Francesco Bardi

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Francesco Bardi
Personal information
Full name Francesco Bardi
Date of birth (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Livorno, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2003 Sorgenti Labrone
2003–2010 Livorno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Livorno 1 (0)
2011– Internazionale 0 (0)
2011–2012 Livorno (loan) 34 (0)
2012–2013 Novara (loan) 35 (0)
2013–2014 Livorno (loan) 35 (0)
2014–2015 Chievo (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2016 Espanyol (loan) 0 (0)
2016– Frosinone (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2009 Italy U17 6 (0)
2009 Italy U18 2 (0)
2011–2015 Italy U21 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2015

Francesco Bardi (born 18 January 1992) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Frosinone, on loan from Internazionale.

Club career[edit]

Livorno[edit]

Bardi is a product of Livorno's youth system. He made his professional and Serie A debut on 16 May 2010, aged 18, starting the home game versus Parma, with the latter coming off 1–4 winners, when Livorno had already been relegated.[1]

Inter and loans[edit]

In January 2011 he was signed by Internazionale, on loan with an option to purchase half of the registration rights and he played for Inter's U-19 youth team until the end of the 2010–11 season.[2] He replaced injured Raffaele Di Gennaro as first chocie, winning 2011 Torneo di Viareggio.

Inter excised the rights for €1.35 million in a 4-year contract (with part of transfer credit turned to the purchase of Simone Dell'Agnello for €500,000[3][4] and Luca Siligardi for €150,000[5]) but on 3 August 2011 returned Bardi on loan to Livorno for the 2011–12 season, in order to gain first team experience.[6] On 27 August 2011 he made his Serie B debut playing as the first choice goalkeeper in the away match won 2–1 against Crotone. In the whole season Bardi was ahead original starter Alfonso De Lucia.

In June 2012, Inter bought Bardi outright for another €4 million (€1.5 million cash plus Dell'Agnello and Siligardi to Livorno for €1.25 million each[7]) and on 14 July 2012, let him join Serie B team Novara Calcio on a loan deal.[8] At Novara he was the first choice goalkeeper for the duration of the season and generated significant hype around himself with his good performances, making 35 appearances.

After the expiration of the loan, Internazionale again loaned him out, this time back to newly promoted Serie A side Livorno Calcio.[9] On 27 June 2014, Bardi was loaned out to Serie A side A.C. Chievo Verona for the 201415 season.[10]

On 28 January 2016 Bardi returned to Italy for Serie A club Frosinone.[11]

He followed the club relegated to Serie B, which Frosinone borrowed him for another season, with an option to sign outright.[12]

International career[edit]

With the Italy U17 team he took part, as the backup goalkeeper, at both the 2009 European U17 Championship and the 2009 U17 World Cup.

On 24 March 2011 he made his debut with the Italy U21 squad in a friendly game against Sweden.

Bardi finished as the runner-up of 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The coach also stated that the exclusion of Mattia Perin from the U21 squad was to avoid competition between first choice and backup keeper.[13]

Bardi took part, as a starter, also at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 July 2015[14]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Livorno (loan)
2009–10 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 34 0 1 0 35 0
2013–14 35 0 0 0 35 0
Total 70 0 1 0 71 0
Novara (loan) 2012–13 35 0 1 0 2[a] 0 36 0
Chievo (loan) 2014–15 10 0 1 0 11 0
Career Total 115 0 3 0 2 0 120 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Serie B Promotion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Game report by ESPN
  2. ^ "Transfer news: Bardi and Mannini join the Primavera". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian) Require purchase in CCIAA
  4. ^ "Simone Dell'Agnello nuovo acquisto del Livorno Calcio". AS Livorno Calcio (in Italian). 3 July 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (in Italian) Require purchase in CCIAA
  6. ^ "Transfer market: Francesco Bardi joins Livorno". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ A.S. Livorno Calcio S.p.A. bilancio (Report and Accounts) on 31 December 2012 (in Italian)
  8. ^ "Transfers: Bardi and Alborno move to Novara". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tre nuovi arrivi nel Livorno Calcio" (in Italian). A.S. Livorno Calcio. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ufficiale: Francesco Bardi al ChievoVerona!" (in Italian). A.C. ChievoVerona. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "BARDI AL FROSINONE" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Francesco Bardi to Frosinone". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Mangia explains Perin snub". Football Italia. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Francesco Bardi at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 July 2015.

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