Bruno Fornaroli

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Bruno Fornaroli
Personal information
Full name Bruno Fornaroli Mezza
Date of birth (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Nacional 12 (10)
2008–2012 Sampdoria 17 (0)
2009 San Lorenzo (loan) 12 (2)
2009–2010 Recreativo Huelva (loan) 17 (2)
2011 Nacional (loan) 9 (4)
2012–2013 Panathinaikos 17 (0)
2014–2015 Danubio 25 (5)
2014 Figueirense (loan) 0 (0)
2015– Melbourne City 17 (15)
National team
2003 Uruguay U17

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Bruno Fornaroli Mezza (born 7 September 1987 in Salto) is a Uruguayan footballer currently playing for Melbourne City FC as a forward. He is also nicknamed El Tuna, meaning "The Prickly Pear".

Career[edit]

Sampdoria[edit]

On July 2007, Fornaroli – who has Italian ancestry – was moved to Italian Serie A team Sampdoria from Nacional in which he started career as a professional footballer. He acquired an Italian passport in 2008, making it easier to sign with clubs based in the European Union.[1]

Loan to Recreativo Huelva[edit]

On August 2009, he was loaned to Recreativo Huelva.[2]

Loan to Nacional[edit]

In January 2011, Fornaroli was loaned back to Club Nacional de Football, returning in August 2011 to Sampdoria following their relegation.

Panathinaikos[edit]

On 21 July 2012, Fornaroli signed[3] a 3 years contract with Panathinaikos F.C. after Jesualdo Ferreira requested to have him in his team.

On 2 September 2013, he terminated his contract with Panathinaikos.[4]

Danubio[edit]

On 8 July 2015, Danubio FC confirmed that he will leave the club and continue his career at Melbourne City FC.

Melbourne City[edit]

On 10 August 2015, Melbourne City FC confirmed that they have signed Fornaroli on a two-year deal.[5] He scored his first goal for Melbourne City FC on his debut on 26 August 2015 against Wellington Phoenix in an FFA Cup match. In the following round of the FFA Cup the quarter finals he scored 2 goals against Heidelberg United. Fornaroli scored his first A-League goal in a 3-2 defeat to rivals Melbourne Victory. The following week Fornaroli scored a brace in city's 3-1 victory over the Central Coast Mariners. He continued his rich scoring form with a brace against Adelaide United making him the top scorer of the league by round 5. Fornaroli has also became the quickest a-league player to score 11 goals since the league changed its name.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 January 2016[7][8][9]
Club Season League Cup Continental[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional 2007–08 12 10 8 2 20 12
Sampdoria 2008–09 5 0 1 1 4 2 10 3
2010–11 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 17 0 1 1 4 2 22 3
San Lorenzo (loan) 2008–09 12 2 3 0 15 2
Recreativo Huelva (loan) 2009–10 17 2 3 1 20 3
Nacional (loan) 2010–11 9 4 4 0 13 4
Panathinaikos 2012–13 17 0 2 2 7 0 26 2
Melbourne City 2015–16 14 12 3 3 17 15
Total 98 30 9 7 26 4 133 41

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ Includes appearances in the Copa Libertadores, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.

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