Francesco Montervino

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Francesco Montervino
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-05-07) 7 May 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Taranto, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Fasano 1 (0)
1995–1996 Parma (loan) 0 (0)
1996–1997 Taranto 21 (3)
1997–2003 Ancona 121 (8)
2003–2004 Napoli 36 (0)
2004 Catania (loan) 19 (0)
2004–2009 Napoli 106 (6)
2009–2011 Salernitana 37 (1)
2011–2012 Salerno 29 (3)
2012–2014 Salernitana 48 (4)
Total 418 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francesco Montervino (born 7 May 1978) is an Italian football sporting director and former midfielder, who last played for Salernitana.[1]


As a youth, Montervino's first team was the Baby Ippodromo, where he remained there until he was 13. He then played for the youth team of his hometown Taranto, and subsequently for the youth teams of Fasano, and A.C.Parma. He then transferred to the Fasano senior side in 1996, where he played 21 matches and scored 3 goals.[2][3]

Ancona (1997–2003)[edit]

In 1997, Montervino transferred to Serie B side Ancona and remained there for six years, playing 121 matches and scoring 8 goals.[2][3]

Napoli (2003–2009)[edit]

In 2003 Montervino signed for Napoli, where he soon became a popular figure with the fans, due to his dynamism, passion, work-rate, leadership, and tenacious style of play. He spent the next seven seasons with the club, aside from a loan spell with Catania in 2004, and was seen as the symbol of the club's rebirth, as he contributed to the Napoli's promotions from Serie C to Serie B, and eventually Serie A, later becoming the team's captain. During his time with the team, he also made his European debut with the club in the UFEA Europa League.[2][3][4]

Salernitana (2009–2014) and Salerno (2011–12)[edit]

After 7 years with Napoli, Montervino moved to Serie B side Salernitana on 31 August 2009.[5] During his spell with Salernitana, he also briefly played for Salerno, the new club of the city, during the 2011–12 season, before returning to Salernitana in Lega Pro 2.[2] After the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, Montervino was a free-agent, not having renewed his contract with the club, and subsequently retired from professional football, to pursue a career as a sporting director.[3][6]

Style of play[edit]

A dynamic, tenacious, and hard-working box-to-box player, with an ability to make attacking runs, Montervino primarily functioned as a central midfielder or as a defensive midfielder due to his ball-winning ability, although he was capable of playing anywhere in midfield, and was also occasionally deployed as an offensive midfielder; despite not being particularly skilled from a technical standpoint, he also possessed a solid first touch. Due to his tactical versatility and defensive work-rate, he was also capable of playing in several other positions, and was also deployed as a full-back, wing-back and as a wide midfielder on either flank on occasion. Throughout his career he stood out for his leadership and dedication on the pitch, in particular during his stint as Napoli's captain.[3][7][8]

After retirement[edit]

Following his retirement, Montervino worked as a sporting director for his former club Taranto in 2015.[9]





  1. ^ "MONTERVINO FRANCESCO" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Francesco Montrevino" (in Italian). AIC. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Leonardo Ciccarelli (9 January 2013). "La storia siete voi: il capitano della rinascita, Francesco Montervino" (in Italian). Tutto Napoli. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Francesco Montervino" (in Italian). Qui Campania. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Blasi in prestito al Palermo, Montervino ceduto alla Salernitana" (in Italian). SSC Napoli. 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  6. ^ Fabio Setta (30 June 2014). "SALERNITANA: oggi si svincola un'intera squadra" (in Italian). Tutto Salernitana. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Vincenzo Letizia (30 January 2003). "MONTERVINO E MANITTA AL NAPOLI" (in Italian). Pianeta Azzurro. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "TOP 11: CAPITAN MONTERVINO TRA I MIGLIORI DELLA SETTIMANA" (in Italian). Pianeta Azzurro. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Francesco Montervino è il direttore sportivo del Taranto" (in Italian). Mondo Rossoblu. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "F. Montervino". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gennaro Scarlato
Napoli captain
Succeeded by
Gennaro Iezzo