Cesare Rickler

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Cesare Rickler
Personal information
Full name Cesare Gianfranco Rickler Del Mare
Date of birth (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Viareggio, Italy
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
–2001 Calcio Lido
2001–2002 Pistoiese
2002–2004 Pisa
2004–2005 Chievo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Chievo 21 (0)
2008–2009 Piacenza (loan) 20 (2)
2009–2010 Modena (loan) 34 (0)
2010–2011 Piacenza (loan) 23 (1)
2011–2016 Bologna 0 (0)
2013–2014 Mantova (loan) 14 (2)
2014–2015 Prato (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2007 Italy U-20[1] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 1314 season.

Cesare Rickler (born 18 March 1987) is an Italian footballer. He is a centre back for Bologna.



Rickler made his first team debut on 18 April 2007 in an away match against Lazio, ended in a 0–0 tie.

Rickler had only played 4 matches in Serie A and 17 in Serie B with Chievo, rest of his Chievo career was spent on loan to Serie B clubs.


In June 2011 Rickler was exchanged with Alessandro Bassoli in co-ownership deal. Both players' 50% registration rights were tagged for €1.5 million. He signed a 5-year contract, which worth €100,000 in net in the first season and would gradually increased to €120,000 in the last 3 seasons, plus bonuses.[2] The deal was criticized as financial trick or even creative accounting, as the aggressive price tag of both players only improved 2010–11 financial result (selling profit nearly €3M)[3] and created an amortization cost of €3 million (€600,000 each for 5 seasons) from 2011 to 2016, with both players performance were impaired with costing the club €600,000.

Moreover, following Rickler was banned for 4 years, Bologna would never recovered the residual contract value €2.4M, thus both club gave up the bought back rights in June 2012. Bologna also write-down the contract value of Rickler for a season for €600,985 in the financial year[4] to make his contract residual value "worth" around €1.8 million in accounting on 1 July 2012 (however followed the ban shortened, the write-down reverted[5]).

Italian football scandal[edit]

Rickler had been questioned by prosecutor since March 2012.[6] On 18 June 2012 Rickler was suspended for 4 years due to involvement in 2011–12 Italian football scandal. His Piacenza and Chievo team-mate Alessandro Sbaffo also request to ban 3-year and 3 months by procurator.[7] However Sbaffo's plea bargain was successful reduced the ban by heavy fine, but Rickler employed the lawyer to defence[8] and failed to acquit the charge.[9] Rickler's appeal to "Corte di Giustizia Federale" was dismissed on 6 July 2012. However his ban was shorten by Tribunale Nazionale di Arbitrato per lo Sport to 14 months after appeal.

Mantova (loan)[edit]

In April 2013 Rickler's ban was shortened;[10] on 21 August 2013 Rickler left for fourth division club Mantova F.C..[11]

Prato (loan)[edit]

On July 2014 joined on loan to Prato.[12]

International career[edit]

He also made a total two appearances with the Italian Under-20 squad, and was also selected once for the Italian U-21 team.[1]


His grandfather Gianfranco Dell'Innocenti played almost 300 games in the Serie A in the 1940s and 1950s.


  1. ^ a b "RICKLER CESARE" (in Italian). FIGC.it. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Bologna FC 1909 Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Servono 7 milioni per chiudere il bilancio il sacrificio di Britos può sistemare i conti". La Repubblica (in Italian). 29 June 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Bologna FC 1909 SpA bilancio on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  5. ^ Bologna FC 1909 SpA bilancio on 30 June 2013 (in Italian)
  6. ^ "CALCIO SCOMMESSE. INIZIANO IL 28 FEBBRAIO LE AUDIZIONI DELLA PROCURA FEDERALE" (in Italian). FIGC. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Le richieste della Procura: 81 punti ai club, sanzioni per 39 tesserati" (in Italian). FIGC. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chiuso il dibattimento, da venerdì i giudici in Camera di Consiglio" (in Italian). FIGC. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°101/CDN (2011–12)" (PDF). Commissione Disciplinare Nazionale (in Italian). FIGC. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.coni.it/images/TNAS/629A2.pdf
  11. ^ "Rickler al Mantova" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2015. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Ufficiale: Arriva Rickler in Prestito" (in Italian). A.C. Prato. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 

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