Denis Godeas

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Denis Godeas
Personal information
Full name Denis Godeas
Date of birth (1975-07-27) 27 July 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Cormons, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Triestina 9 (1)
1994–1998 Udinese 1 (0)
1995–1996 Sora (loan) 31 (2)
1996–1997 Prato (loan) 32 (7)
1997–1998 Cremonese (loan) 24 (5)
1998 Livorno 11 (1)
1999 Triestina 10 (7)
1999 De Graafschap 0 (0)
2000 Treviso 9 (0)
2000–2002 Messina 65 (25)
2002–2003 Como 12 (1)
2003 Bari (loan) 11 (0)
2003–2005 Triestina 107 (33)
2006 Palermo 14 (3)
2006–2007 Chievo 5 (0)
2007 Mantova (loan) 19 (6)
2007–2009 Mantova 81 (37)
2009–2012 Triestina 100 (28)
2012–2013 Venezia 30 (17)
2013–2014 Triestina 34 (17)
Total 605 (190)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Denis Godeas (born 27 July 1975) plays in the Lumignacco, the fifth Italian league, as a striker.

He amassed Serie B totals of 364 games and 109 goals over the course of 13 seasons, mainly at the service of Triestina. In Serie A he represented Como, Palermo and Chievo, in a 23-year professional career.

Football career[edit]

Godeas in Cormons, Province of Gorizia. He started his career at U.S. Triestina Calcio in Serie C1, moving to Udinese Calcio in Serie B in 1994 and spending the following seasons on loan to several teams in the third level.

In the 1998 summer, Godeas joined A.S. Livorno Calcio of division three, returning to Triestina in February of the following year, with the club in the fourth tier. Subsequently, he had his first abroad experience, signing with Holland's De Graafschap but returning home shortly after, joining Treviso F.B.C. 1993 in the second division.

In 2000–01, Godeas moved to F.C. Messina Peloro in level three. He helped to promotion in his first season and scored 15 goals in the following campaign as the Sicily side finished in 16th position, thus avoiding relegation.

Godeas was signed by Como Calcio 1907 in 2002.[1] He made his Serie A debut on 14 September of that year against Empoli FC, and finished the season on loan to A.S. Bari in the second division.[2]

Godeas returned to Triestina for a third spell in 2003, with the Friuli–Venezia Giulia club in division two. He scored regularly during this stint, and was signed by top flight's U.S. Città di Palermo in January 2006, at nearly 31 years of age.[3] He played 15 league games for his new team, adding three appearances in the UEFA Cup, netting against Slavia Prague in the round-of-32 (2–2 aggregate win).[4]

Godeas joined A.C. Chievo Verona in the 2006 summer, as part of the transfer deal involving Amauri.[5] He appeared rarely during the campaign, also being loaned to second tier side A.C. Mantova and contributing with six goals as they fell short of the promotion zone, finishing eighth with 64 points.

In 2007–08, still with Mantova, 32-year-old Godeas was crowned the competition's topscorer, but his team finished one place lower than the previous season. After one more year, he signed with Triestina in the same division.

In late August 2013, Godeas returned to Triestina.[6] He retired the following year, aged 39.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forward move for Como". UEFA.com. 12 September 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Anaclerio answers Como call". UEFA.com. 21 January 2003. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Palermo plump for Godeas". UEFA.com. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Gol di Godeas e il Palermo vola – storico passaggio agli ottavi Uefa" [Godeas goal and Palermo flies – historical qualification to Uefa's round of 16] (in Italian). La Repubblica. 23 February 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Palermo plumping for Amauri". UEFA.com. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Denis Godeas è dell'Unione!" [Denis Godeas is an Unione player!] (in Italian). U.S. Triestina. 27 August 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

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