Nicola Belmonte

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Nicola Belmonte
Personal information
Full name Nicola Belmonte
Date of birth (1987-04-15) 15 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Cosenza, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Udinese
Number 14
Youth career
Bari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Bari 55 (0)
2004–2005 Melfi (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2014 Siena 29 (1)
2009–2011 Bari (loan) 44 (0)
2014– Udinese 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicola Belmonte (born 15 April 1987) is an Italian footballer currently playing for Serie A club Udinese Calcio. He prefers to play as a right back, but can also play as a centre back.

Biography[edit]

Bari[edit]

Siena[edit]

In July 2008, he was signed by A.C. Siena in co-ownership deal, for €1.2 million,[1][2] However after just played one league match for Siena in 2008–09 Serie A, Belmonte returned to A.S. Bari on loan.[3] In the first season he played a few games, as the team had Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Ranocchia as centre-backs.

On September 2010, he extended his contract with Bari from 2013 to 2015.[4] In ca. 2010[5][6][7] his contract with Siena also extended to 30 June 2014. He was the centre-back of the team along with Marco Rossi, but sometimes moved to right back when Andrea Masiello was unavailable. The coach also tested Andrea Raggi as starting rightback at the start of season, made Belmonte as sub and A.Masiello moved to centre-back. Despite the arrival of Kamil Glik in mid-season, Glik injury made Belmonte's role unaffected. He also missed a few games since 24 January due to injury.[8][9] He was replaced in the first half on 6 March, his first match since injury.

On 23 June 2011, he returned to Siena for a second spell at the club.[10] Bari and Siena made a pure player swap, which Belmonte (€1.25M), Pedro Kamata (€0.5M) and Filippo Carobbio (€0.5M) moved to Siena outright, and Abdelkader Ghezzal moved to Bari outright (€2.25M).

On 10 August 2012 he was suspended for 6 months due to involvement in 2011 Italian football scandal; the ban later reduced to 4 months by Tribunale Nazionale di Arbitrato per lo Sport of CONI.[11]

Udinese[edit]

On 17 June 2014 Belmonte was signed by Udinese Calcio.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presentazione Santoni, Caputo e Siligardi" (in Italian). AS Bari. 6 July 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ AS Bari Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  3. ^ "2009/10 season preview – Bari". footballitaliano.co.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Belmonte, prolungato il contratto fino al 2015". AS Bari (in Italian). 8 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sono 56 i giocatori contrattualizzati dal Siena" (in Italian). Siena Club Fedelissimi. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  6. ^ AC Siena SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (Italian)
  7. ^ AC Siena SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (Italian)
  8. ^ "Partitella al San Nicola". AS Bari (in Italian). 27 January 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Belmonte: "Abbiamo l'obbligo di provarci"". AS Bari (in Italian). 4 March 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Arriva Angelo, riscattati Reginaldo, Belmonte, Carobbio e Kamata". AC Siena (in Italian). 23 June 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ridotta la squalifica a Belmonte" (in Italian). AC Siena. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Nicola Belmonte è bianconero" (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 17 June 2014. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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