Alessandro Bassoli

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Alessandro Bassoli
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
South Tyrol
(on loan from Chievo)
Youth career
Bologna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Bologna 1 (0)
2010–2011 Foligno (loan) 34 (1)
2011– Chievo 0 (0)
2011–2012 Modena (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2014 South Tyrol (loan) 52 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alessandro Bassoli (born 19 June 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays for South Tyrol on loan from A.C. ChievoVerona.

He made his Serie A debut for Bologna F.C. 1909 on 16 May 2010 in a game against Cagliari Calcio when he came on as a substitute in the 78th minute for Adaílton.[1]

He is the twin brother of Giacomo Bassoli.

Chievo and controversy[edit]

In June 2011, few day before the closure of 2010–11 financial year of Bologna and A.C. ChievoVerona, Bassoli was exchanged with Cesare Rickler. Both clubs retained 50% registration rights (a co-ownership). They were valued €3 million, thus half of the rights worth €1.5 million.[2] The press was criticized that it was purely a financial trick.[3][4] The sale gave Bologna a player selling profit of €2,971,242,[2] but also incurred a cost of €3 million (which would amortize in 5 years: €0.6 million per season) and VAT of €600,000.[2] However in accounting the amortization only started in 2011–12 season, made 2010–11 result (equity & net loss) "improved" by borrowing the money from the future and partly from the real value of the players. (In fact Bologna also did the trick with other clubs) Both Rickler and Bassoli failed to play for the first team for his new club, which the club merely benefited in the field currently and only had a speculative re-sale profit on both players, as both players had a few appearances in Serie A.

Bassoli spent 2011–12 Serie B with Modena F.C.. He made 6 starts. He wore no.3 shirt. In June 2012, due to Rickler's involvement in 2011–12 Italian football scandal, both mother club gave up the remain registration rights. (However no effect in accounting).

Bassoli had a price-tag of €2.4 million in accounting on 30 June 2012 but failed to play for Chievo first team nor loaned out, until a last day transfer to third division club South Tyrol on 31 August 2012, the loan was renewed on 13 July 2013 and Chievo had to book another €600,000 amortization cost in 2013–14 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Game report by ESPN
  2. ^ a b c Bologna FC 1909 Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Rickler al Bologna: ecco il miracolo delle plusvalenze". nelpallone.net (in Italian). 2 July 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Servono 7 milioni per chiudere il bilancio il sacrificio di Britos può sistemare i conti". La Repubblica (in Italian). 29 June 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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