Timothy Nocchi

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Timothy Nocchi
Personal information
Full name Timothy Nocchi
Date of birth (1990-07-07) 7 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Cecina, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Spezia (on loan from Juventus)
Number 1
Youth career
Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Juventus 0 (0)
2009–2010 Rosignano 32 (0)
2010–2011 Poggibonsi 23 (0)
2011–2012 Carrarese 24 (0)
2012–2013 Juve Stabia 25 (0)
2013–2014 Carpi 5 (0)
2014 Padova 5 (0)
2014– Spezia 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Timothy Nocchi (born 7 July 1990) is an Italian goalkeeper who currently plays for Spezia in the Italian Serie B, on loan from three-time defending Serie A champions, Juventus.

Club career[edit]

Juventus[edit]

Born in Cecina, Tuscany, Nocchi began his career with Italian and European giants, Juventus Football Club. Initially part of the club's youth academy, he was promoted to the Primavera (under-20) youth team in 2008, following many seasons within the club's various other youth teams. He was promoted to the first–team at the conclusion of the 2008–09 statistical season, having served as the backup goalkeeper to Carlo Pinsoglio for the Primavera. Upon his promotion to the Juventus first–team, Nocchi was sent out on loan to Serie D side, Rosignano, where he served as the club's starting goalkeeper, making 32 league appearances for the club in his first season. On 30 June 2010, Nocchi returned to Juventus, only to be loaned out to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side U.S. Poggibonsi, where he would appear in 22 matches for the fourth-division club. Nocchi returned to Juventus once more on 30 June 2011.

Soon after his return, and on from signing a new 3-year contract, Nocchi was again sent out on loan.[1] In July 2011, the young goalkeeper joined Carrarese Calcio, who were looking to bolster their squad following promotion to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione. Nocchi was the backup of Massimo Gazzoli for the first 8 rounds, and became the first choice beginning from round 9. He concluded the season having made 24 appearances for the club, and returned to Juventus again on 1 July 2012. After renewing his contract with i bianconeri once more, Nocchi was sent out on loan to Serie B outfit, S.S. Juve Stabia a few days later.[2] He signed for the club as a direct replacement for Simone Colombi who returned to Atalanta following a similar one-year loan deal during the 2011-12 Serie B campaign. Nocchi served as the first-choice goalkeeper for the gialloblu for much of the campaign; he made 25 appearances as a starter.

Nocchi returned to Juventus on 30 June 2013, before being sent back on loan to Serie B side, Carpi on 19 July 2013. It was announced the club will then have the option to purchase a co-ownership share of the player's contract following the 2013–14 Serie B campaign.[3] After appearing in just 5 matches for the newly promoted club, Juventus and Carpi agreed to terminate the loan deal early, with the player returning to Juventus in January 2014.

On 14 January 2014, Nocchi joined Serie B club Padova on a six-month loan deal to conclude the 2013-14 Serie B campaign.[4]

After initially returning to Juventus once again on 30 June 2014, Nocchi was soon sent out on another season-long loan deal. On 25 July 2014, Spezia Calcio officially communicated the transfer of the goalkeeper on a temporary loan agreement with the option to purchase outright upon the conclusion of the 2014–15 Serie B campaign.[5] Nocchi effectively was signed by the Ligurians as a direct replacement for fellow Juventus loanee, Nicola Leali, who had spent the previous campaign on loan at the club.

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