Simone Colombi

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Simone Colombi
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Seriate, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cagliari
Number 1
Youth career
Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Atalanta 0 (0)
2009–2010 Pergocrema (loan) 18 (0)
2010 Alessandria (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Juve Stabia (loan) 39 (0)
2012–2013 Modena (loan) 36 (0)
2013–2014 Padova (loan) 11 (0)
2014 Carpi (loan) 20 (0)
2014– Cagliari
National team
2006–2007 Italy U16 10 (0)
2007–2008 Italy U17 5 (0)
2008–2010 Italy U19 16 (0)
2010 Italy U20 1 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2013

Simone Colombi (born 1 July 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Cagliari.

Club career[edit]

Born in Seriate, the Province of Bergamo, Colombi started his career with hometown club Atalanta Bergamo. He was awarded no.91 shirt in 2008–09 season, as third keeper behind Ferdinando Coppola and Andrea Consigli.[1]

In June 2009, he left for Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Pergocrema.[2] He was the first choice keeper of Pergocrema until the arrival of Enrico Rossi in February. He regained his place in starting 11 in the return leg of relegation tie-breaker, which the team 1–1 draw with Pro Patria and 3–3 tie in aggregate and won the play-out by more away goal.

In August 2010, he left for league rival Alessandria via Atalanta,[3] which he was the understudy of Andrea Servili. He also signed a new 3-year contract with Atalanta on 3 August.[4]

In January 2011 he was transeferred on loan to Prima Divione club Juve Stabia. He played as a regular since his arrival, helping the team to gain the promotion in Serie B after the play-offs campaign. As a result, the loan is confirmed for the 2011–12 season. On 31 August 2011 he made his debut in Serie B with Juve Stabia in the home match lost 2–1 against Verona. Afterward, he had spells on loan at several Serie B teams including Modena, Padova and Carpi.

On 2 July 2014, Serie A side Cagliari acquired Colombi outright from Atalanta.[5]

International career[edit]

U16/17

Colombi made his U16 debut at U16 international Val-de-Marne tournament.[6] He played once in U17 Euro qualification, and the two other matches as Filippo Perucchini's backup. The 2 goalkeepers also called up to 2008 Minsk U17 International Tournament to prepare for the elite round.[7] He received a call-up to the elite round qualification,[8] however was dropped form the final squad; Perucchini and Daniele Giordano were the starting and reserve keeper respectively.

U19

Colombi then trained with the U19 team (born 1990 team) to compete a place in the keeper role for 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification.[9] However, Perucchini won the place as the backup keeper. After the U19 team eliminated early, all born 1990 member were graduated and the season for players born 1991 or after came an early start in December 2008, which Colombi started the match that 3–1 won Romania. He was replaced by Tommaso Scuffia at the half time.[10] He started the next match in March against Norway and Ukraine in April[11][12] (both replaced by Luigi Sepe as second half) However, he also missed the match in January 2009[13] and in April (both U18 team for born 1991 or after).[14] He returned to the team in September, started the match against Denmark (replaced by Sepe at 2nd half) and against the Netherlands in October. He started 2 out of 3 matches in 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification ahead Sepe (which also played 1 match). Colombi remained as the starting keeper in the 3 friendlies before the elite round, ahead his backup Valerio Frasca, Alessandro Iacobucci[15] and Mattia Perin.[16]

Colombi played all 6 matches in elite qualification and the final tournament ahead Perin. The Azzurrini finished as the bottom of Group B (equal 7th).

U20

In September 2010, he was called to Italy national under-21 football team, as no.3 keeper behind Vito Mannone and Mattia Perin for the last two qualification matches.[17]

On November 2010, he made his debut on Italy U-20, against Germany He substituted Marco Silvestri in the first half of the match.[18]

U21

He made his debut with the Italy U-21 on 25 April 2012, in a friendly match against Scotland. Colombi was the backup of Francesco Bardi in 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comunicati stampa 8 (2008–09 season): Variazione numerazione maglie" ( PDF (274KB)). Lega Calcio (in Italian). 23 August 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Simone Colombi dall'Atalanta al Pergo". US Pergocrema 1932 (in Italian). 23 June 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "UFFICIALE: Colombi all'Alessandria". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 10 August 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "SIMONE COLOMBI CONTRATTO PROLUNGATO". Atalanta BC (in Italian). 3 August 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Colombi è del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA" ( PDF (23.5KB)). FIGC (in Italian). 27 October 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "International tournament: team plays against Moldova, Belarus and Russia". FIGC. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Europei: Gotti convoca 18 azzurrini. Esordio con l’Austria il 26 marzo". FIGC (in Italian). 14 March 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Team prepares for Euro debut against Lettonia". FIGC. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "CALCIO, AMICHEVOLE UNDER 19: ITALIA-ROMANIA 3–1". la Repubblica (in Italian). 17 December 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Under 19: l’8 aprile amichevole a Kiev con l’Ucraina". FIGC (in Italian). 30 March 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Сборная Украины (U-19) упустила победу над итальянцами" [Ukraine Team (U19) missed victory over Italy]. FC Dynameo Kiev (in Russian). 8 April 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "Convocati 19 azzurrini per l’amichevole di mercoledì 14 con la Danimarca". FIGC (in Italian). 9 January 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Under 18: convocati 18 Azzurrini per la "Slovacchia Cup"". FIGC (in Italian). 23 April 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  15. ^ "Verso l’Europeo. Azzurrini contro la Germania, penultimo test". FIGC (in Italian). 15 March 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  16. ^ "Mercoledì contro la Svizzera, ultimo test prima delle qualificazioni". FIGC (in Italian). 19 April 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Team at work. Casiraghi: "Concentrated only on ourselves"". FIGC. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  18. ^ DFB match report (German)

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