Andrea Lazzari

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Andrea Lazzari
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-12-03) 3 December 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Udinese
Number 21
Youth career
Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Atalanta 68 (5)
2006–2007 Cesena (loan) 14 (1)
2007 Piacenza (loan) 13 (3)
2007–2008 Grosseto (loan) 40 (9)
2008–2011 Cagliari 69 (8)
2011– Fiorentina 29 (2)
2012– Udinese 1 (1)
National team
2004–2007 Italy U21 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of the end of 2009–10 season.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrea Lazzari (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛa ˈladdzari]; born 3 December 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Udinese, on loan from Fiorentina.

Biography[edit]

Atalanta[edit]

Born in Milan, Lazzari started his professional career at hometown club Atalanta. During 2003–04 Serie B season, he was promoted from Primavera under–20 team[1] to the first team. He made his Serie B debut on 4 October 2003, substituted Riccardo Montolivo in the 86th minute.[2] He followed the team promoted back to Serie A as the 5th and made his Serie A on 22 September 2004, replaced Nicola Mingazzini in the 81st minute.[3] Lazzari scored a hat-trick against Juventus in Coppa Italia, a match in which Juventus was eliminated in a 5–3 aggregate,[4] while Lazzari also scored the 2 goals in the first leg. Lazzari followed Atalanta relegated back to Serie B in June 2005. He won Serie B champion with the team in June 2006.

In August 2006, he was loaned back to Serie B for Cesena, as part of the deal that Atalanta signed Adriano Ferreira Pinto. On 31 January 2007 he was sub-loan to Piacenza Calcio, as part of the deal that Cesena signed Alessandro Pellicori. In July 2007, he was loaned to Serie B newcomer Grosseto, where he finally became a regular starter and scored 9 goals.

Cagliari[edit]

On 9 July 2008, he was sold to fellow Serie A side Cagliari in co-ownership deal, signed a 4-year contract.[5] He took no.10 shirt from departed winger Pasquale Foggia but started occasionally. He became a regular starter in 2009–10 season, after Andrea Cossu became the first choice attacking midfielder, with Lazzari acting as left midfielder. He scored 6 goals that season. On 3 June 2010, Cagliari decided to sign him outright[6] for a reported €3 million.[7]

Udinese[edit]

On 30 August 2012 he was official loaned to Udinese.[8]

With his new team, on 2 September 2012, he scored the 1–4 goal against Juventus at Stadio Friuli.

On 8 August 2013, Lazzari scored from inside his own half during a 4-0 win over Bosnian club Široki Brijeg in the Europa League qualifying round.[9]

International[edit]

He was an unused member of Italy U21 team at 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROSA UFFICIALE PRIMAVERA ATALANTA B.C. STAGIONE 2003/2004" [Official Atalanta BC Primavera squad 2003/2004 season]. Atalanta BC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 5 October 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Match Report
  3. ^ Match Report
  4. ^ Menicucci, Paolo (13 January 2005). "Lazzari leaves Juventus reeling". UEFA.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lazzari è del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 9 July 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lazzari tutto del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 3 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Masiello, Vince (27 May 2010). "Cagliari Star Andrea Lazzarri Ready To Follow Massimiliano Allegri To Milan". Goal.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lazzari è un giocatore dell'Udinese!". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "From Half-Way Line! Andrea Lazzari (Udinese) vs Široki Brijeg". inside World Soccer. 9 August 2013. 

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