Antonio Barreca

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Antonio Barreca
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United (on loan from Monaco)
Number 23
Youth career
2002–2014 Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Torino 37 (0)
2014–2015Cittadella (loan) 38 (1)
2015–2016Cagliari (loan) 15 (0)
2018– Monaco 9 (0)
2019–Newcastle United (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Italy U18 6 (0)
2013 Italy U19 4 (0)
2014 Italy U20 1 (0)
2015–2017 Italy U21 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:34, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2017

Antonio Barreca (born 18 March 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United, on loan from Ligue 1 club Monaco.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Turin to Sicilian parents, he grew up in the Torino youth, where he played for each youth category up to the Primavera.[1] In 2013–14, he led the Primavera to the finals of the Campionato Primavera, lost on penalties to Chievo.[2][3] Coinciding with Torino's injury problems that season he was regularly called up to the first team by Giampiero Ventura.

Loans to Cittadella and Cagliari[edit]

In his first season as a professional, Barreca was sent on loan to Cittadella in Serie B. He made his debut in the third round of Coppa Italia, lost 4–1 to Sassuolo.[4] Barreca scored his first goal in Serie B on 15 November 2014 in a 5–2 away loss to Carpi.[5]

On 17 June 2015, he was loaned to Cagliari with a buyout clause and buy back clause in favour of Torino.[6] He made his debut with the Sardi in the eighth round, away to Novara (1–0). He made 15 appearances for Cagliari, led by Massimo Rastelli, who won the championship and were promoted to Serie A. On 26 June 2016 his contract was redeemed by Torino.[7]

Torino[edit]

He made his debut for Torino on 13 August 2016, in the third round of the Coppa Italia, won 4–1 against Pro Vercelli at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. On 18 September, at age 21, he made his debut in Serie A, entering as a substitute for Christian Molinaro in the first half of the match Torino Empoli (0–0). In December 2016 he was awarded the best young player of the year by the USSI (Unione Stampa Sportiva Italiana).[8]

Monaco[edit]

On 10 July 2018, he was sold to Ligue 1 club Monaco.[9]

Loan to Newcastle United[edit]

On 31 January 2019, Barreca joined Premier League side Newcastle United on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.[10]

International career[edit]

He represented the Italy U-20 team on 6 January 2013 in a match valid for the Under-20 Four Nations Tournament. Gli Azzurrini lost 2–1 away to Poland.

He made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad on 12 August 2015, in a friendly match against Hungary, played in Telki.[11]

In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio.[12]

Style of play[edit]

Barreca mainly covers the role of a left full-back or wing-back, but is often used with good results as a winger: he has notable speed, crossing ability and vision of the game.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated 6 January 2019.

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torino 2013–14 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cittadella (loan) 2014–15 Serie B 38 1 1 0 39 1
Cagliari (loan) 2015–16 Serie B 15 0 2 0 17 0
Torino 2016–17 Serie A 28 0 2 0 30 0
2017–18 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 37 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
Monaco 2018–19 Ligue 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Career total 97 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 104 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cagliari

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Antonio Barreca, il Torino ha trovato il terzino del futuro". iltalentocheverra.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Regolamento del Campionato Primavera TIM 2012/2013 – "Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti"" (PDF). legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Sassuolo vs. Cittadella - 21 August 2014 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  5. ^ "Carpi vs. Cittadella - 15 November 2014 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  6. ^ "UFFICIALE: Torino, preso Avelar dal Cagliari. Barreca in prestito in Sardegna - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". M.tuttomercatoweb.com. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Barreca al Toro | TORINO FC 1906 SITO UFFICIALE". Torinofc.it (in Italian). Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Torino, Barreca "rivelazione dell'anno": il premio dell'Ussi". Tuttosport. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ http://torinofc.it/news/10/07/2018/barreca-allas-monaco-fc_18033
  10. ^ https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news/antonio-barreca-joins-newcastle-united
  11. ^ "Aramu e Benassi in Nazionale Under 21 | TORINO FC 1906 SITO UFFICIALE". Torinofc.it (in Italian). Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  12. ^ "U21: Italy squad for Euros named". Football Italia. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  13. ^ Federico Ciapparoni (19 December 2014). "Barreca a CM: 'Mi ha cercato il Milan'" (in Italian). CalcioMercato.com. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Serie B: Cagliari title, Livorno relegated - Football Italia". Football-italia.net. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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