Giuseppe Colucci (footballer)

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Giuseppe Colucci
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Colucci
Date of birth (1980-08-24) 24 August 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Foggia, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
free agent
Youth career
Foggia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Foggia 39 (1)
1999–2000 Roma 0 (0)
2000 Bordeaux (loan) 0 (0)
2000–2006 Verona 38 (0)
2002–2003 Modena (loan) 31 (4)
2003–2004 Brescia (loan) 17 (1)
2004–2005 Reggina (loan) 30 (5)
2005–2006 Livorno (loan) 24 (1)
2006–2008 Catania 49 (4)
2009 Chievo 12 (1)
2009–2012 Cesena 70 (3)
2012 Pescara 11 (0)
2013 Reggina 26 (1)
National team
1996 Italy U-15 7 (2)
1996–1997 Italy U-16 10 (5)
1997–1999 Italy U-18 14 (2)
1998 Italy U-17 1 (0)
2001 Italy U-21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giuseppe Colucci (born 24 August 1980) is an Italian footballer.

Early career[edit]

Colucci started his professional career with Foggia, where he made 39 league appearances, accompanied by a single goal in 2 seasons with the club. After a successful spell with the Foggia, he was transferred to Serie A side Roma. He spent his time on loan at Bordeaux. He played twice for Bordeaux at 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League in March 2000, verse Valencia CF and AC Fiorentina, as second half substitute.

Verona[edit]

In 2000 he was sold to Verona (in direct exchange deal with Alberto Maria Fontana), where he made 38 league appearances in 2 seasons. He then loaned to various Serie A clubs: Modena, Brescia,[1] Reggina and Livorno, where he played more regularly at Modena and Reggina.

Catania[edit]

In August 2006, Colucci was signed by Catania on a co-ownership deal,[2] and later extended the deal by signing a 3-year deal. Colucci made 23 and 19 starts respectively in the first two seasons.[3][4] In his third season, he was not made part of the club's future by new coach Walter Zenga and failed to make an appearance that year.

Chievo and Cesena[edit]

On 2 February 2009, team-mate Gennaro Sardo and Colucci was transferred to Chievo in 6-month loan and 6-month contract respectively.[5] Colucci was offered a new contract[6] but failed to reach an agreement with Chievo.

In December 2009, he signed a contract with Cesena. He signed a new contract after Cesena remained at Serie A, extended the contract from 30 June 2012 to 30 June 2013.[7]

Pescara[edit]

Following Cesena's relegation to Serie B, Colucci was presented on 13 July 2012 by newly promoted Serie A side Pescara as their first two acquisitions of the off-season alongside Elvis Abbruscato.[8]

Reggina[edit]

On 22 January 2013, he was bought by Reggina.[9] At the same time Giuseppe Rizzo was loaned to Pescara.

International career[edit]

Colucci has been capped five times for Italy U21 and played at 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifying. He also played for Italy U18 team that lost to Portugal U18 team at UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CALCIOMERCATO, GIUSEPPE COLUCCI AL BRESCIA". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 17 July 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "CALCIOMERCATO, GIUSEPPE COLUCCI AL CATANIA" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 5 August 2006. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  3. ^ 2006–07 La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
  4. ^ 2007–08 La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
  5. ^ "COLUCCI E SARDO AL CHIEVOVERONA" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "RASSEGNA STAMPA DI VENERDI' 5 GIUGNO" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Giuseppe Colucci prolunga fino al 2013". AC Cesena (in Italian). 4 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "La presentazione di Colucci e Abbruscato". Pescara Calcio (in Italian). 13 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Giuseppe Colucci è un giocatore della Reggina". Reggina Calcio (in Italian). 22 January 2013. 

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