Massimo Battara

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Massimo Battara
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Massimo Battara in 2011
Personal information
Full name Massimo Battara
Date of birth (1963-05-03) 3 May 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Zenit St. Petersburg (Goalkeeping Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Bologna
1982–1983 Viadanese
1983–1984 Sampdoria 0 (0)
1984–1985 Sambenedettese
1985–1996 Puteolana Internapoli
1986–1989 Casertana
1989–1991 Salernitana
1991–1992 US Lecce 29 (0)
1992–1993 SPAL 29 (0)
1994–1995 Sassuolo
Teams managed
1998–2000 Ittihad Jeddah FC (Goalkeeping Coach)
2001 Napoli (Goalkeeping Coach)
2001–2002 Fiorentina (Goalkeeping Coach)
2004–2008 Internazionale (Goalkeeping Coach)
2008–2009 Benevento (Goalkeeping Coach)
2009–2013 Manchester City (Goalkeeping Coach)
2014–2015 Schalke 04 (Goalkeeping Coach)
2015–2016 FC Pune City (Goalkeeping Coach)
2016 Aston Villa (Goalkeeping Coach)
2017– Zenit St. Petersburg (Goalkeeping Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Massimo Battara (born 1 January 1963) is an Italian football coach and a former player. He works as a goalkeeping coach with Zenit St. Petersburg.[2] He has worked with Roberto di Matteo both at Aston Villa and at FC Schalke 04. Between 2009 until his resignation in May 2013, he was the goalkeeping coach at Manchester City.[3]


Battara has also worked at Inter Milan and with ex Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, and joined City in December 2009 as part of Mancini's new coaching team.

He worked under David Platt in India at FC Pune City before joining Roberto Di Matteo at Aston Villa in 2016.