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Mancini (Brazilian footballer)

Mancini playing for Internazionale in 2009
Personal information
Full name Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino
Date of birth (1980-08-01) 1 August 1980
Place of birth Ipatinga, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1997 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Atlético Mineiro 122 (19)
2001 Portuguesa (loan) 0 (0)
2001 São Caetano (loan) 16 (2)
2003 Venezia 13 (0)
2003–2008 Roma 154 (40)
2008–2010 Internazionale 26 (1)
2010 Milan (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Atlético Mineiro 19 (1)
2012 Bahia (loan) 15 (1)
2014 Villa Nova 8 (7)
2014– América-MG
National team
1999–2000 Brazil Olympic 9 (0)
2004–2008 Brazil 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2011.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 May 2009

Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino (Portuguese pronunciation: ) (born 1 August 1980 in Ipatinga, Brazil), more commonly known as Mancini ([mɐ̃ˈsinʲi], is a Brazilian professional footballer.

During his prime at A.S. Roma, Mancini was famed for his dribbling, especially his step-overs. His favoured position is as right or left winger. In addition he has also played as a second striker and as an attacking midfielder. He played in eight internationals for Brazil, and made their squad for the 2004 Copa America.


  • Club career 1
    • Early career 1.1
    • Venezia 1.2
    • Roma 1.3
    • Internazionale 1.4
    • Milan 1.5
    • Atlético Mineiro 1.6
    • Bahia 1.7
    • Villa Nova 1.8
    • América Mineiro 1.9
  • Personal life 2
    • 2011 rape conviction 2.1
  • Career statistics 3
    • International appearances 3.1
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
    • International 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Club career

Early career

Regarded as a promising talent, Mancini began his career in his homeland of Brazil with his hometown club, Atlético Mineiro, where he remained from 1999 to 2002. During that time he had two loan spells, at Portuguesa and at São Caetano in 2001.


He was signed by Serie B side AC Venezia in January 2003. During that time he struggled to adapt to Italian football, and was criticised by the Venezia manager for his errors, and for his habit of controlling the ball with the outside of his foot, which in Italy is considered unconventional.

Mancini only made 13 appearances for Venezia that season. In the summer of 2003 he was signed by A.S. Roma for nominal fees totalling €1,000. [1]


Having lost Cafu, Roma needed a replacement at right-back, but with his early performances in Italy being far from convincing, many Roma fans were sceptical about his ability. However, their then-manager Fabio Capello gave the Brazilian a chance, and Mancini went on to complete consistent first season in Serie A, the highlight being a backheel flick from a set piece in the Derby della Capitale against S.S. Lazio.[2]

In the 2005–06 season, Mancini began to find his top form, once again becoming a key player for the Roma side. Following the Calciopoli scandal, Roma qualified for the UEFA Champions League, giving Mancini the chance to play at the highest level of club football.

In the last 16 of the 2006-07 UEFA Champions League, Mancini scored a goal against Lyon after beating their defender Anthony Réveillère with several stepovers before firing the ball high into the net.

That same year, Mancini also celebrated his first silverware since arriving in Italy as Roma won the Coppa Italia, beating Internazionale in the final.

In the 2007–08 season, Mancini scored eight league goals as Roma reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and finished as runners-up in Serie A for the second year running. He did not have the best of seasons though, in what would prove to be his last in Rome.


After the appointment of José Mourinho, Mancini was signed by Internazionale for €13 million,[3] along with Ricardo Quaresma and Sulley Muntari in his maiden season. (Although Mancini was a long desired target of Massimo Moratti and ex-coach Roberto Mancini). However, he failed to become a first team regular due to his lack of consistency.


Mancini playing for Milan in 2010.

On 1 February 2010, he moved to city rivals A.C. Milan, on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season, with an option for them to acquire half of the player's rights at the end of the loan spell.[4] He made his debut for Milan in a scoreless draw against Bologna.

Atlético Mineiro

He returned to Atlético Mineiro on 5 January 2011, signing a three-year contract.[5]


In June 21, 2012, Mancini was announced as player of Esporte Clube Bahia. He played for the team until the end of the year.

Villa Nova

After spending the entire 2013 unsigned with any team, in January 2014 Mancini signed with Villa Nova for the disputed of Minas Gerais state league. He scored 7 goals, making him the top-scorer of the league.

América Mineiro

Right after the dispute of Minas Gerais state league, Mancini signed contract with América until December 2014, and plays for the team in Série B.

Personal life

Mancini, is his artist name and nickname, it is a diminutive form of Manso (which means calm in Portuguese),[6] His composite surname (composite of father and mother, however Spanish and Portuguese culture had difference order) is Faiolhe Amantino, which the former is the misspell of Faioli. He also holds Italian nationality through descent, via his great-grandmother Genoveffa from Veneto.[7]

2011 rape conviction

He was under investigation in 2011 for rape accused by a Brazilian woman, which happened in December 2010 after a party held by Ronaldinho.[8] On 28 November 2011, he was jailed for 2 years and 8 months after being found guilty of rape.[9]

Career statistics

As of 23 May 2010
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil South America Total
1999 Atlético Mineiro Campeonato Brasileiro 15 1 2 0 17 1
2000 Copa João Havelange 20 0 0 0 8 0 28 0
2001 Portuguesa Campeonato Brasileiro 6 0 6 0
São Caetano 14 2 14 2
2002 Atlético Mineiro Campeonato Brasileiro 25 15 7 0 32 15
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2002–03 Venezia Serie B 13 0 13 0
2003–04 Roma Serie A 33 8 4 1 8 1 45 10
2004–05 34 4 6 1 5 0 45 5
2005–06 27 12 7 3 7 3 41 18
2006–07 29 8 8 3 7 1 451 13
2007–08 31 8 6 3 9 2 46 13
2008–09 Internazionale 20 1 2 0 4 1 272 1
2009–10 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Milan 7 0 7 0
Total Brazil 74 18 15 0 ? ? ? ?
Italy 200 40 33 11 41 8 27612 60
Career total 274 58 48 11 ? ? ? ?

Above table not include statics in Campeonato Mineiro and Campeonato Paulista.
1Include 1 match and 1 goal at 2006 Supercoppa Italiana
2Include 1 match at 2008 Supercoppa Italiana

International appearances

As of 1 April 2008.[10][11][12][13]



Atlético Mineiro




  1. ^ "Relazione Semestrale al 31 dicembre 2003". AS Roma (in Italian). 19 March 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Mancini, quel tacco che ti cambia la vita
  3. ^
  4. ^ "A.C. Milan comunicato ufficiale". (in Italian).  
  5. ^ "Pelo twitter Kalil anuncia Mancini, terceira contratação desta quarta-feira". UOL Esporte (in Portuguese). 5 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cafu, a giugno lo aspetta il Giappone". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 24 January 2003. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Menicucci, Ernesto; Pinelli, Pietro (17 July 2003). "Lazio e Roma, la parola ai Mancini". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mancini under investigation for rape". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 25 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  9. ^
  10. ^ Seleção Brasileira Restritiva (Brazilian National Restrictive Team) 1996–1999
  11. ^ Seleção Brasileira Restritiva (Brazilian National Restrictive Team) 2000–2003
  12. ^ Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 2004–2005
  13. ^ Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 2008–2009

External links

  • Mancini official football website
  • Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (2009–10) (Italian)
  • Profile at (Portuguese)
  • Profile at (Italian)
  • Mancini profile at Soccerway
  • Profile at Worldfootball
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