Nicola Sansone

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Nicola Sansone
Personal information
Full name Nicola Domenico Sansone
Date of birth (1991-09-10) 10 September 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Munich, Germany[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
0000–2002 SV Neuperlach
2002–2010 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Bayern Munich II 32 (2)
2011–2014 Parma 43 (8)
2011–2012 Crotone (loan) 35 (5)
2014– Sassuolo 12 (5)
National team
2007 Italy U17 1 (0)
2009 Italy U18 1 (1)
2009–2010 Italy U19 6 (1)
2012 Italy U20 1 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2014

Nicola Domenico Sansone (born 10 September 1991) is an Italian-German footballer who plays as a forward and winger for Serie A club Sassuolo.

Club career[edit]

Sansone was born in Munich in Germany[1] and his first club was SV Neuperlach. At the age of 10, he transferred to Bayern Munich, where he progressed through the Junior Team. He made his debut for Bayern's reserve team in January 2010, in a 3. Liga match against Dynamo Dresden.[2] He made three more appearances in the 2009–10 season, and was a regular in the team during the 2010–11 season. In October 2010, he was named on the substitutes bench for the first-team in a Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg. He was released in June 2011 after Bayern's reserves were relegated from the 3. Liga.


On 21 January 2014, Sansone along with teammates Pedro Mendes and Aleandro Rosi joined Sassuolo from fellow Serie A club Parma. Sansone and Mendes both signed co-ownership deals, for €2.5 million and €500,000 respectively.[3] Rosi however made a loan switch from Parma to Sassuolo, as part of the swap with Jonathan Rossini also in temporary deal.[4]

In June 2014 Raman Chibsah and Sansone joined Sassuolo outright for undisclosed fee, as well as Parma bought back Mendes for €2.5 million.[3][5]

International career[edit]

Sansone made his U17 debut in November 2007 along with Bayern team-mate Roberto Soriano. Both players also called up to 2008 Minsk under-17 International Tournament[6] He scored a goal in the second match, a 3–0 won against Belarus.[7] However, he was not called up to 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship elite round in March.

He played for Italy U19 team on 11 March 2009, the second match of season 2009–10 (for player born on or after 1991), he also called up to the next friendly match against Ukraine (born 1990 team), as Ukraine was preparing for the 2009 final tournament. He scored a goal in that match, a 2–2 draw.[8] He then dropped from the team, as he did not receive a call-up to U18 team (born 1991 class) for a friendly tournament in Slovakia.[9] In November 2009, he was recalled to the U19 team for 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification. He replaced captain Jacopo Sala in the first match, then started in the next two matches as wing forward, partnered with forward Mattia Destro and Nicolao Dumitru against San Marino, ahead Marco D'Alessandro who started in the first match. In the last match against Republic of Ireland, Sansone partnered with Destro in a 442 formation. Sansone then selected in 1[10] of the 3 friendly matches before the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification, but never received call-up again, as some of the players were recovered from injury and some players returned from U21 team (Fabio Borini and midfielder Soriano, etc.).

Sansone made his U20 debut in February 2012. He also played an unofficial friendly against Italy under-21 Serie B representative team in December 2011.[11]

On 31 May 2015 Sansone received his first senior national team call-up from Antonio Conte.[12]


  1. ^ a b c "Nicola Sansone". Parma F.C. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dynamo Dresden gegen FC Bayern München II 2:0 (1:0) - Die 3. Liga". [dead link]
  3. ^ a b Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  4. ^ "Transfer market operations and presentation of newly signed players". Parma FC. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Accordi di compartecipazione con l’US Sassuolo" (in Italian). Parma FC. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "International tournament: team plays against Moldova, Belarus and Russia". FIGC. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Torneo di Minsk: battuta la Bielorussia. Oggi Russia-Italia". FIGC (in Italian). 9 January 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "taccuino". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 9 April 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Under 18: convocati 18 Azzurrini per la "Slovacchia Cup"". FIGC (in Italian). 23 April 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Match report: Italy 1-1 Germany". DFB (in German). 17 March 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Nocera, Obiettivo Raggiunto" (in Italian). Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Stage a Coverciano dal 2 al 4 giugno: trentaquattro Azzurri convocati da Conte" (in Italian). FIGC. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

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