Gianluigi Bianco

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Gianluigi Bianco
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left Defender
Club information
Current team
Pro Piacenza
Youth career
Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Sampdoria 0 (0)
2008–2009 Empoli (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Sassuolo (loan) 42 (1)
2011 Frosinone (loan) 11 (1)
2011–2012 Grosseto (loan) 7 (0)
2012 Vicenza (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2013 Avellino 15 (0)
2013–2014 Castel Rigone 18 (2)
2014–2015 Casertana 27 (5)
2015– 2016 Benevento 1 (0)
2016 Cremonese (loan) 6 (0)
2017– Pro Piacenza 3 (0)
National team
2009 Italy U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2016.

Gianluigi Bianco (born 11 May 1989) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Pro Piacenza.

Club career[edit]

Born in Genoa, Liguria, Bianco started his career at hometown club Sampdoria.[1] On 13 August 2008, he left for Serie B side Empoli in co-ownership deal for €900,000 in 4-year deal.[2][3]

In June 2009, he was bought back by Sampdoria for €500,000[3][4] in 4-year deal. In July 2009, he was loaned to Serie B side Sassuolo[5] along with Jonathan Rossini. After played 5 games for Sampdoria in 2010 pre-season,[6] he re-joined Sassuolo on loan. In January 2011 he left for Serie B bottom club Frosinone.

On 31 August 2012 Bianco left for Avellino for free.[7][8]

On 10 July 2014 he was signed by Casertana.[9]

International career[edit]

Bianco was capped for the Italy U17 team on 1 June 2007, against Juniores Best XI, in an unofficial friendly.[10][11]

He also call-up to Italy U19 team, for 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification,[12] but did not play.

Bianco capped once for Italy U20 team at 2008–09 Four Nations Tournament. He also played once for Italy under-21 Serie B representative team, in an internal training match.[13] In February 2010, he received his first U21 call-up, for the 2011 U21 Euro qualifying match against Hungary U21 on 3 March.[14] Bianco appeared as unused bench on that match.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allievi Nazionali 2004/2005". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). ca. September 2004. Archived from the original on 10 December 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Bianco e compagni: un campionato per crescere". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 13 August 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Empoli FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2009 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  4. ^ "Partecipazioni: rinnovo per Dessena, Mirante, Mustacchio e Volta". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Sica, Stefano (13 July 2009). "UFFICIALE: Gianluigi Bianco è del Sassuolo". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sampdoria 2010–11 Profile". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "L’Avellino ingaggia Bianco dalla Sampdoria" (in Italian). AS Avellino 1912. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  8. ^ UC Sampdoria SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  9. ^ "Il difensore Gianluigi Bianco è della Casertana: "Piazza affamata e ambiziosa"" (in Italian). FC Casertana. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "La Top 11 Juniores Tuttosport piega per 5-1 l'Italia Under 17". Serie D News (in Italian). 1 June 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "AMICHEVOLE: L'UNDER 17 IL 1° GIUGNO A ORVIETO CONTRO LA TOP 11 JUNIORES". FIGC (in Italian). 29 May 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Qualificazioni europee: convocati 25 Azzurrini, raduno domenica 18". FIGC (in Italian). 9 May 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Match Report" (PDF). Panini Digital (in Italian). Lega Calcio. 24 November 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Primo giorno di lavoro per gli Azzurrini. Assente Balotelli infortunato". FIGC (in Italian). 15 February 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Italy keep Wales in their sights". UEFA. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 

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