Paulo Gazzaniga

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Paulo Gazzaniga
Personal information
Full name Paulo Dino Gazzaniga[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Murphy, Argentina
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 25
Youth career
Unión y Cultura
2007–2011 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Gillingham 20 (0)
2012– Southampton 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Dino Gazzaniga (born 2 January 1992) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English side Southampton.

Career[edit]

Gazzaniga joined Valencia CF's youth setup in 2007,[2] after starting out with hometown side Unión y Cultura.[3] However, he failed to make a first team appearance for the Che, and was subsequently released in May 2011.

In July 2011, Gazzaniga signed a two-year deal with League Two side Gillingham, to challenge Ross Flitney for the number one spot.[4] He made his professional debut for the club on 4 October 2011, in a 3–1 defeat to Barnet in the Football League Trophy.[5]

On 20 July 2012, Gazzaniga signed a four-year deal with newly promoted Premier League side Southampton, with Tommy Forecast going to Gillingham on loan as part of the deal.[6][7] He described it as "a crazy situation" but said it was like "a dream".[8]

Gazzaniga made his debut on 28 August in a 4–1 victory against Stevenage in the second round of the League Cup.[9] He made his league debut almost a month later, on 22 September in a 4–1 win against Aston Villa.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gillingham 2011–12[11] League Two 20 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 22 0
Southampton 2012–13[12] Premier League 9 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
2013–14[13] Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 17 0 0 0 2 0 19 0
Career total 37 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 41 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2011 and 31/08/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Los porteros "suplentes" que el Valencia dejó escapar" [The "reserve" goalkeepers who Valencia let out] (in Spanish). Plaza Deportiva. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Paulo Gazzaniga, debut argentino en la Premier League" [Paulo Gazzaniga, Argentine debut in Premier League] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham sign goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga". 28 July 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gillingham 1 - 3 Barnet". 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Southampton sign Gillingham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga". 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Saint Paulo Becomes Fourth Signing". Southampton FC. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Saints summer spending continues as Gazzaniga checks in from Gillingham". Daily Mail. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Stevenage 1–4 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Lewis, Aimee (22 September 2012). "Southampton 4–1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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