Manuel Marani

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Manuel Marani
Personal information
Full name Manuel Marani
Date of birth (1984-06-07) 7 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth San Marino
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
S.S. Murata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 S.P. Tre Fiori
2005–2006 S.S. Murata
2006–2007 AC Dozzese
2007–2008 S.S. Murata
2008–2009 Del Conca Morciano
2009– Russi
National team
2003– San Marino 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 August 2010

Manuel Marani (born 7 June 1984)[1] is a football player from San Marino, currently playing for U.S. Russi and the San Marino national football team.

Career[edit]

Notably, he scored a late equalizer for San Marino against the Republic of Ireland on 7 February 2007.[2] The goal nearly earned San Marino what would have been their greatest result, namely their third score draw in a competitive match and their second against a high-ranking team (the first came against Turkey, second against Latvia). However, Stephen Ireland scored a winner for the visitors just seconds before the end of injury time.[2] He is also the second person to have scored more than one goal for San Marino, after Andy Selva.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 February 2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 1 – 2 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
2 14 August 2012 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  Malta 1 – 0 2 – 3 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soccerway profile
  2. ^ a b James, Stuart (8 February 2007). "Ireland's intervention seconds from time salvages three points for the boys in green". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

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