Future Star Of The Week: Emanuel Mammana – Argentina’s Next Superstar Defender

November 23, 2018

By Blake

As part of our weekly segment, it’s time to fill you in on who we think is a future star and provide you with stats & videos. Please allow The Sporting Base to introduce Argentinian footballer, Emanuel Mammana

  • Name: Emanuel Mammana
  • Nationality: Argentinian
  • Club: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russian Premier League)
  • D.O.B: 10 February 1996 (age 22)
  • Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 1?2 in)
  • Position: Centre Back


Emanuel Mammana is a sensational young talent, who at the tender age of 20 got into the national team.

So far, he’s played three international games but there’s a long path up ahead for him.

His spell at River Plate was a sumptuous one. After just 22 games for Los Milonarios, he became the finest outside the European continent.

He could have landed either in Liverpool or Arsenal as both the English clubs were keen to sign this particular asset.

He is tall and thus gets an aerial advantage. He is solid at the back which is convincing for such a tender player.

His greatest strengths on the pitch are passing and tackling. He is a player who likes to dribble, play short passes and tackle hard and has no significant weakness as a defender.

All in all, he is the kind of defensive-rock that every team long.

Club Career:

  • River Plate

Mammana made his debut for River Plate on 3 December, in the 2014 Copa Sudamericana Final 1st leg. He scored his first senior goal on 14 March 2016, in a 4-1 loss to Colón.

  • Olympique Lyon

On 7 July 2016, he signed a 5-year contract with French club Lyon. He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw with Bordeaux.

  • Zenit Saint Petersburg

On 31 July 2017, he signed a 5-year contract with the Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. On 11 March 2018 in a game against FC Rostov he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and will be forced to miss 6 to 9 months of games, that time period will include the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

International career

Mammana played his first international game with the senior national team on 7 June 2014 in a 2–0 win against Slovenia coming on as a substitute for Javier Mascherano in the 77th minute.

Transfer Info







17 / 18

July 31, 2017

Olympique Lyon 

Zenit S-Pb 



16 / 17

July 6, 2016

River Plate 

Olympique Lyon 



13 / 14

Jan 1, 2016

River Plate U20 

River Plate 


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