Luca Franchini

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Luca Franchini
Personal information
Full name Luca Franchini
Date of birth (1983-12-31) 31 December 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Südtirol
Number 40
Youth career
1992–2003 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Internazionale 1 (0)
2003–2004 Padova (loan) 10 (0)
2004–2005 Ascoli (loan) 0 (0)
2005 Ancona (loan) 10 (0)
2005–2006 Pro Patria 31 (1)
2006–2009 Mantova 58 (1)
2009–2010 Gallipoli 10 (0)
2011–2012 FC Südtirol (0)
2012–2013 AC Monza (0)
National team
2003–2004 Italy U20 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2009.

Luca Franchini (born 31 December 1983) is a retired Italian football player. He is currently a youth coach at Brentford.

Career[edit]

Franchini started his career at Internazionale at age of 8.[1] He started to play as a left back and turned to centre back in 2001, as the team had Giovanni Pasquale. He won the Primavera League title in 2002.[2] In 2002–03 season, he succeed Nicola Beati as Primavera team captain which Beati was promoted to first team.[3] Franchini led the team entered the League playoffs final, but lost to Lecce in 2–3.[4]

He also made 2 official appearances for Inter first team in 2002–03 season, one at Serie A, one at Coppa Italia.

In summer 2003, he graduated from youth team and loaned to Padova of Serie C1.

In August 2004, he was on loan to Ascoli along with Isah Eliakwu.[5]

Due to fail to enter the first team, in January 2005, he was on loan to Vis Pesaro 1898, but changed to Ancona of Serie C2 on 31 January 2005, the last day of the transfer window.

In summer 2005, he was sold to Pro Patria of Serie C1.[6] A year later, Mantova of Serie B bought him from Pro Patria and signed a 3-year contract[7] In the first season he just played 9 starts in 10 league appearances. In the next season, he played more regular with 19 starts.

He joined Gallipoli Calcio on August 2009.[8] On 26 January 2011 signed with FC Südtirol.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FRANCHINI: "THANKS INTER. A DREAM HAS COME TRUE."". inter.it. 4 May 2003. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "ITALIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL – SCUDETTO FOR INTER". inter.it. 6 June 2002. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "YOUTH TEAMERS IN THE FIRST TEAM – LUCA FRANCHINI". inter.it. 3 December 2002. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "INTER 2 LECCE 3 – NERAZZURRINI MISS OUT ON SECOND CONSECUTIVE TITLE". inter.it. 6 June 2003. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "MERCATO: DUE PRESTITI ALL'ASCOLI". inter.it (in Italian). 19 August 2004. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "NEW ITALIAN CLUBS FOR THREE PLAYERS". inter.it. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "ACMantova News". AC Mantova (in Italian). 7 July 2006. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "UFFICIALE: Luca Franchini è del Gallipoli". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 31 August 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  9. ^ FC Südtirol verpflichtet Abwehrspieler Luca Franchini

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