Neuton

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Neuton
Personal information
Full name Neuton Sérgio Piccoli
Date of birth (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Erechim, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back/Left back
Club information
Current team
Chapecoense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Grêmio 27 (1)
2011– Udinese 4 (0)
2012–2013 Watford (loan) 8 (0)
2014– Chapecoense (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2010

Neuton Sérgio Piccoli (born 14 March 1990), simply known as Neuton, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chapecoense, on loan from Udinese. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Grêmio[edit]

Born in Erechim, Neuton joined Gremio youth setup in 2008.[1] He made his debut at left back on 25 April 2010 in a 2-0 victory over Internacional.[2] Neuton scored his first professional goal in a 3-1 win over Atlético Paranaense seven months on after making his professional league debut. While at Grêmio, Neuton earned a nickname "Ice Man". At the end of the season, Neuton made 13 appearances. In the following season, Neuton continued to progress in the first team and made 8 appearances.

Udinese[edit]

On 28 July 2011, Neuton joined Serie A side Udinese on a five-year contract.[3] The Serie A club had their interest in his skill and abilities, and succeed in signing him from Grêmio.[4] He made his debut in a 1-0 loss to Arsenal during the 2011-12 Champions League play-off round.[5] Neuton made his league debut, coming on as a substitute in the final minutes, in a 2-0 win over Lecce on 11 September 2011. Following Udinese's elimination from the Champions League, the club entered the Europa League. He made his debut in a 2-1 win over Stade Rennais and in the next game in the Europa League on 29 September 2011, Neuton won a penalty in the final minutes, allowing Almen Abdi convert and score the penalty (his first goal for the club) in a 1-1 draw against Celtic. However, he made less appearances due to being homesick since joining the club and also due to being on the bench, although he managed a some playing time in Domestic Cup competitions and European games.

Watford[edit]

Neuton joined Watford on a season's loan on 31 August 2012.[6] He made his debut in a 2-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers on 15 September 2012.[7] In the first three match since his debut, he says he's expected to improve his performance as his performance didn't caught an eye from Watford supporters.[8]

Chapecoense[edit]

Neuton joined newly promoted side Chapecoense on a season's loan in January 2014.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
App Goals Assists App Goals Assists App Goals Assists App Goals Assists App Goals Assists
Grêmio[9]
2010 14 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 191 11 0
2011 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 172 02 0
Total 22 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 36 1 0
Udinese
2011-12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 9 0 0
Watford (loan)
2012-13 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
Career total 34 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 44 1 0

1 Including two matches for 2010 Campeonato Gaúcho.

2 Including eight matches for 2011 Campeonato Gaúcho.

Honours[edit]

Grêmio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neuton: Neuton Sergio Piccoli". footballzz.co.uk. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Internacional 0-2 Gremio". Soccernet (ESPN). 25 April 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Official: Udinese signs Brazilian defender Neuton from Gremio". Goal.com. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bem-vindo Neuton!". Udinese Calcio. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Arsenal 1-0 Udinese". guardian.co.uk (Guardian News and Media). 16 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Watford sign Udinese loanees Sergio Piccoli Neuton, Joel Ekstrand, Fernando Forestieri and Jean-Alain Fanchone". Watford Observer. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Second goal of Lloyd Doyley's career doesn't hide Watford's defensive frailties at Bolton Wanderers". Watford Observer (Newsquest). 15 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Watford defender Neuton vows to improve his performances under Gianfranco Zola this season". Watford Observer. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Neuton career stats". Global Sports Media (Soccerway). Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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