Roberto Mancini born 27 November 1964) is an Italian football manager and former player, currently in charge as head coach of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. As a player, Mancini played as a deep-lying forward, and was best known for his time at Sampdoria, where he played more than 550 matches, and helped them win the Serie A league title, four Coppa Italia and the European Cup Winners' Cup. He was capped 36 times for Italy, taking part at UEFA Euro 1988 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. In 1997, after 15 years at Sampdoria, Mancini left the club to join Lazio, where he won a further Scudetto, Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two more Coppa Italia.
As a player, Mancini would often give team talks at half-time. Towards the end of his playing career he became an assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson at Lazio. His first manager role was at a cash-stricken Fiorentina at only 35 years old. He won a Coppa Italia there, but left with the team facing bankruptcy. Months later he took over as manager at Lazio, where again he inherited financial constraints and was forced to lose a number of key players. With limited resources during his two season tenure, he guided the club to another Coppa Italia.
In 2004, Mancini was given the chance to manage a major club with more resources when he was offered the manager's job at Internazionale. During his first tenure at Inter, the club won three consecutive Serie A titles, an Inter club record, and a Italian record 17 consecutive league game victories stretching nearly half a season; Mancini became Inter's most successful manager in 30 years.
Mancini has won a total of 25 trophies, 13 as a player and 12 as a manager. Regarded as a cup specialist, Mancini has reached at least a semi-final of a major national cup competition in every season he has been a manager, from 2002 to 2013. He holds a number of records including most consecutive Coppa Italia finals from 2004 to 2008, with Lazio once in 2004 and with Inter in the following four seasons.
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Nov 24, 1964 (52)
Place of Birth
Jesi, Province of Ancona, Italy
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
Serie A - 1990–91, 1999–2000 (Player)
Coppa Italia - 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1999–2000 (Player)
Supercoppa Italiana - 1991. 1998 (Player)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup - 1989–90, 1998–99 (Player)
UEFA Super Cup - 1999 (Player)
Coppa Italia - 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06 (Coach)
Serie A - 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08 (Coach)
Supercoppa Italiana - 2005, 2006 (Coach)
Premier League - 2011–12 (Coach)
FA Cup - 2010–11 (Coach)
FA Community Shield - 2012 (Coach)
Turkish Cup - 2013-14 (Coach)