Marco Mancosu

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Marco Mancosu
Personal information
Full name Marco Mancosu
Date of birth (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Cagliari, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lecce
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2008 Siracusa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Cagliari 13 (1)
2008–2009Rimini (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010Empoli (loan) 7 (0)
2010–2011 Siracusa 32 (3)
2011–2012 Cagliari 0 (0)
2011–2012Siracusa (loan) 36 (8)
2012–2014 Benevento 60 (15)
2014–2016 Casertana 57 (11)
2016– Lecce 136 (41)
National team
2004 Italy U16 5 (0)
2004–2005 Italy U17 10 (0)
2006 Italy U19 0 (0)
2007–2008 Italy U20 4 (0)
2009 Italy U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:15, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Marco Mancosu (born 22 August 1988) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie B club Lecce.

Club career[edit]

Cagliari[edit]

Born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Mancosu started his career with hometown club Cagliari Calcio and made his first team debut in the last round of 2006–07 season, also scoring a goal in his first top-flight appearance, and then made 10 first team appearances in the following 2007–08 season.

He joined Serie B side Rimini Calcio on loan for the 2008–09 season in order to gain more first team experience.[1] He joined Empoli on loan on 10 August 2009.[2]

Siracusa[edit]

On 13 August 2010, it was confirmed that Mancosu was sold to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side U.S. Siracusa, on a co-ownership deal. The Sicilian club, recently underwent a second consecutive promotion from the Serie D in 2008 to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione this season.

In June 2011, Cagliari bought back Mancosu from the co-owner.

In August 2011, he returned to Siracusa on a season-long loan deal. Mancosu was a key person for Siracusa successful campaign which was the first before the winter break.

Benevento[edit]

In 2012, he moved to Benevento, where he spent two years.

Casertana[edit]

In 2014, he was signed by Casertana, where he spent two seasons.

Lecce[edit]

In July 2016 he joined Lecce. He made his debut with the giallorossi side on 30 July 2016, in a 2–1 home win against AltoVicentino in the Coppa Italia. He was a regular starter for the team in Lega Pro during the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons. On 27 August 2018 he scored in an away fixture against Benevento, in his first Serie B game in eight years. In January 2019, he was named the team's new captain, as his predecessor, Franco Lepore, had recently been sold by the club.

International career[edit]

On 12 August 2009, he made his debut with the Italy under-21 team in a friendly game against Russia. Mancosu played all 5 matches of 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and all 3 matches of 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Mancosu has two brothers who are also professional footballers, the elder Matteo and the youngest Marcello.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mancosu al Rimini. Rescisso il contratto di Shala" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 10 July 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Marco Mancosu". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  3. ^ Massimo Leotta (2 March 2012). "La Mancosu story Così tre fratelli si sfidano nei gol" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 4 March 2017.

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