2011–12 Calcio Catania season

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Catania
2011–12 season
PresidentAntonino Pulvirenti
Head CoachVincenzo Montella
StadiumStadio Angelo Massimino
Serie A11th
Coppa ItaliaSection 4 Fourth Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Lodi (9)
All: Lodi (9)
Highest home attendance20,253 vs Milan
(Serie A, 31 March 2012)
Lowest home attendance3,457 vs Novara
(Coppa Italia, 29 November 2011)
Average home league attendance14,435

The 2011–12 season is Catania's 104th in existence and sixth consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football, Serie A. Catania starts the season with a new manager, Vincenzo Montella.

Coach[edit]

Vincenzo Montella was officially appointed as the new manager of Catania on 1 July 2011, taking over the post previously left vacant following the departure of Diego Simeone. A former striker and former caretaker of Roma, Montella was given the task to coach Catania. The Naples-born tactician is currently the youngest head coach of Serie A. His most recent coaching experience was acting as caretaker for Roma towards the end of the 2010–11 season.

First team[edit]

Players and squad numbers last updated on 23 March 2012.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Tomáš Košický Slovakia GK (1989-03-11) 11 March 1989 (age 30) Slovakia Inter Bratislava
20 Juan Pablo Carrizo Argentina GK (1984-05-06) 6 May 1984 (age 35) Lazio on loan from Lazio
29 Pietro Terracciano Italy GK (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 29) Nocerina
30 Andrea Campagnolo Italy GK (1978-06-17) 17 June 1978 (age 40) Reggina
Defenders
2 Alessandro Potenza Italy DF (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 35) Genoa
3 Nicolás Spolli Argentina DF (1983-02-20) 20 February 1983 (age 36) Argentina Newell's Old Boys
6 Nicola Legrottaglie Italy DF (1976-10-20) 20 October 1976 (age 42) Milan
11 Marco Motta Italy DF (1986-05-14) 14 May 1986 (age 33) Juventus on loan from Juventus
12 Giovanni Marchese Italy DF (1984-10-17) 17 October 1984 (age 34) Chievo
14 Giuseppe Bellusci Italy DF (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 29) Ascoli
15 Wellington Teixeira Brazil DF (1988-06-21) 21 June 1988 (age 30) Brazil Uberaba
33 Ciro Capuano Italy DF (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 37) Palermo Vice-captain
Midfielders
4 Sergio Almirón Argentina MF (1980-11-07) 7 November 1980 (age 38) Bari
5 Mario Paglialunga Argentina MF (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 30) Argentina Rosario Central
8 Felipe Seymour Chile MF (1987-07-23) 23 July 1987 (age 31) Genoa on loan from Genoa
10 Francesco Lodi Italy MF (1984-03-24) 24 March 1984 (age 35) Frosinone
13 Mariano Izco Argentina MF (1983-03-13) 13 March 1983 (age 36) Mexico Tigre Vice-captain
16 Cristian Llama Argentina MF (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 32) Argentina Arsenal de Sarandí
19 Adrián Ricchiuti Argentina MF (1978-06-30) 30 June 1978 (age 40) Rimini
27 Marco Biagianti Italy MF (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 35) Pro Vasto Captain
28 Pablo Barrientos Argentina MF (1985-01-17) 17 January 1985 (age 34) Russia FC Moscow
Forwards
7 Davide Lanzafame Italy SS (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 (age 32) Palermo
9 David Suazo Honduras ST (1979-11-05) 5 November 1979 (age 39) Internazionale
17 Alejandro Gómez Argentina SS (1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 31) Argentina Arsenal de Sarandí
23 Gonzalo Bergessio Argentina ST (1984-07-20) 20 July 1984 (age 34) France Saint-Étienne
22 Osarimen Ebagua Italy ST (1986-06-06) 6 June 1986 (age 33) Torino on loan from Torino
32 Andrea Catellani Italy ST (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 31) Youth programme
Players transferred during the season

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Catania began this season's transfer activity by signing Federico Moretti from Ascoli on 20 June 2011. Other signings include Pietro Terracciano from Nocerina, Keko from Atlético Madrid, David Suazo from Internazionale, and Gonzalo Bergessio from Saint-Étienne. On 4 August, Mario Paglialunga transferred from Rosario Central as well as Davide Lanzafame from Palermo on 7 August. Nicola Legrottaglie transferred from Milan on a free transfer. Other transfers include Sergio Almirón from Juventus. During the winter transfer window, Catania loaned Marco Motta from Juventus, Juan Pablo Carrizo from Lazio, Osarimen Ebagua from Torino, and Felipe Seymour from Genoa.

No. Pos. Player Age Moving From Type of Transfer Transfer window Transfer fee Source
-- MF Italy Federico Moretti 22 Italy Ascoli Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
29 GK Italy Pietro Terracciano 21 Italy Nocerina Full ownership Summer Free [2]
15 FW Spain Keko 19 Spain Atlético Madrid Full ownership Summer Free [3]
9 FW Honduras David Suazo 31 Italy Internazionale Full ownership Summer Free [2]
18 FW Argentina Gonzalo Bergessio 27 France Saint-Étienne Full ownership Summer €3,000,000 [4]
5 MF Argentina Mario Paglialunga 22 Argentina Rosario Central Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
7 FW Italy Davide Lanzafame 24 Italy Palermo Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [5]
6 DF Italy Nicola Legrottaglie 34 Italy Milan Full ownership Summer Free [2]
4 MF Argentina Sergio Almirón 30 Italy Juventus Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
11 DF Italy Marco Motta 25 Italy Juventus Loan Winter Free [2]
20 GK Argentina Juan Pablo Carrizo 27 Italy Lazio Loan Winter Free [2]
22 FW Niger Osarimen Ebagua 25 Italy Torino Loan Winter Free [2]
8 MF Chile Felipe Seymour 24 Italy Genoa Loan Winter Free [2]

Out[edit]

Catania loaned out Mirco Antenucci to Torino on 24 June 2011. Catania sold Simone Pesce to Novara while Gianvito Plasmati moved to Nocerina. Other departures include Cristian Suarino loaned to Nocerina, Ezequiel Carboni to Banfield, Takayuki Morimoto sold to Novara in a co-ownership bid. On 2 August 2011 Christian Terlizzi left on a free transfer to Varese as well as Raphael Martinho loaned to Cesena on 5 August. Matías Silvestre was sold to Palermo and Andrea D'Amico was loaned to Portogruaro. Other transfers include Nicola Lanzolla to Pisa, Błażej Augustyn loaned to Vicenza, and Federico Moretti loaned to Grosseto. During the winter transfer window, Catania loaned out Fabio Scaccia and Keko to Grosseto. Catania also loaned Pablo Ledesma to Boca Juniors, loaned Mariano Andújar to Estudiantes, loaned Maxi López to Milan, and loaned Pablo Sebastián Álvarez to Real Zaragoza. The winter transfer window also saw Gennaro Delvecchio sold to Lecce and Vincent Kouadio sold to Qormi.

No. Pos. Player Age Moving to Type of Transfer Transfer window Transfer fee Source
FW Italy Mirco Antenucci 26 Italy Torino Loan Summer Free [2]
MF Italy Simone Pesce 29 Italy Novara Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [6]
FW Italy Gianvito Plasmati 28 Italy Nocerina Full-ownership Summer Free [2]
MF Italy Cristian Suarino 21 Italy Nocerina Loan Summer Free [2]
- MF Argentina Ezequiel Carboni 32 Argentina Banfield Full ownership Summer Free [2]
- FW Japan Takayuki Morimoto 23 Italy Novara Co-ownership Summer Undisclosed
88 DF Italy Christian Terlizzi 31 Italy Varese Full ownership Summer Free
15 MF Brazil Raphael Martinho 23 Italy Cesena Loan Summer Free [2]
3 DF Argentina Matías Silvestre 26 Italy Palermo Full ownsership Summer €7,000,000 [5]
- MF Italy Andrea D'Amico 22 Italy Portogruaro Loan Summer Free [2]
DF Italy Nicola Lanzolla 22 Italy Pisa Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
DF Poland Błażej Augustyn 23 Italy Vicenza Loan Summer Free [2]
MF Italy Federico Moretti 22 Italy Grosseto Loan Summer Free [2]
37 MF Italy Fabio Sciacca 22 Italy Grosseto Loan Winter Free [7]
9 FW Spain Keko 20 Italy Grosseto Loan Winter Free [7]
- MF Argentina Pablo Ledesma 27 Argentina Boca Juniors Loan Winter Free [2]
21 GK Argentina Mariano Andújar 28 Argentina Estudiantes Loan Winter Free [2]
21 FW Argentina Maxi López 27 Italy Milan Loan Winter Free [2]
2 DF Argentina Pablo Sebastián Álvarez 27 Spain Real Zaragoza Loan Winter Free [2]
82 MF Italy Gennaro Delvecchio 33 Italy Lecce Full ownership Winter Undisclosed [2]
99 MF Ivory Coast Vincent Kouadio 21 Malta Qormi Full ownership Winter Undisclosed [2]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Italy Vincenzo Montella
Assistant coach Italy Daniele Russo
Goalkeepers' coach Italy Marco Onorati
Field assistant Italy Giuseppe Irrera
Field cooperator Italy Salvatore Monaco

Last updated: March 2012
Source: Management staff

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Bologna 38 13 12 13 41 43 −2 51
10 Chievo 38 12 13 13 35 45 −10 49
11 Catania 38 11 15 12 47 52 −5 48
12 Atalanta 38 13 13 12 41 43 −2 46[a]
13 Fiorentina 38 11 13 14 37 43 −6 46
Source: Lega Serie A
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Atalanta were deducted 6 points due to involvement in the 2011–12 Italian football scandal.[8][9]

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAHHHAAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultDWLDDWDDWLLWLDWDLLDDWLWWDDWWDDLLLWDLDL
Updated to match(es) played on 14 May 2012. Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

The fixtures for the 2011–12 Serie A season were announced by the Lega Serie A on 27 July.[10]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Catania started the Coppa Italia directly in the third round of section 4.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prima Squadra" [First Team]. Catania Calcio (in Italian). Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Catania - Transfers".
  3. ^ "Keko ficha por el Catania" [Keko signs for Catania] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Catania sign Bergessio". Sky Sports. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b "SILVESTRE E' ROSANERO; DOMANI LA PRESENTAZIONE" [SILVESTRE IS A ROSANERO, TOMORROW PRESENTED TO THE PRESS] (in Italian). ilpalermocalcio.it. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Novara, preso Pesce" (in Italian). Tiscali Sport. 15 July 2011. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  7. ^ a b http://www.calciomercato.com/mercato/catania-keko-e-sciacca-a-grosseto-898703
  8. ^ "Decisioni CDN" (PDF) (in Italian). Figc.it. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  9. ^ "CGF: prosciolti Fabbri, Manfredini e lo Spezia, −6 al Benevento" (PDF) (in Italian). Figc.it. 18 August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  10. ^ "A league, here are the fixtures". legaseriea.it. Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Serie A Round 33 rescheduled for April 25". Goal.com. 16 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Tabellone TIM Cup 2011–12 - Allegato al C.U. N.6" (PDF). legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.

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