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Vito Mannone Biography

Vito Mannone is an Italian goalkeeper for Arsenal. Mannon joined Arsenal from Atalanta on a three-year deal for a compensation fee of £350,000 and made his debut in a pre-season friendly against Barnet on 16 July 2005, with Arsenal winning 4-1. On 18 August 2006, Mannone was transferred to Barnsley on a three month loan. However his time at Barnsley wasn't exactly productive and he returned to Arsenal on 23 October 2006 for treatment following a knee injury. After Jens Lehmann departed in the summer of 2008, Mannone became Arsenal's third-choice goalkeeper. He finally made his competitive debut for Arsenal's first team in their final match of the 2008–09 season with Arsenal winning the game 4–1. In the season 2009-10, Mannone made his first UEFA Champions League start against Standard Liege. Though Mannone fared poorly, conceding twice within the first five minutes, Arsenal won the match by one point. On 25 January 2010, Mannone signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, setting his sight to become Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper. After this Mannone was loaned out to Hull City twice, once in 2010 and another time in 2012. He then played in the FA Cup Fourth Round match against Hull City which ended in 0-1 defeat for Hull during which he earned the Man of the Match title. Mannone has also played for his national team- Italy U-21 against Hungary.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Vito Mannone
Nationality Italy
Position Goalkeeper
Last Club Arsenal
Shirt Number 24
Career
Clubs
Arsenal Oct 2006 - Oct 2010
Arsenal Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Arsenal Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Sunderland AFC Jul 2013 - Jul 2017
Hull City AFC Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Hull City AFC Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
Hull City AFC Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Reading Jul 2017 - Present
Sunderland Under 23 Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
National
Italy Under 21 Nov 2009 - Oct 2010
Stats
Clubs
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Arsenal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2009/2010 Premier League 5 0 0 1 0 450
UEFA Champions League 3 0 0 0 0 270
2008/2009 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 90
Total 9 0 0 1 0 810
Arsenal
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Arsenal
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Sunderland AFC
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Hull City AFC
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Hull City AFC
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Hull City AFC
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Reading
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Sunderland Under 23
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National
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Italy Under 21
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2011 Denmark UEFA U21 Championship 7 0 0 0 0 660
Total 7 0 0 0 0 660

Vito Mannone Latest News & Articles

EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 24
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 24
A team of the Premier League's best from gameweek 24.
Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United: 5 talking points
Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United: 5 talking points
Sunderland defeated Man Utd 2-1 at the Stadium of Light, here are five things we learned from the match
Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool
Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool
How the players performed in Liverpool's 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light vs Sunderland
Stats: Top 10 EPL Goalkeepers with highest save percentage in the past 10 years
Stats: Top 10 EPL Goalkeepers with highest save percentage in the past 10 years
With a benchmark of having played at least 50 games, here are 10 goalkeepers with the highest save percentage.
Vito Mannone wants to refund travelling Sunderland fans for Southampton drubbing
Vito Mannone wants to refund travelling Sunderland fans for Southampton drubbing
Vito Mannone wants to refund money to traveling Sunderland fans after 8-0 loss to Southampton
Arsenal's goalkeeping position - A source of strength
Arsenal's goalkeeping position - A source of strength
It's been quite a year for Arsenal's keepers, what with Szczęsny sharing the Golden Glove with Čech and Fabiański's role in in winning the FA Cup. Further afield, let's not overlook Vito Mannone, who might not have ever fully convinced at Arsenal but has more than made a name for himself with Sunderland, having been named their Player of the Year. He's no longer a Gunner, of course, but owes some part of his development to his time with the club. Taken all together, the three represent an embarrassment of riches at one position—if only it could last.Conga line? Pecking-order? We've come a long way from the Seaman days, having suffered Almunia and other fools along the way. Heck, even Fabiański has had to endure his own "flappy hand-ski" reputation, and Szczęsny has committed boneheaded errors in the past. I seem to recall one such moment from Saturday when a certain Polish keeper found himself in no-man's land against Hull's Aloko only to see the shot roll harmlessly across an open goal. Fabiański may have stopped a few hearts with that quixotic foray, but, then again, he did stop a few shots just to get us to that position in the first place.More to the point, each keeper—Szczęsny, Fabiański, and Mannone—spent his formative years at Arsenal and owes his development in no small part to the time they've spent here. Mannone joined the club in 2005 age 18), Fabiański in 2007 (age 22), Szczęsny in 2006 (age 16). It's no mystery why the first two have looked for chances elsewhere as Szczęsny has emerged as the club's number-one, on his way towards becoming one of the best in England. It's just not a position that sees much rotation for a variety of reasons, and if we're training up keepers, they're naturally going to want to play. There is no shame in seeing themselves eclipsed by the younger Szczęsny. For as much a credit as it is to our keeper coaches, it's created a bit of a dilemma as Fabiański looks for his next club, with Schalke and Swansea rumored to be among the suitors.His departure would mean that Damián Martínez is the only other keeper in the squad with first-team experience. Among his more-memorable appearances, for good or bad, would be against in the epic 7-5 win over Reading in last season's league cup. What this suggests about his readiness to face, say, Man City or Liverpool is left to the imagination. In his defense, first-team chances have been hard to come by, what with the aforementioned trio standing in the way. Even the more-experienced Emiliano Viviano hasn't seen a minute of action since joining Arsenal on-loan, and he looks to return to Palermo.Where does this leave us, then? With Fabiański all but out the door and Martínez still not quite ready for prime time, we can ill-afford to go into the 2014-15 campaign with just one experienced keeper. Given the tricky balancing act that we pulled off this season, keeping two quality keepers more or less happy, whom can we find in the transfer-window to reprise Fabiański's role, that of experienced, dependable (?) keeper who can challenge Szczęsny enough to keep him on his toes, step in when needed, and be content with that role? It's difficult to imagine a keeper who's good enough on one hand to step up on an as-needed basis and who's humble enough to accept such a diminished role. I'm open to suggestions. Any ideas?Follow @woolwich_1886
Arsenal: Home to the Premier League's three best goalkeepers
Arsenal: Home to the Premier League's three best goalkeepers
The man between the sticks often cuts a forlorn figure. If his squad are doing well, he ends up with little to do but adjust the straps on his gloves, do some calisthenics, and perhaps chat with a few of the fans behind the goal. If his squad is coming to pieces, he ends up as the most-visible culprit when a goal gets conceded. Never mind whatever series of errors leads to a goal; it's always the keeper's fault once the ball's in the back of the net. It's a bit ironic then that Arsenal, famous (or infamous) for its attractive attacking style (for whatever it's worth), might find itself developing a bit of a reputation as an incubator for the Prem's best keepers. Before you scoff, ponder the names and their achievements to date. I'd challenge you to name a club that featured, at once, three keepers capable of as much as Mannone, Fabianski, and Szczęsny.Of course, we can't claim all three, at least not as current Gunners. We can, however, take credit for their development as each has spent the bulk of his career with the club. Mannone, for one, is no longer a Gunner, having left for Sunderland some nine months ago. Fabianski is set to follow him, with his own contract expiring in June 2014. However, there was once a time in the not-too-distant past when all three made significant if not vital contributions the the club, and the rotation they provided in the past, and the performances they've delivered to date, signify an impressive set of achievements. First, Mannone. Last season, he made a mere thirteen appearances while Szczęsny, was injured—nine in the Prem and four in the Champions League group-stage. He conceded sixteen goals, a stat made a bit more garish by a 3-3 draw with Fulham, an 0-2 loss to Schalke, and a 2-2 draw with Schalke. Along the way, he managed to keep four clean sheets while helping us win at Anfield and draw at the Etihad. While not impressive on its face, it showed that he had potential and could deliver. With a few more confidence-inspiring performances, he could very well become a Player of the Year at the right club, and—oh. He already has. His performance at Sunderland this season, which has included clean-sheet wins against Man City and Everton, nine clean-sheets over all, and a goals-conceded rate of 1.4, has earned him that precise designation. That's no small feat for a club that sits bottom of the table. Put it another way: Sunderland went 1W, 1D, 8L, -15GD before Mannone took over. Since he became the #1 keeper, they've gone 6W, 7D, 11L, -9GD. That's a considerable mprovement even if it hasn't saved Sunderland from relegation. After all, Mannone has only one job to do, and he's done it pretty-damned well for the Black Cats.Fabianski might still be a Gunner, but this may only last as long as the next few weeks. Despite his impressive contributions, he seems to want out, and it's a credit to him in my book. By contrast with other want-away players, he's angling for playing time. Like Mannone, he might be willing to move down the table in order to move up in the pecking order even if this means turning his back on Champions League play, among other perks. Better to be between the sticks than on the bench. For nearly seven years, he's waited patiently for his turn only to get pipped by his countryman. Along the way, he's been our man to turn to outside the Prem, turning in stellar performances in our march to the FA Cup final and filling in on short notice when Szczęsny was sent off in the first leg against Bayern and helping to hold the same to a 1-1 draw in the second leg. Last season, of course, he stepped up when Szczęsny was demoted, helping to propel us to five consecutive wins, including the now-famous clean-sheet win at Bayern. Most recently, of course, the man proved his mettle by stopping Wigan's first two penalty-shots in the FA Cup semifinal to help deliver us to the final—but there's now a debate over whether he deserves to play the final if he's set to leave.Last, of course, is Szczęsny. At the tender age of 24, he's emerged as the first-choice keeper at one of the world's biggest clubs, and he's performed well enough to be among the best young keepers anywhere, so much so that he's entered the debate for this season's Golden Glove—despite being on the wrong end of 6-3, 5-1, 6-0, and 3-0 scorelines. Despite those debacles, he's a very real contender for the Golden Glove. With Petr Čech missing the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder, he's frozen at 16 clean sheets. Everton's Tim Howard has 15. Szczęsny has 14. If he can keep three more clean sheets and Howard concedes goals in two of three matches, the Golden Glove is his. Even without that award, Szczęsny has easily emerged as one of the best young keepers in the Prem. Others, such as Mignolet and de Gea, have seen a bit of tarnish for various reasons. Ever since losing his starting role to Fabianski last season, Szczęsny has emerged as a consistent, stable, even mature keeper. Gone, for the most part, are the distressingly reckless forays off his line. In their place, increasingly often, are game-saving stops at key moments. Did I mention that he's only 24? His best is yet to come. If we could just find an ageing wily keeper willing to mentor the Szcz without demanding too much in the way of playing time, well, wouldn't that be just peachy?Follow @woolwich_1886
Sunderland stun Chelsea; Jose Mourinho loses first Premier League home game
Sunderland stun Chelsea; Jose Mourinho loses first Premier League home game
Fabio Borini's 81st minute strike helped Sunderland secure a massive win as Jose Mourinho loses first Premier League home game.
Top 5 replacements for Gianluigi Buffon
Top 5 replacements for Gianluigi Buffon
Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who has made 476 appearances for Juventus, has won everything there is to win with his club and country ...
Why Arsenal fans should thank Vito Mannone for more than just knocking Manchester United out
Why Arsenal fans should thank Vito Mannone for more than just knocking Manchester United out
Each of them deserve a hearty thank-you from Gooners everywhere. Man U, of course, earn our gratitude by losing in horrific fashion, but a more-heart-felt thanks goes to Vito Mannone. In a delicious, delicious performance, Vito turned away Man U's fifth and final penalty in the shoot-out to dump Man U out of the league cup, help Sunderland advance to the final, and remind his old mates at Arsenal of the risks of overplaying one's hand in these tournaments.Part of the glory of the FA Cup and league cup is the possibility that some club from out of nowhere, with a payroll dwarfed by each member of their opponent's starting XI as well as that guy who pops to fix the corner flags, can slay a giant. Hell, it happened to us twice last year, as League Two Bradford knocked us out of the league cup's quarterfinal, and again as Blackburn beat us at the Emirates in the FA Cup's fifth round. However, those shockers feel like they were ages ago, coming as they did before we became the first Prem club to win at Allianz Arena and before we went on a ten-game unbeaten streak to close the 2012-13 season. Gone, it seems, are the soul-searching and angst, the calls for Arsène to be sacked or Ramsey sold.How times have changed.However, the portents are clear. Bradford knocked us out the league cup in a shoot-out, just as Sunderland did to Man U. Before we lose our senses in gleeful schadenfreude—trust me, there's ample time for that later—let's remind ourselves of what's at stake. It's easy to write off Coventry due to the morass that their owners have sunk them into. Relegated.  Put into administration. Playing home-matches 35 miles away. However, there's a lot of pride coming from Coventry, rightfully so, and, as happened in that cinematic classic Major League, the players and fans seem to have rallied around their hatred of the club's owners. Spite can be some powerful, powerful stuff.Therefore, Mannone's save on Rafael's shot, the one that meant that Sunderland would get to the final against Man City, might be one of the more-vital saves he's made for Arsenal. No typos there. By denying Rafael, at Old Trafford no less, Mannone sent a beacon of hope to Coventry, yes, reminding them that the overmatched need not get overrun. However, he also sent ample warning to Arsenal, reminding us of the same. The warnings and reminders of Blackburn and Bradford may have lost a bit of their edge over the last twelve months, give or take, but a fresh omen from just two days prior to our match can snap minds back to attention.Of course, I'm not in the locker-room or on the training ground, so don't mistake me for being in the know about the squad's state of mind. For all I know, Arsène is looking into ways to calm the players, so amped they are to go out and destroy the Sky Blues. For all I know, each player has taped to his locker an image from the Blackburn or Bradford matches, searing into his heart and eyeballs the memories, motivating him to go out and play pitch-perfect football en route to a 10-0 shellacking of Coventry.However, it's also just as likely that there's a lot of "it's only Coventry" and "this is just another in a soft stretch of fixtures" going about. Heck, we drew Chelsea in the league-cup and Tottenham in the FA Cup, each in the fourth round. From there, there's bound to be a bit of let-down when facing a side that haven't played in the Prem since 2001. Look around, and most of the predictions (mine included) are for Arsenal to win 3-0, if not more.Pride goeth before the fall, as it's been said. With that in mind, I'm thankful that Mannone's save reminds our lads that anything's possible, just in case anyone forgot. Thanks, Vito.
Rumours: Manchester United being linked with former Arsenal keeper Mannone
Rumours: Manchester United being linked with former Arsenal keeper Mannone
Rumour: Manchester United to target Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Rumour: Manchester United to target Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Today’s Ridiculous Rumour of the Day is brought to you by Gazzetta Dello Sport who claim Manchester United want to sign Sunderland’s Vito Mannone as a backup for David de Gea. The Italian daily claims David Moyes would like him as De Gea’s understudy as it seems certain that Anders Lindegaard will leave the club in [...]The post Ridiculous Rumour Of The Day: Man Utd To Target Former Arsenal Flop? appeared first on Squawka News.
Top 5 Goalkeepers of the 2013-14 EPL season
Top 5 Goalkeepers of the 2013-14 EPL season
As the last line of defense, goalkeepers are increasingly being recognized as one of the crucial components of a successful team, and with some many of the top keepers playing their trade in the Premier League, here’s a look at the top five so far this season from those who have made at least ten […]The post Top 5 Goalkeepers Of EPL This Season – Arsenal Star Tops The List appeared first on SoccerSouls.
Premier League Football Fantasy – Gameweek 1 suggestions
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Paolo Di Canio targets two more signings for Sunderland
Paolo Di Canio targets two more signings for Sunderland
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