Cristian Pasquato

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Cristian Pasquato
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Padua, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pescara
Number 25
Youth career
1995–1996 Padova
1996–2003 Montebelluna
2003–2008 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Juventus 1 (0)
2008–2010 Empoli (loan) 35 (2)
2010 Triestina (loan) 16 (1)
2010–2011 Modena (loan) 40 (9)
2011–2012 Lecce (loan) 12 (0)
2012 Torino (loan) 3 (1)
2012–2014 Udinese 0 (0)
2012–2013 Bologna (loan) 15 (2)
2013–2014 Padova (loan) 37 (7)
2014– Juventus 0 (0)
2014– Pescara (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Italy U-21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristian Pasquato (born 20 July 1989 in Padua) is an Italian footballer who plays for Pescara in Serie B, on loan Juventus.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Padova, Italy in 1989, Pasquato began his career in the youth ranks of Padova Calcio at the mere age of 6. After just one season with his hometown club, however, he joined the youth setup of Calcio Montebelluna, where he ultimately would remain until 2003, when he was scouted out by Juventus officials.

Juventus[edit]

Pasquato officially joined Juventus in July 2003, and instantly earned early comparisons to club legend Alessandro Del Piero, most notably due to their origins at Padova, but also due their similar field positions and free-kick abilities. In 2006 he reached the Primavera team after winning the Allievi title. Being a free kick specialist, Pasquato scored the winner against Internazionale Milano in the Supercoppa Primavera final.[1] After 6 years in the Juventus youth sector, Pasquato began to earn senior call-ups from coach Claudio Ranieri during the 2007-08 Serie A season, and made his first team debut on 11 May 2008, the final matchday of the that season, as a second half substitute. Following the Primavera final, Pasquato was promoted to the first team.

He continued with the Juventus first team during the 2008–09 pre-season, and impressed throughout the summer. He also competed with the team in the UEFA Champions League.

Loan Deals[edit]

On 24 August 2008 it was confirmed that the striker had signed for Serie B side, Empoli F.C. on a one-year loan.[2] With the Tuscan club, Pasquato made 23 league appearances and scored 1 goal in his first full season in the professional leagues. On 1 July 2009, Pasquato returned to Juventus, however, his loan with Empoli was extended for one more season soon after. During the andata of the 2009–10 Serie B campaign, Pasquato managed just 9 league appearances with 1 further goal. Because of his lack of game time, Juventus recalled the young forward back to Turin during the 2010 January transfer window, before ultimately re-loaning the player back to the second division with U.S. Triestina Calcio. During his loan with the club from Trieste, Pasquato made 16 league appearances and scored 1 goal. His efforts were not enough to save the club from relegation to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione at the end of the season.

After returning to Juventus on 30 June 2010, following the expiration of his six-month loan deal with Triestina,[3] Pasquato was again loaned out. This time he was sent to Modena F.C., another Serie B club. He spent the entire 2010–11 season at Modena, scoring 9 goals and notching 13 assists in 40 league games for the club. After the highly productive season with the gialloblu, Pasquato returned to Juventus once more, and after training with the first team for the entire pre-season and competing in several summer tournaments and friendly matches, it was believed that the youngster would remain in Turin under new coach Antonio Conte. On 26 July 2011, Pasquato notably scored the winning goal for Juventus in a 1–0 win over Club America in the 2011 World Football Challenge. Pasquato began the match as a starter on the left-wing of Conte's 4–2–4, and scored a brilliant volley past Armando Navarrete after 42 minutes of play. The match was held in New York at CitiField.

On 31 August 2011 Pasquato was once again sent out on loan by his parent club: he was loaned to fellow Serie A club U.S. Lecce along with teammate Manuel Giandonato on a season-long loan.[4] He was, however, recalled from his loan period at Lecce on 27 January 2012 due to limited play time. He was loaned out to city-rivals Torino in the Serie B just two days later, on 29 January 2012.[5]

Udinese[edit]

On 30 June 2012, Pasquato returned to base, although Juventus sold half of his registration rights to Udinese for €1.5 million as part of a deal that also saw Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla move from Udinese to Juventus: also in co-ownership deals.[6] Pasquato was then immediately sent on loan by Udinese to Bologna F.C., where he teamed up with former Juventus teammates, Marco Motta, Michele Pazienza, and Frederik Sorensen.[7]

On 17 June 2013, Udinese and Juventus renewed the co-ownership agreement of the player, with Udinese continuing to hold onto his registration rights.

On 8 August 2013, Udinese loaned Pasquato to Serie B club Padova.

Return to Juventus[edit]

On 20 June 2014, Juventus confirmed the outright purchase of Pasquato from Udinese on a 3-year contract.[8]

International career[edit]

Pasquato has represented Italy at every youth level from Under-15 to Under-21.

On 25 March 2009, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a friendly match against Austria.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 30 January 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2007–08 Juventus Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 Empoli Serie B 23 1 2 0 0 0 25 1
2009–10 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Triestina 16 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
2010–11 Modena 40 9 2 0 0 0 42 9
2011–12 Lecce Serie A 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2011–12 Torino Serie B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 102 12 6 0 0 0 108 12

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Juventus F.C.

International[edit]

  • U–17 Pepsi International Tournament : 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juventus Football Club: Team and Staff". Juventus FC Official Website. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "CALCIO, EMPOLI: IN ARRIVO PASQUATO DALLA JUVENTUS" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Bianconeri al raduno, si parte!". Juventus FC (in Italian). 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Giandonato and Pasquato move on loan to Lecce". Juventus FC. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Christian Pasquato al Toro" (in Italian). Torino FC. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Asamoah and Isla move to Juventus". Juventus F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Pasquato al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.juventus.com/juve/en/news/20+june+2014+isla+pasquato