Marcello Gazzola

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Marcello Gazzola
Personal information
Full name Marcello Gazzola
Date of birth (1985-04-03) April 3, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Borgo Val di Taro, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 23
Youth career
1995–2004 Parma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Sambenedettese 19 (0)
2006–2007 Venezia 2 (0)
2007 Torres 14 (1)
2007–2009 Catania 3 (0)
2008–2009 Avellino (loan) 27 (0)
2009–2012 Ascoli 90 (1)
2012– Sassuolo 82 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2015.

Marcello Gazzola (born 3 April 1985 in Borgo Val di Taro) is an Italian footballer who plays for Sassuolo Calcio in the Italian Serie A as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Parma F.C.[edit]

Gazzola started his youth career at Serie A club, Parma F.C. in 1995. The defender remained within the youth system of the Emilia-Romagna based club, until 2004, and began to earn first team call-ups during the 2003–2004 season, but never made his first team debut. Prior to the 2004–2005 season, Gazzola was sold to Serie C side S.S. Sambenedettese Calcio in joint-ownership bid.

S.S. Sambenedettese Calcio[edit]

Gazzola joined the Serie C1 club, at the age of 19, in July 2004. During his first season, he went on to make 5 full appearances, and 14 appearances in 2005–06 Serie C1, before going out on two short loan spells[citation needed] to S.S.C. Venezia, one at the second half of the 2005–06 season[citation needed] and the second at the beginning of the 2006–07 season.[citation needed] At Venice, the young left back made just 2 appearances for the then-Serie C2 club. Gazzola transferred to Sassari Torres 1903 in January 2007.

Sassari Torres[edit]

Following his transfer to Sassari Torres, Gazzola played 14 games and scored 1 goal in his brief spell. After performing at an impressive level with the third division club, he was sold to Serie A side, Calcio Catania at the start of the 2007–2008 Serie A season.

Calcio Catania[edit]

Calcio Catania officially announced the signing of the player during the 2007 summer transfer window, for an undisclosed fee. During his first season in Sicily, however, Gazzola found playing time very limited due to his lack of experience, and due to the presence of experienced full backs Cristian Silvestri, Gennaro Sardo, and Rocco Sabato. On 1 August 2008, it was confirmed that Gazzola would spend the 2008–2009 season on loan at Serie B side US Avellino, to gain some experience. With the club, Gazzola managed to obtain a starting position, and made over 30 appearances in all competitions, but his efforts were not enough to save the club from relegation to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione, although the club were later relegated to the Serie D, following banckruptcy. He returned to Calcio Catania on June 1, 2009.

Ascoli Calcio[edit]

On June 25, 2009, Calcio Catania officially announced the signing of centerback Giuseppe Bellusci from Ascoli Calcio. In part exchange for the player, Ascoli received 50% of the contracts for both, Gazzola and Vito Falconieri. During his season with Ascoli, he made 33 Serie B appearances alone.

Sassuolo[edit]

On 1 July 2015 Gazzola signed a new 1-year contract with Sassuolo.[1] He renewed again on 27 May 2016.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aggiornamenti di calciomercato" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rinnovo fino a Giugno 2017 per Marcello Gazzola e Alberto Pomini" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 

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