Giuseppe De Luca (footballer)

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Not to be confused with Cesena player, Giuseppe De Luca (born 1993)
Giuseppe De Luca
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Personal information
Full name Giuseppe De Luca
Date of birth (1991-10-11) 11 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Angera, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Vicenza (on loan from Atalanta)
Number 11
Youth career
Varese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Varese 49 (13)
2012–2013 Atalanta (loan) 18 (2)
2013– Atalanta 17 (4)
2014–2016 Bari (loan) 73 (15)
2016–2017 Bari (loan) 19 (2)
2017– Vicenza (loan) 6 (3)
National team
2011–2012 Italy U20 7 (2)
2011 Italy U21 Serie B 2 (1)
2012 Italy U21 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2017 (UTC).

Giuseppe De Luca (born 11 October 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a forward for Vicenza on loan from Atalanta.

Club career[edit]

De Luca was the joint-top-scorer in 2011 Viareggio Youth Cup, along with Internazionale's Simone Dell'Agnello. He made his first team debut in a friendly match.[1] Since then he played 4 Serie B matches and scored 1 goal. He then became one of Varese's key players in the two following campaigns.

On 30 August 2012, De Luca joined Atalanta in a season-long loan,[2] and made his Serie A debut on 18 September, against Milan. His top flight goal came on 4 November, the last of a 2–1 away win over Sampdoria.

On 30 August 2012, De Luca joined Atalanta on loan for the 2012–13 Serie A season. As part of the deal, Atalanta's Moussa Koné moved in the opposite direction.[3] He appeared regularly for La Dea, mainly as a backup to Germán Denis.

On 18 June 2013, Atalanta decided to buy him outright and activated the buyout clause in the loan deal. He went loaned to Serie B side Bari along with a teammate Matteo Contini on 20 July 2014.[4]

International career[edit]

De Luca played once for Italy under-21 Serie B representative team in 2010–11 season, scored a goal. He also played twice for Italy national under-20 football team in 2010–11 season.

In 2011–12 season De Luca played once for Italy U21 Serie B team in October. On 9 November 2011, he scored one goal for Italy U20 in a 3–0 victory over Ghana.[5] He also started the next match, the fifth game of Four Nations Tournament against Switzerland; the unofficial friendly against "U21 Serie B team" in December 2011;[6] against Macedonia in January 2012; 6th match of Four Nations, against Germany in February 2012 and in April 2012 against Denmark.

In April 2012 De Luca received his first formal U21 call-up, De Luca already received a call-up to training camp in March[7] (which he played the practice match against Frosinone.[8][9]). Ciro Ferrara made an experimental squad without U21 regular.[10][11] After 2 players withdrew,[12] the team did not had Serie A players, but three players from the reserve team of the Serie A club[13] and 16 Serie B players. Despite inferior, Italy won Scotland 4–1.[14] De Luca played the match as the substitute of Nicola Sansone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amichevole Morazzone – Varese 0–5. Lepore alla Paganese.". AS Varese 1910 (in Italian). 5 January 2011. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  2. ^ UFFICIALE: Atalanta, colpo De Luca (OFFICIAL: Atalanta, De Luca signed); Tutto Mercato Web, 30 August 2012 (in Italian)
  3. ^ "PRIMO ALLENAMENTO IN NERAZZURRO PER DE LUCA" [FIRST TRAINING SESSION IN BLACK AND BLUE FOR DE LUCA]. Atalanta BC (in Italian). 30 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Arrivano De Luca e Contini dall’Atalanta (Arrival of De Luca and Contini from Atalanta)". F.C. Bari 1908 (in Italian). 20 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Amichevole Italia vs Ghana 3–0 (1' Boakye aut., 3' De Luca, 27' Fischnaller) FOTO". Tutto Nazionali (in Italian). 
  6. ^ http://www.legaserieb.it/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=74bba39b-b1a6-44f8-8f1d-e2c6164fcff4&groupId=115051
  7. ^ "Bardi infortunato lascia il ritiro. Domani amichevole con il Frosinone". FIGC (in Italian). 27 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "U.21 beats Frosinone. Ferrara: "We can do more"". FIGC. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "BUON TEST CONTRO GLI AZZURRINI". Frosinone Calcio (in Italian). 28 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "AMICHEVOLE IN SCOZIA. TRA I 19 AZZURRINI PRIMA CONVOCAZIONE PER LONGO" (in Italian). FIGC. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Such as forward Fabio Borini, Mattia Destro, Manolo Gabbiadini, Alberto Paloschi, midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy, goalkeeper Francesco Bardi
  12. ^ Faraoni, Marrone
  13. ^ Longo, Viviani and De Sciglio
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17849719

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