Giuseppe Rossini

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Giuseppe Rossini
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Rossini
Date of birth (1986-08-23) 23 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Bari, Italy
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Olympic Charleroi
Youth career
2004–2005 FC Utrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 FC Utrecht 46 (3)
2008–2010 Mechelen 44 (11)
2010–2011 Kortrijk 32 (8)
2011–2012 Zulte Waregem 15 (3)
2012 Sint Truiden (loan) 9 (3)
2012–2015 Charleroi 47 (8)
2015 OH Leuven (loan) 9 (5)
2015–2016 Progrès Niederkorn 8 (6)
2016– Olympic Charleroi 0 (0)
National team
000?–2008 Belgium U21 9 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2016.

Giuseppe Rossini (born 23 August 1986) is an Italian-born Belgian footballer who plays as a striker for Olympic Charleroi in the Belgian Second Amateur Division.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Rossini was born in Bari, Italy, but at age four he moved to La Louvière with his family. Even though he has a Belgian passport, and played various matches for the Belgian youth teams, he feels Italian. Rossini started playing football at local club RFC Houdeng. After three years with the youth of Charleroi and another year at RFC Houdeng, he was discovered by a RAEC Mons scouts, where he signed as a youth player.[2]

Professional career[edit]

At a match against Beveren's reserve team, FC Utrecht-scout, Nol de Ruiter watched from the sideline. Shortly after, Rossini was signed by FC Utrecht from the Netherlands. After playing a year for the reserve side, he was promoted to the first team. Here he played between 2005 and 2008. He was often a substitute, because he was not dangerous in front of goal.

In 2008, he was signed by KV Mechelen from his homeland. There he played regularly, but like in Utrecht, he never manager to get a place in the starting eleven. In July 2010, he was picked up by KV Kortrijk, whom he signed a contract with until 2013.[3]

After scoring eight goals in 27 league matches for Kortrijk, Rossini signed with Belgian Pro League side, Zulte Waregem in May 2011.[4]

During his FC Utrecht period he was nicknamed "The Italian René van Rijswijk", because of his lack of goal scoring.


  1. ^ "Spelers :: Giuseppe Rossini :: KV Kortrijk". Retrieved 21 August 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Giuseppe Rossini bij Erik Thuis" [Giuseppe Rossini at Erik's house]. FCUFans (in Dutch). 12 February 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Giuseppe Rossini tekent drie jaar bij KV Kortrijk" [Giuseppe Rossini signs three years at KV Kortrijk]. Gazet van Antwerpen (in Dutch). 3 June 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Rossini en Skulason vallen voor ambities Zulte Waregem" [Rossini and Skulason fall for ambitions Zulte Waregem]. Voetbal International (in Dutch). 29 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 

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