Player Details


Michael Mancienne


6' 1"


190 lbs

Date of Birth

1.8.1988 (36)


Feltham, England



Player Category

Career Summary

Updated September 16, 2020


  • English defender in third MLS season with 30 MLS appearances and 26 starts since joining New England in August 2018.
  • Prior to MLS, amassed more than 320 career appearances and 25,000 minutes with Nottingham (2014-18), Hamburger SV (2011-14), Chelsea (2006-11), Wolverhampton (2008-11), and Queens Park Rangers (2006-08).
  • Made a combined 99 appearances in English Premier League and German Bundesliga.
  • Signed by Chelsea Reserves at age nine and signed first professional contract with The Blues in January 2006.
  • London native featured extensively for England youth national teams, earning 62 caps from 2003-11.

MLS CAREER: Veteran center back with three seasons of MLS experience since signing with the club on a free transfer from EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest F.C. on Aug. 3, 2018…Re-signed to a new contract with New England on Nov. 25, 2019…Career regular season totals include 30 games played, 26 starts, and one goal in 2,315 minutes played…Totaled 16 appearances, with 13 starts, and one goal in first full MLS campaign in 2019…Missed significant time with a foot injury…Started 10 matches in central defense in debut season with Revolution after joining the squad during the 2018 Secondary Transfer Window…Through 11 league games in 2020, has made four appearances and three starts.

2020: Has made four appearances, including three starts, in third season with New England…(2/29) vs. MTL: Logged 24 minutes as a second-half substitute in the club’s season opener...(7/9) at MTL: Made first start of season and played 67 minutes in the 1-0 win…(7/17) at DC: Recorded a second straight start and played 45 minutes…(9/2) vs. NYC: Started at center back and played 90 minutes. 

2019: Recorded 16 games played, with 13 starts, and one goal across 1,189 minutes of action...Missed extensive time due to a foot injury, and one additional match for a red-card suspension…(3/2) at DAL: Missed season opener after suffering back injury in warm-ups…(3/9) vs. CLB: Played 90 minutes in central defense in season debut…(3/30) vs. MIN: Registered 10 aerials won in the 2-1 win…(4/6) at CLB: Ejected for second yellow card in the 64th minute…Recorded four clearances and 90.9 pass completion percentage prior to ejection…(4/13) vs. ATL: Served one-game red-card suspension…(4/20) vs. NY: Returned to starting lineup and registered a team-high five clearances…(4/24) vs. MTL: Led team with 88.3 percent passing accuracy…(5/4) at PHI: Returned to lineup after missing match on April 27 with foot injury…Played 90 minutes…(8/3) vs. LAFC: Made 18-man match day roster for first time since May 4…(8/10) at SEA: Scored first professional goal in the 3-3 draw…Marked first appearance since May 4…(8/17) at NY: Made a second straight start and played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw…(8/31) vs. TOR: Logged fourth consecutive start in the 1-1 draw.

2018: Started 10 of the club’s final 11 matches, including three clean-sheet performances, after signing with New England on a free transfer from Nottingham Forest F.C. in August…Amassed 900 minutes, all at center back…Missed one match due to birth of his first child…(8/19) at DC: Made MLS debut by starting and playing 90 minutes in 2-0 loss at D.C. United…(9/5) at NYC: Played 90 minutes in 1-0 shutout victory at Yankee Stadium…(10/13) vs. ORL: Started in 2-0 home win over Orlando City…(10/28) vs. MTL: Played complete match in 1-0 season finale win over Montreal Impact.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Totaled more than 320 career appearances and 25,000 minutes across all competitions with five different clubs, most recently in the EFL Championship with Nottingham Forest…Also played for Hamburger SV (2011-14) and Chelsea (2006-11), as well as with Wolverhampton Wanderers (2008-11) and Queens Park Rangers (2006-08) while on loan from Chelsea…Totaled 10 career appearances in the FA Cup and eight in the EFL Cup with four different English clubs…Played in 135 matches with Forest from 2014-18, eclipsing 2,200 minutes played in each campaign…Made 125 appearances and recorded 10,384 minutes played in the Championship with three assists…Transferred to Nottingham Forest from 1. Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on July 16, 2014…Totaled 55 games played with Hamburger, including 49 Bundesliga contests, two matches in the Bundesliga Playoffs, and four in the DFB-Pokal…Before joining Hamburger, served multiple loan stints with Wolverhampton beginning in December 2008…Played in 60 matches with wolves, including 46 Premier League contests, 10 in the Championship, and four combined games in the FA Cup and EFL Cup...Played in six total games with Chelsea beginning with 90-minute debut outing in FA Cup Round of 16 vs. Watford on Feb. 14, 2009…Appeared in UEFA Champions League Round of 16, a 1-0 win vs. Juventus on Feb. 25, 2009…First of four Premier League appearances with The Blues came on Feb. 28, 2009…Also saw action in the Premier Reserve League with the Chelsea Under-23s in 2010 and Wolverhampton Under-23s in 2009 and 2011…Joined Queens Park Rangers from Oct. 1, 2006 to May 1, 2008 in first loan from Chelsea, playing in 61 matches with one assist…Appeared in 58 Championship games and totaled 4,755 minutes, adding three games played in the FA Cup and EFL Cup…Made senior debut in Championship match with QPR against Sheffield Wednesday on Oct. 21, 2006…Signed first professional contract with Chelsea in January 2006.

YOUTH CAREER: Began development with semi-pro club Kingstonian FC…Discovered by Chelsea and signed with Chelsea Reserves at age nine…Featured extensively for Chelsea Reserves before signing first professional contract with The Blues in January 2006.

NATIONAL TEAM (ENGLAND): Owns 62 career caps with England youth national teams since making debut with the Under-16s in May 2003…Made six appearances with U-16s…Totaled 15 games played at the Under-17 level beginning in February 2004…Advanced to the Under-18 team in November 2005 and played two games before making nine appearances with the Under-19 squad starting in September 2006…Saw most extensive action at the Under-21 level after making debut at 19 years old…Played in 30 games and scored one goal…Appeared five times in the UEFA European U-21 Championship and 13 additional time in qualification…Earned call up to England’s senior team for friendly against Germany on Nov. 19, 2008, but did not play.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Ian Mancienne…Welcomed first child, Noah, in September 2018...Surname is pronounced MAN-see-ENN.