Generoso Rossi

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Generoso Rossi
Personal information
Full name Generoso Rossi
Date of birth (1979-01-03) 3 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Bari 6 (0)
1998–1999 Savoia (loan) 32 (0)
1999–2000 Crotone (loan) 33 (0)
2001–2002 Venezia 46 (0)
2002–2003 Palermo 0 (0)
2002–2003 Lecce (loan) 37 (0)
2003–2004 Siena 21 (0)
2005 Queens Park Rangers 3 (0)
2005–2008 Triestina 94 (0)
2008 Catania (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Gallipoli 32 (0)
2010–2012 Sorrento 56 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Italy U21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2009.

Generoso Rossi (born 3 January 1979) is an Italian footballer who is currently a free agent having most recently played for Sorrento in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione – B as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Rossi started his career at A.S. Bari. he was on loan to Serie C1 teams, and returned to Bari in summer 2000. He made his Serie A debut on 30 September 2000, against Verona.

In January 2001, he transferred to Venezia, and then transferred to Palermo, as Maurizio Zamparini, owner of Venezia, bought Palermo. He was on loan to U.S. Lecce, and signed by A.C. Siena in summer 2003.

He was banned from football due to betting scandal,[1] he then signed an 18-month contract with Queens Park Rangers in January 2005.[2]

In summer 2005, he was signed by Triestina.

In January 2008, he was on loan to Calcio Catania, with Babu moving in the opposite direction. Rossi became the third choice goalkeeper at Catania, behind Ciro Polito and Albano Bizarri, and was ahead of Raffaele Ioime.

During 2008/2009 season, Rossi was transferred to Gallipoli in Lega Pro Prima Divisione – B.[3] Although the club won Serie B promotion, the team faced financial difficulty, Rossi did not stay at the club.

In February 2010, Rossi was signed by Sorrento.[4][5] Rossi spent the next two and a half seasons at Sorrento and became an integral member of the team that twice nearly gained promotion to Serie B. In summer 2012, after the resignation of Sorrento's president and much speculation as to whether the club would continue, Rossi left Sorrento to seek employment elsewhere.[6] After spending a long period out of the game he was re-signed by Sorrento on a free contract in November 2012.[7]

International career[edit]

Rossi was capped for Italy at youth level in 2000 in the Toulon Tournament and called up to the under 21 squad for the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.




  1. ^ "Bans for six in match- fixing cases". (Published by Malaysia Star). Reuters. 27 August 2004. Archived from the original on 26 September 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "QPR seal signing of keeper Rossi". BBC. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Formalizzata la cessione di Mattia Graffiedi al Piacenza" (in Italian). US Triestina Calcio. 27 August 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Generoso Rossi è del Sorrento". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 8 February 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: PRESO GENEROSO ROSSI". Solo Sorrento (in Italian). ca. January 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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