Frédéric Sammaritano

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Frédéric Sammaritano
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-23) 23 March 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Vannes, France
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dijon
Number 7
Youth career
2003–2006 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Yzeure 32 (8)
2007–2010 Vannes 112 (20)
2010–2011 Auxerre 27 (1)
2011–2013 Ajaccio 52 (6)
2013–2015 Auxerre 47 (7)
2015– Dijon 108 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2019

Frédéric Sammaritano (born 23 March 1986) is a French professional footballer who plays for Dijon FCO.

Career[edit]

Born in Vannes, Sammaritano spent three seasons at local club Vannes. In his last campaign with the club, he converted three goals and added seven assists. His good performances in Ligue 2 lead many to be interested in securing his signature. Sammaritano joined Auxerre, who finished in third spot during the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season, thus qualifying for UEFA Champions League football. In the 2010–11 Champions League, he scored against Ajax in a 2–1 victory for Auxerre.[1] Sammaritano, however, found life in Burgundy difficult, starting just ten Ligue 1 fixtures, adding only one league goal and three assists.[2]

In July 2011, Sammaritano signed for newly promoted AC Ajaccio on a free transfer.[3] He made his debut for the club in their 2–0 loss to Toulouse on the opening day of the 2011–12 Ligue 1 campaign.[4] Sammaritano scored against French powerhouse Lyon on 13 August 2011, putting his side 1–0 up at the Stade de Gerland. His first goal since November 2010, however, did not prove enough, as Lisandro López scored late on, sealing a 1–1 draw and Ajaccio's first point of the season.[5] In the following round of fixtures, on 20 August, Ajaccio played host to Evian in Corsica; Sammaritano netted in the seventh minute after being fed in by Johan Cavalli, giving his side a 1–0 lead.[6]

On 5 March 2015, well into his second stint with Auxerre, Sammaritano scored the decisive goal in a penalty shootout as Auxerre defeated Brest in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France,[7] and he scored the only goal as they defeated holders Guingamp in the semi-finals on 7 April.[8]

Dijon[edit]

Sammaritano signed a two-year contract with Dijon after the expiration of his Auxerre contract.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ uefa.com (3 November 2010). "UEFA Champions League 2010/11 - History - Auxerre-Ajax – UEFA.com". uefa.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Frédéric Sammaritano Player Profile - ESPN FC". go.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.soccerfame.com/transfer/844/frederic-sammaritano
  4. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast/_/id/320398?cc=5901
  5. ^ "Lyon vs. AC Ajaccio - Football Match Report - August 13, 2011 - ESPN". espnfc.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  6. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast/_/id/320371?cc=5901
  7. ^ "Coupe de France Wrap: Guingamp leave it late". Four Four Two. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Auxerre 1-0 Guingamp: Holders dumped out of Coupe de France by Sammaritano strike". Goal.com. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Frédéric Sammaritano au DFCO pour 2 ans! (in French)". dfco.fr. June 22, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.

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