Andy Selva

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Andy Selva
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Personal information
Full name Andy Selva
Date of birth (1976-05-23) 23 May 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SP La Fiorita
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Latina 26 (5)
1995–1996 Civita Castellana 31 (10)
1996–1998 Fano 32 (1)
1998–1999 Catanzaro 38 (7)
1999–2000 Tivoli 21 (15)
2000–2001 San Marino 29 (4)
2001–2002 Maceratese 5 (1)
2002 Grosseto (loan) 15 (2)
2002–2003 Bellaria 30 (22)
2003–2005 SPAL 51 (20)
2005–2006 Padova 20 (2)
2006–2009 Sassuolo 59 (23)
2009–2011 Verona 29 (8)
2011–2013 Fidene 32 (7)
2013 La Fiorita 3 (2)
2013-2014 Anziolavinio 6 (1)
2014- La Fiorita 18 (8)
National team
1997 San Marino U-21 1 (1)
1998– San Marino 67 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2014

Andy Selva (born 23 May 1976 in Rome) is an Italian-born Sammarinese professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for SP La Fiorita and the San Marino national team.

Club career[edit]

He began his career in 1994–95, playing in the Eccellenza with A.S. Latina, in which he scored five goals in 26 appearances. The following season he produced 10 goals in 31 appearances in Civita Castellana in Serie D, before moving to Fano (Serie C2), where he remained until March 1998, he played 32 games with only one goal. In 1999, Selva played with another Serie C2 club, Catanzaro, making 40 appearances, scoring six goals.

Selva went back to the Eccellenza with Tivoli in 1999, which he scored 15 goals in 21 matches, while for the following season, he moved to San Marino, where he scored four goals in 26 appearances.[1] In the 2001–02 season playing in three different teams, he collected three appearances with San Marino, then five with Maceratese in Serie D, scoring a goal, and thus finishing the season in Serie D, with Grosseto (15 appearances and two goals). He scored 22 goals in 30 games for Bellaria in the following season.

In the summer of 2003, he transferred to SPAL where, in two seasons in Serie C1 he plays 51 games scoring 22 goals. In 2005–06, he moved to Padova (Serie C1), who sold him to Sassulo after only scoring two goals in 20 games. With Sassuolo, he played two years in Serie C1 and played an important part in the historic breakthrough with a Serie B promotion, contributing decisively with 15 goals in and became the top scorer in Group A.[2]

In mid-2009, he left for Hellas Verona but was released after Verona were promoted to Serie B.

In July 2011, he trained with Santarcangelo.[3]

International career[edit]

Selva was born in Rome, Italy to an Italian father from Lazio and a Sammarinese mother,[4] which made him eligible to represent Italy or San Marino and chose for the latter.

He made his international debut on 9 September 1997 against Turkey U-21, and scored one goal for his team in 1-4 loss.

He is hailed as the greatest player in the current San Marino national side and one of the greatest in its history. He has appeared more than 60 times for the national team and scored eight goals, making him the leading goalscorer in the history of the team.[5] Until 2012, he was the only player to score more than one goal for San Marino.

On 28 April 2004, Selva became the first player ever to score a winning goal for San Marino when he netted the only goal in a 1–0 friendly win over Liechtenstein, which is the only win that San Marino have recorded to date, as well as one of three official matches where San Marino have kept a clean sheet.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. San Marino's goal tally first.[6][7]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result
1. 14 October 1998 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Austria 1–4 1–4
2. 28 February 2001 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels  Belgium 1–10 1–10
3. 6 June 2001 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Belgium 1–1 1–4
4. 28 April 2004 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Liechtenstein 1–0 1–0
5. 30 March 2005 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Belgium 1–1 1–2
6. 4 June 2005 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Bosnia-Herzegovina 1–2 1–3
7. 17 October 2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Wales 1–2 1–2
8. 11 October 2008 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Slovakia 1–2 1–3

International record[edit]

International games list. San Marino's goal tally first.[8][9]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Minuts Goals Cards Competition
1. 10.10.1998 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Israel 0-5 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2000 (Q)
2. 14.10.1998 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Austria 1-4 (0-0) 90' Goal UEFA Euro 2000 (Q)
3. 10.02.1999 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol  Cyprus 0-4 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2000 (Q)
4. 31.03.1999 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Spain 0-6 (0-2) 90' Booked UEFA Euro 2000 (Q)
5. 28.04.1999 Arnold Schwarzenegger-Stadium, Graz  Austria 0-7 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2000 (Q)
6. 08.09.1999 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan  Israel 0-8 (0-3) Substituted off 75' BookedBookedRed card UEFA Euro 2000 (Q)
7. 26.04.2000 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Moldova 0-1 (0-0) 90' Friendly
8. 15.11.2000 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Latvia 0-1 (0-1) 90' 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
9. 28.02.2001 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels  Belgium 1-10 (0-3) 90' Goal 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
10. 28.03.2001 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Scotland 0-4 (0-3) 90' Booked 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
11. 25.04.2001 Skonto Stadium, Riga  Latvia 1-1 (1-0) Substituted off 82' 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
12. 02.06.2001 Stadion NK Varteks, Varaždin  Croatia 0-4 (0-2) 90' 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
13. 06.06.2001 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Belgium 1-4 (1-1) 90' Goal 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
14. 05.09.2001 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Croatia 0-4 (0-1) 90' Booked 2002 FIFA Word Cup (Q)
15. 21.05.2002 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Estonia 0-1 (0-1) 90' Friendly
16. 07.09.2002 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Poland 0-2 (0-0) 90' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
17. 16.10.2002 Megyeri úti Stadion, Budapest  Hungary 0-3 (0-0) 90' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
18. 20.11.2002 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Latvia 0-1 (0-0) 90' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
19. 02.04.2003 KSZO Stadium, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski  Poland 0-5 (0-2) Substituted off 90' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
20. 30.04.2003 Skonto Stadium, Riga  Latvia 0-3 (0-2) 90' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
21. 07.06.2003 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Sweden 0-6 (0-1) Substituted off 77' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
22. 11.06.2003 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Hungary 0-5 (0-2) Substituted off 65' UEFA Euro 2004 (Q)
23. 28.04.2004 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Liechtenstein 1-0 (1-0) Substituted off 90' Goal Friendly
24. 17.11.2004 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Lithuania 0-1 (0-1) Substituted off 56' 2006 FIFA World Cup (Q)
25. 09.02.2005 Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos, Almería  Spain 0-5 (0-3) 90' 2006 FIFA World Cup (Q)
26. 30.03.2005 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Belgium 1-2 (1-1) 90' Goal 2006 FIFA World Cup (Q)
27. 04.06.2005 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-3 (1-2) Substituted off 85' Goal 2006 FIFA World Cup (Q)
28. 07.09.2005 Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp  Belgium 0-8 (0-3) 90' Booked 2006 FIFA World Cup (Q)
29. 08.10.2005 Bilino Polje, Zenica  Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-3 (0-0) 90' Booked 2006 FIFA World Cup (Q)
30. 16.08.2006 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Albania 0-3 (0-3) 90' Friendly
31. 06.09.2006 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Germany 0-13 (0-6) 90' UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
32. 07.10.2006 Stadion u Nisy, Liberec  Czech Republic 0-7 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
33. 15.11.2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Republic of Ireland 0-5 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
34. 07.02.2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Republic of Ireland 1-2 (0-0) 90' Booked UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
35. 28.03.2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff  Wales 0-3 (0-2) 90' UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
36. 22.08.2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Cyprus 0-1 (0-0) 90' UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
37. 08.09.2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Czech Republic 0-3 (0-1) 90' UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
38. 12.09.2007 GSP Stadium, Strovolos  Cyprus 0-3 (0-2) 90' Booked UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
39. 17.10.2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Wales 1-2 (0-2) 90' Goal UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
40. 21.11.2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Slovakia 0-5 (0-1) Substituted off 50' Booked UEFA Euro 2008 (Q)
41. 10.09.2008 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Poland 0-2 (0-1) 90' 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
42. 11.10.2008 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Slovakia 1-3 (1-2) 90' Goal 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
43. 15.10.2008 Windsor Park, Belfast  Northern Ireland 0-4 (0-2) Substituted off 45' 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
44. 01.04.2009 Kielce City Stadium, Kielce  Poland 0-10 (0-4) Substituted in 53' Booked 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
45. 06.06.2009 Tehelné pole, Bratislava  Slovakia 0-7 (0-5) 90' 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
46. 09.09.2009 Stadion Miroslava Valenty, Uherské Hradiště  Czech Republic 0-7 (0-3) 90' 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
47. 14.10.2009 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Slovenia 0-3 (0-1) Substituted off 62' 2010 FIFA World Cup (Q)
48. 03.09.2010 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Netherlands 0-5 (0-2) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
49. 07.09.2010 Swedbank Stadion, Malmö  Sweden 0-6 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
50. 17.11.2010 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki  Finland 0-8 (0-4) 90' Booked UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
51. 03.06.2011 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Finland 0-1 (0-1) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
52. 07.06.2011 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Hungary 0-3 (0-1) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
53. 10.08.2011 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Romania 0-1 (0-0) 90' Friendly
54. 02.09.2011 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven  Netherlands 0-11 (0-3) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
55. 06.09.2011 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Sweden 0-5 (0-0) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
56. 11.10.2011 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău  Moldova 0-4 (0-1) 90' UEFA Euro 2012 (Q)
57. 12.10.2012 Wembley Stadium, London  England 0-5 (0-2) Substituted in 78' 2014 FIFA World Cup (Q)
58. 16.10.2012 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Moldova 0-2 (0-1) Substituted in 67' 2014 FIFA World Cup (Q)
59. 22.03.2013 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  England 0-8 (0-5) Substituted off 75' 2014 FIFA World Cup (Q)
60. 26.03.2013 National Stadium, Warsaw  Poland 0-5 (0-2) Substituted off 50' 2014 FIFA World Cup (Q)
61. 31.05.2013 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna  Italy 0-4 (0-2) 90' Friendly
62. 06.09.2013 Arena Lviv, Lviv  Ukraine 0-9 (0-4) 90' 2014 FIFA World Cup (Q)
63. 10.09.2013 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Poland 1-5 (1-3) 90' 2014 FIFA World Cup (Q)
64. 08.06.2014 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Albania 0-3 (0-2) Substituted off 68' Friendly
65. 08.09.2014 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Lithuania 0-2 (0-2) 90' UEFA EURO 2016 (Q)
66. 09.10.2014 Wembley Stadium, London  England 0-5 (0-2) Substituted off 86' Booked UEFA EURO 2016 (Q)
67. 15.11.2014 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  Estonia 0-0 Substituted off 83' UEFA EURO 2016 (Q)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ziarno wśród plew – Andy Selva". czasfutbolu.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Najlepszy pośród najgorszych - historia Andy’ego Selvy". piotrborkowski.worldpress.com (in Polish). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andy Selva si allenerà con il Santarcangelo". tuttolegapro.com (in Italian). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Le schede di HellaStory - Andy Selva". hellastory.net (in Italian). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "San Marino - Record International Players". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "San Marino national football team vs all opponents in all times". eu-football.info. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "San Marino - Matches". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "San Marino national football team vs all opponents in all times". eu-football.info. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "San Marino - Matches". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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