Alex Pederzoli

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Alex Pederzoli
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Piacenza, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Suspended
Youth career
1999-2000 Bologna
2000–2003 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Como 6 (0)
2004 Rimini (loan) 2 (0)
2004–2007 Juventus 0 (0)
2004–2005 Reggiana (loan) 11 (0)
2005 Lucchese (loan) 15 (0)
2005–2006 Sassari Torres (loan) 12 (1)
2006 Pro Sesto (loan) 7 (0)
2006–2007 Pistoiese (loan) 9 (0)
2007 Manfredonia (loan) 13 (2)
2007–2008 Crotone 31 (2)
2008–2009 Padova 28 (1)
2009–2010 Gallipoli 35 (2)
2010–2012 Ascoli 65 (0)
National team
2000 Italy U15 9 (1)
2000–2001 Italy U16 12 (1)
2002 Italy U18 5 (0)
2003 Italy U19 1 (0)
2004 Italy U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alex Pederzoli (born 6 March 1984) is an Italian footballer.

Biography[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Born in Piacenza, Emilia–Romagna, Pederzoli started his career with Emilia–Romagna side Bologna. In mid-2000, Juventus signed Pederzoli (€516,457 or 1 billion lire), Giacomo Cipriani (€2.324M for 50% rights or 4.5 billion lire), Alessandro Gamberini (€2.324M for 50%rights or 4.5 billion lire) from Bologna and sold the remained 50% registration rights of Jonatan Binotto to Bologna for 10 (short) billion Lire (€5.16 million), which the Emilia–Romagna club also retained 50% registration rights of Gamberini and Pederzoli.

In June 2002, Bologna bought back Gamberini for free and Pederzoli to Juventus for about €260,000. It made Juventus received a financial income of €257 thousands for Pederzoli, a disposals loss of €1.502 million and financial income of €2.324 million for Gamberini.[1]

Juve, Como & Serie C1[edit]

In mid-2003, he was sold to Serie B side Como in co-ownership deal, along with Felice Piccolo (for a total fee of €1.6 million alleged by FIGC or €20,000 in Juventus financial report), made Juventus losses €393 thousand and €39 thousands respectively.[2] Como finished as the bottom in the end of season, and Pederzoli was loaned to Serie C1 side Rimini. In June 2004, Juventus bought back both players for a nominal fee of €10,000 each and their registration rights now only €20,000 each in Juventus's account, signed a 3-year contract.[3]

Both players were then farmed out again, which Pederzoli joined Serie C1 club Reggiana, often as substitutes. In mid-season he left for Lucchese from Serie C1/B (i.e. Group B) to Serie C/A (i.e. Group A).

In 2005–06 season, Pederzoli remained in Serie C1/B but for Sassari Torres along with Andrea Luci and Giovanni Bartolucci, made Juventus gained €20 thousands, €30 thousands and €15 thousands respectively from the loan.[4] However, Pederzoli was sent to Serie C1/A side Pro Sesto in mid-season. Pro Sesto lost relegation playoffs that season and re-admitted; Sassari Torres entered the promotion playoffs but went bankrupt and relegated.

In mid-2006, the liquidator of Como Calcio 1907 (which went bankrupt in 2005, 2 years after Enrico Preziosi sold the team) claimed Juventus still had to pay the company €1,580,000 for the fees to bought Pederzoli and Piccolo back (as the price dropped from €1.6 million to €20,000 but in 2004 Juve acquired youth players Criscito and Volpe for €1.9million from Genoa, Preziosi's new club), but Juventus said the sum already paid and started a legal defense,[5] but still budgeted that sum in the balance sheet few years later for ongoing legal process.

In the last year of his contract, Pederzoli at first left for Pistoiese of Serie C1/A. After a limited chance, he left for Serie C1/B side Manfredonia. Both teams finished in mid-table.

At the start of season, Pederzoli was signed by Serie C1/A side Venezia[6] but on 31 August 2007 left for Serie C1/B Crotone.[7] Pederzoli made a break through that season, played 31 league matches with the same club and played additional 2 with the club in playoffs, in although lost to Taranto in the first round (semi-final).

At the start of season he signed a 2-year contract with Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A (ex-Serie C1/A) side Padova.[8] He followed the team entered into the promotion playoff, this time won Pro Patria in the final.

Serie B[edit]

Pederzoli was signed by Serie B newcomer Gallipoli in August 2009,[9] the club at that time recently invested by businessmen from Udine. Before the investment, the team did not hire enough first team member and was forced to fill youth team players for the Coppa Italia opening match. Gallipoli finished as the 21st, just ahead Salernitana. After the season (formally on 16 July) Gallipoli was expelled from professional league due to its financial record,[10] the club went bankrupt and all players were released.

On July 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with Serie B side Ascoli.[11] He made his debut in the opening match of the season (and the first match in 2010–11 Coppa Italia). He partnered with Daniele Di Donato as the defensive midfielders in the 4231 formation, which won Lumezzane 3–1 on 15 August.[12]

2011 Italian football scandal[edit]

On 31 May 2012 Pederzoli was suspended for 1 year and 4 months due to involvement in 2011–12 Italian football scandal.

International career[edit]

Pederzoli capped for Italy at 2001 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, lost to Spain in quarter-final, eventually Spain was the champion. In that match, he was replaced by Paolo Facchinetti in the 35th minute. He partnered with Gabriele Perico, Francesco Lodi and Alessandro Moro in the midfield, while Alberto Aquilani at that time as a defender. That match the coach filled 5 defenders (Giorgio Chiellini as wing-back) and 1 strikers. Italy lost 3–4 in penalty shootout.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2003". Juventus FC. 28 October 2003. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2004". Juventus FC. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2005". Juventus FC. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2006". Juventus FC. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2007". Juventus FC. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  6. ^ D'Ambrosio, Germano (6 July 2007). "UFFICIALE: Venezia, presi Veronese e Pederzoli". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Letizia, Francesco (31 August 2007). "UFFICIALE: Pederzoli al Crotone". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "DAL VENEZIA A TITOLO DEFINITIVO PEDERZOLI". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 10 July 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Pederzoli ceduto al Gallipoli". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 17 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "L’Ancona in serie B e 20 club di Lega Pro non ammessi ai campionati". FIGC (in Italian). 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ufficiale: Alex Pederzoli all’Ascoli". Ascoli Calcio 1898 (in Italian). 20 July 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "TIM CUP: ASCOLI-LUMEZZANE 3–1 finale". Ascoli Calcio 1898 (in Italian). 15 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 

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