Cesare Bovo

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Cesare Bovo
Torino-Zenit (8).jpg
Bovo in action during TorinoZenit, 19 March 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-14) 14 January 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Torino
Number 5
Youth career
1999–2002 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Roma 0 (0)
2002–2004 Lecce 30 (2)
2004–2006 Roma 22 (0)
2004–2005 Parma (loan) 31 (2)
2006–2007 Palermo 1 (0)
2007 Torino (loan) 7 (1)
2007–2008 Genoa 27 (0)
2008–2011 Palermo 89 (7)
2011–2013 Genoa 21 (0)
2013– Torino 35 (0)
National team
2000 Italy U16 3 (0)
2000–2001 Italy U17 9 (1)
2001 Italy U19 7 (1)
2002–2003 Italy U20 8 (4)
2004–2006 Italy U21 27 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Cesare Bovo (born 14 January 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays for Torino as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bovo grew up playing in the A.S. Roma youth system,[1] where he was part of the senior team in the 2000–01 season,[citation needed] while in the 2001–02 season he only played a game of Coppa Italia: Brescia-Roma (3–0) of 8 January 2002.[2]

In 2002 he was sold in co-ownership to Lecce (swapped with Mauro Rizzo), where he remained for two years and made his debut in Serie A on 5 October 2003 in Lecce-Brescia (1–4). On 2 May 2, 2004 he scored the 2-1 at home against Inter Milan, contributing to the salvation of Lecce from relegation. With 2 goals in the league, he achieved his personal record of goals in a season.[3] In June 2004, he was redeemed by Roma for €10,000, while Rizzo returned to Lecce for €40,000.[4]

On 31 July 2004 he moved to Parma in temporary deal for €100,000, as part of the signing of defender Matteo Ferrari,[5] where he showed good performances, such that[citation needed] Palermo bought half of his contract on 31 August 2014 for €1.5 million (in pure player exchange: Francesco Milano and Paolo Comi)[6][7] Even this season he scored 2 goals in the league, equaling his record. The transfer of Bovo, Gianluca Curci, Simone Pepe and Valerio Virga were also accused uneconomical, and were compensation to Maurizio Zamparini for the acquirement of Palermo from Franco Sensi.,[8] which Roma denied,[9] despite the sales of 4 players only received €1,500 cash plus half of the registration rights of two reserve players Comi and Milano. Roma did have a net short term debt to Palermo of €1.75 million on 30 June 2004 due to the transfer of BrienzaBombardini, which paid by Roma in cash but counter-weighted on 30 June 2006 due to the full purchase of Bovo by Palermo .

On 1 July 2005 Bovo returned his hometown club, Roma in temporary deal for €750,000 (via the transfer of Massimo Bonanni to Palermo).[10] His presence on the field was often limited by competition from Cristian Chivu, Philippe Mexès and Samuel Kuffour, such that the coach Luciano Spalletti often deployed him as a full-back.

After the insistence of the president of Palermo, Maurizio Zamparini, who had declared his intention to redeem at all costs the remaining contract of Bovo,[citation needed] the transfer of the defender in rosanero materialised in June 2006 for €2.05 million; while Virga returned to Roma for €50,000.[11][12] Roma made around €200,000 less to the bid of Palermo.[13]

In the final day of the transfer market of January 2007, he moved to Torino on a temporary basis. He played his first match for Torino on 24 February 2007 in Serie A against Chievo.[14]

After the end of the loan he returned to Palermo, however, shortly after he was bought by Genoa, led by Gian Piero Gasperini, on 10 July 2007 in co-ownership bid for €2.85 million.[15][16]

Return to Palermo[edit]

On 19 June 2008 he was redeemed from Palermo for €4.5 million cash plus the transfer of Giuseppe Biava.[17][18]

He made his debut with Palermo in the second game of the third round of Coppa Italia against Ravenna (1–2), while his first goal for Palermo came in the third day of the championship against Genoa, with a great shot from outside the box. Along with Simon Kjær and Andrea Raggi, his task was to replace the vacancies left by departures of Andrea Barzagli, Cristian Zaccardo and Leandro Rinaudo. He finished the season with only 28 appearances due to the amount of cards received. He was Palermo's vice-captain along with Fabrizio Miccoli.

In the 2009-10 season, one of the best in his career, he marked his first goal 25 October 2009 in a home victory against the Udinese, on the ninth day of the season, with a deflected volley from the edge of the area.[19] At the end of the season he suffered from metatarsalgia which required operation on 12 April 2010.[20] Back on 24 April, he scored the first goal in a 3–1 win against A.C. Milan. He closed the season with a total of 29 appearances in the league (and 2 goals, a record equaled again)[3] plus 3 appearances in Coppa Italia.

In the 2010-11 season, on 11 December 2010, he wore the captain's armband for the first time at home against Parma.[21] On 22 January 2011, in Palermo-Brescia (1–0) of the 21st round, he scored the winning goal from a free kick in the 86th minute,[22] equaling once again the personal record of goals scored in a season.

On 10 April 2011, in Palermo-Cesena (2–2),[23] he made his 100th appearance with the shirt of Palermo; 86 in the league, 7 in Coppa Italia and 7 in European competition.[24]

On 23 April, in a home game against Napoli, played on the 34th day, and won 2–1,[25] he scored his third league goal with a penalty kick, thus overcoming his personal scoring record.[26]

On 10 May, in the second leg of the Coppa Italia against Milan, he scored the 2–0 on a penalty kick, that ended 2–1. In the final, lost 3–1 to Inter, Bovo was disqualified due to his expulsion after the prior goal.[27] He closed the season with 43 appearances and 5 goals between the league, Coppa Italia and Europa League.

In the 2011–12 season, after playing the two matches of the third qualifying round of the Europa League against the Swiss Thus, he left the rosaneri after a total of 108 appearances and 8 goals.

Return to Genoa[edit]

On 23 August 2011 he returned to Genoa in a loan move for €200,000[28] with an option to make the move permanent for €1.3 million.[28][29]

He made his debut in Genoa-Atalanta (2–2) on the second day of the championship held on 11 September 2011. He was injured early in the season, missing much of it.[30][31]

On 13 January 2012 Genoa acquired full ownership of the player for pre-agreed €1.3M[28] and sold half of the registration rights of goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano to Palermo for €5M.[28]

He returned to the field 7 April 2012, the 31st round, replacing Emiliano Moretti in Novara-Genoa (1–1).[32] In a match against Siena he sprained his right knee, tearing his outer meniscus,[33] which prematurely closed his season with 8 appearances.

On 18 November 2012, he scored an own goal during the Derby della Lanterna against Sampdoria ending 3–1 in favor of Sampdoria.[34]

Return to Torino[edit]

On 9 July 2013 he moved back to Torino; this time outright for free[35][36] six years after his previous experience in Turin. He was expected to replace Angelo Ogbonna.[37] Genoa also transferred Moretti to Genoa for free[36] as well as forward Ciro Immobile to Torino for €2.75 million.[36]

During the 2013–14 season, he played in 20 league games for Torino and on 2 June 2014 he renewed his contract until 2016.[38]

International career[edit]

Bovo was part of the Italy under-21 team, of which he was captain, that won the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. He scored the momentary 2–0 in the 81st minute during the final against Serbia. The match ended 3–0 for the Azzurri.

He also represented Italy at the 2004 Summer Olympics football tournament. During the quarterfinals, he scored the winning goal during extra time against Mali. He won a bronze medal.

In 2006 he disputed his second European Under-21 tournament, eliminated during the first round.

On 28 August 2010 he was called up to the senior national team by the new coach Cesare Prandelli, for matches against Estonia and Faroe Islands, during the qualifications for the UEFA Euro 2012[39][40] without ever taking to the field.

Style of play[edit]

A central defender, he was originally a left-back, but equally capable of playing in a back-line of 3 or 4 defenders.[41][42] Bovo is noted for his ball control[43][44] and is a free-kick specialist, possessing a strong shot from range.[44][45][44][41]

Honours[edit]

Roma

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated 21 December 2014.

Season Team League Domestic Cup European Competition Other Tournaments Total
Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Apps Goals
2001–02 Italy Roma A 0 0 CI 1 0 CL 0 0 - - - 1 0
2002–03 Italy Lecce B 11 0 CI 2 0 - - - - - - 13 0
2003–04 A 19 2 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 19 2
Total Lecce 30 2 2 0 - - - - 32 2
2004–05 Italy Parma A 31+2[46] 2+0[46] CI 1 0 CU 8 0 - - - 42 2
2005–06 Italy Roma A 22 0 CI 7 0 CU 7 1 - - - 36 1
Total Roma 22 0 8 0 7 1 - - 37 1
2006 Italy Palermo A 1 0 CI 1 0 CU 0 0 - - - 2 0
2007 Italy Torino A 7 1 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 7 1
2007–08 Italy Genoa A 27 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 27 0
2008–09 Italy Palermo A 29 1 CI 1 0 - - - - - - 30 1
2009–10 A 28 2 CI 3 0 - - - - - - 31 2
2010–11 A 32 4 CI 4 1 UEL 7[47] 0 - - - 43 5
2011 - - - - - - UEL 2[48] 0 - - - 2 0
Total Palermo 90 7 9 1 9 0 - - 108 8
2011–12 Italy Genoa A 8 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 8 0
2012–13 A 13 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 13 0
Total Genoa 48 0 0 0 - - - - 48 0
2013–14 Italy Torino A 20 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 20 0
2014–15 A 5 0 CI 0 0 UEL 5 0 - - - 10 0
Total Torino 32 1 0 0 5 0 - - 37 1
Total career 255 12 20 1 29 1 - - 304 14

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 1 March 2007. 
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  17. ^ "DICHIARAZIONE DI ZAMPARINI" (in Italian). US Citta di Palermo. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
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  36. ^ a b c Genoa CFC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian)
  37. ^ "Calciomercato Torino: Bovo è già del Torino. Cavani rallenta El Kaddouri". Tuttosport (in Italian). 4 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  38. ^ "Torino renew Bovo". Football Italia. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  39. ^ Euro 2012: tornano Pirlo, Gilardino e Pazzini. Novità in difesa Figc.it
  40. ^ Bovo, Cassani e Sirigu convocati in Nazionale Ilpalermocalcio.it
  41. ^ a b Palermo, Bovo La migliore stagione del jolly Calciomercato.com
  42. ^ Bovo: "Preferisco giocare al centro" Stadionews.it
  43. ^ Paolo Vannini, Corriere dello Sport, 24 November 2010.
  44. ^ a b c Paolo Vannini, Corriere dello Sport, 22 gennaio 2011.
  45. ^ "Petali di Rosa": la scheda di Cesare Bovo Mediagol.it
  46. ^ a b Relegation playoff.
  47. ^ 2 appearances in the play-offs.
  48. ^ Third round preliminary.

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