Luca Ceccarelli (footballer, born in Gambettola)
|Date of birth||24 March 1983|
|Place of birth||Gambettola, Italy|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Right-back, Right winger|
|2003||→ Sangiovannese (loan)||5||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Pavia (loan)||30||(2)|
|2006||→ Pavia (loan)||13||(1)|
|2006–2007||→ San Marino (loan)||10||(1)|
|2007–2008||→ Legnano (loan)||24||(6)|
|2013–2014||→ Padova (loan)||19||(0)|
|2016||→ Salernitana (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2016.
Born in Gambettola, the Province of Forlì-Cesena, Romagna, Ceccarelli started his career at Cesena. He won Serie C1 promotion playoffs in 2004. He then loaned back to Serie C1 clubs Pavia and San Marino Calcio. After Cesena was relegated in June 2008, Ceccarelli returned to the team for their Lega Pro Prima Divisione (ex-Serie C1) campaign, which Romagna side won the Group A champion.
In 2009–10 season, he played as an emergency central back (against Frosinone in May 2010) and other positions, including right back ahead Martin Petráš in last 10 matches of the season. That season Cesena won promotion to Serie A.
Ceccarelli made his debut on the first round of 2010–11 Serie A, a 0–0 draw with previous season runner-up Roma. He lost his starting place in November, after the match slipped from the top to bottom and failed to win for over 5 matches. Yuto Nagatomo was moved from left back to right back and Maurizio Lauro took back the starting place. On 28 November he re-took the starting place but rested against Cagliari on 18 December, the match before the winter break.
After Nagatomo left the club in January for international duty, his starting place became solid again, only missed the match against Roma. In late January Nagatomo left for Internazionale, in exchange with Davide Santon, made Ceccarelli played more regularly, only missed the match against the strong team for team tactic, as the coach demanded a more defensive right-back instead of a wing-back: Napoli (replaced by Dellafiore), Juventus, Lazio and Palermo (replaced by Santon) and a relegation decider (against bottom team Bari)
Overall, he started 25 times, made the most assists among the teammate (5), cautioned 6 times and suspended once (in round 28).
At the start of season Cesena signed experienced right-back Gianluca Comotto, made Ceccarelli became his understudy.
In June 2014 Bologna signed Ceccarelli (in a cashless swap with Federico Agliardi), in a 3-year contract. He played 29 games out of possible 42 games of 2014–15 Serie B season for the promotion playoff winner.
On 31 August 2016 Ceccarelli was released by Bologna.
- Lega Pro Prima Divisione: 2009
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- Bologna FC 1909 SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian) PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
- AC Cesena SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
- "Ceccarelli alla Salernitana" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
- "Ceccarelli: risoluzione consensuale" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
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