Marco Costantino

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Marco Costantino
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Cento, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Modena
Number TBA
Youth career
2004–2010 SPAL
2009–2010 Sampdoria (loan)
2010–2011 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Juventus 0 (0)
2011–2012 Latina (loan) 3 (0)
2012 SPAL (loan) 1 (0)
2012- 2013 VdA Saint-Christophe (loan) 8 (0)
2013- Modena 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marco Costantino (born 8 May 1991) is an Italian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Modena F.C. in the Italian Serie B.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Costantino began his youth career with SPAL 1907, and remained with the central Italian club's junior squad until July 2009, when he was transferred to Serie A side U.C. Sampdoria's youth side.[1]

Juventus[edit]

Following the appointment of the new board and staff at Juventus at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season, Costantino was one of many new faces brought to Turin. He was signed for about €170,000 in 5-year contract.[2] Ex-Sampdoria head coach Luigi Delneri and sports director Giuseppe Marotta were appointed as the same positions in Juve and played a role in bringing the youngster to Turin. He joined Juventus in order to strengthen the Primavera team but was immediately promoted to the senior squad as their no.1 Italian international Gianluigi Buffon was injured for several months. He was registered in Juventus's 24-men UEFA Europa League first team squad (list A) as the fourth keeper, behind Gianluigi Buffon, former Sampdoria teammate, Marco Storari and Austrian international, Alex Manninger.[3] Juventus also registered young Primavera player Marco Bonassi in B list in qualifying and playoffs phase,[4] but soon left the club on loan. Costantino played most of the games for the "Primavera Squadra".[5]

Loan Deals[edit]

In July 2011 Marco Costantino was loaned to Latina. He made his debut in 2011–12 Coppa Italia,[6] however he spent most of the time as the backup of Fernando Martinuzzi. In January 2012, he returned to Juventus and was loaned to former club, SPAL 1907, where he served as a back-up for Luca Capecchi. He again returned to Juventus on 30 June 2012, before being loaned out once more to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione outfit, VdA Saint-Christophe on 30 August 2012. WIth the fourth division squad, Costantino made 8 league appearances, serving much of the season as a back-up to Pierluigi Frattali.

Modena F.C.[edit]

On 20 June 2013, Costantino officially completed a permanent traansfer to Serie B side, Modena F.C. after a deal was reached with Juventus. The transfer was part of the negotiation the took Nazzareno Belfasti back to Juventus on a permanent basis following his co-ownership deal.

International career[edit]

He received some call-up from Italian youth teams[7] but never made a debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chi è Marco Costantino, nuovo portierino blucerchiato". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 14 July 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.juventus.com/wps/wcm/myconnect/c74c784c-da0f-4894-acff-36a25db908cb/Relazione+finanziara+semestrale+DEFINITIVA+ENG.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=c74c784c-da0f-4894-acff-36a25db908cb
  3. ^ "The UEFA list for the Europa League group phase". Juventus FC. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The UEFA list for the Europa League preliminaries". Juventus FC. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Fullsoccer.eu statistics
  6. ^ "L'Aquila passa a Latina, addio Tim Cup". Sport Latina (in Italian). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Under 19, da domenica stage a Roma in vista delle amichevoli autunnali". FIGC (in Italian) (Rome). 27 August 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 

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