Cristian Bertani

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Cristian Bertani
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Cristian Bertani in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-03-14) 14 March 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Legnano, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Como 32 (3)
2000–2003 Venezia 7 (0)
2001 Savoia (loan) 7 (0)
2001–2002 Carrarese (loan) 26 (4)
2003 South Tyrol (loan) 13 (7)
2003–2004 Como 2 (0)
2004 Varese 17 (1)
2004–2005 Grosseto 26 (0)
2005–2008 Ivrea 83 (36)
2008–2011 Novara 97 (38)
2011–2012 Sampdoria 30 (6)
2016– Como 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2016.

Cristian Bertani (born 14 March 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays for Como as a forward. He was suspended for 3 year and 6 month since August 2012.



Born in Legnano, Lombardy, Bertani started his career with Serie C1 club Como.


In 2000, he was sold to Serie B club Venezia in co-ownership deal, for 600 million lire.[1][2] Bertani made his Serie B debut on 10 September 2000, substituted Arturo Di Napoli in the 68th minute. That match Venezia 2–2 draw with Cittadella by the late goal of Fabian Valtolina. He was loaned to Savoia of Serie C1 in mid-season and to Carrarese of Serie C1 after Venezia promoted to Serie A in 2001.

Bertani returned to Venice in 2002 after the team relegated from Serie A. Due to the club owner Maurizio Zamparini took most of the squad to his new club Palermo, Bertani made 4 league appearances before loaned to Serie C2 for South Tyrol in January 2003.[3] He scored 7 league goals in half season.

Como Return, Varese & Grosseto[edit]

In June 2003, Como bought him back which the team recently relegated from Serie A as well as the withdrew of Enrico Preziosi. He failed to play regularly with Como, just played twice. In January 2004, Bertani returned to Serie C1 again, this time for Varese. After the team went bankrupt, he was signed by Grosseto, his 4th Serie C1 club.[4]


In August 2005 he left for Serie C2 side Ivrea.[5] He followed the team promoted to Serie C1 in 2006 and relegated back to Serie C2 in 2007. In his last season with the Piedmont club, he scored a career high of 23 goals in Serie C2.


In June 2008 he was signed by Novara[6] He won Lega Pro Prima Divisione in 2010 and promoted to Serie B. Partnered with Simone Motta, they netted 26 goals for the team that season.

In 2010–11 Serie B season, he scored 17 goals in 35 matches.


In July 2011 he was signed by Sampdoria. He was released[citation needed] before the end of the season due to his involvement in the 2011–2012 Italian football scandal, that led to him being arrested on 28 May 2012.



  1. ^ Calcio Como SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2000 (Italian) CCIAA
  2. ^ Calamai, Luca; Laudisa, Carlo (2 June 2000). "Totti capoclasse della Roma". La Gazzetaa dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Da Ronch, Alessio (11 January 2003). "Taranto: pure Corallo Proietti va al Cesena Florentia, c' è Piovani". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Il Prato riabbraccia Esposito". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 11 September 2004. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Binda, Nicola; Grimaldi, Filippo (30 August 2005). "Il Genoa chiude per Bacis, in arrivo Coppola Evacuo alla Torres, Ferraro verso Ravenna". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "ARRIVA CRISTIAN BERTANI". Novara Calcio (in Italian). 16 June 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2010. [dead link]

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