Gabriele Perico

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Gabriele Perico
Personal information
Full name Gabriele Perico
Date of birth 11 March 1984 (1984-03-11) (age 33)
Place of birth Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Salernitana
Number 29
Youth career
Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Prato 12 (0)
2004–2010 AlbinoLeffe 68 (11)
2006–2007 Monza (loan) 36 (0)
2010–2014 Cagliari 78 (0)
2014–2016 Cesena 56 (3)
2016– Salernitana 0 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Italy U17 10 (0)
2002 Italy U18 6 (1)
2002–2003 Italy U19 10 (2)
2004 Italy U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2015.

Gabriele Perico (born 11 March 1984) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Salernitana as a Right Back. He is a former Italy U20 international.

Biography[edit]

Perico started his career at hometown club Atalanta. In 2003-04 season he left for Prato.

AlbinoLeffe[edit]

In summer 2004, he was signed by Serie B side AlbinoLeffe from Prato along with Mauro Belotti and Alessandro Diamanti. The Province of Bergamo based club, also signed Primavera team-mate Joelson (in co-ownership deal) and Mauro Minelli (on loan) from Atalanta.

He made his Serie B debut for AlbinoLeffe in a 2-0 victory against Venezia, on 11 September 2004.[1]

Cagliari[edit]

On 9 August 2010 Perico joined Cagliari[2] along with Simon Laner on loan for €750,000 (€375,000 each or €350,000 each plus Cocco)[3] with option to co-own the players.

On 21 June 2011 Cagliari excised the rights to sign the player in co-ownership deal for €375,000 in a 3-year contract.[3][4][5] Cagliari also bought back Cocco for €150,000. In June 2012 Cagliari acquired Perico outright for €200,000, but Cocco also acquired by AlbinoLeffe outright for €200,000.[3] The deals made Cagliari paid €950,000 to AlbinoLeffe for Perico, or €725,000 cash plus signing Cocco twice.

Cesena[edit]

On 16 July 2014, Perico signed for Serie A side Cesena.[6] After being relegated from Serie A after the 2014/15 season, Cesena finished 6th in Serie B during the 2015/16 season. He was released at the end of the 2015/16 season, after making 56 appearances and scoring 3 goals for the club.

In July 2016, Perico joined English side Leeds United on trial. He played for Leeds first team in their final preseason friendly against Serie A side Atalanta B.C. where he started in a 2-1 win.[7] However, he failed to earn a permanent deal at the club.

Salernitana[edit]

On 31 August he joined Serie B club Salernitana on a free transfer. He signed a 2-year contract.[8]

International career[edit]

Perico has represented Italy at various age groups including Italy U20's. He also won the 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Perico capped for under-17 team at 2001 UEFA European Under-16 Championship (after 2001 the tournament was renamed into under-17 championship but with the same age limit).

Honours[edit]

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Italy Under 19's)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PERICO Gabriele". Panini Digital (login required). Retrieved 2009-08-09. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Perico e Laner al Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 9 August 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c UC AlbinoLeffe S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  4. ^ Cagliari Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  5. ^ "Perico ancora del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gabriele Perico in bianconero". cesenacalcio.it. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "WOOD + ROOFE STRIKES SEE OFF ATALANTA". Leeds United. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Della Rocca, Perico, Marchi e Ronaldo sono giocatori granata. Moro alla Cremonese" (in Italian). U.S. Salernitana 1919. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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