Giuliano Giannichedda

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Giuliano Giannichedda
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-09-21) 21 September 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Pontecorvo, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1992 Pontecorvo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Sora 64 (2)
1995–2001 Udinese 151 (2)
2001–2005 Lazio 107 (1)
2005–2007 Juventus 35 (0)
2007–2008 Livorno 8 (0)
National team
1997 Italy Olympic 4 (0)
1999 Italy 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giuliano Giannichedda (born 21 September 1974) is an Italian retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

He appeared in 281 Serie A games over the course of twelve seasons (three goals scored), mainly in representation of Udinese and Lazio.

Club career[edit]

Born in Pontecorvo, Frosinone, Giannichedda started his senior career with A.S. Sora Calcio 1907 in the fourth division, promoting to the third level at the end of the second of his three years. In the 1995 summer he moved straight to the Serie A with Udinese Calcio, playing an average of 30 league games during his last four seasons at the Stadio Friuli.

Giannichedda signed with S.S. Lazio for the 2001–02 campaign, where he was also regularly played. In 2005 he left the Romans and joined Juventus FC, being part of the squad that was involved in the 2006 Italian football scandal,[1] with the subsequent league relegation; he stayed with the club for 2006–07 nonetheless, helping it win the Serie B championship.

Giannichedda retired in June 2008 at nearly 34 years of age, after one unassuming season with A.S. Livorno Calcio (less than 1/4 of the matches played, team relegation).[2]

International career[edit]

Giannichedda gained three caps for Italy in 1999. His debut came on 31 March in a 1–1 home draw against Belarus for the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifiers.

Giannichedda represented the country at the 1997 Mediterranean Games, which were held on home soil.

Honours[edit]

Udinese
Lazio
Juventus

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Giannichedda mai all'Inter"" ["Giannichedda will never go to Inter"] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Giannichedda: Livorno la piazza giusta" [Giannichedda: Livorno the right place] (in Italian). Livorno's official website. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2007. 

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