Federico Di Francesco

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Federico Di Francesco
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Personal information
Full name Federico Di Francesco
Date of birth (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Pisa, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bologna
Number 14
Youth career
2010–2013 Pescara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Pescara 7 (0)
2013–2015 Parma 0 (0)
2013–2014 Gubbio (loan) 11 (0)
2014 Pescara (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2015 Cremonese (loan) 27 (5)
2015–2016 Virtus Lanciano 37 (8)
2016– Bologna 48 (5)
National team
2013 Italy U19[2] 2 (0)
2016– Italy U21 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Federico Di Francesco (born 14 June 1994) is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Bologna.

Club career[edit]

Pescara[edit]

Di Francesco began his career on Pescara's youth categories. In 2012-13, he was the captain of Primavera team, and was called up by manager Cristian Bucchi to the first team.[3]

On 30 March 2013, Di Francesco made his professional debut, playing the last 3 minutes in a 0–3 away loss against Parma.[4]

Parma[edit]

In August Di Francesco joined Parma in a co-ownership deal for €500, and was subsequently loaned to Gubbio[5] Parma subsidized Gubbio €100,000

In January 2014 he returned to Pescara, but in a loan deal.[6] In June 2014 Parma signed him outright for an undisclosed fee.

On 8 August 2014, he left for U.S. Cremonese.[7]

On 25 June 2015, Di Francesco became a free agent after the bankruptcy of Parma.

Lanciano[edit]

He was signed by S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924 in a 3-year contract on 8 July 2015.[8]

Bologna[edit]

On 23 June 2016, Bologna signed Di Francesco from Lanciano for a reported €1.5 million.[9]

International career[edit]

On 2 September 2016, Di Francesco made his debut with Italy U21 as a substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Serbia in a 2017 European Championship qualification match.[10] On 6 September, he scored a brace in a 3–0 win over Andorra in his nation's subsequent European qualifier.[11]

Style of play[edit]

Di Francesco is a small, quick and agile right-footed player, with an eye for goal; he usually plays as a right winger, but can also play on the left. He has also been deployed as a forward, or as a second striker.[12][13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Federico Di Francesco is the son of former player and current Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated 20 May 2018[16]

Club League Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pescara Serie A 2012–13 7 0 0 0 7 0
Serie B 2013–14 0 0 1 0 1 0
Parma Serie A 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gubbio (loan) Lega Pro 2013–14 11 0 0 0 11 0
Pescara (loan) Serie B 2013–14 1 0 0 0 1 0
Cremonese (loan) Lega Pro 2014–15 27 5 2 0 29 5
Virtus Lanciano Serie B 2015–16 36 8 1 0 1 0 38 8
Bologna Serie A 2016–17 24 4 3 1 27 5
2017–18 24 1 1 0 25 1
Total 48 5 4 1 52 6
Career total 130 18 8 1 1 0 139 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bolognafc.it/player/federico-di-francesco
  2. ^ FIGC (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Pescara, occhi puntati sul giovane Federico Di Francesco" [Pescara, eyes turned to young Federico Di Francesco] (in Italian). Parma Live. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Parma 3 - 0 Pescara" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pescara, il Gubbio sul giovane attaccante Di Francesco" [Pescara, to Gubbio their young forward Di Francesco] (in Italian). 10 August 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ufficiale: Pescara, acquisito Federico Di Francesco" [Official: Pescara, added Federico Di Francesco] (in Italian). 31 January 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  7. ^ ""Con la Cremo nel cuore": presentata la nuova campagna abbonamenti". U.S. Cremonese 1903 (in Italian). 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Speciale Calciomercato: Arrivano a Lanciano a titolo definitivo Di Francesco, Penna e Di Benedetto" (in Italian). S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mercato, il Bologna prende Di Francesco e Boldor" (in Italian). ilrestodelcarlino.it. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Vincenzo D'Angelo (2 September 2016). "Qualificazioni Europeo Under 21, Italia-Serbia, Cerri su rigore risponde a Gajic" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Azzurrini qualify for Euro 2017". Football Italia. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "DI FRANCESCO FEDERICO" (in Italian). tuttocalciatori.net. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Francesco Oddi (30 March 2013). "Di Francesco jr, nel nome del padre: dalla Primavera al Pescara" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Il padre domina la B, Di Francesco jr pronto all'esordio tra i grandi: prima convocazione con il Pescara, domani possibile debutto" (in Italian). Goal.com. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Di Francesco jr, nel nome del padre: dalla Primavera al Pescara" [Di Francesco jr, in the name of his father: from Primavera to Pescara] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Cite error: The named reference SW was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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