Antonio Mirante

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Antonio Mirante
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Mirante playing for Parma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Antonio Mirante
Date of birth (1983-07-08) 8 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bologna
Number 83
Youth career
2003–2004 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Juventus 7 (0)
2004–2005 Crotone (loan) 41 (0)
2005–2006 Siena (loan) 26 (0)
2007–2009 Sampdoria 22 (0)
2009–2015 Parma 193 (0)
2015– Bologna 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 April 2015

Antonio Mirante (born 8 July 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Bologna as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Juventus and loans[edit]

After starting his professional career with Juventus, Mirante was loaned to Crotone in 2004, along with Bartolucci, Guzman, Konko, Paro and Gastaldello.

In 2005 he was loaned to Siena with Legrottaglie, Tudor, Paro, Gastaldello, Packer, Molinaro, Cacciotto and Volpato.[1]

He returned to Juventus in 2006 due to the club's relegation to Serie B following their involvement in the 2006 Calciopoli Scandal; he was capped for the first time when first choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was red carded in the 24th minute against U.C. AlbinoLeffe, on 18 November 2006.[2] Juventus won the 2006–07 Serie B title and obtained promotion to Serie A the following season.

He was transferred to the Italian Serie A club U.C. Sampdoria on a one-year loan deal for the 2007–08 season.[3]

Sampdoria and Parma[edit]

During the transfer window of 2008, Sampdoria bought half of the registration rights of Mirante for €1.5M from Juventus,[4] on 19 July 2009 he went on loan to Parma F.C. in exchange for Marco Rossi.

In June 2010, Sampdoria decided not to buy Rossi but sold Mirante to Parma. The Genoa club bought the remaining half of the player from Juventus for another €1.5M and sold him to Parma for €3.6M,[5] despite also losing another one of its keepers, Luca Castellazzi, to Internazionale, and failing to sign shot-stopper Marco Storari from Milan, who had been on loan at the club.

Since 2009, Mirante was a regular in Parma's team, missing just 3 of 76 Serie A matches.

Bologna[edit]

Mirante was signed by Bologna F.C. 1909 on a free transfer on 3 July 2015.[6] He was the first choice of the team. On 19 July 2016 Mirante signed a new 3-year contract.[7] However, at the start of 2016–17 season he was diagnosed with a heart problem and had to undergo testing which ruled him out indefinitely; on 31 August 2016 the club signed Alfred Gomis on loan from Torino as an emergency replacement.[8] After missing the next two and a half months of the season, he was finally cleared to play in mid November.[9] Mirante made his debut since his injury on 28 November against Atalanta B.C..

International career[edit]

He was a member of Italy U-21 team in 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, as an unused substitute. He has not made his debut for Italy at U-20 or U-21 level, despite having been called up a total of six times.[10]

On 8 August 2010, he received his first senior international call-up, to replace the injured Federico Marchetti.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated 16 May 2012[12]

Club League Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventus Serie A 2003–04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crotone Serie B 2004–05 41 0 3 0 - - 0 0 44 0
Siena Serie A 2005–06 26 0 3 0 - - 0 0 29 0
Juventus Serie B 2006–07 7 0 0 0 - - 0 0 7 0
Sampdoria Serie A 2007–08 13 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
2008–09 9 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
Parma 2009–10 37 0 1 0 - - 0 0 38 0
2010–11 36 0 0 0 - - 0 0 36 0
2011–12 29 0 0 0 - - 0 0 29 0
Career Total 198 0 13 0 3 0 0 0 214 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Juventus[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siena prende Mirante
  2. ^ Statistiche su Footballdatabase.com
  3. ^ UFFICIALE: Sampdoria, acquisita la metà di Mirante
  4. ^ Pagina dedicata al giocatore sul sito della Sampdoria
  5. ^ Parma FC Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Mirante al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Mirante: "Bologna, ambiente ideale"" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bologna 'keeper Mirante taken ill". Football Italia. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Mirante: Nightmare is over". Football Italia. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  10. ^ FIGC – Statistiche in Nazionale
  11. ^ "Prandelli presenta la sua Italia: "Regole, ma anche generosità e qualità"". FIGC (in Italian). 8 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "A. Mirante". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 December 2016.