Cristian Ranalli

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Cristian Ranalli
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-04-12) 12 April 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1997–1998 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Roma 0 (0)
1998–1999Torres (loan) 30 (8)
1999–2000Arezzo (loan) 13 (1)
2000Nocerina (loan) 10 (2)
2000–2001 Lodigiani 0 (0)
2001–2002 Lanciano 42 (14)
2002–2003 Cagliari 7 (0)
2003–2005 Reggiana 23 (4)
2004Cesena (loan) 11 (1)
2005Cisco Roma (loan) 4 (1)
2005Giulianova (loan) 7 (1)
2005–2006 Foggia 20 (2)
2006–2007 Cisco Roma 25 (3)
2007–2008 Giulianova 16 (1)
2008–2009 Isola Liri 24 (1)
2009– Artena ? (?)
Total 232 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Cristian Ranalli (born 12 April 1979) is an Italian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rome, Lazio region, Ranalli started his career at Roma. He was loaned to Serie C2 side Torres then Arezzo and Nocerina of Serie C1. In mid-2000, he joined Lodigiani on a co-ownership deal, for a nominal fee of 1 million Italian lire.[1] He then joined Serie C2 side Lanciano in another co-ownership after bought back from Lodigiani. He won the Champion in 2001 and scored 14 goals at Serie C1 next season.

Cagliari & doping administration[edit]

On 26 June 2002, he was bought back by Roma and 2 days later, on 28 June (2 days before the closure of 2001–02 fiscal year) exchanged with Gianluca Picciau of Serie B side Cagliari in another co-ownership deal. Both players was priced for €3.5million (for 50% rights).[2] Which later named as one of the victim of doping administration, as Roma also swapped backup players and even youth players with other teams with inflated price, and gained a "profit" of €55billion.[3] Doping administration was Italian media to describe the Italian clubs suspected to use cross-trading (exchange player with same price and contract length) and inflated the price in order to increase the profit of selling player. In although they did not received real money of selling player, the acquire cost was to amortized proportionality during the player contract (usually multi-year), overall it still appeared a profit in the first year fiscal report, in although most of the nominal value of the registration rights of new signings, were far higher than the fair value. Thus like took drug to enhance the economic situation.

That led to an investigation by prosecutor of Rome for a suspected false accounting in 2004.[4] But Roma was fined €60,000 on 30 October 2007 by Criminal Court of Rome for irregularity on youth players transfer only,[5] as cross trading and inflating the price itself is not illegal, prosecutor failed to prove the purpose behind is illegal against the clubs.[6][7]

Ranalli made his league debut for the Sardinian side on 28 September 2002, against Genoa, he replaced Mauro Esposito in the 76th minutes. he played the next match in December, also a substitute. He played 5 more appearances from December to January as sub.


In June 2003, Cagliari gave the remained 50% rights of Picciau to Roma, and Roma also bought back Ranalli for just €50,000.[8] Ranalli then sold to Reggiana in co-ownership deal for same price.[9] He played half season for Reggiana, then for league rival Cesena, which the team won the promotion playoffs. In 2004–05 season, he returned to Reggiana. In January 2005, he left for Serie C2 side Cisco Roma (at that time known as Cisco Lodigiani) but in February for Giulianova of Serie C1.

Late career[edit]

On 31 August 2005, he was signed by Serie C1 side Foggia.[10] In the next season, he returned to Cisco Roma at Serie C2.[11] In 2007–08 season, he played for Serie C2 side Giulianova. He was rumored to leave the club in January, and after he played the full match in the 0–0 draw with Poggibonsi on 27 January 2008,[12] he never played again for Giulianova. In 2008–09 season, he returned to Lazio region, this time for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side Isola Liri. In 2009–10 season, he played for Artena of Eccellenza Lazio.


  1. ^ RELAZIIONE SEMESTRALE AL 31 DIICEMBRE 2000 (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015 – via Borsa Italiana Archive.
  2. ^ Vittorio Malagutti (7 November 2002). "La Roma ha un buco nel bilancio? Per coprirlo basta vendere 26 sconosciuti". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Calciopoli: pm, falsi i bilanci di Roma e Lazio". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 22 May 2006. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  4. ^ Glenn Moore (4 December 2004). "Sensi investigation rocks Roma". The Independent. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Doping amministrativo Roma colpevole, Lazio no". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 30 October 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Falso in bilancio, chiesti 480 mila euro di multa per Roma e Lazio". Spy Sport (in Italian). 2 October 2007. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Doping amministrativo: condannata As Roma, assolta S.S. Lazio" (in Italian). Published by AGI. 30 October 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Chiusura delle Compartecipazioni" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian). 27 June 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Relazione Amministratori al 30 settembre" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian). 8 November 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  10. ^ Luca Giacomelli (31 August 2005). "UFFICIALE: due colpi per il Foggia". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  11. ^ Christian Seu (17 July 2006). "Cisco Roma, tre in arrivo". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 9 April 2010.
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