Emanuele Manitta

Emanuele Manitta (born on 12 January 1977) is a retired Italian football goalkeeper.

Emanuele Manitta
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Manitta in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-01-12) 12 January 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Caltagirone, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1994–1995 Bari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Ragusa 12 (0)
1996–1997 Peloro 30 (0)
1997–2003 Messina 140 (0)
2000–2001Lecce (loan) 0 (0)
2003Napoli (loan) 8 (0)
2003–2004 Napoli 41 (0)
2004–2005 Catanzaro 16 (0)
2005–2006 Bologna 2 (0)
2006–2007 Livorno 8 (0)
2007–2008 Messina 30 (0)
2008–2009 Siena 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Early careerEdit

A native of Caltagirone, Sicily, he spent one season at youth rank of A.S. Bari before to move to Sicilian amateur club U.S. Ragusa, at that time at Serie D. He then moved to Peloro Calcio of Serie D. In summer 1997, Peloro merged with Messina, at that time at Serie D.


At Messina, he helped the club promoted to Serie C2 at summer 1998, and promoted to Serie C1 at summer 2000.

He won a loan contract from U.S. Lecce in summer 2000, but did not play.

He returned to Messina in summer 2001, this time at Serie B.

He won another loan contract from S.S.C. Napoli (Serie B) in January 2003, to replace Marco Storari, later the move became permanent. He played 41 out of 42 Serie B games that season.

But Napoli faced bankrupt in summer 2004, he started his career that finding a club in every summer.

Later careerEdit

He was first for Catanzaro (Serie B), but the club almost failed to protect her place on Serie B. He then joined Bologna as backup of Gianluca Pagliuca in Serie B, where he just made 2 appearances.

In summer 2006, he joined Livorno, where he made his Serie A debut on 21 January 2007 in a 1–1 draw against A.S. Roma. As a backup for Marco Amelia, he also played 8 Serie A games, but none in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup.

In summer 2007, he moved back to Messina, ahead Gabriele Paoletti as first choice, where he played 30 Serie B games. Following the disbandment of the Sicilian club, he was released for free on July 2008, and later signed by Siena on 3 October 2008 as an emergency replacement for Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos.[1]




  1. ^ "Preso Emanuele Manitta" (in Italian). AC Siena. 2008-10-03. Archived from the original on November 13, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-28.

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