Francesco Mancini (footballer)
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|Full name||Francesco Mancini|
|Date of birth||10 October 1968|
|Place of birth||Matera, Italy|
|Date of death||30 March 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.
He returned to Foggia in the summer of 1996 and played another Serie B season with the club.
In October 2000, he transferred to S.S.C. Napoli of Serie A, to replace young keeper Ferdinando Coppola who had been sold to Bologna. His first choice place was lost to new signing Alberto Fontana in January 2001, however. He regained his first choice spot following Napoli's relegation to Serie B. In the 2002–03 season, despite the presence of backup goalkeeper Marco Storari and subsequently Emanuele Manitta, he still made 27 appearances at age of 35.
On July 2010 he was appointed the new goalkeeping coach of his former club Foggia, where he worked as part of the backroom staff of his mentor Zdeněk Zeman. Later on, in July 2011, he followed Zeman to Serie B club Pescara.
- "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.