Gianluca Curci

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Gianluca Curci
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-07-12) 12 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Mainz
Youth career
1994–2004 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Roma 58 (0)
2008–2010 Siena 70 (0)
2010–2011 Sampdoria 41 (0)
2011–2015 Roma 3 (0)
2012–2014 Bologna (loan) 14 (0)
2015– Mainz 0 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Italy U-19 2 (0)
2004–2005 Italy U-20 3 (0)
2005–2007 Italy U-21 22 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:01, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Gianluca Curci (born 12 July 1985, in Rome) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Mainz. Curci has previously played for Roma, Siena, Sampdoria and Bologna.

Club career[edit]

Roma[edit]

Curci is a product of the Roma youth academy. At only 19, he became the club's first choice goalkeeper for the second half of the 2004–05 season after injuries to fellow goalkeepers Ivan Pelizzoli and Carlo Zotti. He was replaced in the 2005–06 season by new Brazilian keeper Doni. Curci signed a new 4-year contract on 16 July 2007.[1]

Siena[edit]

On 25 June 2008 Siena confirmed they signed Curci in a co-ownership deal from Roma for €1.75 million and signed the remaining 50% rights of Daniele Galloppa for another €1.75M.[2] In exchange, Roma signed keeper Artur for €750,000 and defender Simone Loria for €2.8M.[3]

Curci impressed in all his matches, notably his last two Serie A matches, helping Siena overcome Roma 1–0, and preventing Genoa C.F.C. from scoring more than they did. Curci then impressed in the Tuscan Derby against ACF Fiorentina, performing 3 incredible reaction saves to help Siena win 1–0.

Sampdoria[edit]

On 1 July 2010 Sampdoria bought Siena's half for €2.25 million. Roma retained their half. Curci played for Sampdoria in a match for qualification to the Champions League, against Werder Bremen, but his team lost.

Roma return[edit]

On 24 June 2011 Roma bought back Curci and Stefano Guberti from Sampdoria[4] for a nominal fee of €1,000[5] in 2-year (Guberti) and 3-year contract (Curci) respectively.[6] On 22 April 2012, Curci made a substitute appearance in a Serie A match against Juventus F.C. after Roma's starting goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg received a red card.

Bologna[edit]

On 16 July 2012 Curci was signed by Bologna in temporary deal with option to purchase for €1 million.[6][7][8] On 8 July 2013 the loan was extended for another season, with option to purchase for €1.2 million. Curci also extended his contract with Roma to last until 30 June 2015.[9][10]

Roma return[edit]

On 2 September 2014, Curci was included in Roma's squad for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League as one of the four club trained players required under UEFA rules.[11]

Mainz[edit]

On 15 August 2015 Curci was signed by German Bundesliga side Mainz on a free transfer.[12]

International career[edit]

Curci has represented Italy multiple times at youth level. He received his first call-up to the Azzurri squad for a friendly against Hungary.

He has not been called up since November 2008.

Career statistics[edit]

Correct as of August 2008.

Season Team League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Games Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
2004–05 Roma Serie A 11 0 6 0 0 0 17 0
2005–06 Roma Serie A 10 0 5 0 8 0 23 0
2006–07 Roma Serie A 6 0 6 0 0 0 12 0
2007–08 Roma Serie A 2 0 5 0 1 0 6 0
2008–09 Siena Serie A 32 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
2009–10 Siena Serie A 36 0 1 0 0 0 37 0
2010–11 Sampdoria Serie A 35 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2011–12 Roma Serie A 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 Bologna Serie A 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 149 0 24 0 15 0 188 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Roma[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PROLUNGAMENTO DEL CONTRATTO ECONOMICO PER LE PRESTAZIONI SPORTIVE DEL CALCIATORE GIANLUCA CURCI" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mercato: Curci e Barusso al Siena" (in Italian). AC Siena. 25 June 2008. Archived from the original on 30 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO REALIZZATE ALLA DATA DEL 25 GIUGNO 2008" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Compartecipazioni: alla Roma vanno Curci e Guberti" (URL) (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO CONCLUSE AL 24 GIUGNO 2011" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Relazione Finanziaria annuale al 30 giugno 2012" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Gianluca Curci". AS Roma. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Curci al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna FC 1909. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Curci al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna FC 1909. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "2014/15 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: THE GIALLOROSSI’S LIST OF PLAYERS". AS Roma. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Curci kommt fürs Tor" (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "G. Curci". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 

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