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Gianluca Mancini’s career has been defined by his defensive prowess and versatility.
As he continues to excel at Roma and represent Italy on the international stage, he is expected to be a key player for both club and country in the years to come.
Gianluca Mancini’s Biography
Gianluca Mancini, born on April 17, 1996, is an Italian professional football player who currently plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Roma and the Italy national team.
Mancini has established himself as a trustworthy defender both domestically and internationally because of his physical strength and excellent heading abilities.
Mancini began his professional career on loan with Perugia in mid-2015, with a purchase option.
On September 11, 2015, he made his Serie B debut against Pescara. Despite a brief return to his parent club, Fiorentina, the counter-option was activated, and Fiorentina confirmed on August 1, 2016, that Mancini had been sold outright to Perugia.
Although the deal was free, Fiorentina is still entitled to 50% of any future transfer fees.
Atalanta signed Mancini and Alessandro Santopadre in January 2017 for €200,000 and €1 million, respectively.
They were, however, immediately returned to Perugia. The transaction was investigated for allegedly manipulating transfer fees, although both teams and the chairman were later cleared of any wrongdoing.
Mancini made his Serie A debut for Atalanta, drawing 1-1 with his former club Fiorentina. On February 4, 2018, he scored his first goal for Atalanta in a 1-0 victory over Chievo.
Mancini’s talent piqued Roma’s interest, and he joined the club on loan with a purchase option on July 17, 2019.
According to reports, the transfer fee was €13 million, plus bonuses and a 10% sell-on charge.
Mancini made his international debut for the Italy U21 squad on September 1, 2017, in a friendly loss to Spain.
In March 2019, he received his first senior national team call-up for Italy’s UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Finland and Liechtenstein.
On March 26, 2019, he made his senior international debut, scoring 6-0 against Liechtenstein. Mancini also competed for Italy in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2019.
Mancini, known for his versatility, can play on either a three- or four-man defensive line.
He is capable of playing as a right-sided full-back and defensive midfielder in addition to his regular position as a centre-back. Marco Materazzi is Mancini’s favourite defender of all time.
In December 2019, Mancini married his long-term partner Elisa. They have two daughters together.
Who Are Gianluca Mancini’s Parents?
Gianluca Mancini’s mother is known as Claudia Faraoni; however, details about his father is unknown.