Denis Tonucci

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Denis Tonucci
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-09-06) 6 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Pesaro, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Bari
Number 5
Youth career
2006–2007 Cesena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Cesena 24 (0)
2009–2010 Piacenza (loan) 28 (1)
2010–2012 Vicenza 37 (0)
2002–2013 Cesena 30 (3)
2013–2014 Ajaccio 20 (0)
2014–2015 Modena 5 (0)
2015 Brescia (loan) 7 (1)
2015– Bari 52 (1)
National team
2005 Italy U18 3 (1)
2006–2007 Italy U19 8 (1)
2007–2008 Italy U20 4 (0)
2008–2009 Italy U20 Lega Pro 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2017.

Denis Tonucci (born 6 September 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Bari.

Club career[edit]

Cesena[edit]

Born in Pesaro, the Marche region (border the Province of Rimini, Romagna), Tonucci started his professional career at Romagna side Cesena, which he had spent there since Giovanissimi B under-14 team.[1] Tonucci made his Serie B debut on 3 March 2007, substituted Luigi Pagliuca in the 63rd minute. The team already losing to Bologna 1–3 and 2 players were already sent off at that time. The match eventually ended in 1–4.[2] After Cesena relegated to the Lega Pro 1st Division in 2008, (Italian 3rd highest level) he played 12 times for the Group A champion, winning promotion back to Serie B. Tonucci also remained at Primavera under-20 youth team[3] as overage player[4] which the team changed to play at Berretti League and the 2007–08 Primavera team merged with Cesena's 2007–08 Berretti team.

On 10 August 2009, he was loaned to fellow Serie B team Piacenza with option to buy him outright.[5][6]

Vicenza[edit]

On 30 June 2010, Tonucci along with Luca Righini were signed by Serie B side Vicenza in co-ownership deal for €1.3 million and €450,000 transfer fee respectively, in 4-year contracts,[7] while Serie A newcomer Cesena signed Giacomo Tulli[8][9] and Mattia Evangelisti in another co-ownership deal for the same fee. However, only Tonucci and Tulli remains in the top two levels of Italy, which both players remained in Vicenza for 2010–11 and 2011–12 season. Righini and Evangelisti left for Lega Pro teams. Cesena did not use either one of the players, however Cesena benefited financially in 2009–10 financial year and heavy cost in future seasons.[nb 1] Tonucci only played 10 times in 2010–11 Serie B. In 2011–12 Serie B, Tonucci played 27 times. Both Cesena and Vicenza relegated at the end of season.

Cesena return[edit]

Both Cesena and Vicenza relegated at the end of season, in June 2012 Cesena bought back 50% registration rights of Tonucci for €650,000 and Righini for €225,000; Vicenza also bought back 50% registration rights of Tulli for €650,000 and Evangelisti for €225,000, made the deals a pure player swap again. Except Tulli who signed a 2-year contract, all 3 other players were signed a 1-year deal.[10][11] Tonucci later extended his contract to 30 June 2015 (from 2013), but transferred to the French club for free in summer 2013, made Cesena had a write-down of intangible asset of €866,667 in 2013–14 financial year, instead of attributed to 2012–13.[12]

Ajaccio[edit]

On 2 July 2013 he signed a 2-year contract with French side AC Ajaccio, which Juventus football legend Fabrizio Ravanelli was the coach of the first team.[13]

Modena[edit]

On 7 October 2014 Tonucci was signed by Modena F.C. in 1+2 year contract.[14] On 2 February 2015 Tonucci was signed by Brescia Calcio in a temporary deal.[15]

Bari[edit]

On 7 July 2015 he was signed by Bari in a 3-year deal.[16]

International career[edit]

Tonucci was call-up to the 23-man preliminary Italy U17 squad for the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, which Italy automatic qualified as host,[17] but he was excluded from the final 18-man squad.

In 2005–06 season, Tonucci played for Italy U18 team, the feeder team of U19. He scored a header against Turkey as team captain, which eventually won 2–0.[18][19]

Tonucci capped for Italy at 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification which Italy failed to qualify to the next round. In 2007–08 season, He capped for Italy U20 at 2007–08 Four Nations Tournament which he played 4 out of 6 matches.

In 2008–09 season, he capped for Italy U20 Lega Pro team, for 2008–09 Mirop Cup, played 4 out of possible 6 (or 8). He played the matches that lost to Hungary 1–2,[20] winning Croatia U20 in 2–1 as captain,[21] 1–1 draw with Slovakia U20[22] and 0–4 in the away match.[23] He did not played the rest of the fixture as the both legs against Slovenia U20 team were scheduled in 2009–10 Italian season.

he played once for Italy U21 Serie B team in 2009–10 season, in an internal friendly. The team split into two against itself, which the white team winning Blue team 2–0. He was the vice-captain of white team.[24]

Honours[edit]

Cesena

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cesena had a positive net equity of €2,867,115 on 30 June 2010, due to player profit, despite composite with intangible asset (player contract value) of Tulli (€2.6M), Galuppo (€2.2M) and Evangelisti (€0.9M), none of them actually in the first team of Cesena in 2010–11 season but signed by swap deal few days before the closure of 2009–10 financial year. Moreover, Davide Brivio, former youth internationals was sold to Serie A team U.S. Lecce from Vicenza for just €1.5 million. Eventually, Cesena had spent €1.3 million in total for Tulli from 2010–11 to 2011–12 financial year and Evangelisti for €450,000 in the same time frame, both never played for Cesena as amortization of their contract value.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giovanissimi B" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. September 2002 [circa]. Archived from the original on 27 October 2002. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Match Report Lega Calcio (in Italian)[dead link]
  3. ^ "Primavera TIM Cup: Sampdoria – Cesena 2–0" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Berretti: Spal – Cesena 0–3" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Dal Cesena arriva Tonucci". Piacenza Calcio (in Italian). 10 August 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tonucci al Piacenza" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 10 August 2009. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ Vicenza Calcio S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and Accounts) on 30 June 2010, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  8. ^ "Djuric al Parma in comproprietà" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Denis Tonucci e Luca Righini in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  10. ^ A.C. Cesena S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  11. ^ Vicenza Calcio S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  12. ^ A.C. Cesena S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  13. ^ "DENIS TONUCCI A SIGNÉ" (in French). AC Ajaccio. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "TESSERATO DENIS TONUCCI" (in Italian). Modena FC. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Denis Tonucci è un nuovo giocatore del Brescia Calcio" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Mercato: contratto triennale a Tonucci" (in Italian). F.C. Bari 1908. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Comunicati Stampa" (PDF). FIGC (in Italian). 22 April 2005. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  18. ^ "Comunicati Stampa" (PDF). FIGC (in Italian). 29 March 2006. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  19. ^ Match Report from TFF
  20. ^ "Per l'Italia avvio amaro nella Mirop Cup". lega-pro.com (in Italian). 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  21. ^ "Mirop Cup: una bella Under 20 vince in Croazia". lega-pro.com (in Italian). 22 October 2008. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  22. ^ "MIROP CUP A LECCO: ITALIA-SLOVACCHIA 1–1". lega-pro.com (in Italian). 3 December 2008. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  23. ^ "MIROP CUP: SLOVACCHIA-ITALIA UNDER 20 4–0". lega-pro.com (in Italian). 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  24. ^ Match Report Lega Calcio (in Italian)[dead link]

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