Gabriele Ambrosetti

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Gabriele Ambrosetti
Personal information
Full name Gabriele Ambrosetti
Date of birth (1973-08-07) 7 August 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Varese, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Varese 50 (11)
1993–1994 Brescia 34 (10)
1994–1995 Venezia 18 (3)
1995–1996 Vicenza 24 (3)
1996 Brescia 9 (2)
1996–1999 Vicenza 79 (15)
1999–2003 Chelsea 16 (0)
2000–2001 Piacenza (loan) 14 (1)
2001 Vicenza (loan) 11 (1)
2001–2002 Piacenza (loan) 14 (0)
2003–2004 Piacenza 28 (1)
2004–2006 Pro Patria 41 (1)
Total 338 (48)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gabriele Ambrosetti (born 7 August 1973) is a former Italian footballer who played as a winger.

Born in Varese, he played for several Italian sides, including Brescia and Vicenza. He won the 1996–97 Coppa Italia at Vicenza,[1] and in April 1998 played in a Cup Winners Cup semi-final against Chelsea, inspiring the English Premier League club to sign him for £3.5 million in August 1999. He arrived as, according to his manager, Gianluca Vialli, the 'Italian Ryan Giggs', but struggled to live up to the tag and in four years made only a handful of appearances. He made his Chelsea debut as a substitute on 21 August in a 1–0 home win against Aston Villa, replacing compatriot Gianfranco Zola for the last three minutes.[2] The only goal he scored for Chelsea was in a 5–0 win against Galatasaray in Istanbul, on 20 October 1999 during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage.[3]

Honours[edit]

Vicenza

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996/97 Coppa Italia". gazzetta.it. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Games played by Gabriele Ambrosetti in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Bradley, Mark (21 October 1999). "Flo inspires Chelsea exhibition". London: The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2009.