Andrea Seculin

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Andrea Seculin
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Personal information
Date of birth (1990-07-14) 14 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Gorizia, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 90
Youth career
Pro Romans
2006?–2008 South Tyrol
2008–2010 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Fiorentina 0 (0)
2011–2013 Juve Stabia (loan) 35 (0)
2013– Chievo 0 (0)
2013–2014 Avellino (loan) 24 (0)
National team
2009 Italy U-20 1 (0)
2009–2010 Italy U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:07, 15 December 2015 (UTC).

Andrea Seculin (born 14 July 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Chievo as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Gorizia, Venezia Giulia, Seculin started his career in Pro Romans of Romans d'Isonzo. He received a call-up to Friuli – Venezia Giulia Allievi representative team in 2005, for Coppa Nazionale Primavera, a event that 19 Italian regions against each other.[1] Friuli – Venezia Giulia finished as the 12th place.[2]

He then left for FC South Tyrol and played in Berretti under-20 team, the top level of youth leagues for Lega Pro clubs.[3]


In January 2008 he was signed by Tuscany club Fiorentina,[4] for €300,000 on a 4½-year contract.[5] Seculin immediately entered the Primavera under-20 team (Lega Calcio version of Berretti league), taking the starting role from Edoardo Pazzagli. Seculin finished as losing semi-finalists in 2008 playoffs round.[6] Seculin also played in quarter-finals[7] and Pazzagli played in the two leg of the round of 16. Seculin was the starting keeper in the "spring" in the 2008–09 season and was the fourth keeper of the first team. However, he was not eligible to the list B of 2008–09 UEFA Champions League, in which Matteo Bacciosi became the fourth keeper in UCL instead.[8] Primavera team did not qualify for the playoffs round in the 2008–09 season. In summer 2009 Seculin signed a new five-year contract with La Viola which ended on 30 June 2014.

Seculin also entered 2009–10 UEFA Champions League squad as the third keeper in the 22-man senior squad, replacing the left of Marco Storari.[9][10][11] That season la Viola had Sébastien Frey and Vlada Avramov as first choice and backup. With youth team, the spring did not qualify again in 2009–10 season.

Since the signing of Artur Boruc in 2010–11 Serie A, he became the fourth keeper of the first team (or third not counting injured Frey; ahead Marcos Miranda and Tommaso Scuffia; in January became fifth after signing Neto) and as an overage player of the youth team, finished as the runner-up of 2011 Torneo di Viareggio,[12] winning 2011 Coppa Italia Primavera.[13][14] He also finished as the semi-finalists of the playoffs round of the youth league.[15]

Seculin was awarded no. 33 for the first team in 2008–09 season.[16] He then changed to no.90 in 2009–10 season[17] and re-took 33 in 2010–11 season.[18] In the first half-season he wore no.44.[19]

Juve Stabia[edit]

In July 2011 he left for Serie B newcomer Juve Stabia.[20] The club loaned numbers of players from la Viola as well as other team. He had to compete with Simone Colombi for the first choice in first half of season, played 6 games, on round 1, 3, 8 to 10 and 15. He wore no.90 shirt that season, his year of birth. Since January 2012 Seculin was the regular starter.


In July 2013 Seculin was signed by Chievo for undisclosed fee, re-joining fellow U21 internationals Marco Silvestri and Sergio Viotti. Seculin was immediately left for Serie B newcomer Avellino.

International career[edit]

Seculin received his first U-21 team call-up in 2008.[21] He made his debut in March 2009, a friendly.[22] That match de facto played by players born in or after 1988 for an event usually played by U-20 (Four Nations Tournament), but all players were selected by U-21 coach Pierluigi Casiraghi to select junior member to the final round of 2009 U-21 Euro, which the age limit in fact was born in 1986 or after. Seculin successfully entered the final squad of 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, as understudy of Andrea Consigli and Salvatore Sirigu, both 3 years older than Seculin.

He was the backup keeper of Vincenzo Fiorillo in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification first round. He played his competitive debut in the round 2 of the qualification, against the weakest team Luxembourg U-21. He also played the round 3 against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vito Mannone then became the first choice in round 4 and 5, with Fiorillo and Seculin became the second and third. The coach Pierluigi Casiraghi later picked Mattia Perin and then Alberto Frison as backup.

After Azzurrini was eliminated in the playoffs round, new coach Ciro Ferrara recalled Seculin in the first match Ferrara in charge, winning Turkey 2–1 on 17 November 2010. Seculin was substituted by Perin at half time. Ferrara then used keepers with professional appearances instead of Seculin and Perin, nor Fiorillo who had a handful club appearances. After Seculin made his professional debut in August 2011, he did not receive any call-up yet. Instead, Seculin played for Italy under-21 Serie B representative team against Italy U20 in December 2011, an unofficial charity match.[23]


  1. ^ CONVOCAZIONE RAPPRESENTATIVA REGIONALE, "CU N°44 (2004–05 season)". Comitato Regionale Friuli – Venezia Giulia, Settore Giovanile e Scolastico (SGS), FIGC (in Italian). 8 June 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "CU N°27 (2004–05 season)" (PDF). SGS, FIGC (in Italian). 27 June 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Crema: i biancorossi della Berretti volano". FC Südtirol (in Italian). 28 October 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Andrea Seculin passa dall´FC Südtirol-Alto Adige alla Fiorentina in Serie A". FC Südtirol (in Italian). 23 January 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  5. ^ ACF Fiorentina SpA Report and Accounts on 31 December 2008 (Italian)
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  7. ^ "Primavera, Fiorentina avanti La Juventus deve arrendersi". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 3 June 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Lista Uefa". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lista UEFA". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lista Champions". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Viareggio: Dell'Agnello's brace, Inter champions". FC Internazionale Milano. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Archivio - Settore Giovanile 2010-2011 - Roma-Fiorentina 1-3: highlights". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Fiorentina-Roma: 1-1 l'andata". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
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  16. ^ "Numeri di maglia". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 17 August 2008. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Numeri di maglia". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Comunicati Stampa N°22 (2010–11 season): Integrazione Numerazione Maglie". Lega Calcio (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Comunicati Stampa N°59 (2007–08)". Lega Calcio (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Seculin alla Juve Stabia" [Seculin to Juve Stabia]. ACF Fiorentina (in Italian). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Al via le qualificazioni per gli Europei, Casiraghi convoca Balotelli". FIGC (in Italian). 29 August 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "Casiraghi apre il nuovo biennio: 19 convocati per la gara contro l'Austria". FIGC (in Italian). 20 March 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
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