Diego Manzoni

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Diego Manzoni
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
000?–2008 Pergocrema
2007–2008 Genoa (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Pergocrema 2 (0)
2009 Merate (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2012 Parma 0 (0)
2012–2015 Genoa 0 (0)
Total 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Diego Manzoni (born 4 August 1990) is an Italian former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.


Early career[edit]

A youth product of Pergocrema, Manzoni was loaned to Serie A club Genoa C.F.C. in 2007–08 season. Manzoni was on the bench in 2008 Torneo di Viareggio, as the backup of Mirko Lamantia.[1]


Manzoni was signed by Parma on 31 August 2009[2] in a direct player swap, for €500,000. Francesco Pambianchi and Niccolò Galli moved to Pergocrema in co-ownership deal for a total fee of €500,000 (However both player had joined the club in January and July 2009 in co-ownership for peppercorn already, and Parma bought back for peppercorn and resold for a total of €500,000).[2] Manzoni signed a 5-year contract. He did not had a shirt number in the first team nor had a place in the youth team (which played by overage player Stefano Russo instead) In 2010-11 season, he remained at Parma's youth team as overage player,[3] however he did not played any game.

Ghost player[edit]

On 29 June 2011, 2 days before the closure of 2010–11 financial year of "Parma F.C. S.p.A.", he joined Genoa in co-ownership deal, for €1.7 million in a 4-year contract,[4] but in July returned to Parma on loan. However, he still did not had a first team squad number and new signing Alberto Gallinetta became the third keeper of the team. The co-ownership was renewed in June 2012, 2013[5] and 2014.[6] In 2015 the contract and the co-ownership finally expired, making Genoa having a co-ownership income of €1.7 million, as well as a loss to Parma's account for the same amount. Parma bankrupted in March 2015 and fold in June.


  1. ^ "Viareggio: la formazione del Genoa" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 31 January 2008. Archived from the original on 5 August 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Manzoni ceduto al Parma". US Pergocrema 1932 (in Italian). 31 August 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Primavera: 20 i convocati per Parma - Novara". Parma FC (in Italian). 15 October 2010. Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
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  4. ^ Parma FC Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (in Italian) CCIAA
  5. ^ "ACCORDI DI PARTECIPAZIONE" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "MERCATO ACCORDI PARTECIPAZIONE" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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