Alessandro Iacobucci

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Alessandro Iacobucci
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Pescara, Italy
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Virtus Entella
Number 22
Youth career
Renato Curi Angolana
2007–2010 Mantova
2010–2011 Siena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Siena 1 (0)
2011–2012 South Tyrol (loan) 33 (0)
2012–2015 Parma 7 (0)
2012–2013 Spezia (loan) 24 (0)
2013–2014 Latina (loan) 42 (0)
2015– Virtus Entella 15 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Italy U19 0 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U20 8 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U21 Serie B 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2015.

Alessandro Iacobucci (born 3 June 1991) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B side Virtus Entella.


Youth career[edit]

Born in Pescara, Abruzzo, Iacobucci started his career at home province club Renato Curi Angolana[1] (located at Città Sant'Angelo, the Province of Pescara). He joined Serie B club Mantova in 2007 in temporary deal, rejoining former Curi Angolana team-mate Alberto Creati.


After the bankrupt of Mantova, he was automatically released. In July 2010 he was signed by Serie B club Siena.[2] He was one of the backup of Ferdinando Coppola in the first team and as the first choice in the "spring" under-20 team, ahead Richard Gabriel Marcone. Iacobucci made his debut in round 42 (last round), after the team certainly promoted back to Serie A. He replaced Simone Farelli in the second half.

In July 2011 he left for Italian third division club South Tyrol, ahead Michał Miśkiewicz as first choice.[3] With the arrival of Iacobucci, South Tyrol also sold its first choice of 2010–11 season, Davide Zomer to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.


In June 2012 Parma signed Andrea Rossi (€1.8M), Iacobucci (€1.7M) and Giuseppe Pacini (€0.5M) from Siena and sold Manuel Coppola (€1.6M), Alberto Galuppo (€1.7M) and Abdou Doumbia (€0.5M) to Siena, in July Siena also signed Paolo Hernán Dellafiore (€1.8M) and sold Gonçalo Brandão (€1.6M) to Parma, made the 8-men swap deal a pure swap without involvement of cash.[4]

On 28 June 2012 Iacobucci was signed by Spezia Calcio in temporary deal. That season Spezia had also signed Stefano Okaka, Raffaele Schiavi, Mário Rui from Parma, Parma half-owned players Lorenzo Crisetig (also from Inter), Matteo Mandorlini (also from Brescia) and Siena player Agostino Garofalo. On 31 January 2013, a pre-set price was insert into the temporary contract of Iacobucci.[5] The co-ownership was also termianted ca. January 2013 for a peppercorn fee of €500.[6] The loan of Iacobucci (€100,000) and Gianluca Musacci (€400,000) had cost Spezia €500,000 but Parma also gave performance subsidy (Italian: premi di valorizzazione) of €200,000 to Spezia for Musacci.[7]

On 10 July 2013 Iacobucci was signed by Latina.[8]

International career[edit]

Iacobucci received his first U-19 call-up in August 2009, from Massimo Piscedda.[9] However, he did not entered the squad to the friendly match in September. In November, he received a call-up to a goalkeeper training camp from Antonio Rocca.[10] In December, he returned to U19 team for a training camp.[11] He was the backup of Simone Colombi in March 2010 against Germany.[12]

In 2010–11 he was selected to the feeder team of U-21, the Italy under-21 Serie B representative team. He played once, against Serbian First League Selection.[13]

In 2011–12 season he was the regular member of Italy U20 team at 2011–12 Four Nations Tournament. He only missed the last round which played by Mattia Perin. He also played against Ghana, a unofficial match against Italy U-21 Serie B for charity,[14][15] against Macedonia and Denmark.[16]

In 2012–13 season he played twice for U21 "B", won Malta U21 5–0[17] and a goalless draw with Russian First League Selection.[18] In both matches Iacobucci was the first choice in the first half; he was replaced by Alessandro Berardi at half-time and Elia Bastianoni in the 81st minute respectively.


  1. ^ Giovanissimi Dilettanti e Puro Settore, "Comunicato Ufficiale N°17 (2005–06)" (pdf). Settore Giovanile e Scolastico, FIGC (in Italian). 5 June 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "L'Ac Siena ingaggia Iacobucci e Lucioni, girato al Barletta". AC Siena (in Italian). 23 July 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "DAL SIENA IL 20enne PORTIERE ALESSANDRO IACOBUCCI" [From Siena the 20-year-old goalkeeper Alessandro Iacobucci]. FC Südtirol (in Italian). 14 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  4. ^ AC Siena SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  5. ^ "Mercato: Iacobucci in prestito con diritto di riscatto" (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  6. ^ AC Siena SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (Italian) CCIAA (Italian)
  7. ^ Parma F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (Italian)
  8. ^ "Quattro colpi per il Latina" (in Italian). U.S. Latina Calcio. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Under 19, da domenica stage a Roma in vista delle amichevoli autunnali". FIGC (in Italian). 27 August 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "18 portieri in raduno a Coverciano dal 23 al 26 novembre". FIGC (in Italian). 20 November 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Stage a La Borghesiana dal 6 al 9 dicembre, Piscedda presenta 10 novità". FIGC (in Italian). 3 December 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Verso l'Europeo. Azzurrini contro la Germania, penultimo test". FIGC (in Italian). 15 March 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  13. ^ Серија Б Италије - Прва лига Србије 2:0 (1:0). Football Association of Serbia (FSS) (in Serbian). 31 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
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  15. ^ "A Nocera in campo per la solidarietà contro la Rappresentativa B Italia". FIGC (in Italian). 13 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
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  17. ^ "La B Italia vince a Malta 5-0" (in Italian). Lega Serie B. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "B Italia-FNL Russia termina 0-0 davanti a 8.000 ragazzi" (in Italian). Lega Serie B. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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