Daniel Caligiuri

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Daniel Caligiuri
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Caligiuri in November 2012
Personal information
Full name Daniel Caligiuri
Date of birth (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wolfsburg
Number 7
Youth career
BSV 07 Schwenningen
2001–2005 SV Zimmern
2005–2007 Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Freiburg II 70 (24)
2009–2013 Freiburg 93 (11)
2013– Wolfsburg 52 (8)
National team
2015– Italy 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2015

Daniel Caligiuri (pronounced [kaliˈdʒuri]; born 15 January 1988 in Villingen-Schwenningen) is a Italian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and the Italy national team. Born in Germany to an Italian father and a German mother, Caligiuri began his professional career with Freiburg before moving to Wolfsburg in 2013.

Club career[edit]

Caligiuri made his Bundesliga debut for Freiburg on 7 November 2009, starting against VfL Bochum. He joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2013 after a solid season with Freiburg. On 19 March 2015, Calgiuri scored in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Europa League against Inter Milan.[1]

International career[edit]

Caligiuri was eligible to represent both Germany through being born there (and to a German mother), as well as Italy through his father. On 22 May 2015, Caligiuri expressed his desire to play for the country of his father's heritage, stating "I have always said that I will play for the national team which invites me first. And I have big hopes now to be part of the Italy squad."[2]

On 31 May 2015, it was announced that Antonio Conte named Caligiuri alongside fellow débutant Nicola Sansone in his squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Croatia.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 May 2015.[4][5][6]
Club Season League[a] Cup[b] Europe[c] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Freiburg II 2006–07 3 0 3 0
2007–08 13 2 13 2
2008–09 32 8 32 8
2009–10 19 13 19 13
2010–11 1 0 1 0
2011–12 2 1 2 1
Total 70 24 70 24
Freiburg 2009–10 16 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11 23 0 2 0 25 0
2011–12 25 6 1 0 26 6
2012–13 29 5 4 3 33 8
Total 93 11 7 3 100 14
Wolfsburg 2013–14 24 1 3 0 27 1
2014–15 28 7 6 2 11 1 45 10
Total 52 8 9 2 11 1 72 11
Total 215 43 16 5 11 1 242 49
  1. ^ Includes appearances in the Bundesliga.
  2. ^ Includes appearances in the DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Supercup.
  3. ^ Includes appearances in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

International[edit]

As of 31 May 2015.
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 0 0
Total 0 0

Personal life[edit]

Caligiuri's older brother Marco is also a professional footballer, who currently plays for Greuther Fürth.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Freiburg
Wolfsburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lässig ins Viertelfinale" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wolfsburg midfielder Daniel Caligiuri looking forward to dream Italy call-up". ESPN FC. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Caligiuri and Sansone earn maiden Italy call-ups". Goal.com. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Caligiuri, Daniel" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Caligiuri » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Daniel Caligiuri profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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