Who is Manolo Portanova, Genoa player convicted of rape

The 22-year-old sentenced to 6 years with abbreviated procedure

Manolo Portanova, 22, was sentenced with abbreviated procedure to 6 years in prison for gang rape. The midfielder, son of former footballer Daniele, currently plays for Genoa in Serie B. Portanova took his first steps in the Lazio youth sector in 2015, landing in the Under 19 from the 2016 season. In 2017 he moved to Juventus, with 2 years in the Juventus Spring before moving up to the Under 23. With the second formation of the Old Lady he made his debut in Lega Pro in 2019 and in May, at the end of the season, he made his debut in Serie A on the last day of the championship on the Sampdoria field. After another year in the Under 23s, in the 2020-2021 season he was included more permanently in the first team squad with 2 appearances in Serie A and one in the Coppa Italia. In January last year, the transfer to Genoa with which he made 3 appearances in the league before finding more space in 2021-2022: the first goal in the top division also arrived on March 18 of this year. Currently, in Serie B with the rossoblu, 12 appearances and a goal.