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Famous people from San Marino

Here is a list of famous people from San Marino. Curious if anybody from San Marino made it our most famous people in the world list? Read the aformentioned article in order to find out.

Manuel Poggiali

Man

Manuel Poggiali is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion from San Marino. He was the 2001 125cc World Champion, and the 2003 250cc World Champion. He scored 12 race wins, 11 pole positions, and 35 podium finishes. He often struggled with motivation and the mental side of racing, and this contributed to his early retirement from the sport. Poggiali began racing Minibikes in 1994, and made his first Grand Prix starts in 1998, also winning the Italian 125cc Championship that year. He went into the 125cc World Championship full-time in 1999, and showed promise over the next two years, scoring a first podium at Assen in 2000. In 2001 he improved to win the title on a Gilera. He remained in the class in 2002, scoring 7 podiums in the first 8 races but failing to defend his title, losing out to Arnaud Vincent. For 2003 he moved up to 250s, and followed Freddie Spencer and Tetsuya Harada in winning the title at his first attempt, including victories in the season's first two races. He had a disappointing 2004 however, finishing only 9th overall with just three podium results. For 2005 he returned to 125s, again looking like a shadow of his former self, failing to take a single podium. In 2006 he raced in the 250cc class for the KTM team, but they did not renew his contract for 2007. Although he received some offers from 125cc, 250cc, and Superbike teams, he decided to refuse the offers and take a sabbatical, hoping to get better offers in 2008. He made his return to racing after announcing that he would ride for Campetella Racing alongside Fabrizio Lai. He decided to retire midseason after losing enthusiasm.

Massimo Bonini

Soccer Midfielder

Massimo Bonini is a retired Sammarinese footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder for Italian sides Bellaria Igea Marina, Forlì, Cesena, Juventus and Bologna. Massimo Bonini began his career at Juvenes Dogana in 1973 but failed to make a league appearance during his 4 years at the club. After leaving Juvenes Dogana in 1977, he moved on to join Bellaria, goin on to make 33 appearance scoring 1 goal. After leaving Bellaria in 1978, he moved on to join Forli, goin on to make 23 appearance scoring 1 goal. After leaving Forli in 1979, he moved to Cesena, appearing 60 times & scoring 5 goals. After leaving Cesena in 1981, Bonini played for Juventus between 1981 and 1988, in which he played 296 matches and scored 6 goals. He won 3 Scudetti, 1 Italian Cup, 1 European Cup, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 1 European Super Cup and 1 Intercontinental Cup. He is the only Sanmarinese footballer to have won a European Cup. After leaving Juventus in 1988, he moved to Bologna going on to make 112 appearance & scoring 5 goals. Bonini retired in 1993. Since the San Marino Football Federation was not officially recognised by the Union of European Football Associations until 1990, players from San Marino were assimilated to Italian players. For this reason, Bonini was entitled to play for the Italian Football Federation and actually played for the Italian Under-21 football team. Since he always refused to give up the citizenship of San Marino, he had to wait until 1990 in order to play for San Marino’s first team, winning 19 full caps since then. He played his first match for San Marino against Switzerland on 14/11/1990. He was also briefly the national coach of the San Marino national team from 02/06/1996 to 10/09/1997 after retirement.

Valentina Monetta

Pop Artist

Valentina Monetta is a Sammarinese singer. She represented San Marino in the 2012 and 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, and will represent San Marino in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

Aldo Junior Simoncini

Footballer

Aldo Junior Simoncini is a Sammarinese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for San Marino club A.C. Libertas and San Marino national team. Simoncini is a full-time player along with national team captain Andy Selva.

Davide Gualtieri

Soccer Forward

Davide Gualtieri is a Sammarinese former footballer. He is best remembered for scoring the fastest goal in FIFA World Cup qualification history, against England on 17 November 1993. In the match, which took place in Bologna, Italy, San Marino had the kick-off and the ball was quickly played through the inside-right channel. England defender Stuart Pearce attempted a back-pass to goalkeeper David Seaman. Pearce's pass was under-hit and Gualtieri ran on to touch the ball past Seaman. The goal was timed at 8.3 seconds, which remains the fastest World Cup goal scored in either qualifying or the finals. England took 20 minutes to equalise and eventually finished winning the match 7–1. Both England and San Marino failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. England needed to win by seven goals and for Poland to defeat the Netherlands. As neither happened, England finished third. The England manager, Graham Taylor resigned shortly after the game took place, and this was to be his last game in charge. Gualtieri continued to play for the San Marino national team until 2000, when he retired due to injury. He now works as a computer salesman in San Marino.

Alessandro Della Valle

Footballer

Alessandro Della Valle is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays of the Sant' Ermete and the San Marino national football team. He scored San Marino's first competitive goal in 5 years against Poland in a World Cup Qualifier on the 10 September 2013.

Federico Valentini

Footballer

Federico Valentini Soccerway profile is a San Marinese footballer who currently plays for S.P. Tre Penne and for the San Marino national football team.

Martina Pretelli

Olympic athlete

Martina Pretelli is an athlete from San Marino who competes in the 100 metres. Pretelli competed for San Marino at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Antonella Mularoni

Woman

Antonella Mularoni was one Captain Regent of San Marino and Secretary for Foreign Affairs. She was Sammarinese judge for the European Court of Human Rights. She graduated in law from Bologna University.

Matteo Vitaioli

Footballer

Matteo Giampaolo Vitaioli is a Sammarinese footballer who plays for Sammaurese as a striker.

Manuel Marani

Footballer

Manuel Marani is a football player from San Marino, currently playing for U.S. Russi and the San Marino national football team.

Marco de Luigi

Football player

Marco de Luigi is a Sammarinese footballer who plays for Juvenes/Dogana and the San Marino national football team.

Davide Simoncini

Footballer

Davide Simoncini is a defender for the San Marino national football team. He currently plays for Libertas. He has a twin brother, Aldo Simoncini, who's also currently playing for A.C. Libertas. The brothers scored an historic own goal each for Sweden on 7/9/10, the first time twins have ever done this in an international competition.

Marco Macina

Soccer Midfielder

Marco Macina is a Sammarinese former footballer. One of only two Sanmarinese playerz to appear in the Italian Serie A, playing alongside Roberto Mancini with Bologna, Macina was not able to fully show his potential, despite having been signed by AC Milan in 1985. He left professional football in 1988, after a Serie C season with Ancona. Macina also played two European Cup qualifying matches for San Marino in 1990.

Damiano Vannucci

Footballer

Damiano Vannucci is a San Marinese footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for La Fiorita and the San Marino national team. He has been capped a record 68 times by San Marino, surpassing Mirco Gennari's previous record of 48 matches.

Clelia Tini

Swimmer

Clelia Tini is a Sammarinese swimmer who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She did not advance to the semifinals.

Nicoletta Ceccoli

Visual Artist

Nicoletta Ceccoli is an Italian Artist who is known for her richly detailed, dreamlike work. She was born in and still lives in the Republic of San Marino and studied animation at the Institute of Art in San Marino, Italy. She has illustrated many books, most recently published is Cinderella. Her work has been exhibited and sold internationally.

Alex Della Valle

Footballer

Alex Della Valle is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for SC Faetano. He has been capped by the San Marino national football team and made his international debut in 2010.

Carlo Valentini

Soccer Midfielder

Carlo Valentini is a San Marinese footballer who currently plays for S.S. Murata and the San Marino national football team

Nicola Ciacci

Football player

Nicola Ciacci is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for S.S. Pennarossa in San Marino. He has made 16 appearances for the San Marino national football team.

Maicol Berretti

Footballer

Maicol Berretti is a defender from San Marino. He plays for San Marino Calcio and San Marino national football team. Berretti made his senior national team debut on November 21, 2007, in an UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier match against Slovakia.

Alex Gasperoni

Footballer

Alex Gasperoni is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for S.P. Tre Penne and the San Marino national football team. He has been capped by the San Marino national football team and made his international debut in 2003. He was part of Tre Penne's squad to win San Marino's first game on international club level during the first qualifying round in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League campaign, beating Shirak F.C. of Armenia 1-0.

Nicola Albani

Footballer

Nicola Albani is a San Marinese footballer who currently plays for Olympia Secchiano and the San Marino national football team. He scored in the 1-1 draw with Latvia. He is best known for being elbowed by Colin Hendry in an incident which would see the Scotland defender retire from international football.

Alessandro Bianchi

Soccer Midfielder

Alessandro Bianchi is a San Marino international footballer who plays as a forward.

Stefano Palmieri

Politician

Stefano Palmieri is Captain Regent of San Marino together with Francesco Mussoni for the semester from 1 October 2009 to 1 April 2010. Member of the Popular Alliance, Palmieri is in the Grand and General Council since 2006. He was one of the founders of "Movimento Biancoazzurro" that merged into Alleanza Popolare in 2005. Palmieri is a certified accountant, married and father of two sons.

Cristian Brolli

Soccer Defender

Cristian Brolli is a San Marinese soccer player.

Mirko Tomassoni

Politician

Mirko Tomassoni was Captain Regent of San Marino for the six-month term from October 2007 to March 2008. He served together with Alberto Selva. Tomassoni was elected in June 2006 to the Grand and General Council as an independent on the list of the Party of Socialists and Democrats. On October 1, 2007 Mirko Tomassoni was elected as one of the heads of state, making him the first disabled person to ever have been elected as captain regent.

Fabio Bollini

Footballer

Fabio Bollini is a defender from San Marino. He plays for S.S. Murata and San Marino.

Gabriele Gatti

Politician

Gabriele Gatti is a Sammarinese politician who was a captain regent for the October, 2011 to April, 2012 political term. The post was shared with Matteo Fiorini. Gabriele Gatti, on 28 November 2011, denied all accusations of being the political reference, of the San Marino Connection, falling in Staffa Operation. On 18 September 2012, Gabriele Gatti was mentioned several times in the "Final Report of the Council Commission for the phenomenon of infiltration of organized crime with powers of investigation" prepared by the Sammarinese Anti-Mafia Commission.

Marino Capicchioni

Deceased Person

Marino Capicchioni was an Italian musical instrument maker

Paolo Montagna

Footballer

Paolo Montagna is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for Cosmos. He has been capped by the San Marino national football team over forty times and made his international debut in 1995.

Matteo Fiorini

Politician

Matteo Fiorini is a Sammarinese politician who was a Captain Regent for the October, 2011 to April, 2012 political term. The post was shared with Gabriele Gatti.

Gianluca Bollini

Footballer

Gianluca Bollini is a Sammarinese footballer who plays for Sporting NovaValmarecchia and the San Marino national football team. He was born March 24, 1980.

Ernesto Benedettini

Politician

Ernesto Benedettini is a politician of San Marino. He was Captain Regent of San Marino for the term from 1 October 2008 to April 2009 together with Assunta Meloni. In March 2009, Meloni and Benedettini joined in the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the San Marino National Olympic Committee. He earlier served as Captain Regent from April to October 1992. Benedettini is a member of the Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party.

Federico Crescentini

Soccer Defender

Federico Crescentini was a Sammarinese football Defender. He was international with his country in eight opportunities.

Michele Cervellini

Footballer

Michele Cervellini is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for Juvenes Dogana in San Marino. He has made 17 appearances for the San Marino national football team.

Giacomo Benedettini

Footballer

Giacomo Benedettini is a Sammarinese footballer who plays for S.P. Tre Fiori and the San Marino national football team.

Enrico Cibelli

Soccer Midfielder

Enrico Cibelli is a Sammarinese footballer. He plays as a midfielder for the San Marino national football team with 9 international caps.

Michele Marani

Football player

Michele Marani is a football player from San Marino, currently playing for S.S. Pennarossa.

Federico Nanni

Soccer Defender

Federico Nanni is a Sammarinese footballer who plays for Juvenes/Dogana and the San Marino national team.

Matteo Valli

Soccer

Matteo Valli is a Sanmarinese football striker. Valli briefly played professionally for San Marino Calcio in Serie C2. He scored for U-21 side against Lithuania U21, Bosnia-Herzegovina U-21, Spain U-21 and Armenia U-21. He was not yet call up to qualifying round of 2009 edition In 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, he appeared as unused against Northern Ireland and Czech Republic. As in 2010 has won back all matches in a cup of Regions, for the basic national team and even could score one goal. He was part of Tre Penne's squad to win San Marino's first game on international club level during the first qualifying round in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League campaign, beating Shirak F.C. of Armenia 1-0.

Matteo Bugli

Soccer Midfielder

Matteo Bugli is a San Marinese footballer who currently plays for the Italian club Verucchio and the San Marino national football team.

Paolo Mariotti

Football player

Paolo Mariotti is a Sammarinese footballer who plays for S.S. Pennarossa and the San Marino national football team.

Oscar Mina

Politician

Oscar Mina is a politician of San Marino. He was Captain Regent of San Marino for the term from 1 April 2009 to October 2009 together with Massimo Cenci. Mina was elected to the Grand and General Council as a member of the Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party in 2006.

Fabio Vitaioli

Footballer

Fabio Vitaioli is a San Marinese footballer who currently plays for S.S. Murata and the San Marino national football team. Alongside playing football, Vitaioli also holds a day job as a bar owner.

Fabio Berardi

Man

Fabio Berardi is a Sammarinese politician. He served as a Captain-Regent of San Marino from April 2001 until October 2001. From October 2001 until December 2003, he served as Secretary of State for Planning, Environment and Agriculture. From January 2004 until July 2006 he served as the minister of foreign and political affairs of San Marino until he was succeeded on July 27 by Fiorenzo Stolfi. From July 2006, he was minister of public health until September 2008. Since December 2008, he has served as Secretary of State for Tourism, Sports, Economic Planning and Relations. Berardi was a member of the Sammarinese Socialist Party and its successor the Party of Socialists and Democrats until September 2008 when he and another member, Nadia Ottaviani, splintered off to form a new party, Arengo and Freedom, which he now leads.

Mirco Gennari

Soccer Defender

Mirco Gennari is a Sammarinese former footballer who played as a defender. With 48 caps earned between 1992 and 2003, Gennari was previously the most capped player in the history of the San Marino national team, but Andy Selva and Damiano Vannucci have both bettered this record since. Selva has made 50 appearances and Vannucci has 57. He began his career with S.S. Cosmos before moving to A.C. Juvenes/Dogana in 1993. In 1998 he moved across the border to play for A.C. Rimini in Italy, before returning to San Marino to play for S.S. Virtus in 2002. He returned to Juvenes for the 2005-06 season before moving on again to S.C. Faetano. He left Faetano after two seasons in 2008, and spent his last four seasons with four different clubs, including S.S. Folgore Falciano in 2008-09, S.P. La Fiorita in 2009-10. He returned to the club where he started his career, Cosmos, for the 2010-11 season and spent his last season in football, 2011-12, with S.S. San Giovanni.

Simone Bacciocchi

Footballer

Simone Bacciocchi is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for Sporting Novafeltria in San Marino. Bacciocchi has made 59 appearances for the San Marino national football team.

Giovanni Francesco Ugolini

Politician

Giovanni Francesco Ugolini was a Captain Regent of San Marino together with Andrea Zafferani for the semester from 1 October 2010 to 1 April 2011. He was previously Captain Regent from 1 April to 1 October 2002.

Alberto Selva

Politician

Alberto Selva was Captain Regent of San Marino for the term October 2007 - March 2008, together with Mirko Tomassoni. Selva, a lawyer, is a member of the Alleanza Popolare. He was elected in June 2006 to the Grand and General Council. Selva had studied law at the University of Bologna.

Emanuele Guidi

Olympic Archer

Emanuele Guidi (born on September 16, 1969 in San Marino) is an olympian athlete. He competed for San Marino in Archery-Men's Individual in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini

Politician

Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini served as a Captain Regent of San Marino from April 1, 1981 to October 1, 1981. She served with Gastone Pasolini. She was the first female head of state of San Marino, and at age 26 one of the youngest. She later served as Director in the Ministry of Government and Foreign Affairs, and has been non-resident Ambassador in the Ministry to France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Hungary.

Alberto Celli

Footballer

Alberto Celli is a Sammarinese footballer who was part of the San Marino national football team.

Pierluigi Benedettini

Soccer Goalkeeper

Pierluigi Benedettini is a Sammarinese former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Like other players from San Marino, he was an amateur and worked as a bus driver. Benedetti made 25 appearances for the San Marino national team from 1990 to 1995. In 1992, Benedettini conceded 10 goals for San Marino against Norway in the World Cup Qualification European section Group 2 match at the Ullevall stadium in Oslo.

Giuseppe Arzilli

Politician

Giuseppe Arzilli was Captain Regent of San Marino. He served the six-month terms from October 1986 to April 1987, from October 1999 to April 2000, and from October 2004 to April 2005. He is a member of the San Marinese Christian Democratic Party.

Pier Filippo Mazza

Footballer

Pier Filippo Mazza is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for Sant'Ermete Calcio and the San Marino national football team. He has been capped by the San Marino national football team and made his international debut in 2010.

Gian Marco Marcucci

Politician

Gian Marco Marcucci served as a Captain Regent of San Marino from April 1, 2000 to October 1, 2000. He served with Maria Domenica Michelotti. He is of the Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party.

Paolo Rondelli

Man

Paolo Rondelli is the first and current ambassador from San Marino to the United States. He presented his credentials to President George W. Bush on 25 July 2007. According to the U.S. State Department, the two countries are "on excellent terms".

Marco Muraccini

Soccer Midfielder

Marco Muraccini is a San Marinese soccer player.

Riccardo Muccioli

Soccer Midfielder

Riccardo Muccioli is an international footballer from San Marino who plays club football for USC Baracca Lugo1909 in Italy. He previously played for SC Faetano.

Giacomo Bologna

Football player

Antonello Bacciocchi

Politician

Antonello Bacciocchi is a Sammarinese politician. He was one of the captains-regent of San Marino until his term with Claudio Muccioli expired on April 1, 2006. As is traditional in San Marino, the term started on October 1, 2005; he had previously served as a captain-regent from April 1, 1999 to October 1, 1999. Bacciocchi is a member of the San Marinese Socialist Party.

Marco Rosti

Soccer Forward

Marco Rosti is a San Marino footballer who currently plays for Juvenes/Dogana.

Loris Francini

Politician

Loris Francini is a San Marinese politician. Francini was Captain Regent with Alberto Cecchetti from April 1998 to October 1998. He served as captain-regent for a second term with Gianfranco Terenzi from April 1, 2006 to October 1, 2006. He is a member of the San Marinese Christian Democratic Party.

Giovanni Bonini

Football player

Giovanni Bonini is a midfielder from San Marino. He plays for S.P. Tre Penne and San Marino.

Nicola Cavalli

Soccer Midfielder

Nicola Cavalli is a San Marinese soccer player.

Stefano Conti

Football player

Nicola Chiaruzzi

Soccer Defender

Nicola Chiaruzzi is a Sammarinese footballer who currently plays for Tre Penne. He has been capped by the San Marino national football team making his international debut in 2010.

Elso Valentini

Set Decorator

Elso Valentini was a film set decorator and screenwriter.

Amedeo Crivellucci

Historian

Amedeo Crivellucci è stato uno storico italiano.

Gian Luca Giordani

Alpine skier

Gian Luca Giordani is an Olympic Alpine Skier from San Marino.

Marina Ubalda Trovajoli

Deceased Person

Marina Ubalda Trovajoli was the daughter of Armando Trovajoli.