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Antonio Manicone

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Place of birth  Milan, Italy
Name  Antonio Manicone
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football player

Years  Team
Height  1.74 m
1985–1986  Internazionale
Position  Midfielder
Antonio Manicone Primo quotMemorial Felice Albonicoquot l39intervista a Antonio

Date of birth  (1966-10-27) October 27, 1966 (age 49)
Current team  S.S. Lazio (Assistant Manager)
Similar People  Davide Fontolan, Antonio Paganin, Massimo Paganin, Vladimir Petkovic, Sergio Battistini


Antonio Manicone (born October 27, 1966 in Milan) is an Italian professional football manager and a former player, who functioned as a midfielder, both as a defensive midfielder, and as a deep-lying playmaker.


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Despite playing for several Italian clubs throughout his career, Manicone spent several years with Serie A side Inter (1992-6), the team with which he began his career for a season in 1985, winning the UEFA Cup with the club in 1994.

During his time with the Milan club, he earned his only international cap for Italy under manager Arrigo Sacchi, in a 3–0 away win over Estonia in a 1994 World Cup qualifying match on 22 September 1993.

Following his retirement as a player in 2003, he later pursued a career as a manager. He was an assistant of Vladimir Petković for S.S. Lazio.

Style of play

A quick, efficient, and tactically versatile player, Manicone was capable of operating in several midfield positions, as an advanced playmaker, as a deep-lying playmaker, and also as a defensive midfielder, where he excelled due to his work-rate, physique and ability to break down opposition plays. Due to his technique, vision, and long passing ability, he was capable of creating chances after winning back possession.


  • UEFA Cup winner: 1993–94.
  • References

    Antonio Manicone Wikipedia