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Gianluca Mancini leads Europe’s Top Five leagues in headers scored by a defender

Andy Mattioli
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Gianluca Mancini is currently on an impressive run that might culminate in a deserved call-up with Luciano Spalletti’s Italy ahead of the Euros.

The Roma defender has been consistently one of the best and most reliable performers for the Giallorossi.

Regardless of the manager in charge, Mancini spent the past few months delivering excellent performances for his team even when dealing with chronic injuries.

In recent weeks, Mancini was the protagonist of the Derby della Capitale and the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals with Milan – on both occasions the Italian centreback scored the decisive goal to win both games.

Coincidentally, both goals were headed efforts. According to OptaPaolo, Mancini is currently leading Europe’s Top 5 leagues as the defender with most headed goals this season (5).

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