Gianni Bruno

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gianni Bruno
Personal information
Full name Gianni Bruno
Date of birth (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Rocourt, Belgium
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lille
Number 19
Youth career
1996–2000 Club de Liège
2000–2007 Standard Liège
2007–2011 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Lille 23 (1)
2013–2014 Bastia (loan) 31 (8)
National team
2005 Belgium U15 5 (1)
2006–2007 Belgium U16 11 (3)
2007–2008 Belgium U17 11 (3)
2008–2009 Belgium U18 6 (3)
2009–2010 Belgium U19 14 (7)
2010 Belgium U20 1 (0)
2010–2012 Belgium U21 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Gianni Bruno (born 19 August 1991 in Rocourt) is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for French club Lille in Ligue 1.[1] He plays as a striker.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bruno was born in Rocurt, a local town in the city of Liège, to Italian parents. As a result, he possesses dual-nationality.[2] He began his career playing for hometown club FC Liège where his father was a coach.[2] After seven years at the club, after Liège endured financial difficulties, Bruno moved to one of the biggest clubs in the country Standard Liège. He spent seven years at Standard and was a two-time national champion at under-12 and under-17 level with the club.[2] Towards the end of his tenure at Standard, Bruno featured with the club's reserve team in a match against Anderlecht. Despite receiving a professional contract offer from Standard, Bruno departed the club to join Lille in France. He justified departing the club citing France's better training methods and Lille's close proximity to his home in Belgium.[2]

Lille[edit]

Bruno began his career at Lille in the club's youth academy in Luchin. After two years in the club's academy, during the 2008–09 season, he began playing on the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth level of French football.[3] Bruno was promoted to the reserve team full-time in the following season. He appeared in 27 matches scoring a team-high 11 goals.[4] After playing the 2010–11 season with the reserve team,[5] on 8 June 2011, Bruno signed his first professional contract agreeing to a one-year deal with Lille.[6] He was, subsequently, promoted to the senior team by manager Rudi Garcia and assigned the number 19 shirt.

Bruno made his professional debut on 11 January 2012 appearing as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat to Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue.[7] Fours days later, he made his league debut appearing as a substitute in another defeat, this time to Marseille.[8]

International career[edit]

Bruno is a Belgian youth international and has played for all levels for which he has been eligible. In total with the Belgian youth international teams, he has attained 59 caps and scored 33 goals.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 18 May 2014) [9]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille 2011–12 10 1 3 1 0 0 13 2
2012–13 13 0 3 1 2 1 18 2
Total 23 1 6 2 2 1 31 4
→ Bastia 2013–14 31 8 2 0 33 8
Total 31 8 2 0 0 0 33 8
Career total 54 9 8 2 2 1 64 12

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des champions
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Super Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gianni Bruno prêté par le LOSC" (in French). SC Bastia. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "LOSC – Interview Gianni Bruno" (in French). Espoirs du Football. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lille Reserve: Saison Football 2008/2009" (in French). Stat2Foot. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lille Reserve: Saison Football 2009/2010" (in French). Stat2Foot. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lille Reserve: Saison Football 2010/2011" (in French). Stat2Foot. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gianni Bruno: "Une grande chance"" (in French). FootLille. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lyon v. Lille Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Marseille v. Lille Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Gianni Bruno French league stats at LFP.fr (French)

External links[edit]