Simone Pesce

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Simone Pesce
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Personal information
Full name Simone Pesce
Date of birth (1982-07-10) 10 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Latina, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Novara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Latina 127 (6)
2005–2006 Torres 30 (3)
2006–2009 Ascoli 98 (6)
2009–2011 Catania 12 (1)
2010 → Ascoli (loan) 20 (0)
2011– Novara 82 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Simone Pesce (born 10 July 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Novara in the Serie C.

Career[edit]

Latina[edit]

Pesce started his career off with small Italian club Latina in 1999. He remained at the club until 2005, making a nearly 130 league appearances for the club and scoring 6 goals.

Sassari Torres[edit]

After greatly impressing during his five season spell with Latina, he moved to Serie C side Sassari Torres. In one season with the club he impressed very much and was signed by then Serie A side Ascoli Calcio 1898 in 2006. With Sassari Torres, he scored 3 goals in just over 30 appearances.

Ascoli[edit]

Pesce moved to Serie A struggler Ascoli in 2006. He soon became an important player to the team. The club also relegated in 2007. Ascoli never managed to threaten for a promotion place in 2008 and 2009, in which Pesce score 6 goals in a total of 69 Serie B appearances. Pesce played 4 matches (2 at Coppa Italia) at 2009–10 season prior to his transfer to Catania.

Catania[edit]

On 31 August 2009, the final day of the transfer market, Calcio Catania announced the signings of Pesce from Ascoli in co-ownership deal for €500[1][2] and Giovanni Marchese from A.C. Chievo Verona. The duo were Catania's 15th and 16th signings of the summer as the club looks to improve on their last three Serie A seasons, aiming at UEFA Europa League football for the next season.[citation needed] Catania already negotiated with Ascoli earlier this summer purchasing Giuseppe Bellusci and also selling Vito Falconieri and Marcello Gazzola in co-ownership deals. Pesce failed to make a major impact with the Sicilian club, and failed solidify regular playing time as he made just five appearances, not scoring.

On 30 December 2009, Catania confirmed the transfer of Pesce back to Ascoli on a loan deal until the end of the season.[3] In his six-month loan spell in the Serie B, Pesce quickly re-gained his starting position, and made 22 appearances, for the club.

He returned to Catania on 1 July 2010, and remained with the club for 2010-11 Serie A season. In June 2011 Ascoli bought back Pesce from Catania for €550.[1] Ascoli also bought Gazzola outright for €500, Falconieri for free.[1]

Novara[edit]

On 15 July 2011, Novara announced to have signed Pesce from Ascoli for their Serie A comeback campaign, for €150,000,[4] in a three year-contract.[5] Novara also signed Achille Coser on the same day[6] for free, as well as Luigi Giorgi for €1.6 million on 16 July.[4] On 7 August 2013 Pesce signed a new 4-year contract with Novara.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ascoli Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  2. ^ "Simone Pesce al Catania" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pesce in prestito all'Ascoli" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Ascoli Calcio 1898 SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  5. ^ "Novara, preso Pesce" (in Italian). Tiscali Sport. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "OPERAZIONE ASCOLI: PRESI PESCE E COSER" (in Italian). Novara Calcio. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "SIMONE PESCE IN AZZURRO FINO AL 2017" (in Italian). Novara Calcio. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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