Stefano Morrone

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Stefano Morrone
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-10-26) 26 October 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Cosenza, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Parma
Number 4
Youth career
Cosenza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Cosenza 27 (2)
1998–1999 Empoli 24 (0)
1999–2001 Piacenza 32 (0)
2001–2002 Venezia 18 (1)
2002 → Cosenza (loan) 14 (0)
2002–2005 Palermo 58 (5)
2003–2004 Chievo (loan) 20 (0)
2005–2007 Livorno 72 (7)
2007– Parma 166 (9)
National team
1999–2000 Italy U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stefano Morrone (born 26 October 1978) is an Italian footballer who plays for Parma at Serie A. He has been the team captain since the 2009–10 season.

Biography[edit]

In 1998, he was co-signed by Lazio and Empoli.[1] In 1999, he joined Piacenza along with Flavio Roma[2] and Stefano Di Fiordo to Piacenza as part of Simone Inzaghi's deal. That month Piacenza also signed Empoli team-mate Arturo Di Napoli.

In January 2001, he joined Venezia, re-joined Di Napoli. He was loaned back to Cosenza in January 2002.[3]

Palermo[edit]

After Venezia's owner Maurizio Zamparini purchased Palermo, he joined the Sicily side along with team-mate: Daniel Andersson, Bilica, Igor Budan, Francesco Ciullo, Kewullay Conteh, Di Napoli, Valentino Lai, Filippo Maniero, Antonio Marasco, Francesco Modesto, Frank Ongfiang, Generoso Rossi, Mario Santana, Evans Soligo, Ighli Vannucchi and William Viali.

In summer 2003, he was loaned to Serie A side Chievo along with Mario Santana, with Eugenio Corini moved to opposite direction. On 1 July 2004, he returned to Palermo, which the team won Serie B and promoted to the Italian top division in June 2004.

Livorno[edit]

In July 2005, he was sold to Serie A side Livorno[4] for €500,000.[5]

Parma[edit]

In summer 2007, he changed his club with Alfonso De Lucia.[6]

In 2009–10 season, he was the starting central midfielder in 352 formation,[7] or 433 formation.[8] partnered mainly with Daniele Galloppa, Blerim Džemaili (until February), Francesco Valiani (since February as left midfielder) and Luis Jiménez (since February as attacking midfielder). He only played as substitute in round 5, suspended in round 19[9] and round 29.[10] Since April, Morrone was rested due to injury.[11] He was also the team captain. On 5 May, he was returned from training[12] and played the match against Juventus on 9 May, which he was recovered in-time to replace Džemaili who suspended.[13]

Morrone had a more injury-free season in 2010–11 and missed just four games as he captained the club to Serie A safety, but the Italian lost his place in the side towards the end of the following season under new coach Roberto Donadoni.

International career[edit]

Morrone was call-up to 2000 Summer Olympics as backup player as Simone Perrotta was injured.[14] He also played at 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification, substituted Roberto Baronio, Gianni Comandini, Cristiano Zanetti respectively. In the last group stage match against Belarus U21 in October 1999, Morrone was in the starting XI, partnered with Roberto Baronio, Gennaro Gattuso and Andrea Pirlo in midfield.

In August 2006, he received a call-up from new Italy coach Roberto Donadoni against Croatia, but did not play. That match Giulio Falcone, Christian Terlizzi, Gennaro Delvecchio, Massimo Gobbi, Angelo Palombo and Tommaso Rocchi also received their first call-up.[15]

Honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 May 2012 [16]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1996–97 Cosenza Serie B 1 0 0 0 1 0
1997–98 Serie C1 19 1 2 0 21 1
1998–99 Serie B 7 1 4 0 11 1
1998–99 Empoli Serie A 24 0 24 0
1999–2000 Piacenza Serie A 23 0 4 0 27 0
2000–01 Serie B 9 0 2 0 11 0
Venezia 13 1 13 1
2001–02 Serie A 5 0 0 0 5 0
2001–02 Cosenza Serie B 14 0 14 0
2002–03 Palermo 35 5 3 0 38 5
2003–04 Chievo Serie A 20 0 1 0 21 0
2004–05 Palermo 23 0 4 0 27 0
2005–06 Livorno 35 6 3 1 38 7
2006–07 37 1 2 0 8 0 47 1
2007–08 Parma 36 3 1 0 37 3
2008–09 Serie B 35 3 2 1 37 4
2009–10 Serie A 31 1 0 0 31 1
2010–11 Serie A 34 1 2 0 36 1
2011–12 Serie A 30 1 1 0 36 1
Career total 431 24 31 0 8 0 436 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maini dice si' al Bologna". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 23 October 1998. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Garilli contro gli sperperi del calcio". raisport (in Italian). 24 June 1999. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  3. ^ Riccardo Burgalassi (1 February 2002). "Venezia six depart". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  4. ^ Nadia Carminati (8 July 2005). "Livorno beef up squad". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  5. ^ US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2006 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Lucarelli in surprise Shakhtar switch". UEFA.com. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  7. ^ "CHIEVO-PARMA / Le formazioni ufficiali". Parma FC (in Italian). 28 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  8. ^ "GENOA- PARMA 2–2 / Il tabellino". Parma FC (in Italian). 6 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  9. ^ "SERIE A: DECISIONS OF THE SPORTING JUDGE". ACMilan.com. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-22. [dead link]
  10. ^ "SERIE A: DECISIONS OF THE SPORTING JUDGE". ACMilan.com. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-22. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Stampa con Guidolin – Guarda il Tg". Parma FC (in Italian). 16 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  12. ^ "Stampa con Morrone e Primavera". Parma FC (in Italian). 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  13. ^ "JUVENTUS-PARMA 2–3 / Il tabellino e gli highlights". Parma FC (in Italian). 9 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  14. ^ "Under 21, Morrone al posto di Perrotta". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 4 September 2000. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  15. ^ "Donadoni names new-look Italy". UEFA.com. 12 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  16. ^ Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport

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