Andrea Esposito

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Andrea Esposito
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-05-17) 17 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Galatina, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lecce
Youth career
2003 Lecce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Lecce 46 (2)
2006–2007 Sambenedettese (loan) 22 (0)
2009–2012 Genoa 5 (0)
2010 Livorno (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Bologna (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2012 Lecce (loan) 7 (0)
2012- Lecce 4 (1)
National team
2002 Italy U17 1 (0)
2005 Italy U19 2 (0)
2005–2006 Italy U20[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:57, 9 February 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:57, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Andrea Esposito (born 17 May 1986) is an Italian football defender, currently playing for Lecce, in the Italian Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Career[edit]

A local boy, he started his career in the Lecce Primavera youth squad before being sent to Sambenedettese on loan for the 2006/2007 season. He also played five Serie A games before left on loan, the first of which was on 25 January 2004, against Lazio.

After returning to the Lecce side in 2007, he scored his first professional goal in a 3–2 win over Rimini and helped the club win promotion from Serie B. In the following season in Serie A he scored a goal in a 1–1 home draw against A.C. Milan and impressed enough to force his way into the senior Italy squad at the end of the 2008-09 Serie A season.

In July 2009, he was signed by Genoa in co-ownership deal. On 19 January 2010 Livorno signed the defender on loan from Genoa until June 2010.[2]

He rejoined Lecce for the 2012-13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season after the club's relegation from Serie A in 2011-12 and subsequent expulsion from the Serie B for their part in the Calcio Scommesse scandal.

International career[edit]

Esposito has represented Italy at Under-17 level. Despite being uncapped for the Under-21 side, he was named in Pierluigi Casiraghi's preliminary squad for the 2009 Under-21 European Championships but did not make the final 23.

He was called up to the senior Italy squad for the first time in June 2009 and was an unused substitute for the friendly against Northern Ireland.[3]

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