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Roberto Landi
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-01-02) 2 January 1956 (age 68)
Place of birth Forlì, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Vancouver Whitecaps
Chicago Sting
Kaizer Chiefs
New York Cosmos
Teams managed
1992–1995 Marignano
1998–2000 Georgia U21
2001 Lithuania U21
2005 National Bucharest
2005–2006 Qatar U21
2006 FC Sopron
2008 Livingston
2009 Union SG
2011–2012 Liberia
2012–2013 Al Tirsana Tripoli
2016–2017 Rimini (team manager)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Landi (born 2 January 1956) is an Italian football manager and former player.

Playing career

Landi was born in Forlì. A goalkeeper, he joined the Piacenza youth system in 1966 and later joined the first team, then playing in Serie C1 division. He later moved to Modena as second-choice goalkeeper, and then played also for Ravenna and Siena, before to leave Italy to join the North American Soccer League in 1979, at the age of 23. During his North American time, he played for Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Sting, before signing for South African side Kaizer Chiefs, and returning in the United States with New York Cosmos in 1983. He then returned in Italy and played for a number of amateur sides before retiring at the age of 30.

Coaching career

Landi served as goalkeeping coach for the United States national team during their 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup campaigns. From 1992 to 1995 he served as head coach of Italian amateur team Marignano. In 1998, he became head coach of the Georgia U21 national team, and later filled the same position for the Lithuania U21 in 2001. He obtained a UEFA Pro License in 2003, and was part of Messina managing staff in their 2002–03 campaign.

In January 2005 he became head coach of National Bucharest, where he achieved a record 17 wins in a row. He left the post in September 2005, citing personal reasons, later being appointed as Qatar U21 head coach. He then briefly moved in Hungary, serving as FC Sopron head for three matches in the 2006–07 season before being sacked for losing their local derby to Győr.

In October 2007 he was linked with the managing position at Port Vale F.C. through his agent Bryan Yeubrey.

In June 2008 Landi was linked with Scottish First Division side Livingston He was appointed manager of the club on 11 June, August 2008 best coach of the month.

In June 2009, he was unveiled as new head coach of Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. He was however dismissed later in December due to money problems with the club.

He was hired in January 2011 to be the Liberia national team, but was sacked in February 2012. He was linked to the position again in May 2014.

Managerial statistics

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Național București 20 June 2004 30 May 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&&060.&&&&&060 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.0
Qatar U21 1 June 2006 1 June 2007 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030.0
FC Sopron 18 July 2007 19 June 2008 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&036.70000036.7
Livingston 1 July 2008 1 January 2009 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.90000061.9
Liberia 19 January 2011 18 June 2013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.30000033.3
Al Tirsana Libya July 2013 February 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056.0
Total &&&&&&&&&&&&0164.&&&&&0164 &&&&&&&&&&&&&077.&&&&&077 &&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034 &&&&&&&&&&&&&053.&&&&&053 &&&&&&&&&&&&&047.&&&&&047.0
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