Moreno Mannini

Moreno Mannini ( born August 15, 1962 in Imola, Italy ) is a retired Italian footballer. He was the majority of his career at Sampdoria active and won numerous titles with the club. It also was used in ten international matches of the Italian national football team.


Club career

Moreno Mannini, born in 1962 in the Emilian city Imola, began playing football at the local club FC Imola, where he first went through the youth departments and was included in the squad for the first team in 1980. However, since Imola acted at that time only in the fünftklassigen D Series, offered himself for the talented defender soon the option to jump to a higher league. After 25 league games for FC Imola he went in 1981 to Forlì FC in the Serie C1, Italy's third division, where he was for another year running, though was able to record only ten league inserts, but still attracted the interest of Zweitdivisionärs FC Como up. Under coach Tarcisio Burgnich, once successful player at Inter Milan, was Mannini regular player in the team of FC Como and played the next two years in the North Italian Club. After a fifth place 1982/83 was achieved in the 1983/84 season by reaching the second place in Serie B, only behind Atalanta, the rise in the series A. After returning to the excellence Moreno Mannini left the FC Como and joined the ambitious top club Sampdoria.

In Genoa, developed under the aegis of President Paolo Mantovani a great team. Mantovani managed to steer players like Roberto Mancini the attacker, Gianluca Vialli 's strike partner, or defense Recke Pietro Vierchowod to the hitherto rather insignificant association. In his first season at Sampdoria won Moreno Mannini with the team of coach Eugenio Bersellini the first title in club history. In the final of the Coppa Italia to beat AC Milan. Mannini was not used in the final two games. For absolute regular at Sampdoria he was only when in 1986 the Yugoslav Vujadin Boškov who replaced Bersellini. Under Boškov the most successful phase of the club's history Sampdoria happened. In his six-year tenure from 1986 to 1992 Sampdoria won the Coppa Italia twice, once the Italian championship and once the European Cup Winners' Cup. Furthermore, in 1991, brought the Italian Super Cup. Moreno Mannini was on the ninth of May 1990 in Gothenburg there when Sampdoria against the Belgian representative RSC Anderlecht won the European Cup Winners' Cup, after being in the previous year in the final of this competition, but the FC Barcelona was defeated 0-2. The year 1991 marked the culmination of the successful era of Sampdoria, when you first Serie A 1990/91 with five points ahead of AC Milan coveted Scudetto, the Italian football championship took. To date, this is the biggest hit ever from Sampdoria. Through the Italian championship it was also entitled to start for the European Champions Cup in 1991/92, the last of its kind before the UEFA Champions League has been introduced. In national champion coup in 1991/92 Samp reached after beating Rosenborg Trondheim, Honvéd Budapest, Red Star Belgrade, RSC Anderlecht and Panathinaikos Athens the final, where they were, however, inferior to FC Barcelona 0-1 after extra time. The finale of London in 1992 was the end of the sporting heyday of Sampdoria. Coach Boškov resigned a year later died President Mantovani. On the Yugoslavs, the Swede Sven -Goran Eriksson was followed as coach of Sampdoria. He could not qualified by the successful times and pick up as the only title of his tenure, which lasted from 1992 to 1997, the Coppa Italia in the 1993/94 season in the final against Ancona Calcio however. As Eriksson retired in 1997, the Argentine César Luis Menotti became the new coach. Menotti Spielphilisophie got the Sampdoria team, in which a lot of the players, the end of the 1980s created a sensation, were still in the process not and she found herself in a relegation battle again. Also, the jump-in of success coach Boškov could not prevent the descent of Sampdoria, only seven years after the championship. Unlike other players such as Mancini Moreno Mannini remained after the descent at Sampdoria. He played with the club for another two years in Serie B, the re-emergence was denied. In 1999 he left the club and went to England to Nottingham Forest and a year later returned to his hometown club FC Imola, where he finished his footballing career in 2000.

With 377 league games in the jersey of Sampdoria Moreno Mannini is the player with the second most games for the North Italian club today. Only Roberto Mancini can boast with 566 stakes even more.


In the years 1992 and 1993, Moreno Mannini was used in ten international matches of the Italian national football team. Coach Arrigo Sacchi helped him on 19 February 1992 for his international debut, which won the Italian team at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi Cesena 4-0 against San Marino. It was followed by nine more missions, but all without scoring. His last international match Moreno Mannini completed the first of May 1993 in the framework of qualification for the FIFA World Cup 1994 in the United States against Switzerland in Bern. The game ended with a 1-0 away win in Italy. Then Moreno Manninis ended national time after only ten internationals. A larger number of countries Bet Fought was prevented by the fact that he failed to get past the two almost opposite defenders Giuseppe Bergomi or Antonio Benarrivo.


  • Italian Championship: 1 ×
  • Italian Cup victory: 4 ×
  • Italian Super Cup: 1 ×
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1 ×