Gianluca Lapadula

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Gianluca Lapadula
Personal information
Full name Gianluca Lapadula
Date of birth (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2006–2007 Treviso (loan)
2007–2008 Pro Vercelli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Pro Vercelli 4 (0)
2008–2009 Ivrea 18 (0)
2009–2012 Parma 0 (0)
2010–2011 Atletico Roma (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Ravenna (loan) 6 (1)
2011–2012 San Marino (loan) 35 (24)
2012–2013 Cesena 9 (0)
2013 Frosinone (loan) 6 (0)
2013– Parma 0 (0)
2013–2014 Gorica (loan) 28 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gianluca Lapadula (born 7 February 1990) is an Italian footballer, who plays for Parma.


Early career[edit]

Born in Turin, Piedmont, Lapadula started his career with Juventus FC from 1996 to 2004. Then he played in RivoliCollegno, which located in Rivoli, the Province of Turin.[citation needed] He left on loan to Veneto side Treviso in 2006.[1] He returned to Piedmont for Serie C2 side Pro Vercelli from Filadelfia Paradiso Calcio on 31 August 2007.[2] He was a player of the reserve.[3] In 2008–09 season, he left for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (ex–Serie C2) side Ivrea, and was selected to the Lega Pro 2nd Div. A representative team for Lega Pro Quadrangular Tournament and scored a goal against 2nd Div. C representative team in the third place match. Eventually, Group A finished as the third.[4]


In August 2009 he was scouted by Serie A side Parma. He spent a season at their Primavera team.[5] In July 2010, he left for Atletico Roma along with Alessio Tombesi (co-ownership), Abdou Doumbia (loan) and Abel Gigli (loan), as part of the deal that Parma signed Lega Pro 2nd Div. top-scorer Daniel Ciofani in a co-ownership deal.[6]

Lapadula made his debut on 8 August 2010, the opening match of the season. He replaced Babú in the extra time, which Atletico Roma lost 1–2 to Cremonese in the Coppa Italia match.

In January 2011 Lapadula left for Ravenna. Lapadula made an breakthrough in the 2011–12 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, when he became the Group A topscorer with 24 goals, just behind the division topscorer, Giordano Fioretti of the Group B (33 goals).


On 15 June 2012 Lapadula joined Serie B club Cesena in co-ownership deal in 5-year contract. That month Parma and Cesena made cashless swap that Lapadula (€1.4M) and Defrel moved to Cesena (€1.2M); Rossini (€1.6M) and Del Pivo moved to Parma (€1M). Cesena also acquired Marco Rossi for free from Parma in August 2012 due to his ban, as well as the temporary deal of Andrea Rossi[7] and Gonçalo Brandão.[8][9] Parma paid a notional sporting bonuses (Italian: premi di valorizzazione) of €3 million to Cesena to finalize the loans[10] but only paid €1 million and zero[10] to Cesena to acquire Parolo[8] and Benalouane in temporary deals.[11]

Lapadula failed to play regularly for Cesena. On 8 January 2013 he was signed by Frosinone[12] with Leandro Campagna moved to Parma on 15 January. Lapadula failed to score either in the Lazio based club.

In June 2013 the co-ownership deals between Cesena and Parma were resolved. It saw Đurić (later sold), Fabbri, Rossini (Parma), Defrel (Cesena) were renewed. Cesena also re-signed Del Pivo for €1.5 million[10] as well as remain 50% card of Luigi Palumbo also for €1.5 million.[10] While Parma re-acquired Lapadula for €1.4 million in June,[10] 50% registration rights of Benalouane for €600,000 in June[10] and Parolo for undisclosed fee on 1 July 2013. Parma also swapped Davide Adorni for Marco Paolini of Cesena in new co-ownership deal in June 2013, both tagged for €1 million.[10] Lapadula signed a 5-year contract.[10] On 12 July Đurić returned to Cesena.[10]

Parma return[edit]

Lapadula returned to Parma in June 2013 but immediately left for Slovenian club Gorica on 1 July,[13] along with Bright Addae, Daniele Bazzoffia, Uroš Celcer, Massimo Coda, Alex Cordaz, Sebestyén Ihrig-Farkas, Alen Jogan, Floriano Vanzo and Fabio Lebran (Crotone/Parma). The deals were finalized on 12 July.[14]


  1. ^ "Official Summer Transfer List". Lega Calcio (in Italian). ca. 1 September 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  4. ^ "Quadrangolare: Terzo posto al Girone A di Seconda Divisione". (in Italian). 22 January 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Primavera". Parma FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Il punto sul mercato delle formazioni giovanili del Parma" (in Italian). Parma F.C. official website. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Andrea Rossi è del Cesena" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Scambio prestiti col Cesena Parolo Brandao" (in Italian). Parma FC. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "News dal ritiro di Acquapartita" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (Italian)
  11. ^ "Benalouane in prestito al Parma" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "LAPADULA ALLA CORTE DI STELLONE" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "PREGLED POGODB MED IGRALCI IN KLUBI 1. SNL NA DAN 12.07.2013" (in Slovenian). NZS. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "ZAPISNIK 39 seje Registracijske komisije NZS z dne 12.07.2013" [Press release [N°] 39: NZS Registration Commission on 12 July 2013] (in Slovenian). Nogometna zveza Slovenije (NZS). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

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