Ricardo Mannetti

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Ricardo Mannetti
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Giovanni Mannetti[1]
Date of birth (1975-04-24) 24 April 1975 (age 47)
Place of birth Windhoek, South West Africa
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Civics
1997–2005 Santos
2000–2001Avondale Athletico (loan)
2005–2006 Umtata Bush Bucks
2006–2007 Western Province United
National team
1992–2003 Namibia 58 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2010 Civics
2010 Black Africa
2011–2013 Namibia U20
2013–2015 Namibia
2015–2019 Namibia
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ricardo Mannetti (born 24 April 1975) is a Namibian former footballer who now works as a coach. He recently coaches the Namibia national team.[2]

Mannetti played as a midfielder in South Africa for Santos.[3]

He competed for the Namibia national football team from 1994–2003, including the 1998 African Cup of Nations.[4] Before he resigned in June 2015, he competed in the COSAFA cup and lead the Namibian National team to their first international Trophy victory.[5] He was re-appointed coach in September 2015 after patching things up with the Namibia Football Association.[6] Mannetti has led the Namibian national team, Brave Warriors to their first ever 2015 Cosafa Cup triumph in SA, helping the country reach the quarter finals of the 2018 CHAN Games in Cameroon, leading the team to the 2019 Afcon in Egypt.


  1. ^ http://www.swapoparty.org/namibia_today/namibia_today_sport_9.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-08-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Namibia coach quits ahead Nigeria match". Compass. 11 June 2013. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.
  4. ^ Ricardo Mannetti at FIFA.com
  5. ^ "Ricardo Mannetti quits as coach of Cosafa winners Namibia". BBC Sport. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  6. ^ "Mannetti to lead Warriors for four years | Namibia Football Association". www.nfa.org.na. Retrieved 2018-05-14.

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