Antonio Esposito (footballer, born 1972)

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Antonio Esposito
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-12-13) 13 December 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Lugano, Switzerland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 AC Lugano 121 (7)
1996–2001 Grasshopper 100 (15)
1999Extremadura (loan) 16 (2)
2001–2002Cagliari 11 (1)
2001–2002 Saint-Étienne 24 (0)
2002–2004 FC Basel 29 (4)
2004–2005 Varese 5 (0)
2005 AC Lugano 15 (2)
Total 320 (31 )
National team
1997–2001 Switzerland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Antonio Esposito (born 13 December 1972 in Lugano, Switzerland) is a Swiss-Italian former football midfielder who played throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He is remembered most for his time at Grasshopper Club Zürich and FC Basel.

Career[edit]

Esposito started playing professional football in 1992 with AC Lugano. In 1996, he signed for Grasshopper Club Zürich and had loan spells at Spain's CD Extremadura in 1999 and Italy's Cagliari Calcio in 2001. Later that year, he moved to AS Saint-Étienne of France but returned to Switzerland with FC Basel in 2002 and was part of the Basel team that reached the Second Group Phase of the UEFA Champions League. A.S. Varese 1910 acquired his services in 2004 before he retired with AC Lugano in 2005.

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