Raffaele Palladino

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Raffaele Palladino
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-17) 17 April 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Mugnano di Napoli, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Parma
Number 17
Youth career
Benevento
2002–2004 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Benevento 8 (1)
2004–2008 Juventus 51 (10)
2004–2005 Salernitana (loan) 39 (15)
2005–2006 Livorno (loan) 22 (2)
2008–2011 Genoa 58 (7)
2011– Parma 24 (4)
National team
2003 Italy U-19[1] 4 (3)
2003–2004 Italy U-20[1] 2 (0)
2005–2007 Italy U-21[1] 15 (4)
2007–2009 Italy[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2009

Raffaele Palladino (born 17 April 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Parma.

Club career[edit]

The first team career of Palladino started in his native region of Campania where he played for Benevento in Serie C1. Including games played in Coppa Italia Serie C, his record at Benevento was 12 games played and 5 goals scored.

It was not long before he gained the attentions of Juventus and was signed by the club in 2002, during his earlier years with Juventus he played in reserve and youth levels in competitions such as Torneo di Viareggio (which the club won in 2003 and 2004). However, during the 2003–04 season, he did make one appearance in the Coppa Italia. He scored 41 goals in 61 games in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera.

Loan spells[edit]

To gain some first team experience, Palladino was loaned out to Salernitana back in Campania.

The first taste of Serie A football came in 2005–06 for the player, he was loaned out once more, this time to Livorno. Although he gained some valuable experience he did not score as many goals as he did during his spell with Salernitana the previous season.

Return to Juventus[edit]

Juventus had been relegated down to Serie B due to the result of the 2006 Serie A scandal. Despite the lower division, first team places were still hotly contested and the young Palladino was given a chance to prove himself in the first team by Didier Deschamps. On his league debut Palladino scored two goals. In the same season he also scored a hat-trick against Triestina. Juventus won promotion back into Serie A that season giving Palladino his first senior team honour.

Although he is mainly a striker, with the presence of Alessandro Del Piero, Vincenzo Iaquinta, and especially David Trezeguet, Palladino had a hard time finding a spot as a striker. He mainly played as a left winger during the 2007–2008 season, although he is predominately right footed.

Genoa[edit]

On 3 July 2008, Palladino was signed by Genoa in co-ownership deal, priced €5million (for 50% rights), joined along with defender Domenico Criscito on loan.[2]

Parma[edit]

On 3 January 2011, Genoa's half share in Palladino was transferred to Parma in a move which saw Parma's half share in Alberto Paloschi go the other way and the exchange of the full registration of Francesco Modesto and Luca Antonelli. Genoa also paid a sum of €5.85M cash.[3] Palladino's contract will run until 30 June 2014.[3]

In June 2011 Juventus gave up the remain 50% registration rights to Parma for free.[4]

International career[edit]

He has represented his country at Under-21 level. Palladino received his first call-up to the senior team on 17 November 2007 versus Scotland under the direction of Roberto Donadoni, but did not play in the game. His debut came just a few days later, against the Faroe Islands. Palladino played as one of the three strikers along with Luca Toni and Vincenzo Iaquinta.

Career statistics[edit]

International statistics[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FIGC Archive: Presenze e Gol (Italian)
  2. ^ "Agreements with Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A.". Juventus FC. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ a b Parma FC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  4. ^ "Risoluzione Accordi di Partecipazione". Lega Serie A (in Italian). 25 June 2011. Archived from the original on 25 June 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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