Andrea Mandorlini was born in Ravenna on 17 July 1960. It was at the youth set-up in his home town where his football career began. In the 1978/79 season, he moved to Torino and it was during that season that Mandorlini made his Serie A debut. After spells at Atalanta and Ascoli, in 1984 he arrived at Inter, where he is most famous for being part of the record-breaking, Scudetto-winning team of 1988/89. During that season, coach Giovanni Trapattoni put him in the sweeper role, in which he thrived, with Inter dominating during the season. With the Nerazzurri he also won an Italian Super Cup and a UEFA Cup in 1991, his last year at the club. During his time at Inter, he played 275 games, scoring 13 goals. He finished his career at Udinese, before becoming a coach, starting with the amateur side Manzanese. Mandorlini has coached at Serie A level.