Cristian Galano

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Cristian Galano
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Foggia, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Vicenza
Number 11
Youth career
000?–2010 Bari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Bari 120 (20)
2010–2011 Gubbio (loan) 30 (5)
2015– Vicenza 37 (7)
National team
2006 Italy U-16 2 (0)
2009 Italy U-18 5 (2)
2008–2010 Italy U-19 15 (1)
2010 Italy U-20 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.


Cristian Galano (born 1 April 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Vicenza. He is known for being the first footballer to receive a green card.

Biography[edit]

Born in Foggia, Apulia, Galano started his career at Serie B and Apulian team Bari. He made his Serie B debut on 23 May 2009 (2nd last round), losing to Salernitana 2–3. He wore no.15 shirt that season.[1] In 2010 he graduated from the under-20 youth team, and loaned to Gubbio,[2] to replace the left of Alessandro Marotta who returned to Bari.[3] He was the third team top-scorer along with Alfredo Donnarumma (both 5), behind Juanito (18) and Martino Borghese (6).[4]

He returned to Bari on 1 July 2011 and signed a new 3-year contract.[5] Galano later extended his contract to 30 June 2016.[6]

Vicenza[edit]

On 31 August 2015 Galano was signed by Vicenza Calcio in a temporary deal, with an obligation to sign him outright.[7][8] He wore no.19 shirt for 2015–16 Serie B, which vacated by Andrea Cocco.[9]

International career[edit]

Italy U-16

Galano started his international career at Val-de-Marne under-16 international tournament.[10] He never capped for Azzurrini in under-17 level.

Italy U-19

He was promoted to U-19 team in December 2008, as the born 1990 class failed to enter 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification, thus the U-18 team that season would also consist of players that only eligible to the 2010 edition. He scored in his debut, winning Romania 3–1.[11][12][13] He also capped for U18 team against Denmark U-18, his U-18 debut. Since then he played most of the fixture of U-18/19 team (born 1991 class), winning Norway U-19 in March, 2-2 draw with Ukranie U-19 (born 1990 class) in April[14][15] He played all 4 matches in U-18 Slovakia International Cup,[16] scored 2 goals.[17] In 2009–10 season, he was a regular member of the team: played in the match against Denmark U-19 and Netherlands U-19 in friendlies, 2 out of 3 qualifying matches, winning Turkey U-19 3–0,[18] 1-1 draw with Germany,[19][20] and winning Switzerland U-19 1–0 in friendlies. He played all 3 games in the elite round, with the first one replacing Marco D'Alessandro in the second half and the rest as starters. He was selected to the final round, played twice, both replacing Jacopo Sala at half time. The team failed to score any goal and finished as the least of Group B (equal 7th).

In 2010–11 season he played twice in the Four Nations Tournament. He received a call-up from Ciro Ferrara in January 2011 for an under-21 training camp and an unofficial friendly against Bellinzona.[21]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.legaserieb.it/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=243bdd11-3f5c-4107-ba98-1fbc1155a3df&groupId=115051
  2. ^ "Testardi e Galano" (in Italian). A.S. Gubbio 1910. 2010. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "GALANO UFFICIALE" [Galano Official]. AS Gubbio 1910 (in Italian). 5 August 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Classifica Marcatori - 1° Divisione gir. A". Lega Pro (in Italian). ca. End of 2010–11 season. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Mercato, Marotta firma fino al 2015". A.S. Bari (in Italian). 1 July 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Valutazione ramo di azienda sportiva A.S. Bari S.p.A. - fallimento (Italian)
  7. ^ "Cristian Galano in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mercato: Galano al Vicenza" (in Italian). F.C. Bari 1908. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Verso l'esordio di campionato Modena-Vicenza: i ventuno convocati" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA" [Press Release] (PDF). FIGC (in Italian). 27 October 2006. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "CALCIO, AMICHEVOLE UNDER 19: ITALIA-ROMANIA 3-1". la Repubblica (in Italian). 17 December 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "taccuino". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 18 December 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Under 19 closes 2008 with a win against Romania". FIGC. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Under 19: l'8 aprile amichevole a Kiev con l'Ucraina". FIGC (in Italian). 30 March 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  15. ^ "Сборная Украины (U-19) упустила победу над итальянцами" [Ukraine Team (U19) missed victory over Italy]. FC Dynameo Kiev (in Russian). 8 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  16. ^ "Under 18: 18 players called for the "Slovacchia Cup"". FIGC. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  17. ^ ""Slovakia Cup": win against Denmark with goal by Galano". FIGC. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "ITALY WINS 3-0 AGAINST TURKEY: IN RUSSIA IN MAY FOR EURO". FIGC. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  19. ^ "Match report: Italy 1-1 Germany". DFB (in German). 17 March 2010. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  20. ^ "Italy and Germany. Piscedda: "The team is growing"". FIGC. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  21. ^ "TRAINING ENDS IN ROME. FERRARA SATISFIED: "THE RIGHT SPIRIT"". FIGC (in Italian). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

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