Peter Taylor & Roberto Mancini

When Mancini Played In Leicester City's Colours

In the depths of winter in 2001, Leicester City made headlines across the continent with the loan signing of Italian forward Roberto Mancini.

On Italy Republic Day, we remember that period in the Club's history, when an icon of the game arrived at Filbert Street. Mancini was a multiple winner of Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana, also lifting the European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.

Over spells with Sampdoria and Lazio, the skilful forward had also scooped the Italian Footballer of the Year award and represented the great Italian national team on 36 occasions. That tally would have been greater if not for Roberto Baggio, Gianfranco Zola, Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero.

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