Gaetano D'Agostino

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Gaetano D'Agostino
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Personal information
Full name Gaetano D'Agostino
Date of birth (1982-06-03) 3 June 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
A.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928
Youth career
1990–1998 Palermo
1998–2000 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Roma 1 (0)
2001–2003 Bari 63 (2)
2003–2005 Roma 22 (1)
2005–2006 Messina 42 (5)
2006–2010 Udinese 114 (12)
2010–2011 Fiorentina 20 (5)
2011–2014 Siena 40 (7)
2013 Pescara (loan) 7 (2)
2014- Fidelis Andria
National team
1998–1999 Italy U-16 15 (6)
1999–2001 Italy U-18 10 (3)
2002–2004 Italy U-21 17 (4)
2009 Italy 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009

Gaetano D'Agostino (born 3 June 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder. Usually a playmaker, D'Agostino is best known for his incisive passing. He is currently play on Serie D club, A.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928.

Club career[edit]

He was brought up in the Palermo youth system,[citation needed] in Roma youth system only for two seasons because he was progressing enormously and,[citation needed] in 2001, went to Bari with co-ownership rights as part of the deal that brought Antonio Cassano to Roma. He was tagged for 5 billion Italian lire for 50% of the rights[1] He then came back to Roma for €1,291,142[2] and signed a new 3-year contract in June 2003 in but did not figure much.[citation needed]

Messina[edit]

In January 2005 he was loaned to Messina on loan with option to sign in co-ownership deal for €750,000.[3][4] In ½seasons at Messina, he made 42 appearances and scored 4 goals, being instrumental for the club's impressive performances in the Serie A league, including a seventh place in 2004–05, the best top flight placement in Messina history.

In June 2006 Messina bought remain rights for €60.000.[5]

Udinese[edit]

On 7 July 2006 he was bought by Udinese for a reported €1.2M,[6] where he firmly established himself as a regular, also achieving a place in the Italian national team during his stay with the Friuli-based side. He made sensational performances during the 2008–2009 Serie A season.

Fiorentina[edit]

On 3 June 2010, he was sold to ACF Fiorentina[7] for a reported fee between €9 and 10 million.[8][9] La Viola later announced they signed him in a co-ownership deal,[10] for €5.75 million.[11] He made his debut on 29 August 2010, scoring Fiorentina's only goal in a 1–1 draw at home against Napoli.

After the injury of Riccardo Montolivo, D'Agostino partnered with Marco Donadel as the central midfielders.

Joining Siena via Udinese[edit]

In the middle of 2011, D'Agostino returned to Udinese after they won his 50% rights in a blind auction, Udinese winning with a bid of €110,000 to €50,000. D'Agostino said that “It still hurts a little that Fiorentina didn’t keep me,” and expressed his desire to remain in Florence, having earlier said he loved living in the city. On 7 July, Siena agreed a deal to sign the playmaker.[12]

He left Siena at the end of the 2013–14 season, after the club declared bankruptcy.

International career[edit]

D'Agostino was a member of the Italian U-21 squad, making 17 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

He received his first senior call-up in November 2008, but did not play, making his debut on 6 June 2009 in a friendly match against Northern Ireland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RELAZIIONE SEMESTRALE AL 31 DIICEMBRE 2000" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian) (Borsa Italiana Archive). Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 27 June 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "RELAZIIONE SEMESTRALE AL 31 DIICEMBRE 2004" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian) (Borsa Italiana Archive). Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "OPERAZIONI EFFETTUATE NELL’AMBITO DELLA SESSIONE INVERNALE DELLA CAMPAGNA TRASFERIMENTI 2004/2005" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "BIILANCIIO CONSOLIIDATO CHIIUSO AL 30 GIIUGNO 2007" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian) (Borsa Italiana Archive). Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "La Lazio compra: Ledesma". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 7 July 2006. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ceduto Gaetano D'Agostino alla Fiorentina". Udinese Calcio (in Italian). 3 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Fiorentina: manca solo firma D'Agostino" (in Italian). Published by Corriere dello Sport – Stadio. ANSA. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Viola swoop for D'Agostino". Sky Sports. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mercoledì la presentazione di D'Agostino". ACF Fiorentina official site – Viola Channel (in Italian). 7 June 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  11. ^ ACF Fiorentina Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  12. ^ "D’Agostino sabato a Siena per firma e visite mediche". AC Siena's official site. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

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