Lorenzo Ariaudo

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Lorenzo Ariaudo
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Personal information
Full name Lorenzo Ariaudo
Date of birth (1989-06-11) 11 June 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 13
Youth career
1997–1998 CBS
1998–2008 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Juventus 3 (0)
2010 Cagliari (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2014 Cagliari 60 (1)
2014– Sassuolo 12
National team
2009–2010 Italy U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2010

Lorenzo Ariaudo (born 11 June 1989) is an Italian footballer who plays as a centre back for Serie A club Sassuolo.

Club career[edit]

Ariaudo joined Juventus as a nine-year-old and was part of the 2009 Torneo di Viareggio-winning team.[1] He made his first team debut in Juventus's 1–1 draw with Artmedia Petržalka in the second leg of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, in which Juventus won 5–1 on aggregate to advance to the group stages, and was awarded a five-year professional contract. He made Serie A debut on 18 January 2009 against Lazio in Rome on a match that ended with a 1–1 draw. Although he was not able to break into the first team permanently that season, then-manager Ciro Ferrara described Ariaudo as a future prospect.[2]

After being included in pre-season friendlies, Ariaudo was promoted to the first team permanently. On 2 January 2010, he was sent on loan to Cagliari for €500,000.[3] After being on the bench for a string of games, he finally made his debut for the Sardinian club on 21 February as a starter and helped keep a clean sheet in a 2–0 win over Parma.

In June 2010, Cagliari excised the rights to purchase him in co-ownership deal for €1.3million.[4] On 31 January 2011, the club purchased him outright, as part of the deal of Alessandro Matri's €2.5million loan.

On 4 January 2014, Ariaudo left Cagliari for Serie A side Sassuolo.[5]

International career[edit]

On 25 March 2009 Ariaudo made his debut for the Italy Under-21 squad and marked it with a goal in the friendly game against Austria that ended with a 2–2 draw.[6][7] [8] He was named in the preliminary squad for the 2009 European Championships but did not make the final 23-man squad.[9] Since then, he has become a regular starter for the Azzurrini in their 2011 European Championship qualifying campaign, playing the full 90 minutes in four of the last five matches since March.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventus 2008–09 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cagliari (loan) 2009–10 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Cagliari 2010–11 15 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
2011–12 24 1 2 0 0 0 26 1
2012–13 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 72 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 79 1

As of 31 December 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Da Motta a Giovinco, L'Italia fa giocare i suoi ragazzi" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 31 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "La signora Juventus è ringiovanita bene" (in Italian). Gazzetta dello Sport. 21 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ufficiale: Juve, Ariaudo finisce in presitito al Cagliari" (in Italian). Tuttosport. 2 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Agazzi è tutto del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 21 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ufficiale: Lorenzo Ariaudo in neroverde". US Sassuolo Calcio (in Italian). 4 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Il nuovo biennio si apre con un pareggio. Casiraghi: "Bella reazione"" (in Italian). figc.it. 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "channel4.com – Football Italia". channel4.com. 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "oefb.at". oefb.at. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009. 
  9. ^ "The Under 21 team prepares for European Cup". juventus.com. 6 June 2009. 

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