Gianluca Lapadula

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Gianluca Lapadula
Personal information
Full name Gianluca Lapadula
Date of birth (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number TBA
Youth career
1996–2004 Juventus
2004–2007 Rivoli Collegno
2006–2007 Treviso (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Pro Vercelli 4 (0)
2008–2009 Ivrea 18 (0)
2009–2015 Parma 0 (0)
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)
2015–2016 Pescara 40 (27)
2016– Milan 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.


Gianluca Lapadula (born 7 February 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Milan.

He is nicknamed Lapagol[1][2][3][4] and Sir William.[5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Lapadula was born in Turin, to an Italian father from the region of Apulia and a Peruvian mother.[8] He has a brother named David who was also a forward, in the lower amateur leagues.[9][10][11]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Lapadula began his career with Juventus before releasing in 2004 because he wasn't doing well in his studies.[12] After that he moved to Rivoli,[13] then left on loan to Treviso in 2006.[14] He returned to Piedmont for Serie C2 side Pro Vercelli from Filadelfia Paradiso Calcio on 31 August 2007.[15] He was a player of the reserve.[16] 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.[17] In August 2009 he was signed by Parma and spent one season with the Primavera.[18] In July 2010 left for Atletico Roma.[19]

Loans to Atletico Roma and Cesena[edit]

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.[20] Lapadula failed to play regularly for Cesena, and on 8 January 2013 he was signed by Frosinone.[21] In July 2013 the co-ownership between Cesena and Parma was resolved, and Lapadula returned to Parma.

Loans to Gorica and Teramo[edit]

He was loaned to Slovenian club ND Gorica on 1 July,[22] 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.[23]

In July 2014 he was loaned to Teramo,[24] where he scored 21 goals and helped the club achieve promotion to Serie B,[25] 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.[26]

Pescara[edit]

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.[27] 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.[28][29]

Milan[edit]

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.[30][31]

International career[edit]

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.[32]

Style of play[edit]

A dynamic forward, he is physically strong, and due to his versatility can adapt to the role of second striker, or winger on either flank.[33] He also has a strong left foot and eye for goal.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 July 2016
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gorica 2013–14 1. SNL 28 11 4 3 0 0 32 14
Teramo 2014–15 Lega Pro 38 21 1 2 2 1 41 24
Pescara 2015–16 Serie B 40 27 2 0 4 3 46 30
Milan 2016–17 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 106 59 7 5 6 4 119 68

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gorica

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rete8.it/pescara-calcio/123pescara-calcio-lapagol-ci-pensa-sempre-lui/
  2. ^ http://m.ilcentro.gelocal.it/sport/2016/04/19/news/il-pescara-a-la-spezia-tenta-il-poker-con-cappelluzzo-1.13326395
  3. ^ http://www.sportal.it/articoli/calcio/news/lapagol-e-il-pescara-vola-20/1069751/
  4. ^ http://gianlucadimarzio.com/news-cat/pescara-e-gia-lapagol-dai-primi-passi-al-filadelfia-alla-proposta-di-matrimonio-ecco-la-favola-di-sir-william-lapadula/
  5. ^ http://www.panorama.it/sport/calcio/lapadula-pescara-peru-juventus-bomber-serie-b/
  6. ^ http://www.tuttosport.com/news/calcio/serie-a/juventus/2015/12/25-7040173/calciomercato_juventus_lapadula_sono_bianconero/
  7. ^ http://it.eurosport.com/calcio/serie-b/2015-2016/la-provincia-del-gol.-davide-e-gianluca-i-fratelli-lapadula-col-gol-nel-destino_sto5171077/story.shtml
  8. ^ "Lapadula". Il Centro (in Italian). 4 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  9. ^ http://pescarasport24.it/2015/11/02/gianluca-e-davide-lapadula-i-fratelli-del-gol/25943/
  10. ^ http://www.calciomercato.com/news/lapadula-a-cm-juve-il-mio-futuro-e-a-pescara-e-se-il-peru-dovess-146154
  11. ^ http://ilcentro.gelocal.it/sport/2015/11/17/news/il-fratello-gianluca-e-un-guerriero-1.12465341
  12. ^ Yokhin, Michael (27 April 2016). "Gianluca Lapadula: Italy's Jamie Vardy linked with Spurs, Leicester, Juve and... Barça?!". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°40 (2005–06)" (PDF). Comitato Regionale Piemonte Valle d'Aosta (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) Settore Giovanile e Scolastico (SGS). 11 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "DEPOSITO CONTRATTI 06-07" [Deposit of contracts 06–07] (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Calcio. 5 September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Visti Esecutività Su movimenti di Trasferimento (Pagina 94)" (require debug to 8bit encoding) (in Italian). Lega Calcio Serie C. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2013. [dead link]
  16. ^ http://www.lega-calcio-serie-c.it/it/Comunic2008/Berretti/78%20TB.pdf
  17. ^ "Quadrangolare: Terzo posto al Girone A di Seconda Divisione". Lega-Pro.com (in Italian). 22 January 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  18. ^ "Primavera". Parma FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  19. ^ "Il punto sul mercato delle formazioni giovanili del Parma" (in Italian). Parma F.C. official website. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  20. ^ "Benalouane in prestito al Parma" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "LAPADULA ALLA CORTE DI STELLONE" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "PREGLED POGODB MED IGRALCI IN KLUBI 1. SNL NA DAN 12.07.2013" (PDF) (in Slovenian). NZS. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "ZAPISNIK 39 seje Registracijske komisije NZS z dne 12.07.2013" [Press release [N°] 39: NZS Registration Commission on 12 July 2013] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Nogometna zveza Slovenije (NZS). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Firmati due importanti colpi di mercato" (in Italian). SS Teramo Calcio. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  25. ^ http://ilcentro.gelocal.it/sport/2015/05/03/news/lapadula-21-gol-da-sballo-abbiamo-fatto-un-impresa-1.11354074
  26. ^ http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/2015/08/29/news/termao_catania_lega_pro-121860444/
  27. ^ "Gianluca Lapadula in biancazzurro" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 9 July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  28. ^ http://m.calciomercato.com/news/pescara-sebastiani-lazio-ideale-per-lapadula-prezzo-10-milioni-600986
  29. ^ http://www.tuttosport.com/news/calcio/serie-b/pescara/2016/05/21-11720732/serie_b_pescara_oddo_spinge_lapadula_lo_porterei_all_europeo_/
  30. ^ "Milan, arriva Lapadula per 9 milioni. Ma chi paga?". Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  31. ^ "Milan-Lapadula, è un colpo a sorpresa: soffiato l'attaccante al Napoli". Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  32. ^ "Lapadula 'wants to play for Italy'". Football Italia. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  33. ^ http://www.alfredopedulla.it/articoli/79069-gianluca_lapadula_pescara_e_ai_suoi_piedi
  34. ^ http://ilcentro.gelocal.it/sport/2015/02/10/news/lapadula-donnarumma-sulle-orme-di-pepe-e-motta-1.10842078
  35. ^ http://sport.sky.it/sport/calcio_italiano/photogallery/2016/05/14/serie-b-2015-2016-top-11-campionato-gran-gala.html

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