Vincenzo Montella born 18 June 1974) is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a striker, and who is currently the manager of Milan.
Montella's nickname during his playing career was L'Aeroplanino ("The Little Airplane"), in reference to his small stature and trademark goal celebration, in which he spread his arms like wings. He was known as a quick, hard-working, and opportunistic striker, with an eye for goal, and has also been described as a "fine all round player, with excellent passing and dribbling skills." Montella is remembered for his performances with Roma (1999–2007), winning the Serie A title and the Supercoppa Italiana with the club during the 2000–01 season, also later reaching the 2003 Coppa Italia Final. In 2013, Montella was inducted into the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame. At international level, he was notably a member of the Italian team that reached the final of UEFA Euro 2000, and he also represented his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Montella began his managerial career as Roma's caretake manager in 2011, later coaching Catania the following season. In 2012, he moved to Fiorentina, where he spent three seasons, leading the club to three consecutive fourth-place league finishes, the 2014 Coppa Italia Final, and the UEFA Europa League semi-finals in 2015.
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Jun 18, 1974 (44)
Place of Birth
Castello di Cisterna, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
Serie A - 2000–01 (Player)
Supercoppa Italiana - 2001 (Player)
Coppa Italia (Runners-up) - 2002–03, 2004–05 (Player)
UEFA European Championship (Runners-up) - 2000 (Player)
A.S. Roma Hall of Fame - 2013 (Player)
Coppa Italia (Runners-up) - 2013–14 (Coach)