Davis Curiale

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Davis Curiale
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-12-30) 30 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
1993–1995 SV Mülheim-Nord
1995–1999 Porz-Eil
1999–2004 SC Fortuna Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Salemi 0 (0)
2004–2005 Campobello di Mazara ? (9)
2005–2011 Palermo 0 (0)
2007–2008 Sambenedettese (loan) 29 (9)
2008–2009 Vicenza (loan) 3 (0)
2009 Ravenna (loan) 9 (8)
2009–2010 Cittadella (loan) 20 (3)
2010–2011 Crotone (loan) 22 (4)
2011–2012 Triestina 19 (7)
2012–2013 Grosseto 14 (2)
2013–2015 Frosinone 64 (26)
2015– Trapani 16 (4)
2015–2016 Lecce (loan) 18 (4)
National team
2008[1] Italy U-20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2015.

Davis Curiale (born 30 December 1987) is an Italian association footballer currently playing for Trapani.


Club career[edit]

Curiale is the son of Sicilian parents originally from Campobello di Mazara who emigrated to Germany in the 1980s.[2] He started playing football at the age of 5 for local Cologne team SV Mülheim-Nord. Noted in 2004 by former Palermo and Udinese star Giovanni Montalbano, head coach of Eccellenza club Salemi at the time, during a summer beach soccer tournament in Campobello, he accepted to sign for the club, but left it soon after to join Campobello, another Eccellenza team, in November 2004.[2] He scored nine goals for Campobello, helping them to win Eccellenza Sicily and ensure a historical first promotion to Serie D. From 2005 to 2007, he played for Palermo Primavera, notably scoring 28 goals in the 2006–07 season with the Under-20 team, being instrumental in helping the rosanero youth team to reach the Campionato Primavera semi-final, then lost to Internazionale.[3]

On 5 June 2007, Palermo loaned him out to Sambenedettese of Serie C1 in order to let him achieve some first team experience.[3] With Samb, Curiale played a total of 29 matches, scoring nine goals, and being instrumental in the team's escape from relegation.

Following his impressive experience with Sambenedettese, Curiale received some interest from a number of Serie B teams. On July 2008, Palermo and Vicenza agreed a one-year loan for the young striker.[4] As he did not manage to gain a regular first team place with Vicenza (only playing three games in the first half of the season),[5] he returned to Palermo in January 2009 in order to be loaned to another team, Ravenna Calcio of Lega Pro Prima Divisione, for the remainder of the season.[6] Curiale started impressively his second playing experience in the Italian third tier, becoming instrumental in Ravenna's rise in the league table by scoring eight goals in eight matches before suffering a muscle injury that will keep him out for two months.[7]

Curiale then spent the 2009–10 season on loan to Serie B club Cittadella;[8] he made a total 20 appearances during the regular season, scoring three goals.[9]

On July 2010, he was sent out on loan again, this time to Serie B club Crotone; the club will also have an option to buy half of the player's registration rights at the end of the season.[10]

On 31 August 2011, he moved to Triestina. Later on January 2012 he joined Serie B club Grosseto, but played only 14 games in one year with the club. He successively left to join Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Frosinone on January 2013, and won promotion to Serie B with his new club in June 2014.

In January 2015, he was signed by Trapani Calcio for €150,000.[11][12]

In August 2015, he moved to Lecce on loan. He scored 4 goals in 18 appearances before heading back to Trapani.

International career[edit]

Curiale played three games with the Italian under-20 team in March and April 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b "CURIALE DAVIS – Convocazioni e presenze in campo" (in Italian). FIGC.it. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Davis Curiale" (in Italian). Campionato Primavera.com. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Davis Curiale alla Samb: è ufficiale" (in Italian). Sambenedetto Oggi. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Davis Curiale in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 2008-07-19. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Davis Curiale – Vicenza – Campionato di Serie B" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Curiale al Ravenna" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  7. ^ "Senza Curiale il Ravenna non sa più segnare Ed è Brignoli a negare la vittoria alla Reggiana" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Davis Curiale al Cittadella" (in Italian). AS Cittadella. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  9. ^ "davis curiale cittadella - Serie B" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  10. ^ "MOVIMENTI IN USCITA DEL PALERMO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  11. ^ "Davis Curiale è un calciatore del Trapani" (in Italian). Trapani Calcio. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Frosinone Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2015, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)