Rachid Arma

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Rachid Arma
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-16) 16 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Ait Ourden Resmouka, Morocco
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pisa
Youth career
US Prova[1]
Sambonifacese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Sambonifacese 107 (43)
2008–2009 SPAL 35 (16)
2009–2010 Torino 12 (1)
2010–2011 Vicenza 9 (1)
2011–2012 SPAL 34 (18)
2012–2013 Carpi 30 (9)
2013– Pisa 26 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 28, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rachid Arma (born 16 January 1985) is a Moroccan footballer. He currently plays for Italian club A.C. Pisa 1909.

Biography[edit]

Rachid Arma was born in Ait Ouidern Resmouka and spent his childhood in Agadir. In 1989, his father left Morocco to move to San Bonifacio, Italy, for work purposes, and the rest of the family, including Rachid, joined him later in 1995.[1][2]

In 2004, he was promoted into Sambonifacese's first team, and played four consecutive Serie D seasons with the Verona club, being instrumental in their promotion to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione during the 2007–08 season thanks to his 21 goals.

SPAL[edit]

He was consequently noted by a number of professional clubs, and was acquired by Lega Pro Prima Divisione outfit SPAL during the 2008 summer transfer window. With SPAL, he immediately managed to achieve some space under the guidance of head coach Aldo Dolcetti, and provided a 13-goal tally in his first professional season. He then achieved national coverage after he managed to score two goals to Serie A side Palermo in the third round of the Coppa Italia 2009–10; the match ended with a 4–2 win for the Sicilians, but Arma was subsequently noted by Serie B giants Torino and was acquired by the granata in co-ownership deal only days after his impressive performance in the Coppa Italia, which also proved to be his final game with SPAL.[3]

In June 2010, SPAL bought back Arma from Torino. In July 2010, he was acquired by Serie B club Cittadella in a co-ownership bid, with Francesco Battaglia moved to opposite direction .[4][5] On 31 August 2010, Vicenza Calcio acquired the co-ownership from Cittadella, for a peppercorn fee of €500.[6] He returned to SPAL for a second spell in July 2011 in temporary deal. In June 2012 SPAL bought back Arma for €84,115.[7][8]

Carpi[edit]

After SPAL went bankrupted, Arma left for Carpi F.C. 1909.[9]

Pisa[edit]

On 2 August 2013 Arma was signed by A.C. Pisa 1909, in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.[10][11] He scored 4 goals in the first 4 matches of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Il favoloso e generoso mondo di Arma letale" (in Italian). Lo Spallino. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Un uomo solo all'attacco: Arma letale" (in Italian). Lo Spallino. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Arma, operaio nuovo bomber granata: "Porterò i marocchini a vedere il Toro"" (in Italian). La Stampa. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Il Chievo non libera Iunco Pettinari: «Voglio la Samp»". Il Mattino di Padova (in Italian). 11 July 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: Arma al Cittadella" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  6. ^ Vicenza Calcio Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  7. ^ Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  8. ^ "Compartecipazioni: tutte le operazioni" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "ARMA… IN PIU’ PER IL CARPI" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Arma al Pisa" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ufficiale l’ingaggio di Rachid Arma". Pisa Channel (in Italian) (AC Pisa 1909). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.