Stefano Celozzi

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Stefano Celozzi
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Personal information
Full name Stefano Celozzi
Date of birth (1988-11-02) 2 November 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Günzburg, West Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
VfL Bochum
Number 21
Youth career
SC Bubesheim
TSV Wasserburg
0000–2005 SSV Ulm 1846
2005 FC Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 FC Bayern Munich II 81 (3)
2008–2009 Karlsruher SC 27 (0)
2009 Karlsruher SC II 1 (0)
2009–2012 VfB Stuttgart 30 (0)
2011 VfB Stuttgart II 1 (0)
2012–2014 Eintracht Frankfurt 38 (0)
2014– VfL Bochum 2 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Germany U-16 7 (0)
2004–2005 Germany U-17 6 (0)
2009 Germany U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2009

Stefano Celozzi (born 2 November 1988) is a German footballer of Italian descent[1] who plays as a right back for VfL Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga.[2]

Club career[edit]

Youth[edit]

After playing youth football with a succession of local clubs, including SSV Ulm 1846, Celozzi joined the youth setup of Bayern Munich in 2005. He quickly progressed to the reserve team, making his debut in the Regionalliga in August 2005, aged just 16. Over the next three seasons, Celozzi played 81 games at this level, scoring three times. He was named as part of the first-team squad for the 2007–08 season, but did not make an appearance, continuing to be a regular for the reserves.

Karlsruher SC[edit]

In July 2008, Celozzi joined Karlsruher SC, and made his first appearance on 10 August 2008 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, against SpVgg Ansbach. He made his Bundesliga debut on 16 August 2008 in the opening fixture against VfL Bochum. Karlsruhe were relegated at the end of the season.

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

Following Karlsruhe's relegation, Celozzi moved to VfB Stuttgart in June 2009.[3]

On 3 May 2012, VfB Stuttgart announced that the expiring contract of Celozzi would not be extended.[4]

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

On 7 May 2012, Eintracht Frankfurt announced that they had signed Celozzi on a two-year contract, starting from the 2012–13 Bundesliga season.[5]

VfL Bochum[edit]

On 14 July 2014, Bochum announced that they had signed Celozzi on a two-year contract, starting from the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga season.[6]

Statistics[edit]

As of 14 July 2014[2]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2005–06 FC Bayern Munich II Regionalliga Süd 32 0 32 0
2006–07 18 1 18 1
2007–08 31 2 31 2
2008–09 Karlsruher SC II 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Karlsruher SC Bundesliga 27 0 2 0 29 0
2009–10 VfB Stuttgart 21 0 0 0 7 0 28 0
2010–11 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2011–12 2 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 VfB Stuttgart II 3. Liga 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga 27 0 1 0 28 0
2012–13 11 0 0 0 5 0 16 0
2014–15 VfL Bochum 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Germany 178 3 3 0 12 0 193 3
Career total 178 3 3 0 12 0 193 3

International career[edit]

Celozzi has played for Germany at U-16 and U-18 levels, and since the beginning of the 2009–10 season has been part of the U-21 squad, winning three caps to date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Den könnte ich zu Magath schicken" (in German). kicker.de. 24 October 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Celozzi, Stefano" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "VfB sign Celozzi and Schwarz". vfb.de. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Fond farewells". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Eintracht Sign Trapp And Celozzi". eintracht.de. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Celozzi wird Bochumer" [Celozzi joins Bochum] (in German). VfL Bochum. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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