Daniele Cacia

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Daniele Cacia
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-08-23) 23 August 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Catanzaro, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ascoli
Number 21
Youth career
1996–2000 Piacenza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Piacenza 91 (35)
2002 Ternana (loan) 0 (0)
2003 SPAL (loan) 3 (0)
2005 Pistoiese (loan) 12 (8)
2008 Fiorentina 3 (0)
2008–2012 Lecce 22 (2)
2009–2010 Reggina (loan) 27 (4)
2010–2011 Piacenza (loan) 34 (17)
2011–2012 Padova (loan) 33 (11)
2012–2014 Hellas Verona 52 (24)
2014–2015 Bologna 38 (11)
2015– Ascoli 0 (0)
National team
2001 Italy U-18 1 (0)
2001 Italy U-19[1] 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:24, 24 May 2015 (UTC).

Daniele Cacia (born 23 August 1983) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Serie B side Ascoli. He is a former Italy Under 19 International.

Club career[edit]

Piacenza[edit]

Born in Catanzaro, and coming through the youth ranks at Piacenza. He made his debut for Piacenza during the 2000–01 Serie B season, against Crotone, on 9 March 2001, at less than 18 years of age. He was loaned to Ternana for the 2002–03 season, where he never played after fracturing his fibula. After a loan spell at SPAL, he returned to Piacenza for the 2003–04, with which he made 13 appearances, scoring his first goal in a 3–2 home loss to Napoli. He joined Serie C1 side Pistoiese on loan and scored 8 goals in 12 games.

Cacia returned to Piacenza for the 2005–06, and was the team's leading goalscorer, with 18 goals in 37 games. He repeated the feat during the 2006–07 season, scoring 14 goals in 28 games; however his season was cut short when he suffered a broken ankle against Crotone.

Fiorentina Co-Ownership[edit]

In summer 2007 half of his contractual rights was sold to Fiorentina for €4.5 million,[2] due to injury, he played for Piacenza until winter transfer period, when he moved to Florence in January 2008. Caica made his Fiorentina debut on January 16 in the second leg of the Italian Cup against Ascoli.

Cacia who faced competition for places from Luca Toni, Christian Vieri, Giampaolo Pazzini and Adrian Mutu, only played 6 games for Fiorentina in all competitions during the 2007/08 season, with his only goal for the club coming in the UEFA Cup against Rosenborg BK in 2008.

In June 2008 he was bought back by Piacenza for €2.8 million[2]

Lecce + Loan Moves[edit]

Cacia signed for U.S. Lecce in Serie A in July 2008 after acquiring half of his registration rights from Piacenza for €3 million. He was given the number 9 shirt at the club.[3][4] On 22 February 2009 he was injured in the match against Lazio after fracturing his fibula. On February 28, he underwent surgery in Pavia. He scored 2 goals in 22 games during his debut season at the club.

After returning from injury, he was loaned to Reggina on 28 August 2009, where he played 27 times scoring just 4 goals.

A loan move in 2010 back to his old club Piacenza saw Cacia recapture his goal scoring form, on 14 August 2010 Cacia scored a hatrick in a 5-3 victory in the Italian Cup second qualifying round against Virtus Lanciano. Cacia ended the season scoring 21 goals in all competitions and finish 3rd in the scoring charts in Serie B for the 2010/11 season. In June 2011 Lecce acquired Cacia outright. After impressing back at Piacenza, Cacia joined Padova on loan in 2011, scoring 11 league goals.

Hellas Verona[edit]

in 2012, Cacia joined Hellas Verona in Serie B on a permanent deal.[5] During the 2012-13 season Cacia scored 24 goals in Serie B making him the top goal scorer in the division and helping earn Hellas Verona promotion to Serie A as runners up behind U.S. Sassuolo Calcio.

However, after the arrival of former Italian International Luca Toni during the summer of the 2013/14 season, Cacia found his first team place more limited in Serie A making only 13 appearances, with 10 of those coming off the bench as a substitute.

On 13 June 2014, Cacia announced he would be leaving Hellas Verona in search of more regular football,[6] On 27 June it was revealed that Cacia was still a target for Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino.[7]

Bologna[edit]

On 5 August 2014 he was signed by Serie B club Bologna on a free transfer.[8] He wore no.9 shirt from departing Rolando Bianchi.[9] His first season, he scored 11 goals in 38 games to help Bologna gain promotion to Serie A via the Playoffs by beating Pescara, qualifying as the highest place team after a 1-1 aggregate draw in the two legged final.[10]

Ascoli[edit]

On 11 September 2015 Cacia was signed by Serie B newcomer Ascoli on a two-year contract.[11][12]

International career[edit]

Cacia was capped by Italy Under 19's in 2001, making his debut against the England national under-19 football team on the 14 June in a 4–1 win. The last of his six Italy Under 19 caps came on 24 November 2001, in the team's 4–0 victory against the Moldova Under 19 side.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 January 2014
Season Team Competition Domestic Cup European Altre coppe Total
Comp League Goals Comp Pres Reti Comp Pres Reti Comp Pres Reti Pres Reti
2000–01 Italy Piacenza B 1 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 1 0
2001–02 A 0 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0
2002–Jan. 2003 Italy Ternana B 0 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0
Jan.–Jun. 2003 Italy SPAL C1 3 0 CI-C - - - - - - - - 3 0
2003–04 Italy Piacenza B 13 1 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 13 1
2004–Jan. 2005 B 6 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 6 0
Jan.–Jun. 2005 Italy Pistoiese C1 12 8 CI-C - - - - - - - - 12 8
2005–06 Italy Piacenza B 37 18 CI 3 3 - - - - - - 40 21
2006–07 B 28 14 CI 2 2 - - - - - - 30 16
2007–gen. 2008 B 6 2 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 6 2
Jan.–Jun. 2008 Italy Fiorentina A 3 0 CI 2 0 CU 2 1 - - - 7 1
2008–09 Italy Lecce A 22 2 CI 1 0 - - - - - - 23 2
2009–10 Italy Reggina B 27 4 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 27 4
2010–11 Italy Piacenza B 34+2[13] 17+1[13] CI 2 3 - - - - - - 38 21
Totale Piacenza 125+2 52+1 7 8 - - - - 134 61
2011–12 Italy Padova B 33 11 CI - - - - - - - - 33 11
2012–13 Italy Hellas Verona B 39 24 CI 2 1 - - - - - - 41 25
2013–14 A 10 0 CI 2 0 - - - - - - 12 0
Total Verona 49 24 4 1 - - - - 53 25
Total Career 274+2 100+1 14 9 2 1 - - 292 110

Honours[edit]

Club promotion through[edit]

Piacenza
Hellas Verona

Individual[edit]

  • Serie B Capocannoniere (Golden Boot Award): 2012–13 (24 Goals)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cacia, Daniele" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b ACF Fiorentina Report and Accounts on 31 December 2008 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Serie B - Piacenza: in tre anni ripianati 15 milioni di perdite" (in Italian). sportpiacenza.it. Retrieved 5 April 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Bilancio Lecce 2010/11: l'importanza della Serie A e della TV" (in Italian). ju29ro.com. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ufficiali: ecco Daniele Cacia e Valeri Bojinov" (in Italian). Hellas Verona F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Daniele Cacia on his way to Leeds after confirming Verona exit". The Express. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Italian job! Leeds close in on TRIPLE swoop with Ross McCormack future still uncertain". The Express. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cacia al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Numerazione delle maglie 2014-15" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Bologna promoted to Serie A under bizarre rule that sees them triumph over Pescara in play-off despite 1-1 draw over two legs". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Biennale per Daniele Cacia. Oggi la presentazione insieme a Giorgi" (in Italian). Ascoli Picchio F.C. 1898. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cacia all'Ascoli Picchio" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ a b Playout

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