Marco Rigoni

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Marco Rigoni
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-01-05) 5 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Montegrotto Terme, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Youth career
1994–1997 Padova
1997–2000 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Juventus 1 (0)
2001 Ravenna (loan) 13 (2)
2002 Cittadella (loan) 1 (0)
2003–2006 Triestina 94 (6)
2006–2009 Ternana 67 (16)
2006–2007 Pescara (loan) 32 (3)
2009–2014 Novara 135 (23)
2012 Chievo (loan) 10 (1)
2013 Genoa (loan) 13 (1)
National team
1998 Italy U17 2 (1)
1998 Italy U18 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2015.

Marco Rigoni (born 5 January 1980) is a retired Italian footballer. He played over 150 matches in Serie B.

Career[edit]

Born in Montegrotto Terme, Province of Padua, Rigoni started his career at hometown club Padova. He then joined Juventus, at first as a forward, but after just one appearance in Serie A (on 17 January 1999), he was loaned to Ravenna in January 2001 and Cittadella in January 2002 of Serie B, before joining Triestina in January 2003. He terminated his contract with Juve in order to join Triestina.

He played regularly at Triestina, but in January 2006 he was sold to fellow Serie B team Ternana. After the team was relegated to 2006–07 Serie C1, he joined Pescara of Serie B on loan. He went back to Terni in 2007–08 season, but failed to make the club reaching front position.

He was offered a new 2-year contract in 2008.[1]

In summer 2009, he joined Novara of 2009–10 Lega Pro Prima Divisione, rejoining Attilio Tesser his coach at Triestina. He follow the team through 2 consecutive promotion, first to Serie B in 2010 and then to Serie A in 2011. In the 2011-12 Serie A season, Rigoni had arguably his best season as a professional, scoring a team high 11 goals and assisting in 8 others.[2] In May 2012, he scored a hat-trick against A.C. Cesena in a 3–0 home win. Despite Rigoni's efforts, Novara was relegated back down to Serie B that season.

Rigoni was officially loaned to Chievo for the 2012–13 Serie A season, with Chievo having the option to purchase his rights in full at the conclusion of the season.[3]

At international level, he capped for U15, U17 and U18 level. He capped for U18 team at 1999 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship qualification.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARCO RIGONI RINNOVA FINO AL 2010" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rigoni enjoys Palermo link". football-italia.net. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Marco Rigoni in prestito al Chievo Verona". Novara Calcio. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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