Giulio Donati

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Giulio Donati
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Donati with Leverkusen in 2014.
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Pietrasanta, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 26
Youth career
2003–2008 Lucchese
2008–2010 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Internazionale 0 (0)
2010–2011 Lecce (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Padova (loan) 28 (0)
2012–2013 Grosseto (loan) 28 (0)
2013– Bayer Leverkusen 23 (0)
National team
2010 Italy U20 3 (0)
2010–2013 Italy U21 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giulio Donati (born 5 February 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Club career[edit]

Born in Pietrasanta, the Province of Lucca, Donati started his career at hometown club Lucchese. In July 2008, he was signed by Internazionale and played for its Primavera team (U-20 youth team).

At the start of 2009–10 season, Donati was called up to the first team for a number of friendlies.[2][3][4] On 16 December 2009, he made his debut against Livorno at Coppa Italia. With both teams resting numbers of regular starters, the match ended in an 1–0 win.[5] He subsequently also received call ups to the next two competitive matches (against Lazio and Chievo) and started a mid-season friendly.[6]

On 25 June 2010, he was loaned to newly promoted Serie A team Lecce with option to sign him in co-ownership deal.[7] He made 16 appearances for Lecce in a season in which the Salentini were relegated. He was also a regular for the Italian u20 and u21 sides during the season. Lecce did not take up the option to sign him on a co-ownership deal.

Donati spend the 11/12 season on loan at Serie B side Calcio Padova. On 25 August, he made his Serie B debut with Padova in the away draw against Sampdoria. There he found regular first team football and made a total of 30 appearances.

The 12/13 season was another in which Donati was sent on loan and once again to a Serie B side, this time U.S. Grosseto F.C.. He made 27 appearances for Grosseto and made two assists throughout the course of the season.

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 21 June 2013, Bayer Leverkusen agreed a fee of €3m with Internazionale.[8] He took part in 23 of the 34 Bundesliga games in the 13/14 season, assisting once in a 2-1 win over Hertha BSC. He also made six UEFA Champions League appearances in a run that saw Bayer knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16.

International career[edit]

On 12 February 2010, Donati was called up by coach Pierluigi Casiraghi from the Italy U-21 team for a training camp,[9] however he was not selected to the final squad for the upcoming qualifying match.[10] On 17 November 2010, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 team in a friendly match against Turkey.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 March 2014[11]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Internazionale 2009-10 Serie A 0 0 1 0 - - 0 0 - - 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 - - 0 0 - - 1 0
Lecce (loan) 2010-11 Serie A 14 0 2 0 - - - - - - 16 0
Total 14 0 2 0 - - - - - - 16 0
Padova (loan) 2011-12 Serie B 28 0 2 1 - - - - - - 30 1
Total 28 0 2 1 - - - - - - 30 1
Grosseto (loan) 2012-13 Serie B 27 0 0 0 - - - - - - 27 0
Total 27 0 0 0 - - - - - - 27 0
Bayer Leverkusen 2013-14 Bundesliga 13 0 4 0 - - 6 0 - - 23 0
Total 13 0 4 0 - - 6 0 - - 23 0
Career total 82 0 9 1 - - 6 0 - - 97 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bayer04.de/B04-DEU/de/2039.aspx?guid=2039-A803EAF7-DA0A-4D8C-AA41-D8615FD786C5
  2. ^ "Friendly: Lugano 3–3 Inter". inter.it. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Friendly: Piacenza 2–1 Inter". inter.it. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Vaduz 1–2 Inter: Arnautovic scores twice". inter.it. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Tim Cup: Inter 1–0 Livorno date=16 December 2009". inter.it. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Milito scores winner as Inter edge Al Hilal". inter.it. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Preso Donati dall'Inter". US Lecce (in Italian). 25 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Bayer 04 sign Giulio Donati". Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 11 August 201.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Stage a Coverciano dal 15 al 17: cinque novità tra i convocati di Casiraghi" (in Italian). figc.it. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Qualificazioni europee. Venti convocati, la novità è Casarini del Bologna" (in Italian). figc.it. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Giulio Donati statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 December 2013.