Manuel Lombardoni


Manuel Lombardoni (born 19 December 1998) is an Italian football player. He plays for Pro Patria.

Manuel Lombardoni
Personal information
Full name Manuel Lombardoni
Date of birth (1998-12-19) 19 December 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Pro Patria
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2016 Virtus Bergamo
2015–2016Internazionale (loan)
2016–2018 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Internazionale 0 (0)
2018–2019Pro Patria (loan) 23 (0)
2019– Pro Patria 49 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2021

Early career


Manuel was born in Bergamo in 1998. He lives in Villa di Serio, in the province of Bergamo with his parents and his sister. He started playing in Villa di Serio's team at 5 years old. He had an experience with Brescia, up to Atalanta. With the Alzanocene he discovered his true role: central defender. In addition, he had the opportunity to train with the First Team and experience the benches in Serie A and in the Italian Cup.

Club career


Internazionale

Lombardoni is a youth product of Inter youth sector. Before arriving in the youth sector of Inter he played for a year in Atalanta B.C. and then went to the Alzanocene (a league D team in Bergamo). The turning point was the change of role from midfielder to defender which took place during the Allievi championship. During last year in Alzanocene team he was captain and won the category championship. He made some appearances in the bench in the mid-season of the 2017–18 season both in Serie A and Coppa Italia, but he never appeared in the field.[1] At Inter he played the first year in the Berretti team, winning the championship against Torino in the final. In addition, he made his debut at the Viareggio tournament with the Primavera coached by Stefano Vecchi. The following year he played for Inter's Primavera team and won the championship. During this season Manuel had groin pain and for this reason he did not take part in the final stages. During 2017–18 he won the league title, the super cup and reached the quarter-finals of the Youth League against Manchester City.

Loan to Pro Patria

On 11 July 2018, Lombardoni was loaned to Serie C club Pro Patria on a season-long loan deal.[2] Two months later, on 16 September, Lombardoni made his professional debut in Serie C for Pro Patria in a 2–1 home win over Pistoiese, he played the entire match.[3] He became Aurora Pro Patria's first-choice in the first part of the season. On 9 December he was sent-off, for the first time in his professional career, with a double yellow card in the 62nd minute of a 1–1 home draw against Gozzano.[4] In February he injured his shoulder while staying out of the fields to recover. Lombardoni ended his season-long loan to Aurora Pro Patria with 23 appearances, including 20 as a starter, and making 1 assist.[5]

Pro Patria

On 16 July 2019, Lombardoni returned to Serie C side Pro Patria on an undisclosed fee and he signed a 3-year contract.[6] On 4 August, Lombardoni started his new season with the club with a 1–0 home win over Matelica in the first round of Coppa Italia, he played the entire match.[7] Three weeks later, on 25 August, he scored his first professional goal in the fourth minute of a 2–1 home defeat against Monza.[8] He became Pro Patria's first-choice early in the season. On 23 October he played his first match as a substitute against Pontedera after 10 consecutive entire matches.[9] On 15 December, Lombardoni scored his second goal for the club in the 84th minute of a 3–0 away win over Giana Erminio.[10] Lombardoni ended his first season at the club with 27 appearances, including 26 of them as a starter. On 22 October he scored his third goal for the club in the 27th minute of a 3–0 home win over Lucchese.[11]

Career statistics


Club

As of 24 May 2021
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pro Patria (loan) 2018–19 Serie C 23 0 0 0 23 0
Pro Patria 2019–20 Serie C 25 2 2 0 27 2
2020–21 Serie C 24 1 1 0 25 1
Career total 72 3 3 0 75 3

Honours


Club

Inter Berretti

  • Campionato Berretti: 2015–16

Inter Primavera

References