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]

Juventus[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.

Vicenza[edit]

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.

Trapani[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Universitatea Craiova

References[edit]

  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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