a goalkeeper, joined the Piacenza youth system in 1966 and later joined the first team, then playing in Serie C1 division.[2] He later moved to Modena as second-choice goalkeeper, and then played also for Ravenna and Siena, before to leave Italy to join the North American Soccer League in 1979, at the age of 23.[3] During his North American time, he played for Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Sting, before signing for South African side Kaizer Chiefs FC, and returning in the United States with New York Cosmos in 1983.[2] He then returned in Italy and played for a number of amateur sides before retiring at the age of 30.[2]

Coach[edit]

Landi served as goalkeeping coach for the United States men's national football team during their 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup campaigns.[3] From 1992 to 1995 he served as head coach of Italian amateur team Marignano.[4] In 1998 he became head coach of the Georgian U-21 team, and later filled the same position for the Lithuanian U-21 team in 2001.[4] He obtained a UEFA Pro License in 2003, and was part of Messina managing staff in their 2002–03 campaign.[1][4]

In January 2005 he became head coach of National Bucharest,[1] where he achieved a record 17 wins in a row.[3] He left the post in September 2005, citing personal reasons,[5] later being appointed as Qatar U-21 head coach. He then briefly moved in Hungary, serving as FC Sopron head for three matches in the 2006–07 season before being sacked for losing their local derby to Győr.[6]

On October 2007 he was linked with the managing position at Port Vale F.C..[7] through his agent Bryan Yeubrey.

In June 2008 Landi was linked with Scottish First Division side Livingston He was appointed manager of the club on June 11, August 2008 best coach of the month.[8][9]

In June 2009, he was unveiled as new head coach of R. Union Saint-Gilloise.[10] He was however dismissed later in December due to money problems with the club.[11]

He was hired in January 2011 to be the Liberia national football team, but was sacked in February 2012.[12] He was linked to the position again in May 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Italianul Roberto Landi - noul antrenor al FC National" (in Romanian). Netsport.ro. 2005-01-20. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Dominique Antognoni (2005-07-14). "Almeno un'occasione in B" (in Italian). Indiscreto.it. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "Il personaggio" (PDF) (in Italian). Lo-Sport.com. 2007-04-10. pp. 14–15. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "Serie A and National team manager for Gigg?". Rivals.net. 2005-09-26. Retrieved 2007-11-01. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Beloufa bound for Westerlo". UEFA.com. 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Provinces eclipse Budapest's best". UEFA.com. 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  7. ^ "PORT VALE: LANDI IS LINKED WITH VALE HOT SEAT". The Sentinel. 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  8. ^ "Landi teams up with Hay at Livi". BBC Sport. 2008-06-11. Retrieved June 12, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Roberto Landi leaves Livingston". livingstonfc.co.uk. Retrieved December 1, 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Communiqué :Roberto Landi". Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-17. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Zoltan Kovac nieuwe coach Union" (in Dutch). Nieuwsblad.be. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17115103
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27470910