Andrea Ranocchia

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Andrea Ranocchia
Andrea Ranocchia FC Internazionale.jpg
Ranocchia with Inter in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Assisi, Italy
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current club Internazionale
Number 23
Youth career
Perugia
Arezzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Arezzo 56 (1)
2008–2011 Genoa 16 (2)
2008–2010 Bari (loan) 34 (3)
2011– Internazionale 74 (5)
National team
2007–2010 Italy U21 14 (2)
2010– Italy 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2013

Andrea Ranocchia (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛa raˈnɔkkja]; born 16 February 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Internazionale.

Club career[edit]

Born in Assisi in the province of Perugia, Ranocchia started his career at Perugia then in Arezzo. Ranocchia played for Arezzo's Primavera team in 2005–06 season.[1]

Genoa[edit]

In August 2008, Genoa purchased half of the registration rights for €1.55 million and sent him on loan to Bari, rejoining Arezzo coach Antonio Conte, where he won the Serie B Championship.[2] On 26 June 2009 Genoa have signed him outright for another €2.45 million, made Genoa paid €4 million in total within a year.[2][3]

On 1 July 2010 he moved back to Genoa. After a link with Internazionale in February 2010, the clubs agreed a deal in June 2010 which involved the transfer of young striker Mattia Destro.[4] The transfer became official on 20 July 2010, which Inter signed half of the registration rights of Ranocchia for €6.5 million and sent Destro on loan to Genoa with option to sign him in co-ownership deal (who later purchased outright for €4.5 million).[5][6] Ranocchia also loaned back to Genoa for a season.[7]

Internazionale[edit]

On 27 December 2010, Internazionale bought full ownership from Genoa for €12.5 million (made him valued €19 million in total) which were later confirmed by Genoa President Enrico Preziosi who expressed his delight at doing business with Inter.[8] The president of Inter, Massimo Moratti, spoke on the transfer to Sky Italia and said: "Finally an Italian. We had kept an eye on him from before. It is our project to go ahead with young players."[9] On 9 January 2011, Ranocchia made his debut against Catania where Inter won the match 2–1. He made his Champions League debut against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Round of 16.

International career[edit]

On 21 August 2007 he made his debut with the Italy U21 squad in a friendly match against France. He took part at the 2009 U-21 Championship.

He made his debut with Italy senior team on 17 November 2010, in a friendly match against Romania.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 5 December 2013[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arezzo 2006–07 24 1 5 1 29 2
2007–08 32 0 32 0
Total 56 1 5 1 61 2
Bari 2008–09 17 1 0 0 17 1
2009–10 17 2 1 0 18 2
Total 34 3 1 0 35 3
Genoa 2010–11 16 2 1 0 17 2
Total 16 2 1 0 17 2
Internazionale 2010–11 18 1 4 0 4 0 26 1
2011–12 12 1 3 0 2 0 17 1
2012–13 32 2 3 1 10 0 45 3
2013–14 12 1 2 1 14 2
Total 74 5 12 2 16 0 102 7
Career totals 180 11 19 3 16 0 215 13

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bari
Internazionale

Individual[edit]

  • Armando Picchi Award: 2010–2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primavera SQUADRA". AC Arezzo (in Italian). ca. September 2005. Archived from the original on 17 January 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Genoa CFC 2009 annual report (in Italian). C.C.I.A.A. & registroimprese.it. 28 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Compartecipazioni". AC Arezzo (in Italian). 26 June 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Graziano, Mirko (22 June 2010). "Maicon, ci sono solo due milioni fra l' Inter e il Real". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Mattia Destro on loan to Genoa". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 20 July 2010. Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Andrea Ranocchia signs five-year contract". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  8. ^ FC Internazionale Milano Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  9. ^ "Ranocchia completes second training session with Inter". footballitaliano (www.footballitaliano.co.uk). 30 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Andrea Ranocchia Bio, Stats, News – Football / Soccer – - ESPN FC". ESPN FC (in English). Retrieved 6 April 2010.