Alfredo Donnarumma

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Alfredo Donnarumma
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Donnarumma
Date of birth (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Torre Annunziata, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Second striker, Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Empoli
Number 9
Youth career
1995–2004 Torre Annunziata
2004–2010 Catania
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Catania 0 (0)
2010–2011 Gubbio (loan) 23 (5)
2012 Lanciano (loan) 10 (0)
2012–2013 Como (loan) 32 (14)
2013–2014 Cittadella 20 (3)
2014 Pescara 0 (0)
2014–2015 Teramo 37 (22)
2015–2017 Salernitana 59 (18)
2017– Empoli 13 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 November 2017.

Alfredo Donnarumma (born 30 November 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a second striker or attacking midfielder for Empoli in Serie B.

Club career[edit]

Torre Annunziata[edit]

Born in Torre Annunziata, near Napoli, Alfredo started his playing career with his hometown club, Calcio Azzurri di Torre Annunziata. He played there until he was 14, when Catania sporting director, Pietro Lo Monaco scouted the player and took him to Catania.

Calcio Catania[edit]

Since transferring to Catania, Donnarumma had played for all levels of the Catania youth setup and in 2008 joined the Primavera U-20 team of Catania, the highest youth level below the first team. Donnarumma had formed a great partnership with Alessandro Malafronte and most notably Francesco Nicastro during his time within Catania's youth program. He also scored 16 goals in his final youth season at the club, a fantastic record for a trequartista. His senior playing career began in 2009, when the attacker earned first-team call-ups towards the end of the 2009–10 Serie A campaign, at the age of 18. Despite failing to make his Serie A debut with the club, the player graduated the club's youth set-up at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season.

In July 2010, Donnarumma was loaned out to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side, A.S. Gubbio 1910 in order to earn regular playing experience. During his spell with the third division club, Donnarumma made 23 league appearances, scoring 5 league goals. In his 25 official matches for the Gubbio, Donnarumma was a part of the starting lineup 22 times. On 30 June 2011, Donnarumma returned to Catania, where he remained until 30 January 2012, when he was sent out on loan to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side, Virtus Lanciano after failing to make his Catania debut. With the Lanciano-based club, Donnarumma spent time with the senior squad as well as the youth team. With the youth side, Donnarumma scored 8 goals in just 8 appearances, while with the first team, he failed to have the same impact. During the ritorno of the 2011–12 Lega Pro campaign, he appeared just 10 times for the club, all as a substitute. After again returning to Sicily, Donnarumma was asked to go out on loan once more prior to the 2012–13 Serie A season. He transferred to Calcio Como on 11 July 2012, and had a successful season with the team. He was virtually ever-present for the third division club, appearing in 29 league matches (27 of which were starts) and scoring 14 league goals.[citation needed]

Alfredo Donnarumma returned to Catania on 30 June 2013.

Cittadella[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Donnarumma was officially sold on a co-ownership basis to A.S. Cittadella[1] for a peppercorn fee of five hundred euro.[2] In June 2014 Cittadella signed Donnarumma outright.[3]

Pescara & Teramo[edit]

In summer 2014 Donnarumma was signed by Pescara. In the same year he was loaned to Teramo. On 17 July 2015, Donnarumma was signed by Teramo outright.[4] However, the Serie B newcomer was expelled due to match-fixing.

Salernitana[edit]

On 31 August 2015, Donnarumma was sold to Salernitana.[5]

Empoli[edit]

On 11 July 2017, Donnarumma was signed by Empoli from Salernitana. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfredo Donnarumma al Cittadella in compartecipazione" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Calcio Catania S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  3. ^ "Rinnovo dell'accordo di partecipazione per Messina: alla Pro Patria il tesseramento" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Calciomercato: ceduto Alfredo Donnarumma" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Donnarumma, Odjer e Frison sono giocatori della Salernitana. Calil, Liverani e Russotto al Catania" (in Italian). U.S. Salernitana 1919. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Donnarumma sign by Empoli" (in Italian). Empoli F.C. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 

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