Raffaele De Vita

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Raffaele De Vita
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Personal information
Full name Raffaele De Vita
Date of birth (1987-09-23) September 23, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
Number 28
Youth career
 –2004 Roma
2004–2006 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2008–2011 Livingston 67 (21)
2011–2013 Swindon Town 74 (12)
2013–2014 Bradford City 20 (1)
2014– Cheltenham Town 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:24, 25 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Raffaele De Vita (born 23 September 1987) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Cheltenham Town as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

De Vita began his career with Blackburn Rovers but did not make an appearance for the first team. He joined Scottish club Livingston in July 2008.[1] During his career at Livingston, he made 67 league appearance and scored 22 goals.

Swindon Town[edit]

In June 2011, he signed for Swindon Town on a two year contract.[2] He made his debut on 6 August, in a 3–0 win against Crewe Alexandra, ensuring new manager Paolo di Canio's first competitive game in charge of Swindon ended with a win.[3] He scored his first goal for the club on 24 August, in a 1–0 win against Championship side Bristol City in the League Cup.[4] He scored his first league goal for the club on 24 September, opening the scoring in a 4–0 win against Barnet.[5] He followed this up with goals against Hereford United,[6] Plymouth Argyle,[7] Huddersfield Town[8] and Morecambe[9] to finish his debut season with 6 goals,[10] and helped Swindon to win the League Two title.[11]

He made his first appearance of the 2012–13 season on 14 August in a 3–0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion in the League Cup.[12] He scored his first goal of the season a week later, with Swindon now in League One, in a 3–0 win against Crawley Town.[13] After scoring in a defeat to Preston North End,[14] he then scored in back-to-back games in October, in a 2–1 defeat to Crewe and a 4–0 victory against Stevenage.[15][16] In December 2012, he then scored twice in a 2–0 win against Oldham Athletic,[17] before scoring again in the following game, a 5–0 win against Tranmere Rovers.[18] He then scored his final goal of the season on 5 January 2013, in a 4–0 win against Carlisle United.[19] He helped Swindon to finish in the play-off positions, and played in the second leg of the semi-final against Brentford, which finished 3–3, leaving the tie 4–4 on aggregate, with Brentford then going on to win the penalty shoot-out 5–4.[20] He was then released by the club along with 5 other players, at the end of the season.[21]

Bradford City[edit]

After training with the club for over two weeks,[22] and scoring as a trialist in a 4–0 win in a pre-season game against Guiseley[23] De Vita signed for Bradford City on a one year contract on 30 July 2013.[24] He made his debut on 3 August on the opening day of the season in a 2–2 draw against Bristol City, and assisted Rory McArdle's later equaliser.[25] He scored his first goal for the club on 26 October, opening the scoring in a 2–1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[26]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

De Vita joined Cheltenham Town on a three-month contract on 25 September 2014.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.[28]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swindon Town 2011–12 38 4 4 1 1 1 3 0 46 6
2012–13 36 8 1 0 2 0 2 0 41 8
Total 74 12 5 1 3 1 5 0 87 14
Bradford City 2013–14 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 23 1
Total 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 23 1
Career total 94 13 6 1 4 1 6 0 110 15

Honours[edit]

Livingston
Swindon Town
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Livi hand contracts to trialists". BBC Sport (BBC). 13 July 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Swindon Town sign up striker Raffaele De Vita". BBC Sport. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swindon 3–0 Crewe". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bristol City 0–1 Swindon". BBC Sport. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swindon 4–0 Barnet" BBC Sport. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Swindon 3–3 Hereford" BBC Sport. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Plymouth 0–1 Swindon" BBC Sport. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Swindon 4–1 Huddersfield" BBC Sport. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Swindon 3–0 Morecambe" BBC Sport. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Raffaele De Vita Football Stats Season 2011/2012" Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Swindon 5–0 Port Vale" BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Swindon 3–0 Brighton" BBC Sport. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Swindon 3–0 Crawley Town" BBC Sport. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Preston 4–1 Swindon" BBC Sport. 2 September 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Crewe 2–1 Swindon" BBC Sport. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Stevenage 0–4 Swindon" BBC Sport. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Oldham 0–2 Swindon" BBC Sport. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Swindon 5–0 Tranmere" BBC Sport. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  19. ^ "Swindon 4–0 Carlisle" BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  20. ^ "Brentford 3–3 Swindon (Agg 4–4)" BBC Sport. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  21. ^ "Robins release retained list" Swindon Advertiser. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  22. ^ "Bradford City close to deal for De Vita" Telegraph & Argus. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  23. ^ "City start with comfortable friendly win" Bradford City. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  24. ^ http://www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk/news/article/de-vita-954013.aspx
  25. ^ "Bristol City 2–2 Bradford" BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  26. ^ "Bradford City 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers" BBC Sport. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  27. ^ "Raffaele De Vita: Cheltenham Town sign Italian midfielder". BBC Sport. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  28. ^ Raffaele De Vita career stats at Soccerbase

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