Francesco Grandolfo

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Francesco Grandolfo
Personal information
Full name Francesco Grandolfo
Date of birth (1992-07-26) 26 July 1992 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Castellana Grotte, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bassano Virtus
Youth career
Bari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Bari 9 (3)
2011–2012 Chievo (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Tritium (loan) 13 (1)
2013–2014 Savona (loan) 14 (1)
2014–2015 Correggese 37 (22)
2015–2016 Fidelis Andria 29 (5)
2016– Bassano Virtus 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 24, 2015.

Francesco Grandolfo (born 26 July 1992 in Castellana Grotte) is an Italian professional football player currently playing for Italian Lega Pro side Bassano Virtus.

Career[edit]

A Bari youth system trainee, he made his debut in Serie A on 7 May 2011 in an away fixture against Palermo. In his third appearance of the season, the last day of the season, he scored a hat-trick against Bologna in a match that finished 4–0 to Bari. With this feat, he became the first ever Bari player to score a hat-trick in an away game in Serie A for the club.

Later during the summer, he was loaned out to Chievo on deadline day. After mostly spending the whole season playing with the Primavera under-19 team, Grandolfo made his first team debut on 22 May 2011, in a game against Bologna when he came on as a substitute. He made only one other appearance that season and so finished the season with two appearances and zero goals. As a consequence, Chievo decided not to retain him after his loan expired and so he returned to Bari, who were now in Serie B.

In the first half of the 2012–13 Serie B season, Grandolfo made six appearances for Bari, but form evaded him and he was unable to score in any of those games. Due to lack of minutes at Bari, he went on loan to third division club Tritium where he made thirteen appearances and scored one goal, but once again, this spell proved largely unsuccessful.

He once again returned to Bari at the completion of his loan spell at Tritium but was once again sent out on loan, this time to another third division side, Savona, for the entire 2013–14 season. At Savona his performance did not improve either, as he played only a total fourteen games with a spare goal, and was released for free by Bari at the end of the season.

On 5 September 2014, it was announced Grandolfo had signed a contract with Serie D amateurs Correggese, with whom he had already training during the whole pre-season.[2]

On 12 July 2015, it was announced Grandolfo signed a 2-years deal with the Lega Pro side Fidelis Andria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scheda anagrafica di Francesco Grandolfo" (in Italian). AIC Football. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Correggese, arrivano Fedi e Grandolfo" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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