Dario Dainelli

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Dario Dainelli
Dario Dainelli, 2005.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-06-09) 9 June 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Pontedera, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Chievo
Number 3
Youth career
1996–1998 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Empoli 0 (0)
1998–1999 Modena (loan) 0 (0)
1999 Cavese (loan) 10 (0)
1999–2000 Fidelis Andria (loan) 28 (1)
2000–2001 Lecce 14 (0)
2001–2004 Brescia 60 (1)
2002 Verona (loan) 13 (0)
2004–2010 Fiorentina 143 (7)
2010–2012 Genoa 57 (1)
2012 Chievo (loan) 6 (0)
2012– Chievo 70 (2)
National team
2002 Italy U21 1 (0)
2005 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2005

Dario Dainelli (born 9 June 1979 in Pontedera, Province of Pisa) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club A.C. ChievoVerona.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dainelli started his professional career at Empoli. He spent his early years on Modena (Serie C1), Cavese (Serie C2) and Fidelis Andria (Serie C1) on loan.

He was then signed by Lecce in 2000 (in co-ownership deal and made his Serie A debut against Roma on 18 February 2001.

Brescia[edit]

After just one season at Lecce, Empoli bought him back[1] and sold to Brescia.

Except for the first season which he just made five appearances and left on loan to Serie A rival Verona,[2] he made 56 appearances more for Brescia.

Fiorentina[edit]

In July 2004 he was signed by newly promoted team Fiorentina, in a co-ownership deal with Brescia. On January 2005, Fiorentina immediately bought all of the remain registration rights.

Dainelli was the team captain after Christian Riganò left the club in summer 2005,[citation needed] a position which he hold until his transfer to Genoa.

At the end of 2006–07 season, due to his contract expiring on summer, some rumor linked him with Juventus and other Italian clubs,[citation needed] but on 9 June 2007, he finally signed a new 4 years contract extension with Fiorentina.

In summer 2009, ACF Fiorentina prepared to sell the captain by signing Cesare Natali in order to increase the depth of the bench. Alessandro Gamberini, Per Krøldrup and Dainelli rotated at the starting pair of the central defender.

Genoa[edit]

After the signing of Felipe, on 12 January 2010 Dainelli was transferred to Genoa with whom he signed a contract which last until June 2013.[3]

Chievo[edit]

On 31 January 2012, the last day of winter transfer 2012, Dainelli moved to the fellow league club Chievo Verona on loan deal.[4] He returned to Genoa after the loan deal expired at 30 June 2012 and then terminated his contract with Genoa. On 7 August 2012, he agreed a permanent deal with Chievo.

International career[edit]

Dainelli made his debut for the national side against Ecuador on 11 June 2005 which the friendly match ended a 1–1 draw.

He was recalled by new Italian head coach Roberto Donadoni to play in Euro 2008 qualifying against Lithuania and France on 2 September 2006 and 6 September 2006, but did not enter the field.

Dainelli played once for Italy U21 team, on 16 April 2002. a friendly 2–3 lost to France U21.

He also call-up to 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, but did not play.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1998–99 Modena Serie C1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Cavese Serie C2 10 0 0 0 10 0
1999–2000 Andria Serie C1 28 1 0 0 28 1
2000–01 Lecce Serie A 14 0 0 0 14 0
2001–02 Brescia 5 1 3 1 8 2
Verona 13 1 13 1
2002–03 Brescia 24 0 2 0 26 0
2003–04 31 0 1 0 32 0
2004–05 Fiorentina 30 4 6 0 36 4
2005–06 27 1 1 0 28 1
2006–07 31 1 2 0 33 1
2007–08 21 0 2 0 6 0 29 0
2008–09 21 1 0 0 8 0 29 1
2009–10 5 0 0 0 5 0 10 0
2009–10 Genoa Serie A 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 260 10 17 1 19 0 296 11

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campagna trasferimenti". Lega Calcio (in Italian). 28 June 2001. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "E' UFFICIALE, DAL BRESCIA ARRIVA DARIO DAINELLI". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 15 January 2002. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ "MERCATO: E' FATTA PER DAINELLI AL GENOA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Dario Dainelli joins Chievo from Genoa". A.C. ChievoVerona (www.chievoverona.it). 31 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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