Davide Biondini

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Davide Biondini
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Personal information
Full name Davide Biondini
Date of birth (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Montiano, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Genoa)
Youth career
2000–2001 Cesena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Cesena 45 (2)
2003–2005 Vicenza 62 (2)
2005–2006 Reggina 28 (0)
2006–2012 Cagliari 161 (6)
2012– Genoa 36 (1)
2012–2013 Atalanta (loan) 24 (0)
2014 Sassuolo (loan) 15 (1)
National team
2004–2006 Italy U21 2 (0)
2009 Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 13–14 season.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2009

Davide Biondini (born 24 January 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Genoa.

Club career[edit]

Cesena[edit]

He started his career at A.C. Cesena, near his birthplace. After playing more than 40 Serie C1 games, he left the club.

Vicenza[edit]

Biondini was transferred to Serie B team Vicenza Calcio in temporary deal in 2003. in 2004 the Veneto club acquired Biondini in co-ownership deal for €250,000.[1] In June 2005 Vicenza acquired Biondini outright after winning the bid mediated by Lega Calcio for €202,500.[nb 1]

Reggina[edit]

In August 2005 Biondini was signed by Serie A club Reggina Calcio in another co-ownership deal for €500,000, which the Calabria team also signed Luca Rigoni from Veneto, with Ricardo Esteves moved to opposite direction. Biondini made his Serie A debut in 2005–06 Serie A. Circa January 2006 Reggina signed Biondini outright for another €700,000[nb 2], with Simone Cavalli moved to opposite direction outright for €775,000.[1]

Cagliari[edit]

On 31 August 2006, he left for Cagliari on loan for an undisclosed fee with option to sign outright.[2] In 2007 Cagliari excised the option.[3]

Genoa[edit]

On 11 January 2012, he left for Genoa on free transfer in 4½ year contract.[4][5][nb 3] (However the transfer also cost Genoa €500,000 as other fee.[5])

After a single season, signed a loan deal with the newly promoted Serie A club Atalanta on 24 August 2012 for €200,000.[5][7][8]

International career[edit]

With the Italy U-21 squad he took part at the 2006 Euro U-21 Championship. He wore the prestigious number 10 shirt, but just made one appearance as a substitute in the last match of the group stage.

Biondini made his senior national team debut on 14 November 2009 during a friendly match against the Netherlands.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ As co-ownership income of €47,500 for the discount.[1]
  2. ^ As co-ownership income of €200,000 plus pre-agreed €500,000.[1]
  3. ^ Cagliari did not disclosed the transfer detail in its financial report, however Biondini's residual contract value circa January 2012 was €38,321, and in the whole 2011–12 financial season Cagliari had a player trading loss (Italian: minusvalenze cessione calciatori) of €38,607.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2006 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  2. ^ "Arriva Biondini" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Biondini e Bianco sono del Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Genoa, preso Biondini E ora può tornare Sculli". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Genoa C.F.C. SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  6. ^ Cagliari Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  7. ^ "Atalanta net Genoa’s Biondini". Football Italia. 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Davide Biondini all'Atalanta, alle 18,30 la presentazione". Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio (in Italian). 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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