Young Italian goalkeeper Mannone joined Hull City in October 2010 for a two month loan spell. This spell was cut short by a thigh injury but he was soon back at the KC Stadium for the remainder of the season, resuming his first team duties in March 2011. Although young and occasionally shaky under the high ball, Vito was clearly a talented shot stopper with decent distribution with the ball at his feet. Mannone returned to City for the second half of the 2012/13 season, where he enhanced his reputation further with some fine displays for Nick Barmby’s side.
Hailing from Desio on the outskirts of Milan, Mannone switched from Atalanta to Arsenal at the age of 17, made his League debut on loan at Barnsley at 18 and debuted for the Gunners at 21. Following his two loan spells at Hull City, Mannone made further first team appearances for Arsenal as he understudied for Wjociech Szczesny. In 2013 he switched to Sunderland where he spent four seasons in and out of the perenially struggling first team, playing or resting at the behest of the Black Cats’ numerous managers over that period. In July 2017 he moved to Reading where he established himself as permanent first choice for an extended spell.
Vito fell out of favour at Reading in early 2019 and joined Major Soccer League side Minnesota United for the 2019 season. He made 40 starts for Minnesota and ended the season Goalkeeper of the Year for the entire MLS. However he returned to Reading in November 2019 and two months later he was loaned to Danish Suoerliga side Esbjerg FB for the rest of the 2019/20 season. That season was curtailed by the COVID 19 pandemic and Mannone made just 13 starts. His contract at Reading expired during the 2020 close season and in September 2020 he signed a two year contract at French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.
Mannone has received international caps for the Italy under-21 side.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 March 1988, Desio (Italy)
Hull City First Game: 12 November 2010, Preston North End A (Championship), 22 years, 255 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 April 2012, West Ham United A (Championship), 24 years, 57 days old
Atalanta (2004-2005), Arsenal (2005-2013), Barnsley (2006, loan), Hull City (2010-2011, loan), Hull City (2012, loan), Sunderland (2013-2017), Reading (2017-2020), Minnesota United (2019, loan), Esbjerg FB (2020, loan), AS Monaco (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 33 apps, 0 goalsVito Mannone
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