Bryan Cristante

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Bryan Cristante
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Cristante with Roma in 2018
Personal information
Full name Bryan Cristante
Date of birth (1995-03-03) 3 March 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 4
Youth career
2006–2009 Liventina Gorghense
2009–2013 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Milan 3 (1)
2014–2018 Benfica 7 (0)
2016Palermo (loan) 4 (0)
2016–2017Pescara (loan) 16 (0)
2017–2018Atalanta (loan) 48 (12)
2018–2019 Atalanta 0 (0)
2018–2019Roma (loan) 35 (4)
2019– Roma 3 (1)
National team
2010 Italy U16 2 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U17 10 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U18 6 (3)
2013–2014 Italy U19 9 (4)
2014 Italy U20 1 (0)
2016 Italy U21 2 (0)
2017– Italy 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:02, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2018

Bryan Cristante (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbraːjaŋ kriˈstante]; born 3 March 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Roma and the Italy national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cristante was born in San Vito al Tagliamento but raised in the nearby San Giovanni di Casarsa, where he started playing football as a child.[2] He moved on to Liventina Gorghense, an amateur club in the province of Treviso, before joining A.C. Milan in 2009.[3]

Milan[edit]

Throughout his time in the club's youth system he was a member of the under-15 squad who won the Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali in 2010,[4] scoring eight goals,[2] as well as a member of the under-17 side who won the Campionato Allievi Nazionali in 2011.[5]

He made his professional debut for the club on 6 December 2011, aged 16 years and 278 days, coming on as a substitute for Robinho in a UEFA Champions League group stage match against Viktoria Plzeň, which ended in a 2–2 draw.[6] He thus became the youngest ever Milan player to feature in a Champions League game and third youngest overall.[7][8]

Cristante was elected as the best player at the Torneo di Viareggio 2013. On 4 March 2013, Cristante signed his first professional contract, which would have kept him at Milan until 2018. He joined the first team squad at the start of the 2013–14 season.[9]

On 10 November 2013, he made his debut in Serie A, coming on as a substitute for Kaká in a match against Chievo Verona, which ended in a 0–0 draw.[10] He scored his first goal for the club on 6 January 2014, set up by the Brazilian in a 3–0 victory at the San Siro against Atalanta.

Benfica[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Cristante signed a five-year contract with Portuguese champions Benfica[11][12] for a transfer fee of €4.84 million.[13]

On 12 December, he debuted in a 0–5 Primeira Liga victory at Vitória Setúbal.[14] On 14 January, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4–0 win against Arouca in the third round of league cup.[15]

Atalanta[edit]

Cristante joined Atalanta on loan from Benfica in January 2017; Atalanta later bought him outright in summer 2018 for the €4 million release clause,[16] in a total fee of €9.5 million, with Benfica keeping 15% of Cristante's economic rights.[17]

Roma[edit]

On 8 June 2018, Cristante was immediately loaned out to Roma in a one-year loan deal from Atalanta for a fee of €5 million with a compulsory purchase option for an additional €15 million and a further €10 million in performance-related bonuses.[18][19] On 28 February 2019, Roma made the deal permanent.[20]

International career[edit]

Prior to representing the Italian senior side, Cristante also represented Italy at various youth levels. He was initially also eligible to play for Canada at international level, as he holds a Canadian passport through his father.[21][22]

On 10 November 2016, he made his debut with the Italy U21 team, in a friendly match lost 3–2 against England in Southampton.

Cristante was called up to the senior Italy national team for the side's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia and Albania on 6 and 9 October 2017, respectively.[23] He made his senior international debut on 6 October, coming on as a substitute in the second half of an eventual 1–1 home draw against Macedonia.[22][24]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 September 2019.[25][26]
Club Season League Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
Total 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Benfica 2014–15 5 0 3 0 3 0 4 1 15 1
2015–16 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Total 7 0 3 0 5 0 5 1 20 1
Palermo (loan) 2015–16 4 0 0 0 4 0
Pescara (loan) 2016–17 16 0 2 0 18 0
Atalanta (loan) 2016–17 12 3 12 3
2017–18 36 9 3 0 8 3 47 12
Total 48 12 3 0 8 3 59 15
Roma 2018–19 35 4 2 0 7 0 44 4
2019–20 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 38 5 2 0 7 0 47 5
Career total 116 18 11 0 21 3 5 1 153 22

1European competitions include the Champions League and Europa League.
2Other tournaments include the Supercoppa Italiana and Taça da Liga.

International[edit]

As of 10 September 2018[26]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 1 0
2018 5 0
Total 6 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica[27][28]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryan Cristante". Atalanta. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Simone Gambino (7 December 2011). "An introduction to Bryan Cristante - AC Milan's 16-year-old Champions League wonderkid". goal.com. PERFORM. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. ^ Pietro Mazzara (4 December 2011). "DNA vincente e serietà: ecco chi è Bryan Cristante". milannews.it (in Italian). Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali 2009/10". acmilan.com (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Campionato Allievi Nazionali 2010/11". acmilan.com (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  6. ^ Ian Holyman (6 December 2011). "Plzeň secure late draw with Milan to end on a high". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  7. ^ Gaetano De Stefano (7 December 2011). "Pato and Robinho not enough, AC Milan fluff the finish in Prague". gazzetta.it. La Gazzetta dello Sport. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  8. ^ Lu. Guaz. (7 December 2011). "Cristante, il suo nome nella storia". ilgiorno.it (in Italian). Il Giorno. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Bryan Cristante: il gioellino della "Cantera" rossonera". milanpassion.it (in Italian). Milan Passion. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Chievo-Milan (0-0): il tabellino della gara". Milan News.
  11. ^ "SL Benfica sign Bryan Cristante". SL Benfica.pt. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF). S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). CMVM. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Cristante rendeu ao Milan mais do que Balotelli" [Cristante gave Milan more than Balotelli] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  14. ^ "V. Setúbal-Benfica, 0-5 (crónica)". Maisfutebol.iol.pt (in Portuguese). 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Benfica - Arouca (Fase 3 - jornada 2 Taça da Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal". LPFP (in Portuguese). 14 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Cristante: 'Pleased to be worth €30m'". Football Italia. London: Tiro Media. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Cristante rende mais €4,5 milhões". A Bola (in Portuguese). 6 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Bryan Cristante joins Roma" (Press release). Rome: A.S. Roma. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  19. ^ "OFFICIAL: Roma sign Cristante". Football Italia. London: Tiro Media. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Official: Roma buy Cristante". Football Italia. 28 February 2019.
  21. ^ Squizzato, Daniel (22 May 2014). "CanMNT: Benito Floro says success in upcoming friendlies important for "psychology and mentality"". MLS Soccer.
  22. ^ a b John Molinaro (6 October 2017). "Midfielder Bryan Cristante no longer eligible for Canada". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Cristante convocato in Nazionale" (in Italian). www.atalanta.it. 2 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Italy 1 Macedonia 1: Azzurri fail to clinch play-off spot with disappointing draw". FourFourTwo. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  25. ^ Bryan Cristante at ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  26. ^ a b Bryan Cristante at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 May 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  27. ^ "Bryan Cristante". thefinalball. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  28. ^ Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  29. ^ "Premio Golden Boy" [Golden Boy Award] (in Italian). viareggiocup. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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