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 Chievo in the Serie A. He started his career playing for Torino youth team and then once at the senior team. After two years on Torino, he moved to Varese in 1998, and following to Chievo in 2000. He did not played for Chievo and was loaned for two seasons at SPAL.

In his return to Chievo, Pellissier established himself as a first team player; Pellissier helped Chievo to reach and played for the team at the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League. He stayed at even when Chievo were relegated to Serie B in 2007, and became the squad's captain. Pellissier has achieved historical records for the Mussi volanti squad, as well as became an idol for Chievo. Pellissier has played for Italian's youth national squad five times before his single match for the senior team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

An Aosta native, Pellissier moved to Turin where he came through the Torino youth academy,[1] making his senior debut and sole 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 appearend in a Coppa Italia match[4] before leaving the granata squad. He moved to the Serie C1 Varese where he made a total of 53 appearances and scored nine goals between September 1998 and 2000.[2] He then was signed by Chievo Verona, but was transferred in his first year to Ferrara-based SPAL, for which he scored 17 goals in 44 appearances during one and a half season.[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 46 minutes in a 2–1 lose against Brescia.[5] On 3 November, Pellissier entered as a 63rd minute substitute to Luigi Beghetto and scored his first goal, the only in that match against Parma.[6][7] During the whole season, he played 25 matches in the league and contributed with five goals,[2] of which two were scored in consecutive matches—against Piacenza and Como.[8][9] Aside of the Italian league, Pellissier made four appearances at Coppa Italia,[4] and an appearance at the 2002–03 UEFA Cup as Massimo Marazzina substitute on the 79th minute of the second match against Crvena zvezda.[10]

In the 27 league appearances he made in the following season, Pellissier scored three goals,[2] two of which were scored against Siena in a 2–1 victory.[11] He score twice in a match in a 3–1 won against Brescia during the 2004–05 season,[12] when he scored seven times in 34 appearances.[2] 2005–06 was Pellissier's breakout season as he made a significant contribution to Chievo's campaign with thirteen league goals of Chievo's 54.[13][14] Among them, Pellissier scored on four consecutive matches and twice in the matches against Lecce and Reggina.[15] The season was an important one, as the 2006 Italian football scandal ensured that Chievo finished in fourth place due to various deductions to other sides, qualifying the Flying Donkeys for the UEFA Champions League 2006-07.[14][16]

On the UEFA Champions League, Chievo were eliminated by Levski Sofia after a 2–0 and 2–2; Pellissier played in the two matches and do not scored in any.[17][18] They were also knocked out of the UEFA Cup by Sporting Braga in two matches where Pellissier was not on the team's lineup.[19][20] For Pellissier personally it was a good season as he was chose Chievo's best player for supporters, winning the "Cangrande del Bentegodi."[21] He scored 9 league goals in 36 appearances,[2] however on the final day, Chievo were relegated back to Serie B for the first time.[22] Pellissier opted to remain with Chievo despite their relegation and was given the captain's armband in the 2007–08 season.[citation needed] He was a key player of their charge back 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 goals made him surpass Raffaele Cerbone's record of 20 goals in a single season for Chievo.[23]

2008–present[edit]

In 2008–09, he played all Chievo's 38 matches in Serie A and scored 13 goals, including twice on 15 March 2009 in a 3–0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.[24] Just three weeks later, on 5 April, he scored the first hat-trick of his career in a 3–3 Juventus in Turin,[1][25] which was followed, on 19 April, by a brace in a match against Siena.[26] His 2008–09 performance led him to win the Cangrande award for the third consecutive season.[21] Pellissier played on 35 matches and scored 11 goals in the 2009–10 season,[2] with consecutive scores in the third and fourth round,[27][28] in the 21st and 22nd,[29][30] and in the 34th and 35th.[31][32] In 2010–11 he repeated the same numbers of appearances and goals of the past season.[2] He scored two braces in the season—the first in a 3–1 won against Napoli,[33] and the other in a 3–0 against Brescia[34]—and made his 100th appearance for Chievo on 6 February 2011 in a 2–1 lose against Lazio.[35][36]

In a 2–1 victory against Novara, on 2 February 2012, Pellissier scored his 100th goal for Chievo.[37] He also scored in consecutive matches against Fiorentina and Catania,[38][39] and a brace in a 4–4 against Palermo.[40] He scored a total of 8 league goals in 35 appearances in the 2011–12 season,[2] when he won his fourth Cangrande award.[21] On August 26, 2012, in his 300th Serie A match for the gialloblù,[41] he scored his first goal in the season, for a total of 5 goals in his 2012–13 season 24 appearances.[42] In July 2013, Pellissier renewed his contract with Chievo for two years;[43] he made a total of 22 appearances and scored his 2013–2014 season sole goal in a 2–1 victory over Udinese.[2][44] On 22 August 2014, in a 1–0 defeat by Pescara during the Coppa Italia, Pellissier reached the mark of 400 appearances for Chievo.[45][46]

International career[edit]

Pellissier made a total of five appearances for Italy national under-17 football team between April and May 1997 and did not scored any goal.[47] 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.[48] In this match, he entered as a substitute to Giampaolo Pazzini in the 62nd minute and marked a goal 11 minutes later.[49] He declared, "It's a dream that came true. L'azzurra is the cherry on the cake of an extraordinary season. But But the merit is not mine, but all of Chievo."[50]

International goals[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

Club career stats[edit]

Stats updated up to 22 August 2014.[4][51]

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
1999–00 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

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