Diego Falcinelli

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Diego Falcinelli
Diego Falcinelli (cropped).jpg
Falcinelli in action with Perugia in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-06-26) 26 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Marsciano, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Crotone (on loan from Sassuolo)
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2008 Pontevecchio
2007–2008 Internazionale (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Pontevecchio 32 (4)
2009– Sassuolo 28 (2)
2010–2011 Foligno (loan) 29 (5)
2012 Juve Stabia (loan) 12 (1)
2012–2014 Lanciano (loan) 73 (9)
2014–2015 Perugia (loan) 39 (14)
2016– Crotone (loan) 19 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2016.

Diego Falcinelli (born 26 June 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Crotone on loan from Sassuolo.

Club career[edit]


Born in Marsciano, in the Province of Perugia, Falcinelli started his career at Ponte San Giovanni (a frazione of Perugia) based club Pontevecchio. He was loaned to Internazionale in June 2007.[1] He played one friendly for the first team in February 2008.[2] He also won the Campionato Nazionale Allievi with Inter U17 youth team.[3]

On 1 July 2008, he returned to Perugia, making his Serie D debut.


On 2 July 2009, he was signed by Sassuolo youth team. He also awarded no.26 shirt of the first team, which he made his Serie B debut on 28 November 2009, replacing Gianluigi Bianco in the 82nd minute. Alessandro Noselli scored the equalizing goal a minute later for Sassuolo, and assisted by Falcinelli. Eventually Sassuolo 2–2 draw with Ancona.[4]

On 26 July 2010, he left for Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Foligno in a co-ownership deal, for a peppercorn fee of one hundred euro.[5][6] Falcinelli made his debut on 8 August 2010, in 2010–11 Coppa Italia first round.[7] Since the cup second round, he partnered with Matteo Cavagna and Stefano Giacomelli in a 4–3–3 formation, except missed round 6 and 7 of the league. In June 2011 Sassuolo bought back Falcinelli in a 3-year contract, for twenty-five thousand euro transfer fee.[8] In January 2012 he was signed by Juve Stabia in a temporary deal.

He then spent two seasons on loan to Serie B club Lanciano, scoring nine goals from 2012 to 2014. He joined newly promoted Serie B club Perugia during the summer 2014 market.

He scored a career high of 14 goals for the hometown club in 2014–15 Serie B, making him secure a place for Sassuolo in 2015–16 Serie A season. Falcinelli picked no.9 shirt. On 14 January 2016 he signed a 4½year contract.[9] Falcineli scored three goals against Empoli on 29 January 2017.

International career[edit]

Falcinelli received a call-up to Italy under-20 Lega Pro representative team in September 2010.[10] He also received a call-up to Italy Amateur U18 team[11] and Italy U19 team.[12]

He played once for Italy under-21 Serie B representative team in 2011–12 season.[13]


  1. ^ "Two new players for academy teams". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Training match: Inter 3–3 Chiasso". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Photos: Inter's Under-17 champions". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Imparato, Gaetano (29 November 2009). "Mastronunzio illude l' Ancona". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  5. ^ U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2010 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  6. ^ "Calciomercato: Diego Falcinelli passa al Foligno." (in Italian). 26 July 2010. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Leone, Valter; Campitello, Salvatore (9 August 2010). "ALTRE PARTITE". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  8. ^ U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2011 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  9. ^ "Calciomercato: Diego Falcinelli rinnova fino al 2020" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "CONVOCAZIONI ALLENAMENTO DI SELEZIONE 2010–11". Lega-Pro.com (in Italian). 24 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "National U.18 Amateur team prepares for test against Salernitana". FIGC. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "Training in La Borghesiana from Dec.6–9, Piscedda calls 10 new players". FIGC. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA N. 39 (2011–12 season): B Italia espugna anche la Russia" (PDF). Lega Serie B (in Italian). 15 November 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 

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