Riccardo Saponara

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Riccardo Saponara
Saponara nel 2013.jpg
Saponara in 2013
Personal information
Full name Riccardo Saponara
Date of birth (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Forlì, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 8
Youth career
2007–2009 Ravenna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Ravenna 3 (0)
2010–2013 Empoli 65 (9)
2013– Milan 7 (0)
2013 Empoli (loan) 18 (3)
National team
2009 Italy U18 3 (0)
2009 Italy U19 1 (0)
2011–2013 Italy U21 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:23, 21 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 February 2013

Riccardo Saponara (born 21 December 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Milan. He is well known for his dart sprints and his resemblance to Kaká in his playing style.

Club career[edit]

Empoli[edit]

Originally played as a winger, Empoli manager Maurizio Sarri switched him into a central position behind the strikers in the 2012/13 Serie B season to devastating effect as he grabbed 13 goals and 15 assists in 40 appearances for the club. He led Empoli to the Serie B promotion play-off Finals where they lost to Livorno.

Milan[edit]

On 21 January 2013, Milan signed the 21-year old Saponara from Empoli on the condition that he remained at Empoli until the end of the season.[1] Milan paid around €4m for his co-ownership. He played just 218 minutes of Serie A football spread across seven Serie A matches, failing to contribute any goals or assists in the 13/14 season.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 April 2013
Team Season Domestic
League
Domestic
Cup
European
Competition1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Empoli 2010–11 18 0 0 0 18 0
2011–12 30 1 3 0 33 1
2012–13 40 13 0 0 40 13
Career Total 88 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 91 14

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