Gianmarco Zigoni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gianmarco Zigoni
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Verona, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SPAL (on loan from Milan)
Number 17
Youth career
Opitergina
Treviso
2009–2010 Milan
2010–2011 Genoa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Treviso 18 (2)
2009– Milan 1 (0)
2010–2011 Genoa (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Frosinone (loan) 6 (1)
2011–2012 Avellino (loan) 30 (11)
2012–2013 Pro Vercelli (loan) 11 (1)
2013 Avellino (loan) 10 (6)
2013–2014 Lecce (loan) 22 (7)
2014–2015 Monza (loan) 13 (0)
2015– SPAL (loan) 84 (31)
National team
2009 Italy U-18 4 (1)
2009–2010 Italy U-19 5 (4)
2009–2011 Italy U-20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 April 2017

Gianmarco Zigoni (born 10 May 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for SPAL, on loan from Milan.

Early years[edit]

Zigoni was born in Verona, the son of former Juventus and Hellas Verona striker Gianfranco Zigoni and grandson of former Napoli midfielder Pierluigi Ronzon.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Raised in Oderzo, Zigoni started playing football with local team Opitergina, before joining Treviso's youth system, where he scored more than one hundred goals.[1] He made his professional debut with the club in a Serie B game against Ancona on 26 January 2009, aged 17. The match ended in a 2–1 loss for Treviso, with Zigoni scoring their lone goal.[2] He scored his second goal only four days later, in a 3–2 win against Brescia.[3] The young striker went on to make a total of 18 appearances for Treviso in the 2008–09 season, being included 8 times in the starting line-up.[4]

Milan[edit]

Coming to the attention of several Serie A clubs, such Fiorentina, Internazionale and Juventus,[4] Zigoni was eventually signed by Milan at the beginning of the 2009–10 season, for €1.3 million.[5][6] He became a regular of their youth team, scoring a total of 19 goals in league and cup games.[7] In particular, he scored in both legs of the Coppa Italia Primavera final, as Milan defeated Palermo 3–1 on aggregate to lift the trophy 25 years after the club's last success in the competition.[8]

As for the first team, Zigoni made only one appearance during the season. He came off the bench in the final minutes of a league game against Lazio, which ended in 1–1 draw, on 28 March 2010.[9]

Genoa[edit]

In July 2010, Zigoni was transferred to Genoa in co-ownership for €3.75 million,[10] as part of the deal that saw defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos join Milan.[11] With the youth team of his new club Zigoni scored two goals in the Supercoppa Primavera, as Genoa defeated 5–0 his former Milan teammates to secure the trophy.[12] However, he failed to get any first-team appearances in his first months at the club.

Subsequently, on 29 January 2011, Zigoni was sent out on loan to Serie B club Frosinone.[13] In his short stint with the club, he made a mere six appearance with a single goal, and Frosinone ended being relegated to the third tier at the end of the season.

Milan return and loan[edit]

On 24 May 2011, Milan re-acquired the second half of Zigoni from Genoa for the same fee,[14][15] before being sent on loan to Avellino for the season. Next season he was sent on another loan spell to Serie B club Pro Vercelli.[16] However, during the January transfer window he was called back and sent on a second loan spell to Avellino.[17] Avellino promoted to Serie B at the end of season.

On 29 July 2013 he was signed by Italian third division club U.S. Lecce,[18] re-joining teammate Giacomo Beretta and Marcus Diniz. Next season, he moved to Monza, once again on loan.[19] On 8 January 2015 Zigoni was released by Monza.[20] He was signed by SPAL on loan.[21] The loan was extended on 13 July 2015,[22] and again on 15 July 2016.[23]

International career[edit]

Zigoni won his first international cap in February 2009, shortly after his debut in Serie B with Treviso, being called up by Italy U-20 for a game against Austria.[24] Italy lost 2–1, with Zigoni himself scoring their lone goal.[25]

Zigoni went on to be selected also at under-18 and under-19 level, being capped a total of 10 times and scoring 5 goals.[26] Among the 5 goals, 3 of them was from 3 substitute appearances in 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification. However Zigoni was dropped out from the squad for the elite round and the final tournament as the team already had Mattia Destro, Fabio Borini and Nicolao Dumitru as centre forwards.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 January 2013.

Team Season Domestic
League
Domestic
Cup
European
Competition1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Treviso 2008–09 18 2 0 0 18 2
Milan 2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Genoa 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frosinone 2011 6 1 0 0 6 1
Avellino 2011–12 30 11 0 0 30 11
Pro Vercelli 2012–13 11 1 1 0 12 1
Avellino 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 11
Career Total 66 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 67 16

1European competitions include the UEFA Champions League.
2Other tournaments include none to date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sebastiano Vernazza (5 February 2009). "Uno Zigoni tira l' altro "Sei più forte di papà"". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). p. 19. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zigoni jr, debutto con gol Ma l'Ancona vola con Nassi". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 27 January 2009. p. 22. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Guglielmo Longhi (1 February 2009). "Il Brescia rimpiange Possanzini". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). p. 23. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Filippo Di Chiara (7 June 2009). "Zigoni jr: rossoneri in pole Ma c' è anche la Juventus". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). p. 12. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "AC Milan Group 2009 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). ca. April 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "A.C. Milan Official Announcement". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Calendario Primavera 2009/2010". acmilan.com (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Fabiana Della Valle (15 April 2010). "Il Milan del futuro vola con Verdi e Zigoni". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). p. 13. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Luigi Garlando (29 March 2010). "Più di così non-può". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). pp. 1–3. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "AC Milan Group 2010 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). ca. April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ "Official A.C. Milan press release". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. [dead link]
  12. ^ "I Grifoncini sollevano la Supercoppa". genoacfc.it (in Italian). Genoa. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  13. ^ Alessio Calfapietra (29 January 2011). "Ufficiale: Frosinone, ecco Zigoni dal Genoa". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.acmilan.com/uploads/club/bilancio2011/
  15. ^ "Boateng è del Milan Riscatto da 7 milioni". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 25 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Ufficiale l'ingaggio dell'attaccante del Milan Gianmarco Zigoni". fcprovercelli.it. Football Club Pro Vercelli 1892. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Zigoni è un calciatore dell'Avellino". asavellino.com (in Italian). Associazione Sportiva Avellino 1912. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ufficializzata acquisizione Zigoni" (in Italian). US Lecce. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "L'attaccante Gianmarco Zigoni è del Monza". acmonzabrianza.it (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Monza Brianza 1912. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Ufficiali le rescissioni di Zigoni, Anastasi e Viotti" (in Italian). A.C. Monza Brianza 1912. 8 January 2015. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "GIANMARCO ZIGONI E VALERIO NAVA – PRIMI INNESTI DI GENNAIO" (in Italian). S.P.A.L. 2013. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "ZIGONI CONFERMATO ALLA SPAL NELLA NUOVA STAGIONE" (in Italian). SPAL 2013. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Zigoni ancora biancazzurro! Rinnovato il prestito dell'attaccante" [Zigoni still white-and-blue! Forward's loan extended]. spalferrara.it (in Italian). Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  24. ^ "Calcio, Treviso; Zigoni Jr.: "Felice della Chiamata nell'Under-20"". la Repubblica (in Italian). 6 February 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  25. ^ "Italia – Austria". figc.it (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  26. ^ "Gianmarco Zigoni". figc.it (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

External links[edit]