Cristiano Piccini

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Cristiano Piccini
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Personal information
Full name Cristiano Piccini
Date of birth (1992-09-26) 26 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Florence, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Betis
Number 12
Youth career
1997–2002 Sporting Arno
2002–2011 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Fiorentina 1 (0)
2011–2012 Carrarese (loan) 32 (1)
2012–2013 Spezia (loan) 30 (0)
2013–2014 Livorno (loan) 20 (0)
2014–2015 Betis (loan) 12 (0)
2015– Betis 33 (1)
National team
2011 Italy U19 5 (1)
2011–2012 Italy U20 7 (0)
2013 Italy U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 11 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013

Cristiano Piccini (born 26 September 1992) is an Italian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Florence, Piccini joined Fiorentina's youth setup in 2002, aged ten, after starting it out at Sporting Arno. On 5 December 2010 he made his first team – and Serie A – debut, coming on as a substitute for Manuel Pasqual in a 1–0 home win against Cagliari.[1]

On 30 August 2011 Piccini was loaned to Carrarese, in a season-long deal.[2] He scored his first professional goal on 4 April of the following year, netting the first in a 1–3 home loss against Virtus Lanciano.[3]

On 4 July 2012 Piccini joined Spezia on loan until the end of the season.[4]After being an undisputed starter, he was loaned to top level's Livorno, with a buyout clause.[5]

On 27 August 2014 Piccini moved to Segunda División side Real Betis, also in a temporary deal.[6] He made his debut for the club on 7 September, starting in a 1–4 away loss against SD Ponferradina.

On 9 July 2015 Piccini signed a permanent four-year deal with the Verdiblancos, with Fiorentina holding a buyback option.[7] He made his La Liga debut on 23 August, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Villarreal CF.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiorentina 1–0 Cagliari" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ufficiale, Piccini e Rosaia in prestito alla Carrarese" [Official, Piccini and Rosaia on loan to Carrarese] (in Italian). Firenze Viola. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Carrarese–Lanciano 1–3: Pavoletti stende i toscani" [Carrarese–Lanciano 1–3: Pavoletti extends Tuscans run] (in Italian). TuttoSport 24 Ore. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ufficiale, Spezia: dalla Fiorentina arriva in prestito Piccini" [Official, Spezia: from Fiorentina arrives on loan Piccini] (in Italian). Calcio News 24. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Livorno, presi Bardi, Benassi e Piccini" [Livorno, takes Bardi, Benassi and Piccini] (in Italian). Tuttosport. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Piccini, un refuerzo llegado de Italia" [Piccini, an addition arriving from Italy] (in Spanish). Betis' official website. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "El Betis hace oficial el fichaje del lateral italiano Cristiano Piccini" [Betis turns official the signing of Italian full back Cristiano Piccini] (in Spanish). Marca. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rubén Castro llega justo a tiempo" [Rubén Castro arrives just in time] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 

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