Claudio Bellucci

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Claudio Bellucci
Personal information
Full name Claudio Bellucci
Date of birth (1975-05-31) 31 May 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Sampdoria 39 (3)
1994–1995 Fiorenzuola (loan) 7 (0)
1996–1997 Venezia 33 (20)
1997–2001 Napoli 91 (24)
2001–2007 Bologna 184 (65)
2007–2010 Sampdoria 59 (18)
2010 Livorno (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2011 Modena 16 (3)
Total 443 (134)
National team
1997 Italy U-21 6 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Claudio Bellucci (born 31 May 1975) is an Italian association footballer who plays as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Bellucci started his career with Sampdoria, making his Serie A debut against A.C. Milan on 13 March 1994, at the age of 18. He made one more appearance for the Genoa-based side, before being loaned to Fiorenzuola of Serie C1. In his first game after his return to Sampdoria, on 20 April 1995, he scored two goals in the 83rd and 86th minute of the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup return leg semifinal against Arsenal. Arsenal, who won the first leg 3–2, reached to score two minutes before the end of the match, and eventually won the successive penalty shootout. He then left for Venezia of Serie B.[citation needed]

Napoli[edit]

He stayed at Venice for only one season, before signing for Napoli. He followed the club's relegation to Serie B in summer 1998, and after two seasons they regained promotion to the top flight. When Napoli were once again relegated, he transferred to Bologna.

Bologna[edit]

Bellucci signed a contract extension in September 2004.[1] Bellucci followed Bologna relegated to Serie B in summer 2005, in which he scored 25 and 19 goals, became the second highest goal scorers of the two successive seasons.

Return to Sampdoria[edit]

He returned to Sampdoria on 15 June 2007 on a free transfer. He signed a two-year contract with an option for further one year.[2]

He scored 12 goals in 32 Serie A games in 2007–08 Serie A but ruptured his right Achilles tendon on 21 May 2008, in the 2–0 win over Palermo. Bellucci returned in action in October, but found few opportunities due to the rise in importance of Antonio Cassano and the mid-season signing of Giampaolo Pazzini. In the 2009–10 season, he made 8 league appearances, three of them coming as a starter.

Livorno[edit]

On 19 January 2010 Livorno signed the forward from Sampdoria on loan.[3]

Modena[edit]

On 10 September 2010 Bellucci signed a contract from Modena on a free transfer.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brescia braced for Adani absence". UEFA.com. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Il mercato blucerchiato si anima: Bellucci alla Samp!" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Bellucci in amaranto. Oggi la presentazione
  4. ^ Calciomercato: tesserato Claudio Bellucci

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