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 43)
Place of birth Windhoek, Namibia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1997 Civics F.C.
1997–2005 Santos Cape Town
2000–2001Avendale Athletico (loan)
2005–2006 Bush Bucks
National team
1994–2003 Namibia 55 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2010 Civics F.C.
2010 Black Africa F.C.
2011–2013 Namibia u20
2013–2018 Namibia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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]


  1. ^ http://www.swapoparty.org/namibia_today/namibia_today_sport_9.pdf
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  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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