Bryan Cristante

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Bryan Cristante
Personal information
Full name Bryan Cristante
Date of birth (1995-03-03) 3 March 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 24
Youth career
Casarsa
Liventina Gorghense
2009–2013 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Milan 3 (1)
National team
2010 Italy U16 2 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U17 10 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U18 6 (2)
2013– Italy U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 January 2014

Bryan Cristante (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbrajan kriˈstante]; born 3 March 1995) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Milan. He also holds a Canadian passport, as his father was born there.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cristante was born in San Vito al Tagliamento but raised in the nearby San Giovanni di Casarsa, where he started playing football as a child.[2] He moved on to Liventina Gorghense, an amateur club in the province of Treviso, before joining A.C. Milan in 2009.[3]

Milan[edit]

Throughout his time in the club's youth system he was a member of the under-15 squad who won the Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali in 2010,[4] scoring eight goals,[2] as well as a member of the under-17 side who won the Campionato Allievi Nazionali in 2011.[5]

He made his professional debut for the club on 6 December 2011, aged 16 years and 278 days, coming on as a substitute for Robinho in a UEFA Champions League group stage match against Viktoria Plzeň, which ended in a 2–2 draw.[6] He thus became the youngest ever Milan player to feature in a Champions League game and third youngest overall.[7][8]

Cristante was elected as the best player at the Torneo di Viareggio 2013. On 4 March 2013, Cristante signed his first professional contract, which will keep him at Milan until 2018. He joined the first team squad at the start of the 2013/2014 season.[9]

On 10 November 2013 he made his debut in Serie A, coming on as a substitute for Kaká in a match against Chievo Verona, which ended in a 0-0 draw.[10]

On 6 January 2014 Bryan scored his first goal for the club thanks to an assist from Kaká, in a 3-0 victory at the San Siro against Atalanta, which was also the game in which Kaká scored his 100th (and 101st) goal for the club.

Statistics[edit]

As of match played on 18 January 2014.
Team Season Domestic
League
Domestic
Cup
European
Competition1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
Career Total 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1

1European competitions include the UEFA Champions League.
2Other tournaments include the Supercoppa Italiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milan: chi è Cristante: "Mi rivedo in Aquilani"". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 7 December 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Simone Gambino (7 December 2011). "An introduction to Bryan Cristante - AC Milan's 16-year-old Champions League wonderkid". goal.com (PERFORM). Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Pietro Mazzara (04-12-2011). "DNA vincente e serietà: ecco chi è Bryan Cristante". milannews.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali 2009/10". acmilan.com (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Campionato Allievi Nazionali 2010/11". acmilan.com (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Ian Holyman (6 December 2011). "Plzeň secure late draw with Milan to end on a high". uefa.com (Union of European Football Associations). Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Gaetano De Stefano (7 December 2011). "Pato and Robinho not enough, AC Milan fluff the finish in Prague". gazzetta.it (La Gazzetta dello Sport). Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Lu. Guaz. (7 December 2011). "Cristante, il suo nome nella storia". ilgiorno.it (in Italian) (Il Giorno). Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bryan Cristante: il gioellino della "Cantera" rossonera". milanpassion.it (in Italian). Milan Passion. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.milannews.it/i-tabellini/chievo-milan-0-0-il-tabellino-della-gara-127953

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