Giuseppe De Luca (footballer)

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Giuseppe De Luca
Giuseppe De Luca (cropped).JPG
De Luca with Atalanta in 2013
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe De Luca
Date of birth (1991-10-11) 11 October 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Angera, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Virtus Entella
Number 91
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Varese 49 (13)
2012–2013Atalanta (loan) 18 (2)
2013–2018 Atalanta 17 (4)
2014–2017Bari (loan) 92 (17)
2017Vicenza (loan) 17 (4)
2017–2018Virtus Entella (loan) 37 (7)
2018– Virtus Entella 0 (0)
2018–2019CFR Cluj (loan) 3 (0)
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 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Giuseppe De Luca (born 11 October 1991) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Virtus Entella.

Club career[edit]

De Luca began the youth career in Varese. He 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 on loan for the 2012–13 Serie A season.[2] As part of the deal, Atalanta's Moussa Koné moved in the opposite direction.[3] He 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. 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]

On 7 July 2018, he joined Romanian club CFR Cluj on loan from Virtus Entella, who bought out his rights from Atalanta following the conclusion of the 2017–18 season.[5][6]

International career[edit]

De Luca played once for the Italy under-21 Serie B representative team in 2010–11 season, scored a goal. He also played twice for the U20 national 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.[7] 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;[8] 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[9] (which he played the practice match against Frosinone.[10][11]). Ciro Ferrara made an experimental squad without U21 regular.[12][13] After 2 players withdrew,[14] the team did not had Serie A players, but three players from the reserve team of the Serie A club[15] and 16 Serie B players. Despite inferior, Italy won Scotland 4–1.[16] De Luca played the match as the substitute of Nicola Sansone.



CFR Cluj


  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. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  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. ^ "De Luca va in prestito al Cluj" (in Italian). Virtus Entella. 7 July 2018.
  6. ^ "BINE AI VENIT, GIUSEPPE DE LUCA!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 7 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Amichevole Italia vs Ghana 3–0 (1' Boakye aut., 3' De Luca, 27' Fischnaller) FOTO". Tutto Nazionali (in Italian).
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  9. ^ "Bardi infortunato lascia il ritiro. Domani amichevole con il Frosinone". FIGC (in Italian). 27 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  10. ^ "U.21 beats Frosinone. Ferrara: "We can do more"". FIGC. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  11. ^ "BUON TEST CONTRO GLI AZZURRINI". Frosinone Calcio (in Italian). 28 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "AMICHEVOLE IN SCOZIA. TRA I 19 AZZURRINI PRIMA CONVOCAZIONE PER LONGO" (in Italian). FIGC. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  13. ^ Such as forward Fabio Borini, Mattia Destro, Manolo Gabbiadini, Alberto Paloschi, midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy, goalkeeper Francesco Bardi
  14. ^ Faraoni, Marrone
  15. ^ Longo, Viviani and De Sciglio
  16. ^

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