Cerci playing for Torino in 2013
|Date of birth||23 July 1987|
|Place of birth||Velletri, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right Winger / Second Striker|
|2006–2007||→ Brescia (loan)||21||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Pisa (loan)||26||(10)|
|2008–2009||→ Atalanta (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alessio Cerci (Italian pronunciation: [aˈlɛssjo ˈtʃɛrtʃi]; born 23 July 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Torino and the Italian national team. He started his professional football career at Roma before serving periods on loan at Brescia, Pisa and Atalanta.
On 16 May 2004, the last fixture of the 2003-04 Serie A season, he made his official debut for Roma, at the age of 16, replacing Daniele Corvia in the 77th minute of the game. After 15 minutes he came close to scoring after having dribbled Sampdoria's defender Giulio Falcone.
The following year he was loaned to Pisa Calcio and quickly became a regular of the team then coached by Giampiero Ventura. He scored his first official goal in professional football on 9 September 2007 against Cesena. Two months later, on 9 November, with 8 goals in 14 matches under his belt, he helped the Tuscan team to reach the top of the table.
Cerci made his debut with Torino on 1 September 2012 as a substitute in a 3–0 victory against Pescara. On 30 September 2012, he was a key player in a 1–5 away victory against Atalanta, providing 3 assists. He scored his first goal for the Granata in a 2–2 away draw against former club Fiorentina on 25 November 2012.
On 20 June 2013 Torino purchased Fiorentina's half of the co-ownership for €3.8 million. For the 2013-14 Serie A season, Ventura converted Cerci from his natural right-wing position to second striker to partner with new signing Ciro Immobile. On 25 August 2013 he scored his first goal of the season against Sassuolo (2–0). Then on 25 September 2013 he scored his first brace for Torino during a 2–2 draw against Hellas Verona. On 3 November 2013 he scored against his former club Roma to end their 10-match undefeated streak (1–1).
Cerci was called up for the Italy national under-21 football team by then coach Pierluigi Casiraghi and scored his first goal for Italy in his debut during the 2009 European Championship qualifying match against Azerbaijan on 16 November 2007.
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- Alessio Cerci – FIFA competition record
- Alessio Cerci – UEFA competition record