Andrea Capone

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Andrea Capone
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Cagliari, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1998–2000 Cagliari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Cagliari 113 (12)
2001–2002 → Sora (loan) 11 (1)
2004–2005 Treviso (loan) 28 (3)
2007–2009 Vicenza 42 (8)
2009 Grosseto (loan) 9 (1)
2010 Salernitana 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrea Capone (born 8 January 1981) is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

After developing in the Cagliari youth system, he made his first team debut during the 2000–01 Serie B season, making 12 appearances and scoring a goal. The following season, he moved to Serie C1 side Sora on loan, with little success. He returned to Cagliari, spending three more seasons with the club, before being loaned to Treviso for the 2004–05 Serie B season, scoring 3 goals in 29 appearances, and helping the club to achieve Serie A promotion.

He returned once again to Cagliari, making his Serie A debut with the club on 28 August 2005, in an away fixture against Siena, remaining with the squad for two more seasons. He wore the number 10 shirt during this time at Cagliari. This is significant as two years earlier it had been Gianfranco Zola's number, and had been retired the previous season.

At the end of the 2006–07 Serie A season, on 12 July 2007, it was announced that Capone had been granted a trial with Scottish outfit Celtic. He has featured in a friendly 2–1 win over Peterborough United setting up a goal.[1] Two days later he got his name on the score sheet against Queen's Park Rangers of the Football League Championship in another friendly as part of a 5–1 win.[2]

In August 2007, he joined Vicenza, scoring 8 goals in 42 appearances.[3]

In January 2009, he swapped clubs with Duccio Innocenti, moving to Grosseto.[4]

After 4 months without a club, on 29 October 2009, he signed a contract with Salernitana, effective from 2 January 2010. The side went bankrupt during the summer of 2011, making him once again a free-agent.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celts gather pace with posh win". Celtic FC. 2007-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Celts hit form in 5-1 win". Celtic FC. 2007-07-15. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Andrea Capone in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 2007-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Operazioni Calciomercato". Vicenza Calcio. 2009-02-02. Archived from the original on February 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Andrea Capone". aic.football.it. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

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