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Roberto Landi
Personal information
Date of birth January 2, 1956 (1956-01-02) (age 54)
Place of birth Forlì, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Vancouver Whitecaps
Chicago Sting
Kaizer Chiefs FC
New York Cosmos
Teams managed
1992–1995 Marignano
1998–2000 Georgia U-21
2001 Lithuania U-21
2005 National Bucharest
2005–2006 Qatar U-21
2006 FC Sopron
2008 Livingston
2009 R. Union Saint-Gilloise
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Landi (born January 2, 1956 in Forlì)[1] is an Italian association football manager, who was last in charge of Belgian Third Division side R. Union Saint-Gilloise.





Landi, a goalkeeper, joined the Piacenza youth system in 1966 and later joined the first team, then playing in Serie C1 division.[2] 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.[3] During his North American time, he played for Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Sting, before signing for South African side Kaizer Chiefs FC, and returning in the United States with New York Cosmos in 1983.[2] He then returned in Italy and played for a number of amateur sides before retiring at the age of 30.[2]


Landi served as goalkeeping coach for the United States men's national soccer team during their 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup campaigns.[3] From 1992 to 1995 he served as head coach of Italian amateur team Marignano.[4] In 1998 he became head coach of the Georgian U-21 team, and later filled the same position for the Lithuanian U-21 team in 2001.[4] He obtained a UEFA Pro License in 2003, and was part of Messina managing staff in their 2002–03 campaign.[1][4]

In January 2005 he became head coach of National Bucharest,[1] where he achieved a record 17 wins in a row.[3] He left the post in September 2005, citing personal reasons,[5], later being appointed as Qatar U-21 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.[6]

On October 2007 he was linked with the managing position at Port Vale F.C..[7]

In June 2008 Landi was linked with Scottish First Division side Livingston, who had been bought by an Italian consortium one month earlier. He was appointed manager of the club on June 11, 2008.[8] However after just five months in charge he and assistant Valter Berlini were fired.[9]

In June 2009, he was unveiled as new head coach of Belgian Third Division B side R. Union Saint-Gilloise.[10] He was however dismissed later in December due to poor results.[11]


  1. ^ a b c "Italianul Roberto Landi - noul antrenor al FC National" (in Romanian). 2005-01-20. Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  2. ^ a b c Dominique Antognoni (2005-07-14). "Almeno un'occasione in B" (in Italian). Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  3. ^ a b c "Il personaggio" (in Italian) (PDF). 2007-04-10. p. 14–15. Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  4. ^ a b c "Serie A and National team manager for Gigg?". 2005-09-26. Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  5. ^ "Beloufa bound for Westerlo". 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  6. ^ "Provinces eclipse Budapest's best". 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  7. ^ "PORT VALE: LANDI IS LINKED WITH VALE HOT SEAT". The Sentinel. 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-11-01.  
  8. ^ "Landi teams up with Hay at Livi". BBC Sport. 2008-06-11. Retrieved June 12, 2008.  
  9. ^ "Roberto Landi leaves Livingston". Retrieved December 1, 2008.  
  10. ^ "Communiqué :Roberto Landi". Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-17.  
  11. ^ "Zoltan Kovac nieuwe coach Union" (in Dutch). 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-19.  

Simple English

Roberto Landi
Personal information
Full name Roberto Landi
Date of birth 2 January 1956 (1956-01-02) (age 55)
Place of birth    Forlì, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Livingston (Manager)
Teams managed
Georgia U-21
Lithuania U-21
National Bucharest
Qatar U-21
FC Sopron

Roberto Landi (born January 2, 1956 in Forlì[1]) is an Italian football manager, currently in charge of Scottish First Division side Livingston.



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