Euro 2020 crowning moment for Roberto Mancini

by | Jul 12, 2021 | Sports | 0 comments

Roberto Mancini – Photo Credit: Flickr

Roberto Mancini won the European Championship title and marked the crowning moment of his career on Sunday with an Italy side transformed from the dark days of their 2018 World Cup qualifying fiasco.

The four-time world champions beat England 3-2 on penalties as the Euro 2020 final finished 1-1 after extra time at Wembley. Italy claimed their second European crown, and the first since 1968.

It was Mancini’s 14th trophy as a manager and first with Italy after falling short as a player with the national team between 1984 and 1994.

“I was very fortunate to play in a great side in 1990 and fortunate to play in a terrific under-21 team in 1988 but despite the fact we were the best team we didn’t win it and lost both times on penalties, so I was due this.”

Mancini had been coaching for 17 years and won trophies with Fiorentina, Lazio, Inter, Manchester City and Galatasaray.