Fausto Rossi (footballer)

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Fausto Rossi
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Rossi in 2015
Personal information
Full name Fausto Rossi
Date of birth (1990-12-03) 3 December 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Universitatea Craiova
Number 21
Youth career
1999–2010 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Vicenza 24 (0)
2012–2016 Juventus 0 (0)
2012–2013Brescia (loan) 46 (3)
2013–2014Valladolid (loan) 31 (1)
2014–2015Córdoba (loan) 24 (0)
2015–2016Pro Vercelli (loan) 20 (1)
2017 Trapani 8 (0)
2017– Universitatea Craiova 5 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Italy U17 2 (0)
2008–2009 Italy U20 3 (0)
2011–2013 Italy U21 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2018

Fausto Rossi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfausto ˈrossi]; born 3 December 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Romanian club Universitatea Craiova.

Club career[edit]


Born in Turin, Italy, Rossi joined the Juventus F.C. Youth Sector in 1999, at the age of 8. After progressing through the club's youth academy, Rossi joined the Primavera (Under-20) roster in 2008 and also began to earn senior call-ups during the 2008-09 Serie A campaign, under Claudio Ranieri. Rossi also helped the Primavera squad to win two consecutive Viareggio titles in 2009 and 2010.


After graduating the club's youth system, Rossi was sent out to Serie B side, Vicenza Calcio in a co-ownership deal on 22 July 2010[1] in order to gain regular first team experience. The 50% registration rights for the player were valued at €500,000.[2] In the same negotiation, Juventus signed Niko Bianconi from Vicenza, also on a co-ownership deal also valued at €500,000.[2] (both valued as €492,000 in Juve's financial statements[1]) Rossi went on to make 16 league appearances for the Serie B outfit in his debut season as a professional, and ultimately remained at the club for the 2011–12 Serie B season.

Juventus return, loans[edit]

On 30 January 2012, however, Rossi was re-purchased entirely by Juventus for €1.7 million in a 2½year contract, with Carlo Pinsoglio moving to Vicenza Calcio for €1.5 million in co-ownership as part of the deal.[3] After returning to Juventus, Rossi was immediately loaned out to Brescia Calcio.[4] WIth the outfit, Rossi scored 3 goals in 12 appearances for the club during the second half of the 2011–12 season. On 1 July 2012 he signed a new 4-year contract.[3][5] Rossi's loan deal with Brescia was also renewed on 31 July and Rossi remained a key figure in Brescia's 6th-place finish in the 2012–13 Serie B season, which ultimately saw the club lose out to Livorno in the promotion play-off semi-finals.

Rossi returned to Juventus in June 2013, but signed a one-year loan deal with La Liga side Real Valladolid on 29 August.[6] He scored his first goal on 8 March of the following year, netting the winner against FC Barcelona.[7]

On 31 July 2014 Rossi transferred to newly promoted La Liga team Córdoba CF, also in a temporary deal.[8]

On 31 August 2015 Rossi was swapped with Cristian Bunino of F.C. Pro Vercelli 1892, which Bunino returned to Juventus from loan.


On 9 January 2017 signed a contract with Trapani Calcio until the end of season.[9]

International career[edit]

In 2006 Rossi earned his first call-up to represent his country for the Italy U-17 team. He went on to make 2 appearances for the side, before making 3 additional appearances for the Italy U-20 team between 2008 and 2009. Rossi really made his mark, however, with the Italy U-21 national team, where he was first called up to represent Italy at the 2011 Toulon Tournament, making his debut on 1 June 2011 in a 2–0 victory over the Ivory Coast. He has since been a regular for the side, making 24 appearances and scoring 1 goal. Rossi was a part of the roster that finished runner-up in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in June 2013, where he was a starter alongside Marco Verratti in the centre of Italy's midfield.


Universitatea Craiova


  1. ^ a b "Annual Financial Report at 30 June 2011" (PDF). Juventus F.C. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Vicenza Calcio S.p.A. (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  3. ^ a b "Annual Financial Report 30 June 2012" (PDF). Juventus F.C. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Arrivato Fausto Rossi". BSnews.it. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Relazione finanziaria semestrale al 31 dicembre 2015" (PDF) (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fausto Rossi al Real Valladolid" [Fausto Rossi to Real Valladolid] (in Italian). Juventus' official website. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Real Valladolid 1–0 Barcelona". BBC Sport. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fausto Rossi, nuevo jugador del Córdoba CF" [Fausto Rossi, new player of Córdoba CF] (in Spanish). Córdoba's official website. 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 3 August 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "In granata il centrocampista Fausto Rossi" (in Italian). Trapani Calcio. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 

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