Vincenzo Montella

Vincenzo Montella ( born June 18, 1974 in Pomigliano d' Arco (NA ), Italy ) is a retired Italian footballer and current coach.



Vincenzo Montella came 1996 on the then third division side FC Empoli and the Series B club FC Genua 1893 at Sampdoria, where he made ​​his breakthrough in Serie A. At the end of the 1996/97 season, he finished behind Filippo Inzaghi with 22 goals ranked second in the scoring charts in Serie A in 1999, he moved to AS Roma, where he was able to celebrate the greatest successes of his career and the winter break of the 2006 season / 07 was awarded to Fulham in the English Premier League. In the summer of 2007, the attackers moved on loan to Sampdoria and returned the following year again to Rome. The striker was unable to repeat his best times afterwards and ended in 2009, his active career.

At one of his most famous trademark was a sailor after scoring, earning him the nickname L' aeroplanino ( the small plane ) earned.

Mont Ella's career was well marked by many ups and, especially at critical moments even more depth, possibly one, his performance (141 goals in 286 Serie A games, 0.49 goals per game ) prevented corresponding higher degree of international recognition. These statistics are at a similar high level of strikers who were in Serie A to international stars ( Christian Vieri 0.60; Andrei Shevchenko 0.60; Gabriel Batistuta 0.58).

His greatest achievement was winning the Italian championship with AS Roma in 2001.


In the National Montella completed 20 bets, scoring three goals. Here he stood for both Euro 2000 and at the 2002 World Cup squad in Italy.

Coaching career

In the summer of 2009, he began his career as a coach of youth department of AS Roma. On 21 February 2011, he was, after the resignation of Claudio Ranieri, the new coach of the first team. He signed a contract for 500,000 euros, which would have been increased by 10% when the AS Roma would have qualified for the next Champions League.

As of June 9, 2011, he was coach of Catania Calcio.

In June 2012, the ACF Florence Montella committed as new coach Delio Rossi after his predecessor was sacked due to an act of violence against the player Adem Ljajić.

Achievements / Title

With the national

  • European runners-up: 2000

With its clubs

  • English- Italian Cup: 1996
  • Italian Soccer Supercup: 2001
  • Italian Championship: 2000/ 01
  • Italian Cup Winners: 2006/ 07