|Full name||Gianluca Lapadula|
|Date of birth||7 February 1990|
|Place of birth||Turin, Italy|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Treviso (loan)|
|2010–2011||→ Atletico Roma (loan)||0||(0)|
|2011||→ Ravenna (loan)||6||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ San Marino (loan)||35||(24)|
|2012–2013||→ Cesena (loan)||9||(0)|
|2013||→ Frosinone (loan)||6||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Gorica (loan)||28||(11)|
|2014–2015||→ Teramo (loan)||38||(21)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.
Lapadula began his career with Juventus before releasing in 2004 because he wasn't doing well in his studies. After that he moved to Rivoli, then left on loan to Treviso in 2006. He returned to Piedmont for Serie C2 side Pro Vercelli from Filadelfia Paradiso Calcio on 31 August 2007. He was a player of the reserve. In 2008–09 season, he left for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (ex–Serie C2) side Ivrea, and was selected to the Lega Pro 2nd Div. A representative team for Lega Pro Quadrangular Tournament and scored a goal against 2nd Div. C representative team in the third place match. Eventually, Group A finished as the third. In August 2009 he was signed by Parma and spent one season with the Primavera. In July 2010 left for Atletico Roma.
Loans to Atletico Roma and Cesena
He made his debut for Atletico Roma on 8 August 2010, in the Coppa Italia preliminary round, lost in extra time (1–2). In January 2011, Lapadula left for Ravenna. He concluded the 2011–12 season as the topscorer in Group A with 24 goals.
On 15 June 2012 Lapadula joined Serie B club Cesena in co-ownership, signing a five-year contract. Lapadula failed to play regularly for Cesena, and on 8 January 2013 he was signed by Frosinone. In July 2013 the co-ownership between Cesena and Parma was resolved, and Lapadula returned to Parma.
Loans to Gorica and Teramo
He was loaned to Slovenian club ND Gorica on 1 July, along with Bright Addae, Daniele Bazzoffia, Uroš Celcer, Massimo Coda, Alex Cordaz, Sebestyén Ihrig-Farkas, Alen Jogan, Floriano Vanzo and Fabio Lebran. The deals were finalised on 12 July.
In July 2014 he was loaned to Teramo, where he scored 21 goals and helped the club achieve promotion to Serie B, then cancelled in August 2015 by the final judgment of the FIGC, due to match-fixing on the part of the President of Teramo, Luciano Campitellii, in the penultimate round of the league in the match against Savona.
After the bankruptcy of Parma he was released on a free transfer, and in July 2015 he was signed by Pescara in Serie B on a four-year contract. In the 2015–16 season he scored 30 goals in 43 appearances (including three goals in as many appearances in the playoffs) for Pescara, without scoring any penalties, earning the honour of top scorer in the cadets.
On 24 June 2016 he sustained his medical test with Milan, who reportedly paid Pescara €9 million plus bonus for the transfer, while the player signed a five year deal worth €1 million per season.
Due to his family heritage Lapadula is eligible to play for Italy and Peru. He has already received a call-up by Peru for the Copa América Centenario and has not officially decided which international side to represent.
Style of play
- As of 1 July 2016
- Lega Pro top scorer: 2014–15 (Group A, 24 goals)
- Serie B top scorer: 2015–16 (27 goals)
- Gran Galà Top 11 Serie B: 2015–16
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