Adrián Calello

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Adrián Calello
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Personal information
Full name Adrián Daniel Calello
Date of birth (1987-05-14) May 14, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Quilmes
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Independiente 51 (0)
2009–2012 Dinamo Zagreb 75 (3)
2013 Siena 9 (0)
2013–2014 Chievo 1 (0)
2014–2015 Catania 11 (0)
2015– Quilmes 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2015.

Adrián Daniel Calello (locally: [kaˈleljo], Italian: [kaˈlɛllo]; born May 14, 1987) is an Argentine football midfielder, who plays for Quilmes.

He started his professional career at Independiente, debuting for the first team on February 24, 2007. In the winter transfer window of the 2008–09 season he joined reigning Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. With the Croatian club, Calello has won two domestic league titles, one Croatian Cup and one Croatian Supercup.

Club career[edit]

Independiente[edit]

Calello debuted for the senior squad of Independiente on February 24, 2007 in club's home defeat against Boca Juniors 3–1. He entered the match as a 16th-minute substitute for Gastón Machín. During the 2006–07 season, Calello made 14 appearances in the closing tournament of Primera División. The following season, he made a total of 15 appearances in the opening and 9 appearances in the closing tournament. The 2008–09 season saw Calello make 13 appearances in the opening tournament before he was transferred to Croatian reigning champions Dinamo Zagreb. Calello made a total of 51 league appearances for Independiente, also featuring in one Copa Sudamericana match for the club.

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

On December 15, 2008, Callelo was transferred to Dinamo Zagreb for a reported fee of €2.2 million. He signed a 5 12-year contract for his new club.[1] His first official match for Dinamo Zagreb was a 2008–09 Prva HNL tie against the club's biggest rivals Hajduk Split on February 24, 2009. Dinamo Zagreb lost the match 2–0 and Calello was responsible for Hajduk Split scoring their first goal from a penalty-kick.[2] He made 12 league appearances and 3 cup appearances in his debut season with the club. The 2009–10 season saw calello feature in 20 out of 30 league matches for Dinamo Zagreb. He also made 3 appearances in Croatian Cup and 4 appearances in European competitions. He scored the first goal of his professional career in a 2010-11 Prva HNL match against RNK Split, which ended up being the winning goal as Dinamo won the match 1–0.

Siena[edit]

On January 31, 2013, the board of Siena confirmed signing of Calello on a free transfer.

Personal life[edit]

Like many Argentine footballers who share an Italian ancestry, Calello also holds an Italian passport, thanks to his descent from Spilinga (VV), in Calabria, where his father is from.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of December 5, 2012
  • Note: the Croatian Cup appearances for Dinamo Zagreb can be viewed at the official website of the club nk-dinamo.hr under the The Match section.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Cup South America Total
2006–07 Independiente Primera División 14 0 1 0 0 14 0
2007–08 24 0 0 0 24 0
2008–09 13 0 1 0 14 0
Croatia League Croatian Cup Europe Total
2008–09 Dinamo Zagreb Prva HNL 12 0 3 0 0 0 15 0
2009–10 20 0 3 0 4 0 27 0
2010–11 18 2 72 0 8 0 332 2
2011–12 19 1 2 0 10 0 31 1
2012 6 0 2 0 7 0 15 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2013 Siena Serie A 9 0 0 0 9 0
2013–14 Chievo 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career total 135 3 17 0 30 0 183 3

1 The AFA does not organise a cup competition for the Argentine clubs.
2 Including the 2010 Croatian Supercup match against Hajduk Split.[4]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Callelo potpisao!" (in Croatian). Dinamo Zagreb. December 15, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Calello: Sudac nije mogao vidjeti penal!" (in Croatian). ezadar.hr. February 26, 2009. Archived from the original on August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Caello" (in Italian). Gruppo Esperti. January 22, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bišćan presudio Hajduku" (in Croatian). Sportnet.hr. July 17, 2010. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 

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