Rolando Mandragora

Rolando Mandragora




Country: Italy

Date of birth: 29/06/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Napoli (Italy)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: Mariano Keller, Genoa CFC (since 2011)

Current club: Genoa CFC

Squad number: 38

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 800,000 €

Tournaments participated in: Viareggio Cup 2013 (2/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Nuri Sahin



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Style of play:

– regista/deep-lying playmaker

– likes to hold up the ball

– dictates tempo

– likes to play through balls

– plays well under pressure

– exceptional precision when passing and shooting

– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession

– very good in combination play


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Serie A 2014/2015 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Genoa CFC)



Ronaldo Mandragora played for Scuola Calcio Mariano Keller as a 13 year old. After many trials at different clubs, he finally got to Genoa, where he became known as one of the biggest talents in Italian football. He made his Serie A debut on 29 October 2014 against Juventus in a 1-0 home win. He played the first 69 minutes of the game, before being substituted by Juraj Kucka. As a 17 year old, he was thrown in at the deep end, but he did not budge. After this first game he received a lot of praise. He wasn’t overwhelmed by the likes of Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal or Carlos Tevez and it is almost certain that Gian Piero Gasperini will give him a few more chances this season.



“He is only 17, but already has an important professional mentality. I needed a player with these characteristics and he handled such a big game with aplomb.”

(Gian Piero Gasperini – Genoa manager after Mandragora’s debut against Juventus)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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