Gianpaolo Bellini

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Gianpaolo Bellini
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-03-27) 27 March 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Sarnico, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1997–1998 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2016 Atalanta 396 (9)
National team
2000–2002 Italy U-21 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gianpaolo Bellini (born 27 March 1980) is a retired Italian professional footballer who last played as a defender for Atalanta.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sarnico, Province of Bergamo, Bellini spent his entire career at Atalanta. He played his first league match on 11 April 1999, at that time in Serie B.

In 2009–10 season, Bellini primary played as left-back, while Thomas Manfredini, Paolo Bianco, Leonardo Talamonti were used as central-defenders.

On 26 July 2010, Bellini and Manfredini signed a new 3+1 year contract with club.[1]

On 8 May 2016, Bellini retired, after spending his entire career with Atalanta, making 396 league appearances with the club. He also scored in his final game with the club in a 1–1 draw with Udinese.[2]

International career[edit]

Along with Cesare Natali, his team-mate at Atalanta, Bellini was called up to the Italy under-21 side for the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. They partnered in 2 matches at the tournament as Italy reached the semi-finals.

Honours[edit]

Atalanta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONTRATTI BELLINI E MANFREDINI: ACCORDO RAGGIUNTO". Atalanta BC (in Italian). 26 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Toni And Bellini: A Tale Of Two Serie A Farewell Penalties". forzaitalianfootball.com. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 

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