Francesco Bolzoni

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Francesco Bolzoni
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Lodi, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Internazionale 1 (0)
2009–2010 Genoa 0 (0)
2009–2010 Frosinone (loan) 25 (0)
2010–2013 Siena 67 (4)
2013– Palermo 60 (4)
National team
2005-2006 Italy U17 8 (0)
2007 Italy U20 1 (0)
2007–2010 Italy U21 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2010

Francesco Bolzoni (born 7 May 1989) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Palermo. He is a former Italy U21.

Club career[edit]


Bolzoni started out at San Colombano al Lambro before joining Inter's academy.[1] Bolzoni has played for every academy team from the Esordienti (under-13) to the Primavera (under-20).

During the season 2006–2007, Bolzoni was part of the winning side, when the reserve won the Campionato Nazionale Primavera (under-20 Italian Championship).

He made his first-team debut on 1 February 2007, playing 26 minutes of 2006–07 Coppa Italia) semi-final return leg against U.C. Sampdoria at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

On 19 September 2007, Bolzoni, alongside with Esposito and Puccio, was selected for the first time in the 20-men squad for the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League match against Fenerbahçe. However he failed to make his debut in the UEFA Champions League, on that day. In the following match against PSV Eindhoven he came on as a substitute for Santiago Solari in the 70th minute, making his first UEFA Champions League appearance.

On 12 December, during an away match against PSV Eindhoven, Bolzoni started his first UEFA Champions League match, and also played the whole 90 minutes. The game ended in 1–0 win for Internazionale.[2]

Bolzoni renewed his contract with the club until 30 June 2012 in 2008.[1]

On 24 May 2009, in a match against Cagliari he made his Serie A debut for Inter coming in as substitute for Cristian Chivu.


On 1 July 2009 it was announced that Bolzoni had signed for Genoa along with Leonardo Bonucci for €3M each as part of the deal that saw Thiago Motta sign for Internazionale for €10 million.[3]

On 17 August 2009 he was loaned to Frosinone for €200,000.[3][4][5]


On 8 July 2010 Siena bought Bolzoni on loan for €400,000[6] with the possibility to acquire 50% of his ecnomic rights,[7] fact that occurred on 22 June 2011,[8] for €1,050,000.[6] On 23 June 2012 Siena bought him outright for another €425,000.[9]


On 31 July 2013 Bolzoni left Siena's pre-season camp[10] and completed the transfer to U.S. Città di Palermo on the next day.

International career[edit]

On 5 October 2007 Pierluigi Casiraghi called up Bolzoni, although still 18 years old, to form part of the Italy U-21 national team for the matches against Croatia and Greece.[11]

On 21 November 2007, he made his debut for the Italy U-21 national team, in a qualification match against Faroe Islands but did not make the final 23-man squad for the tournament.



  1. ^ a b "Bolzoni extends Inter stay". 15 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "PSV Eindhoven vs. F.C. Internazionale Match Report". 12 December 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2009 (Italian)
  4. ^ "L'UNDER 21 BOLZONI VA AL FROSINONE". (in Italian). 17 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  6. ^ a b AC Siena Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  7. ^ "Bolzoni in prestito al Siena". (in Italian). 7 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bolzoni resta all'A.C.Siena Riscattata la metà del cartellino". (in Italian). 22 June 2011. 
  9. ^ AC Siena SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  10. ^ "Bolzoni ha lasciato il ritiro" (in Italian). AC Siena. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Italy U21 call-ups for Alfonso, Bolzoni". 5 October 2007. 

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