Antonino Ragusa

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Antonino Ragusa
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Messina, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 90
Youth career
2000–2006 Giardini Naxos[citation needed]
2006–2008 Treviso
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Treviso 1 (0)
2009–2012 Genoa 0 (0)
2010–2011 Salernitana (loan) 32 (7)
2011–2012 Reggina (loan) 33 (7)
2012–2015 Pescara 40 (9)
2012–2013 Ternana (loan) 36 (1)
2014 Genoa (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2015 Vicenza (loan) 16 (3)
2015–2016 Cesena 37 (8)
2016– Sassuolo 1 (0)
National team
2011 Italy U-21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2016.

Antonino Ragusa (born 27 March 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Sassuolo.

Club career[edit]

Treviso[edit]

Born in Messina, Sicily, Ragusa started his professional career at Veneto club Treviso, where he played for Allievi Nazionali under-17 team in 2006–07 season.[1] In 2008–09 season, despite remained as a member of the under-20 team, Ragusa made his Serie B debut on 7 February 2009 against Rimini. The club bankrupted at the end of season.

Genoa[edit]

In July 2009 Ragusa was signed by Serie A club Genoa along with youngster Thomas Bonotto and Marco Bincoletto. Ragusa was a member of Genoa's under-20 team, the Primavera (literally: spring).

In August 2010 he was loaned to Lega Pro Prima Divisione (Italian third level) club Salernitana with an option to purchase.[2] The club reached the promotion playoffs but losing to Verona in the finals. Ragusa himself was in the starting eleven in the playoffs as wing forward/winger in the 4–3–3/4–2–3–1 formation, to support Dino Fava along with Fabinho.[3][4] In June 2011 Salernitana excised the option but Genoa also excised the counter-option for €100,000.[5] At the end of season Salernitana also bankrupted again.

Reggina (loan)[edit]

On 27 June 2011 he was transferred to second division club Reggina, initially in co-ownership deal[6] to compensate the signing of Francesco Acerbi. However the deal documented to Lega Serie B on 31 August 2011 along with Matteo D'Alessandro, but Ragusa became a loan deal. He picked no.90 shirt.[7] Despite only half of the appearances as starter under former Salernitana coach Roberto Breda, Ragusa scored 6 goals in late September to October (round 6 to 12). Ragusa started most of the game fixture from October (round 9) to 10 December (round 19), partnering centre forward Emiliano Bonazzoli or Fabio Ceravolo in 3–4–1–2 formation (with Simone Missiroli as play-maker)[8][9][10] The coach then used him to play as an attacking midfielder/wing forward in 4–2–3–1/4–3–3 formation.[11][12] Ragusa was out-favoured by Breda in his last two games in charge, with the return of 3–5–2 featuring another forward Alessio Campagnacci to partner with Alessio Viola or Bonazzoli.[13][14] Despite new coach Angelo Gregucci used 3–4–3 formation in his first game (against Modena), Ragusa remained on the bench. The coach again rotated its starting XI in order to find the best formation. Ragusa returned to starting XI in round 25 and again in round 27, as a right midfielder in 3–5–2 formation.

In June 2012 Reggina decided to sign Ragusa in co-ownership deal, however Genoa activated the counter-option that Genoa paid Reggina €50,000.[15]

Pescara[edit]

Ragusa was signed by Serie A club Pescara in a co-ownership deal for €1.5 million on 30 July 2012.[15][16] On 31 August 2012 he was loaned to Serie B newcomer Ternana along with team-mates Riccardo Brosco and Riccardo Maniero.[17] After Pescara relegated, on 30 June 2013 the co-ownership deal was renewed as well as remaining in Pescara.[18] Ragusa became a key player for the club despite they failed to return to Serie A immediately. On 20 June 2014 the co-ownership deal was renewed again.[19]

Genoa return[edit]

Ragusa returned to Genoa in a temporary deal in July 2014.[20] However, on 12 September 2014 Ragusa left for another Serie B newcomer Vicenza Calcio from Genoa for €60,000.[21][22][23][24] In June 2015 Genoa bought back Ragusa for €725,000.[22][25]

Cesena[edit]

On 14 July 2015 Ragusa was signed by Cesena for €2.5 million.[22][26]

Sassuolo[edit]

On 26 August 2016 he was signed by Sassuolo.[27] He made his debut against his former club Pescara on 28 August. However, he was deemed ineligible by Italian Football Federation, making the club from winning the match to losing 0–3.

International career[edit]

In November 2011 Ragusa received his first national team call-up.[28] That month Ragusa played both rounds of 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification. He was the left winger in the latter game (round 5) against Hungary.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ORGANIGRAMMA SETTORE GIOVANILE". Treviso FBC 1993 (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2 March 2007. 
  2. ^ "PARO VA AL VICENZA, RAGUSA A SALERNO" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hellas Verona-Salernitana 2-0" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Salernitana-Hellas Verona 1-0" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Genoa CFC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2011 (in Italian)
  6. ^ "Antonio Ragusa è della Reggina". Reggina Calcio (in Italian). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bini, D'Alessandro e Ragusa scelgono i numeri di maglia". Reggina Calcio (in Italian). 1 September 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Reggina-Bari: 3-1". AS Bari (in Italian). 9 October 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Reggina-Torino 0-1". Torino FC (in Italian). 1 November 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Hellas Verona-Reggina 1-0". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 26 November 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
    Verona splendido Sei vittorie di fila, 27 November 2011, La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian)
  11. ^ "La Samp migliora ma non punge: al "Granillo" è 0-0". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 3 December 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  12. ^ La Gazzetta dello Sport on 11 December 2011 (Italian)
  13. ^ Game Sassuolo, La Gazzetta dello Sport on 18 December 2011 (Italian)
  14. ^ "Vicenza-Reggina 0-0". Vicenza Calcio (in Italian). 6 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
    Serie B match report (Italian)
  15. ^ a b Genoa CFC SpA Report and Accounts on 31 December 2012 (Italian)
  16. ^ "Speciale Calciomercato" [Special transfer market] (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Speciale calciomercato: chiusura" [Special transfer market: closure] (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Speciale calciomercato" [Special transfer market] (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Speciale calciomercato: comproprietà" [Special transfer market: joint ownership] (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Genoa Giovane chi si Rivede" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  22. ^ a b c Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2015, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  23. ^ "Antonino Ragusa in biancorosso" [Antonino Ragusa in white and red] (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Colpo Vicenza, Preso Ragusa" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Risoluzione accordi Partecipazione" (in Italian). Genoa C.F.C. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "Ragusa è del Cesena" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "Calciomercato: arriva Ragusa dal Cesena, Ariaudo va al Frosinone" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  28. ^ "Crimi and Ragusa new for Turkey and Hungary. El Shaarawy returns". FIGC. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  29. ^ La Gazzetta dello Sport on 16 November 2011 (Italian)

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