Fabio Bazzani

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Fabio Bazzani
Personal information
Full name Fabio Bazzani
Date of birth (1976-10-20) 20 October 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Mezzolara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Boca San Lazzaro 57 (30)
1996–1997 Sandonà 32 (5)
1997–1998 Venezia 2 (0)
1998–1999 Varese 29 (3)
1999–2000 Arezzo 31 (20)
2000–2002 Venezia 39 (5)
2001–2002Perugia (loan) 29 (10)
2002–2007 Sampdoria 110 (33)
2005Lazio (loan) 15 (3)
2007–2008 Brescia 21 (1)
2008–2009 Pescara 14 (2)
2009–2010 SPAL 27 (3)
2010–2015 Mezzolara 122 (50)
National team
2003–2004 Italy 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2011

Fabio Bazzani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfaːbjo badˈdzaːni]; born 20 October 1976) is a former Italian footballer who lastly played for A.S.D. Mezzolara as a striker. He was known in particular for his heading ability, as well his shooting accuracy and physical strength.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After two seasons with amateur side Boca San Lazzaro, Bazzani moved to Serie C2 club Sandonà. In 1997, he was in Serie B team Venezia, but played only twice in the season. He moved to Varese and then Arezzo, where he made an impression scoring 20 goals in 31 matches under the management of Serse Cosmi. In 2000, he returned to Venezia, but scored only five goals in 36 matches. In 2001, he rejoined his former coach Cosmi when he signed with Serie A side Perugia, where he scored ten goals.

Sampdoria[edit]

In 2002, he moved to Sampdoria, where he scored 16 goals in his first season with the blucerchiati in Serie B and 13 goals in his second campaign with Sampdoria, when in Serie A. During his second season with Sampdoria, he was capped three times in the Italian team. He was loaned to Lazio in exchange for Simone Inzaghi in January 2005, but failed to impress with the biancazzurri and returned to Sampdoria at the end of the season.

Later career[edit]

On 14 June 2007, he was signed by Brescia Calcio on a free transfer. He had originally signed for Livorno but the move subsequently cancelled, following protests by the amaranto supporters which did not want the player in their team.[1]

On 26 July 2009, he signed a one-year contract with SPAL. He played his first game for the club on 3 August, a 2–1 won to Calcio Como at Coppa Italia.[2] He also played the next two Coppa Italia matches, scored nil. On 1 July 2010, he moved to Mezzolara, in Serie D.[3]

International career[edit]

Bazzani made his senior international debut for Italy on 12 November 2003, under Giovanni Trapattoni, in a 3–1 friendly defeat against Poland in Warsaw; he made two more appearances for Italy, with his final appearance coming in a 2–0 friendly loss to Iceland in Reykjavík, on 18 August 2004, under Marcello Lippi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazzetta.it Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine in Italian
  2. ^ "Coppa Italia: Spal Como 2 – 1" (in Italian). Calcio Como. 3 August 2009. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/?action=read&id=216031

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