Nicola Pozzi

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Nicola Pozzi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Cesena 19 (4)
2004–2005 Milan 0 (0)
2004 Napoli (loan) 3 (1)
2005 Pescara (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2009 Empoli 103 (26)
2009–2014 Sampdoria 92 (31)
2013 Siena (loan) 3 (0)
2014– Parma 3 (0)
2015– Chievo (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2006–2009 Italy U-21 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicola Pozzi (born 30 June 1986) is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Serie A side Chievo as a striker. He was born in Santarcangelo di Romagna.

Club career[edit]


Signed by AC Milan from then-Serie C1 side Cesena on January 2004, he was successively loaned to Napoli and Pescara, before being sent on loan to Empoli F.C. for two consecutive seasons (2005–06 and 2006–07).


In 2007–08 season, his status was changed to co-owned by both sides, for €750,000[1] (that season Empoli also signed Luca Antonini (€1M), Lino Marzoratti (€0.75M) and Ignazio Abate (€0.9M) in co-ownership deals), and in 16 June 2008 Empoli got full ownership for €3.25 million (Pozzi) and €1.5 million (Marzoratti )[2][3] in exchange of Antonini (€2.75 million)[3] and Abate (€2 million)[3] who return to AC Milan, effectively made Emppoli paid €3.4 million in net for Pozzi and Marzoratti, as well as the special loan of Abate and Antonini.

On 9 December 2007, he scored all four goals in Empoli's 4–1 victory over Cagliari. However, he suffered a season-ending knee injury after netting a brace in a 3–1 defeat of Napoli on February 17, and will be sidelined for six months, effectively ruling him out of the Azzurrini squad for the 2008 Olympics.

Pozzi also represented Italy at the Under-21 level.


On Monday 31 August 2009 Sampdoria announced via their website the loan signing of Pozzi for €180,000[4] with the option to make the signing permanent.[5] In June 2010, Sampdoria decided to sign him outright,[6] for €5.2 million in 5-year contract.[4][7]


After playing five seasons well at Sampdoria, Pozzi moved to Serie A side Parma on 31 January 2014, with Stefano Okaka moved to opposite direction,[8] signing a three-and-a-half year deal.[citation needed] The deal was a cashless swap, as both Pozzi and Okaka were valued for €2 million.[9]

On 2 February 2015 Pozzi joined A.C. Chievo Verona in temporary deal.[10]


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  2. ^ "AC Milan Group 2008 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). ca. April 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Empoli FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  4. ^ a b Empoli F.C. SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  5. ^ "Chiusura col botto: è Nicola Pozzi la nuova punta". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 31 August 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Comunicato stampa del 22 Giugno 2010" [Press release 22 June 2010]. Empoli FC (in Italian). 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  7. ^ UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  8. ^ "Nicola Pozzi arrives from Sampdoria, Okaka leaves". Parma FC. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  10. ^ "Ufficiale: Nicola Pozzi al ChievoVerona" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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