Giuseppe Rizza

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Giuseppe Rizza
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Rizza
Date of birth (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Noto, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1995–2006 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Juve Stabia 25 (1)
2008–2012 Livorno 7 (0)
2009–2010 Arezzo (loan) 19 (0)
2010–2011 Pergocrema (loan) 18 (0)
2011 Juve Stabia (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Pergocrema (loan) 16 (0)
2012– Nocerina 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 July 2012

Giuseppe Rizza(born 8 April 1987) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender for A.S.G. Nocerina in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Club career[edit]


Rizza went through the Juventus youth system, and, after graduating, was sold to Juve Stabia in the former Italian Serie C1 in a co-ownership deal. In June 2008, his co-ownership was resolved, and he returned to Juventus for €50,000,[1] but, along with several other youth players, was loaned out to Serie B teams. Rizza, along with Francesco Volpe, was sold on co-ownership deals to A.S. Livorno Calcio, who had recently been relegated to Serie B following a poor Serie A campaign.[2] The cost was thought to be around €25,000.[citation needed] Rizza made 7 league appearances for Livorno during the 2008–09 Serie B campaign.

A.S. Livorno[edit]

Rizza was sold permanently by Juventus in June 2009, for an undisclosed fee, with Juventus profiting €86,000.[3] The transfer fee was in the region of €110,000.[citation needed] Upon his permanent transfer to Livorno, Rizza was loaned out to A.C. Arezzo in July,[4] after Livorno were promoted back to Serie A. With Arezzo, however, Rizza made just 11 appearances in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione during the 2009–10 season. After returning to Livorno at the conclusion of the campaign, Rizza was sent on loan to U.S. Pergocrema ahead of the 2010–11 Serie B campaign, after Livorno's relegation back to Serie B. With the third division club (Pergocrema), Rizza earned a starting position, and appeared in 15 matches during the first half of the season. In January 2011, however, Rizza joined his former club, Juve Stabia, who also played in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione at the time, on a 6-month loan deal. With the gialloblu, Rizza only managed 3 appearances in the league. Juve Stabia did, however, gain promotion to Serie B that season. He returned to Livorno on 30 June 2011, but was simultaneously re-loaned out to U.S. Pergocrema once more. During the entirety of the 2011–12 Lega Pro season, Rizza made 16 league appearances. He began the season as a starter, but a mid-season injury kept him out of action for much of January, February, and March of 2012.

A.S.G. Nocerina[edit]

On 3 July 2012, Rizza officially completed a permanent transfer to A.S.G. Nocerina, following their relegation from Serie B to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.


  1. ^ "Transfer market: joint-ownerships settled yesterday". Juventus F.C. 26 June 2008. Archived from the original on 8 July 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cinque nuovi acquisti del Livorno Calcio". AS Livorno Calcio (in Italian). 7 July 2008. Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Annual Financial Report at 30 June 2009" (PDF). Juventus FC. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2011. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Arezzo, i primi sette colpi". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 10 July 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 

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