Ciro Ginestra

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Ciro Ginestra
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-08-03) 3 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Pozzuoli, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Salernitana
Number retired
Youth career
1995–1996 Puteolana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Venezia 7 (1)
1998–1999 SPAL 33 (10)
1999–2000 Ternana 15 (1)
2000 Venezia 6 (0)
2000–2001 Siena 7 (0)
2001 Modena 10 (2)
2001–2002 Pistoiese 14 (0)
2002–2003 Padova 45 (28)
2003–2005 Venezia 14 (0)
2005 Padova 16 (6)
2005–2006 Frosinone 34 (11)
2006–2007 Perugia 29 (5)
2007–2010 Gallipoli 50 (22)
2010–2011 Crotone 47 (13)
2011–2012 Sorrento 32 (21)
2012–2015 Salernitana 27 (17)
National team
1998–2000 Italy U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2015.

Ciro Ginestra (born 3 August 1978) is an Italian footballer who plays for Salernitana in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. A journeyman striker who has represented over 13 clubs in his career with most of his success in the third division of Italian football. He is known for his prowess in the area and has regularly scored goals in the lower levels of Italian football. Earlier in his career he represented the Italian national team under 21 level .

Career[edit]

Ginestra started his career at Serie D club Puteolana. In the summer of 1996, he was signed by Venezia, where he won promotion to Serie A 1998 as the runners up of Serie B. He did not feature often in Venezia's Serie A campaign and instead spent the next two seasons out on loan, first at SPAL and then at Ternana. While at SPAL he had a relatively successful campaign in the 1998–1999 season when he scored 10 goals in 33 league appearances. He returned to Veneziafrom his loan periods in January 2000, and played his first match in Serie A on 26 March 2000. At the end of the season, Venezia failed to maintain her Serie A status, and consequently Ginestra left the club to join Siena who were then in Serie B. In the middle of that season, after failing to maintain his place in the side, he joined Modena of Serie C1. The following season, he signed for Pistoiese of Serie B, but he again left mid-season for another third division club, this timePadova. After helping Padova reach the playoff semi-final in 2003, and narrowly missing out on promotion, he was re-signed by his old club Venezia, who were now back in Serie B. In January 2005, 6 months before Venezia went bankrupt, Ginestra re-signed for another of his old clubs Padova of the Serie C1.

This was only a short spell back at Padova as in the summer of 2005, Ginestra was signed by Frosinone and won Promotion from Serie C1 to Serie B via the playoffs. As he was not in the managers plans for Frosinone's Serie B campaign, he was allowed to join Perugia and so returned to Serie C1. After he scored 2 in the opening match of the Serie C1 2007–08 season, he was signed by Gallipoli who were also in the same division. In January 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with Crotone.[1] This three-year contract was interrupted when in July 2011 he signed a 2-year contract with Sorrento.[2] As of 15 December 2011 he has been an immediate success with the Rossoneri and has scored 13 goals in 22 games.[3] This high scoring rate has seen Sorrento placed in the top half of the table for a second consecutive season where they are again pushing for Promotion to Serie B. On 3 August 2012 he moved on a free transfer to the Seconda Divisione club Salernitana.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Italian Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Puteolana 1995–1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Venezia 1996–1997 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
1997–1998 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
SPAL 1998–1999 33 10 0 0 0 0 33 10
Total 33 10 0 0 0 0 33 10
Ternana 1999–2000 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Total 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Venezia 1999–2000 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Siena 2000–2001 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Modena 2000–2001 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Pistoiese 2001–2002 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Padova 2001–2002 11 7 0 0 0 0 11 7
2002–2003 34 21 0 0 0 0 34 21
Total 45 28 0 0 0 0 45 28
Venezia 2003–2004 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2004–2005 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Padova 2004–2005 16 6 0 0 0 0 16 6
Frosinone 2005–2006 34 11 0 0 0 0 34 11
Total 34 11 0 0 0 0 34 11
Perugia 2006–2007 28 3 0 0 0 0 28 3
2007–2008 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Total 29 5 0 0 0 0 29 5
Gallipoli 2007–2008 18 6 0 0 0 0 18 6
2008–2009 31 16 0 0 0 0 31 16
2009–2010 21 5 0 0 0 0 21 5
Total 70 27 0 0 0 0 70 27
Crotone 2009–2010 19 7 0 0 0 0 19 7
2010–2011 28 6 2 0 0 0 30 6
Total 47 13 0 0 0 0 49 13
Sorrento 2011–2012 32 21 2 2 0 0 34 23
Salernitana 2012–2013 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Sorrento, Colpo Ginestra". Sorrentocalcio.net. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Ciro Ginestra". Sorrentocalcio.net. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Salernitana, ecco Ginestra" (in Italian). tuttomercatoweb.com. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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