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Francesco Magnanelli
Personal information
Full name Francesco Magnanelli
Date of birth (1984-11-12) 12 November 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Umbertide, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Gubbio 15 (0)
2002–2003 Chievo 0 (0)
2003–2004 Fiorentina 0 (0)
2004–2005 Sangiovannese 7 (0)
2005– Sassuolo 396 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2019

Francesco Magnanelli (born 12 November 1984) is an Italian midfielder who plays for and captains Serie A team Sassuolo. He is currently the club's all-time record appearance holder.[1]

Career

Throughout his club career, Magnanelli has played for several Italian sides: he began his career with Gubbio in 2000, and later played for Chievo, Fiorentina, and Sangiovannese, before joining Sassuolo in 2005, where he helped the team from Serie C2 to Serie A promotion; he won the Serie C1 and Serie B titles with the club in 2008 and 2013 respectively, and was later named the team's captain.[2][3] In June 2015 he signed a new 2-year contract with Sassuolo.[4]

Style of play

Magnanelli has been described as a talented, purposeful, humble and hard-working midfielder. He is usually deployed in the centre, and is known in particular for his leadership and passing range, as well as his tactical awareness, and reading of the game, in addition to his tenacity, and ability to win back possession or intercept passes as a defensive midfielder.[3][5]

Career statistics

As of 4 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sangiovannese 2004–05 Serie C 7 0 0 0 7 0
Sassuolo 2006–07 21 1 1 0 2 0 24 1
2007–08 29 1 0 0 2 0 31 1
2008–09 Serie B 37 0 1 0 38 0
2009–10 38 0 2 0 2 0 42 0
2010–11 39 2 1 0 40 2
2011–12 36 0 2 0 1 0 39 0
2012–13 40 1 2 0 42 1
2013–14 Serie A 28 0 0 0 28 0
2014–15 29 1 2 0 31 1
2015–16 34 1 1 0 35 1
2016–17 15 1 0 0 9 0 24 1
2017–18 32 0 2 0 34 0
2018–19 18 0 2 1 20 1
Total 396 8 16 1 9 0 7 0 428 9
Career total 403 8 16 1 9 0 7 0 435 9

Honours

Sassuolo[3][6]

References

  1. ^ "Ten claims to fame: Sassuolo". UEFA.com. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Francesco Magnanelli" (in Italian). TuttoCalciatori.net. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Richard Hall; Luca Hodges-Ramon (2 March 2015). "Sassuolo: Serie A alternative club guide". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Ufficiali i rinnovi di Francesco Magnanelli e Alberto Pomini" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ Luca Cetta (2 May 2016). "Euro 2016 Squad Selector: Magnanelli". Football Italia. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  6. ^ "F. Magnanelli". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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