January 6, 2010

Vito Mannone Biography

Vito Mannone biography from contacttheplayers.com

Vito Mannone is a goalkeeper who plays for Arsenal in the English Premier League. Mannone is a solid and reliable goalkeeper who has the ability to pull off some sublime saves. Because he moved to England to an early age, he has struggled to win recognition from the Italian national sides, but his convincing performances in the years to come should ensure he gets noticed.

Mannone was born on 2nd March 1988 in Desio, Italy. He began playing in nets with his brothers when he was just 5 years old, and was signed up by the Atalanta academy when he was 12.

Vito Mannone joined Arsenal on July 1st 2005. Aged 17, he had still not signed professional forms with Atalanta so was available for just £350,000. Arsene Wenger immediately threw him into the first team, with Vito making his debut in a friendly against Barnet in July 2005.