Sergio Pellissier

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Sergio Pellissier
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Personal information
Date of birth (1979-04-12) 12 April 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Aosta, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Chievo
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Torino 1 (0)
1998–2000 Varese (loan) 53 (9)
2000– Chievo 382 (108)
2001–2002 SPAL (loan) 44 (17)
National team
1997 Italy U17 5 (0)
2009 Italy 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2009

Sergio Pellissier (born 12 April 1979) is an Italian football striker who plays for A.C. ChievoVerona in the Serie A. He started his career playing for Torino F.C.'s youth team and he played one match as part of Torino's senior team. After two years at Torino, Pellissier moved to A.S. Varese 1910 in 1998 and to Chievo in 2000. He did not play for Chievo and was loaned for two seasons to SPAL 1907.

On his return to Chievo, Pellissier established himself as a first team player. He helped Chievo to reach the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League, and played for the team in those competitions. He remained at the club after Chievo were relegated to Serie B in 2007 and became the squad's captain. Pellissier has achieved historical records for the club and became an idol for Chievo. Pellissier has played five times for Italy's national youth squad and appeared in a single match for the senior team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pellissier was born in Aosta; he moved to Turin where he trained at the Torino F.C. youth academy.[1] He made his senior debut and played in one match in Serie B during the 1996–97 season.[2] In 1998, Pellissier was in the team that won the under-21 tournament Torneo di Viareggio.[3] He also appeared in a Coppa Italia match[4] before leaving the Torino squad. He moved to the Serie C1 side Varese, where he made 53 appearances and scored nine goals between September 1998 and 2000.[2] He was then signed by Chievo Verona, but was transferred in his first year to Ferrara-based club SPAL, for which he scored 17 goals in 44 appearances during one and a half seasons.[2]

Chievo[edit]

2002–2008[edit]

Pellissier returned to Chievo for the 2002–03 season,[2] making his Serie A debut on 22 September 2002, when he played for 46 minutes in a 2–1 loss against Brescia Calcio.[5] On 3 November, Pellissier played as a 63rd minute substitute to Luigi Beghetto and scored his first goal—the only in that match—against Parma F.C..[6][7] During that season, he played 25 matches in the league and scored five goals—[2] two of which were scored in consecutive matches—against Piacenza Calcio and Como Calcio.[8][9] Outside the Italian League, Pellissier appeared four times at Coppa Italia,[4] and once at the 2002–03 UEFA Cup as Massimo Marazzina's substitute in the 79th minute of the second match against Crvena zvezda.[10]

The following season, Pellissier made 27 league appearances, scored three goals—[2] two of which were scored against Robur Siena in a 2–1 victory.[11] During the 2004–05 season, he scored seven times in 34 appearances.[2] He scored twice in a 3-1 victory against Brescia.[12] 2005–06 was Pellissier's breakout season; he made a significant contribution to Chievo's campaign, scoring 13 league goals of Chievo's 54.[13][14] Among them, Pellissier scored in four consecutive matches and twice in the matches against U.S. Lecce and Reggina Calcio.[15] The season was an important one; the 2006 Italian football scandal ensured that Chievo finished in fourth place because of various deductions to other sides, qualifying Chievo for the UEFA Champions League 2006-07.[14][16]

In the UEFA Champions League, Chievo were eliminated by Levski Sofia after losing two matches 2–0 and 2–2; Pellissier played in these matches and did not scored in either.[17][18] Chievo were also knocked out of the UEFA Cup by Sporting Braga in two matches, in which Pellissier was not on the team's lineup.[19][20] For Pellissier it was a good season; he was voted Chievo's best player by its supporters, winning the "Cangrande del Bentegodi".[21] He scored 9 league goals in 36 appearances,[2] but on the final day, Chievo were relegated to Serie B for the first time.[22] Pellissier chose to stay with Chievo despite their relegation and was made captain in the 2007–08 season.[23] He was a key player of their return to Serie A, scoring a career best 22 goals for the year[2][13] and winning the Cangrande award again.[21] His feat of 22 surpassed Raffaele Cerbone's record of 20 goals in a single season for Chievo.[24]

2008–present[edit]

In 2008–09, Pellissier played in all of Chievo's 38 Serie A matches and scored 13 goals, including two on 15 March 2009 in a 3–0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.[25] Three weeks later, on 5 April, he scored the first hat-trick of his career in a 3–3 draw against Juventus in Turin;[1][26] this was followed on 19 April by a brace in a match against Siena.[27] Pellissier's 2008–09 performance won him the Cangrande award for the third consecutive season.[21] He played in 35 matches and scored 11 goals in the 2009–10 season,[2] with consecutive scores in the third and fourth round,[28][29] in the 21st and 22nd,[30][31] and in the 34th and 35th.[32][33] In 2010–11, Pellissier made the same numbers of appearances and scored the same number of goals as in the previous season.[2] He scored two braces in the season—the first in a 3–1 win against Napoli[34] and the other in a 3–0 win against Brescia.[35] He made his 100th appearance for Chievo on 6 February 2011 in a 2–1 loss against Lazio.[36][37]

In a 2–1 victory against Novara Calcio on 2 February 2012, Pellissier scored his 100th goal for Chievo.[38] He also scored in consecutive matches against Fiorentina and Catania Calcio,[39][40] and a brace in a 4–4 draw against Palermo.[41] He scored a 8 league goals in 35 appearances in the 2011–12 season,[2] when he won his fourth Cangrande award.[21] On 26 August 2012, in his 300th Serie A match for the gialloblù,[42] he scored his first goal of five in his 24 appearances of the 2012–13 season.[43] In July 2013, Pellissier renewed his contract with Chievo for two years.[44] He made 22 appearances in the 2013–2014 season and scored his only goal in a 2–1 victory over Udinese Calcio.[2][45] On 22 August 2014 in a 1–0 defeat by Pescara Calcio during the Coppa Italia, Pellissier reached 400 appearances for Chievo.[46][47]

International career[edit]

Pellissier made five appearances for Italy national under-17 football team between April and May 1997; he scored no goals.[48] In May 2009, Pellissier received his first call up to the Italian national team by coach Marcello Lippi to play in a friendly against the Northern Ireland.[49] In this match, he entered as a substitute to Giampaolo Pazzini in the 62nd minute and scored a goal 11 minutes later.[50] He said, "It's a dream that came true. L'azzurra is the cherry on the cake of an extraordinary season. But the merit is not mine, but all of Chievo."[51]

International goal[edit]

Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 2009 Arena Garibaldi, Pisa, Italy  Northern Ireland 3–0 3–0 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Stats updated up to 22 August 2014.[4][52]
Season Team League Cup Europe Total
Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1996–97 Torino B 1 0 CI 0 0 1 0
1997–98 B 0 0 CI 0 0 0 0
1998 B 0 0 CI 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 2 0
1998–99 Varese C1 27 4 CI-C 0 0 27 4
1999–2000 C1 26 5 CI-C 0 0 26 5
Total 53 9 0 0 53 9
2000 ChievoVerona B 0 0 CI 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 SPAL C1 14 3 14 3
2001–02 C1 30 14 CI-C 0 0 30 14
Total 44 17 0 0 44 17
2002–03 ChievoVerona A 25 5 CI 4 0 1[a] 0 30 5
2003–04 A 27 3 CI 1 0 28 3
2004–05 A 34 7 CI 0 0 34 7
2005–06 A 34 13 CI 2 0 36 13
2006–07 A 36 9 CI 0 0 2[b] 0 38 9
2007–08 B 38 22 CI 1 0 39 22
2008–09 A 38 13 CI 1 1 39 14
2009–10 A 35 11 CI 1 1 36 12
2010–11 A 35 11 CI 0 0 35 11
2011–12 A 35 8 CI 1 0 36 8
2012–13 A 24 5 CI 1 1 25 6
2013–14 A 22 1 CI 1 0 23 1
2014–15 A 0 0 CI 1 0 1 0
Total 382 108 15 3 3 0 400 111
Career total 480 134 16 3 3 0 499 137
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

National team Season Apps Goals
Italy 2009 1 1

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