Ighli Vannucchi

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Ighli Vannucchi
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-08-05) 5 August 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Prato, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Lucchese 49 (3)
1998–2000 Salernitana 73 (13)
2001–2002 Venezia 33 (1)
2002–2004 Palermo 8 (0)
2002–2003 Empoli (loan) 29 (3)
2004–2010 Empoli 234 (32)
2010–2012 Spezia 40 (7)
National team
1998–2000 Italy U-21 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2015.

Ighli Vannucchi (born 5 August 1977 in Prato) is an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He currently plays for Spezia.[1]

Club career[edit]

A player with notable technical ability and vision, he played mainly for mid-table Serie A clubs, as well as in the Serie B.


He joined first Empoli in their 2002-2003 campaign, and returned to the Tuscan side on January 2004 after an unimpressive six-month stay at Palermo. He was the team captain and was considered[according to whom?] one of the most representative players of the squad.


He was released on 1 July 2010 and in October signed by Spezia.[2] On 27 June 2011 he signed a new 1-year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

Vannucchi has represented Italy at U-21 level, winning the UEFA U-21 Championship in 2000, also representing the Italy U-23 side at the 2000 Summer Olympics.


  1. ^ "Carriera di Ighli Vannucchi" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Mercato: Ighli Vannucchi firma per lo Spezia". Spezia Calcio (in Italian). 16 October 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ighli Vannuchi: in bianco fino sino al 2012". Spezia Calcio (in Italian). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.