Romain Amalfitano

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Romain Amalfitano
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Personal information
Full name Romain Amalfitano[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-27) 27 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Nice, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dijon
Number 20
Youth career
2003–2009 Châteauroux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Evian 22 (3)
2010–2012 Reims 58 (6)
2012–2014 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2013–2014 Dijon (loan) 24 (2)
2014– Dijon 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Romain Amalfitano (born 27 August 1989) is a French footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Dijon FCO. He previously played for Reims, Châteauroux, Evian and Newcastle United.

Playing career[edit]

Châteauroux[edit]

Born in Nice, he joined the Châteauroux academy, where he played until the end of the 2009 season.

Evian[edit]

He began his professional career at Evian, playing in 28 games for them in the 2009–10 Championnat National, where Evian finished as champions.

Reims[edit]

He then signed a two-year deal with Reims, scoring 10 goals in his 58 appearances for the club. The team finished 10th in the 2010–11 Ligue 2 and second in the 2011–12 Ligue 2, winning promotion to Ligue 1.

Newcastle United[edit]

On 1 July 2012, Amalfitano signed for Premier League team Newcastle United on a three-year contract. Amalfitano joined Newcastle on a free transfer after his contract at Reims expired on 30 June 2012. He made his club debut in a friendly match that ended in a 1-0 defeat away to Germany Division Three club Chemnitzer FC on 13 July.[2] He made his competitive debut for the club in a Europa League tie against Atromitos F.C. on 23 August, which ended with a 1-1 scoreline. Amalfitano made his first start for the club in Madeira when Newcastle played Maritimo in their opening group stage game of the Europa League, the match ended 0-0.

Dijon[edit]

On 4 September 2013, it was announced that Amalfitano had joined Dijon FCO on loan.[3] On 1 July 2014, he signed a permanent three-year deal with the club on a free transfer.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of Morgan Amalfitano who currently plays for West Ham United.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 May 2014

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
Evian 2009–10 Ligue 2 22 3 2 0 0 0 24 3
Reims 2010–11 Ligue 2 32 3 4 4 2 0 38 7
2011–12 Ligue 2 26 3 0 0 1 0 27 3
Total 58 6 4 4 2 0 64 10
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Newcastle United 2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 5[a] 0 5 0
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
Dijon (loan) 2013–14 Ligue 2 24 2 3 0 0 0 27 2
Dijon 2014–15 Ligue 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 104 11 9 4 2 0 5 0 120 15
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 September 2012. p. 21. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Newcastle Sign Amalfitano". Newcastle United F.C. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Amalfitano Heads Out On Loan". Newcastle United F.C. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Douglas, Mark (1 July 2014). "Romain Amalfitano is the latest Newcastle United departure as he heads for Dijon". Evening Chronicle. 
  5. ^ "Châteauroux: Amalfitano vu par son frère". Football365 (in French). 14 January 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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