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
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]


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]


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.


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


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


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]


  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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