Guys in Disguise; Roberto Mancini

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Roberto Mancini is among the most iconic football persons in the World and at present the national coach of Italy. His recent success came when in charge of Italy managed to win the 2021 Euro’s. He has been in charge of Italy since 2018, and before that managed to win the first Premier League trophy at Man City.

Roberto Mancini surprisingly joined Leicester in 2001, on loan, to help the club in a difficult period, playing just four league games and never finishing 90 minutes, he was also on the field in the FA Cup clash vs. Aston Villa, but just hours later moving on to join Fiorentina as their manager.

Peter Taylor was in charge at Leicester at the time, and his involvement with the England national team under the management of Sven Goran Eriksson and his past as a manager of Mancini at previous clubs Sampdoria and Lazio made the move happen.

A massive icon, especially at Sampdoria, where he played alongside former English League favourites such as Greame Souness, Trevor Francis and Liam Brady. His tally of international caps stopped at 34, and just 4 goals scored as stiff competition up front in the Italian side never made him a certainty.

He was part of the 1990 World Cup squad, but never played during the competition on home soil.


  • Full Name: Roberto Mancini
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 27.11.1964
  • Birthplace: Iesi
  • Nation: Italy
  • Caps / Goals: 34/4
  • Major Career:
    • 1980-82, Bologna (36/1)
    • 1982-1997, Sampdoria (424/132)
    • 1997-2001, Lazio (87/15)
    • 2001 – Leicester City (4/0)
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