Bernardo Corradi

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Bernardo Corradi
Bernardo Corradi.jpg
Corradi in 2008, while at Reggina
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-03-30) 30 March 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Siena, Italy
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Siena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Poggibonsi 47 (9)
1996–1997 Ponsacco 31 (6)
1997–2000 Cagliari 22 (0)
1997–1998 Montevarchi (loan) 26 (5)
1998–1999 Fidelis Andria (loan) 31 (7)
2000–2002 Chievo 68 (22)
2002 Inter Milan 0 (0)
2002–2004 Lazio 64 (20)
2004–2006 Valencia 21 (3)
2005–2006 Parma (loan) 36 (10)
2006–2008 Manchester City 25 (3)
2007–2008 Parma (loan) 27 (5)
2008–2009 Reggina 30 (10)
2009–2011 Udinese 37 (1)
2012 Montreal Impact 11 (4)
Total 476 (105)
National team
2003–2004 Italy 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bernardo Corradi (born 30 March 1976) is an Italian footballer. He has played in the highest leagues of Italy, Spain, and England, and has been without a club since leaving Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer in 2012. Corradi was a tall, strong striker who excelled in the air; during his prime, his playing style drew comparisons with that of Pierluigi Casiraghi.[1]

He is a former Italian international, with 13 caps and two goals from 2003 to 2004. Corradi represented his country at UEFA Euro 2004.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Corradi began his career in Italy with Siena, at that time at Serie C1. He then left for U.S. Poggibonsi of Serie C2. He played there for two seasons, one in Serie C2 and the second in Serie D. In 1996, he left for Serie C2 club A.S.D. Mobilieri Ponsacco Calcio, also located in Tuscany. In mid-1997, he joined Cagliari of Sardinia, and after two matches, he was loaned to Montevarchi in November. In the next season, he was loaned to Andria. In 1999, he returned to Cagliari and played his first Serie A match.

Chievo and Inter[edit]

In 2000, Corradi was jointly-signed by Chievo and Inter Milan. Using his height as ability, he started showing his talent as central forward and scored his first Serie A goal at Chievo. He stayed at the club for two seasons, until Inter paid €4 million to purchase him outright.[2]

Considered the ideal understudy to Christian Vieri, he played his first and only match for Inter against Sporting Clube de Portugal. After Ronaldo left the club for Real Madrid, Inter signed Lazio's Hernán Crespo, and sent Corradi in the opposite direction as part of the deal,[3] in which Crespo was valued at €38 million and Corradi at €12 million.[4] Lazio later brought down Corradi's value to €5.5 million[5] and the rest deferred to amortize in a 10-year special amortization fund.

Lazio[edit]

At Lazio, Corradi scored on his debut, and formed a strike partnership with Claudio López, while Enrico Chiesa and Simone Inzaghi played as substitutes. He was offered a contract extension in July 2003.[6] In the second season, he was the first choice, and partnered with Roberto Muzzi, Lopez or Inzaghi. Corradi scored ten goals in both his league seasons with the club, and also scored a vital away goal when Lazio beat Juventus to the 2004 Coppa Italia title.

Valencia[edit]

Corradi signed for Valencia in the summer of 2004, along with Lazio teammate Stefano Fiore, in a deal which also repaid unpaid transfer fees incurred when Gaizka Mendieta moved from Valencia to Lazio for €16.587 million, while Corradi was valued at €10 million.[7][8] Corradi opened his season with the Spanish club by winning the UEFA Supercup. However, once compatriot coach Claudio Ranieri left the club, he found his first team appearances becoming less frequent, as he fell out of form. He was loaned back to Italy, playing for Parma for the 2005–06 season, in which he scored ten times in 36 appearances.

Manchester City[edit]

In the 2006 close season he was sold by Valencia to Manchester City for an undisclosed fee on 20 July, signing a three-year contract with the Premier League club.[9]

Corradi made his Manchester City debut in the opening match of the 2006–07 Premier League season against Chelsea, but was sent off after receiving a second yellow card due to his reaction to an incident involving Michael Essien.[10] It took Corradi until his 13th Manchester City appearance before he scored his first goals for the club, when he scored twice against Fulham on 18 November 2006,[11] becoming the first Italian to score for the club. In December Corradi was again sent off for two yellow cards, this time against Manchester United. The sending off in the derby infuriated Stuart Pearce, when asked on Match of the Day about it he said "I'm not gonna stand here like nineteen other Premiership managers and give you some bullshit story. He dived. I'll talk to the player. It won't happen again". Corradi lost his starting place to Emile Mpenza, as he only scored three league goals during the 2006–07 season, his other goal coming in a defeat to Portsmouth in February.[12] Corradi looked to be leaving Manchester City after his poor season. When Sven-Göran Eriksson was appointed as their new manager, Corradi was given a chance to impress and took it well by scoring four goals in the pre-season of 2007. However, he did not feature in any of their Premier League or League Cup games and was subsequently loaned out again to Parma for the rest of the season.

Corradi impressed during his first couple of appearances for his new club, but again got himself into disciplinary problems, when he was sent off in the first half, during a match with Roma. He finished with a tally of 5 goals in 15 starts, and was given the captain's armband.

Reggina and Udinese[edit]

On 30 July 2008, Manchester City confirmed that Corradi had been released from the final year of his contract, to return to Italy, and play for Reggina. On 31 May 2009, they terminated his contract with them.[13]

On 3 July, he was signed for free by Udinese,[14] who played him mainly as a substitute.

Montreal Impact[edit]

Corradi made his Impact debut in a 1–0 pre-season exhibition victory over BK Häcken of Sweden on 3 March 2012.[15] He replaced Justin Mapp to start the second half, and played out the final 45 minutes of the match.[16] On 15 March 2012, the Montreal Impact announced that he had signed for 3 months with the option to extend.[17] He recorded his first MLS goal on 14 April in the 61st minute against FC Dallas with a penalty kick.

Corradi was released by Montreal on 7 December 2012.[18] He has not been signed by any other club since then.

International career[edit]

Corradi won 13 caps for Italy, scoring two goals. He was considered as a replacement for Christian Vieri when he debuted in 2003.[citation needed] He was included in their Euro 2004 squad.

Along with Marco Di Vaio, he was played up front by new national team coach Marcello Lippi in the first few matches of qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in late 2004. After the rise of Luca Toni and Alberto Gilardino, while Corradi struggled at Valencia, he did not receive an international call-up again.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 2 May 2012
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Poggibonsi Serie C2 1994–95 16 1 0 0 16 1
Serie D 1995–96 31 8 0 0 31 8
Ponsacco Serie C2 1996–97 31 6 0 0 31 6
Cagliari Serie B 1997–98 2 0 3 0 5 0
Montevarchi Serie C1 1997–98 26 5 0 0 26 5
Fidelis Andria Serie B 1998–99 31 7 2 1 33 8
Cagliari Serie A 1999–2000 20 0 3 2 23 2
Chievo 2000–01 36 12 0 0 36 12
2001–02 32 10 3 0 35 10
Inter Milan 2002–03 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Lazio 32 10 4 0 36 10
2003–04 32 10 6 1 8 1 46 12
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Valencia La Liga 2004–05 21 3 0 0 9 1 2 1 32 5
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Parma Serie A 2005–06 35 10 3 0 38 10
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Manchester City Premier League 2006–07 25 3 3 0 1 0 29 3
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Parma Serie A 2007–08 27 5 0 0 27 5
Reggina 2008–09 30 10 1 1 31 11
Udinese 2009–10 10 0 0 0 10 0
Canada League Canadian Championship MLS Playoffs North America Other Total
Montreal Impact MLS 2012 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Career totals Italy 391 94 25 5 9 1 0 0 425 100
Spain 21 3 0 0 9 1 2 1 32 5
England 25 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 3
Canada 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Career statistics 445 103 29 5 1 0 18 2 2 1 495 111

National team statistics[edit]

Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 7 2
2004 6 0
Total 13 2

International statistics[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Valencia CF
S.S. Lazio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corradi: «Io, il nuovo Casiraghi»". Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "CORRADI CO-OWNERSHIP SITUATION RESOLVED IN INTER'S FAVOUR". inter.it. 25 June 2002. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "NUMBER NINE SHIRT TO CRESPO. THE ARGENTINE WILL BE OFFICIALLY PRESENTED ON SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER". inter.it. 1 September 2002. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "PROGETTO DI BILANCIO AL 30 GIUGNO 2003 (part 3)". SS Lazio (in Italian) (Borsa Italiana Archive). Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "PROGETTO DI BILANCIO AL 30 GIUGNO 2003 (part 1)". SS Lazio (in Italian). Archived from the original on 21 July 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lazio get more of Mendieta". UEFA. 17 July 2003. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "relazione trimestrale al 30.09.05". SS Lazio (in Italian). 11 November 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Valencia calls for Lazio duo". UEFA. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "City confirm Corradi deal". Manchester City official website. Retrieved 25 March 2007. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Chelsea 3 City 0". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  11. ^ "Man City 3–1 Fulham". BBC. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "Portsmouth 2–1 Man City". BBC. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/03/03/former-serie-forward-makes-his-debut-montreal Former Serie A forward makes his debut for Montreal
  16. ^ http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2012/03/impact-beats-bk-h%C3%A4cken-1-0-preseason-orlando Impact beats BK Häcken 1–0
  17. ^ http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2012/03/impact-signs-italian-striker-bernardo-corradi
  18. ^ http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2012/12/impact-exercises-2013-options-11-players

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