Claudio Della Penna

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Claudio Della Penna
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
2001–2007 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Roma 2 (0)
2008–2009 Pistoiese (loan) 20 (10)
2010 Gallipoli (loan) 25 (9)
2010–2012 Ternana 30 (12)
National team
2004–2005 Italy U–16[1] 6 (2)
2005 Italy U–17[1] 3 (2)
2006 Italy U–18[1] 4 (1)
2008–2009 Italy U–20[1] 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2012.

Claudio Della Penna (born 12 May 1989 in Rome), is an Italian football striker.

Career[edit]

He began to play in the youth system of AS Roma, he was in the team that finished runners-up in the Torneo di Viareggio 2007.He was among the youngest players in A.S Roma

He made his first appearance with the major team on 19 December 2007 in the Coppa Italia 2007–08 match lost against Torino F.C., when he substituted Adrian Piţ.

He spent the 2008–09 season on loan to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Pistoiese.[2]

After his return from Pistoiese, AS Roma decided not to include Della Penna into the first team, thus making him unavailable to play any competitive game at all, since he also cannot be featured any longer with the Primavera side due to age limits, and his contract is due to expire on June 2010.[3] Despite this, he is still part of the Italian under-20 national team plans, and he was part of the azzurri roster for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[3]

On January 2010, He was loan to Gallipoli Calcio from AS Roma, he agreed for a loan move to Serie B outfit Gallipoli for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[4]

On 31 August 2010 he moved to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Ternana in co-ownership deal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Convocazioni e presenze in campo DELLA PENNA CLAUDIO" (in Italian). FIGC.it. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Preso l'attaccante Della Penna" (in Italian). AC Pistoiese. 2008-08-05. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Della Penna, il romanista che gioca solo in nazionale" (in Italian). Il Messaggero. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Della Penna al Gallipoli" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2010-02-10.