Marco Marchionni

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Marco Marchionni
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Marchionni playing for Fiorentina
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-22) 22 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Monterotondo, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
U.C. Sampdoria
Number 32
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Monterotondo 29 (4)
1998–2001 Empoli 55 (7)
2001–2006 Parma 112 (13)
2003 Piacenza (loan) 16 (1)
2006–2009 Juventus 63 (3)
2009–2012 Fiorentina 60 (7)
2012–2014 Parma 28 (1)
2014– Sampdoria 0 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Italy U21 18 (2)
2003–2009 Italy 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2009

Marco Marchionni (born 22 July 1980) is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger[2] and central midfielder[3] for Sampdoria. His main attributes are his dribbling and crossing ability.[4]

Football career[edit]

He began his professional career with Empoli F.C. in 1998, joined form CND team Monterotondo, only to leave the team for Parma in 2001. He played little for two years, and was loaned to Italian club Piacenza for half a season in 2002–2003, in order to get more playing time and increase his skills. His performances were convincing that he was recalled back to Parma and placed in the first team for season 2003–2004.

In 2003–2004, under Cesare Prandelli, who was renowned for his affinity for young players, Marchionni blossomed under his guidance. That season has become a revelation in Marchionni's career with 35 games played and 6 goals scored in Serie A and UEFA Cup. He also make his debut for Italian national team on 12 November 2003 in a friendly against Poland.

The following season was also a positive one, with 32 games played and 6 goals scored. The 2005–2006 season was by far Marchionni's best, he gave great contributions to the team's gameplay, including many assists and many instances of "play-making". He finished the season with 31 appearances and 4 goals. His talent and relatively young age attracted the keen eyes of the Juventus scouts, and the team did not delay in signing him from Parma. Marchionni joined his new team on free transfer in June 2006.[5]

Juventus[edit]

In 2006–2007, Marchionni was playing with Juventus in Serie B. Despite playing in Serie B, he received another call-up to Italian national team in September 2006, where he won his 3rd cap.

During the 2007–2008 Serie A return season, his second with Juventus, Marchionni suffered an injury filled season, keeping him off the pitch for most of the season. He only managed to start one game, but played a total of eleven league matches, scoring one goal.

During the pre-season to the 08-09 Serie A campaign, Marchionni was in excellent form playing in all of the friendly tournaments and matches. He will be hoping to stay in stunning form, and keep injury free for this season's Champions League, Serie A, and Coppa Italia with Juventus.

In the 08-09 Serie A campaign, he had been quickly introduced into the Juventus squad as the first choice winger Mauro Camoranesi was forced off the pitch due to injury problems. He handled this brilliantly with a handful of great performances, including the match against A.S. Roma where he scored a goal.

Fiorentina[edit]

On 6 July 2009, ACF Fiorentina agreed terms with Juventus to buy Marchionni, subject to personal terms.[6]

On 15 July 2009, Marchionni signed a contract with ACF Fiorentina after having spent three years with Juventus. He was part of a swap plus cash deal that saw midfielder Felipe Melo go the other way to Juventus.[7] Marchionni will join Cesare Prandelli, former coach at Parma, and former teammates Sébastien Frey, Marco Donadel, Alberto Gilardino and Adrian Mutu. He scored his first goal for the Viola against Genoa in a 2–1 defeat on 28 October 2009, repeating this step the following week with a brace against Catania in a 3–1 win and another goal in the next UEFA Champions League encounter against Debreceni.

Parma[edit]

On 14 September 2012, Marchionni rejoined Parma on a free transfer after his release by Fiorentina earlier in the summer.[8]

International career[edit]

He capped for Italy U21 at 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, forming the midfield with Matteo Brighi, Andrea Pirlo and Manuele Blasi. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup he was one of the four backup players for the 23-men main squad to step in for any possible injuries.[9] However he was never called up and thus never received a winners medal.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Honours[edit]

Parma

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marco Marchionni". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Udinese, occhi puntati su Felipe e Marchionni". Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Parma, conferme per Marchionni mezzala". Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Finalmente si punta sui vivai". Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  5. ^ UEFA.com news 26-1-2006
  6. ^ "Comunicato stampa" (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 6 July 2009. 
  7. ^ Agreements with ACF Fiorentina S.p.A.
  8. ^ "Marco Marchionni torna al Parma" [Marco Marchionni returns to Parma]. FCParma.com (in Italian) (Parma F.C.). 14 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Comunicato Stampa" [Press Release]. FIGC (in Italian). 15 May 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 

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