Jonathan Rossini

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Jonathan Rossini
Jonathan Rossini Swiss U21.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Rossini
Date of birth (1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Giubiasco, Switzerland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Livorno (on loan from Sassuolo)
Number 26
Youth career
2000–2005 AC Bellinzona
2005–2008 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Sampdoria 51 (0)
2008–2009 Legnano (loan) 17 (0)
2009 Cittadella (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2010 Sassuolo (loan) 31 (2)
2011 Sassuolo (loan) 18 (0)
2013– Sassuolo 6 (0)
2014 Parma (loan) 3 (0)
2014–2015 Bari (loan) 8 (0)
2015–2016 Savona (loan) 10 (0)
2016– Livorno (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Switzerland U17 11[1] (0)
2007–2008 Switzerland U19 8[1] (0)
2008–2011 Switzerland U21 23 (1)
2010– Switzerland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2011

Jonathan Rossini[2] (born 5 April 1989) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a centre back for Livorno on loan from Serie A side Sassuolo. He is a Switzerland international.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Rossini started his career at AC Bellinzona near his birthplace.


In summer 2005, aged 16, the minimum age for an international transfer within European Economic Area (Switzerland signed a special agreement with EU),[3] he moved to Italian side U.C. Sampdoria.[2] He moved on loan to Italy Lega Pro Prima Divisione team Legnano. In January 2009 he was transferred on loan to Cittadella in Italy's Serie B.

Between Sampdoria and Udinese[edit]

In summer 2009, he was acquired by Udinese Calcio in co-ownership from Sampdoria for €500,000, as part of Fernando Tissone's deal (€3 million)[4] and subsequently loaned to Sassuolo for the 2009–2010 season, along with Sampdoria team-mate, Gianluigi Bianco.[5]

In June 2010, along with Tissone, the co-ownership deal with Udinese were extended, and Rossini was loaned back to Sampdoria,[6] however, he has still to make his first appearance for them.

On 3 January 2011, he was loaned again to Sassuolo for the rest of the 2010–11 season. Where he played 18 games in Serie B.[7]

Rossini returned to Sampdoria for the 2011/12 season under manager Giuseppe Iachini, he made his Sampdoria debut on 19 November 2011 against Reggina, where Rossini helped earn Sampdoria promotion to Serie A after they won the Serie B playoff's.

After promotion to Serie A, under new manager Ciro Ferrara, Rossini was first choice centreback alongside Captain Daniele Gastaldello at the heart of the defence, his first game in Serie A came against AC Milan on 26 August 2012. After the arrival of new manager Delio Rossi, Rossini lost his place in the team after Angelo Palombo returned from Inter Milan and played him in a Centre Defence position at Rossini's expense. In total he made 25 appearances in Serie A during the 2012/13 season.

On 20 June – 1 July 2013 newly promoted to Serie A side Sassuolo bought Udinese owned 50% registration rights on Rossini for €1.5 million via Sampdoria.[8][9][10] Sampdoria retained 50% registration rights.


On 1 July 2013, Rossini joined newly promoted Serie A side Sassuolo in another co-ownership deal[11] and appeared six league matches for the first part of the 2013–14 season. Sassuolo signed centre backs Lorenzo Ariaudo and Paolo Cannavaro during the 2014 January transfer window.

Parma loan[edit]

Rossini was loaned out the fellow Serie A club Parma for the remainder of the season on 21 January 2014, with Aleandro Rosi moved to opposite direction also on loan.[12][13] Rossini mainly found himself used as backup in Central defence to Italian International Gabriel Paletta and Club Captain Alessandro Lucarelli. Parma finished the season in 6th place and qualified for Europe, however due to Parma being ineligible to qualify for Europe, Torino F.C. were given their place in UEFA Europa League.

On 20 June 2014, Sampdoria gave up the remain 50% registration rights to Sassuolo for free.[14]

Bari loan[edit]

On 11 July 2014, after Rossini began training with Leeds United, Leeds United's President Massimo Cellino revealed that the club was looking to sign Rossini on a year long loan with the option to make the move permanent.[15] However, on 13 July, Leeds decided to cancel the deal due to concerns over a lack of fitness, and the player returned to the parent club, Sassuolo. Leeds United President Massimo Cellino said: “We want special players at Leeds United. Rossini didn’t show enough during the three days he trained with the rest of the team. “After speaking to him it is clear that he didn’t have the right attitude to join Leeds, so we have allowed him to leave.”[16]

Rossini joined on loan Serie B outfit Bari on 17 July 2014.

Savona loan[edit]

On 17 July 2015, Rossini was signed by Lega Pro club Savona in a temporary deal.[17]

Livorno loan[edit]

On 27 August 2016, Rossini was signed by Lega Pro club Livorno in another loan.[18]

International career[edit]

Rossini debuted for the Switzerland U21 football team on 19 November 2008, against Greece U21. The match ended in 1–1 draw.[19] He made his competitive U21 debut in a winning game against Armenia U21 on 5 June 2009, the opening match of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification.[20] He scored a goal in the return leg.[21]

On 3 March 2010, Rossini made his senior debut in a friendly game for the Swiss National Team against Uruguay as a starter. He was replaced by Steve von Bergen at half time. The game finished 3-1 to Uruguay, with goals from Luis Suarez, Diego Forland and Edison Cavani, Switzerland's goal coming from Gokhan Inler.





  1. ^ a b Swiss FA data (German)
  2. ^ a b ""Tisso" e "Johnny", due tipi da Samp per Di Carlo". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 23 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players (edition July 2005), Article 19" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  4. ^ UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  5. ^ UFFICIALE: Rossini al Sassuolo
  6. ^ "Tissone e Rossini: rinnovate le compartecipazioni". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 23 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sammarco ceduto al Cesena, Rossini torna a Sassuolo" [Sammarco sold to Cesena, Rossini back at Sassuolo]. UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 3 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "La Sampdoria riscatta Jonathan Rossini dall'Udinese" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jonathan Rossini ceduto al Sassuolo in compartecipazione" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  10. ^ UC Sampdoria SPA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian)
  11. ^ "Antei, Kurtic e Rossini: nuovi arrivi in casa neroverde" (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jonathan Rossini and Ezequiel Schelotto presented by general manager Pietro Leonardi". Parma FC. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ufficiale: al Sassuolo arrivano Mendes, Rosi e Sansone, al Parma vanno Rossini e Schelotto." (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Risoluzione Accordi di Partecipazione" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Leeds United President Massimo Cellino on new signings, McCormack, Elland Road & buying a bus". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "United pass on Rossini". Leeds United Official Site. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Colpo... di serie A: preso Rossini dal Sassuolo" (in Italian). Savona F.B.C. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Rossini nuovo acquisto del Livorno" (in Italian). A.S. Livorno Calcio. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  19. ^ Match Report
  20. ^ "Switzerland squeeze by Armenia". 5 June 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  21. ^ "Swiss strike early to down Armenia". 4 September 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 

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