Mattia Perin

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Mattia Perin
Mattia Perin 2016.jpg
Perin in 2016
Personal information
Full name Mattia Perin
Date of birth (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Latina, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2006 A.S.D. Pro Cisterna
2006–2008 Pistoiese
2008–2010 Genoa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2018 Genoa 148 (0)
2011–2012Padova (loan) 25 (0)
2012–2013Pescara (loan) 29 (0)
2018– Juventus 0 (0)
National team
2009 Italy U17 12 (0)
2009 Italy U18 4 (0)
2009–2010 Italy U19 6 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U20 2 (0)
2010–2012 Italy U21 3 (0)
2014– Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2018

Mattia Perin (Italian pronunciation: [matˈtia peˈrin]; born 10 November 1992) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team.

He began his career with Genoa in 2010, and, aside from two season-long loan spells with Padova in 2011–12, and Pescara in 2012–13, remained there until being sold to Juventus in the summer before the 2018–19 season. At international level, he was an unused member of the Italy national team that took part at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and made his senior debut later that year.

Club career[edit]

Genoa[edit]

Born in Latina and a product of the Genoa youth system, Perin was promoted to first team squad on January 2010, as a third-choice goalkeeper, and received the 88 jersey. He appeared on the bench in the matches against Grosseto (20 October 2010), Vicenza (24 November), Inter (12 January 2011) and Lazio (14 May). He made his professional and Serie A debut on 22 May 2011, playing as a starter in the 3–2 home victory against Cesena.[2]

Padova (loan)[edit]

On July 2011, he was loaned to Serie B club Padova.[3][4] He made his Serie B debut on 1 October 2011, playing as a starter in the away match won 4–2 against Empoli.

Pescara (loan)[edit]

In the 2012 summer, he was loaned to Pescara, newly promoted in Serie A, obtaining 29 league appearances at the end of the season.

Genoa return[edit]

On 8 January 2017, Perin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a 1–0 home defeat to Roma, ruling him out for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.[5]

Juventus[edit]

On 8 June 2018, Perin was signed by Juventus on a four-year contract for a fee of €12 million plus €3 million in bonuses.[6][7]

International career[edit]

Perin lining up for Italy in 2013.

With the Italy U17 he played as the first choice keeper in both the 2009 European U17 Championship, and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Nigeria.

As a member of the Italy U19 team he took part as the backup goalkeeper at the 2010 European U19 Championship.

He made his debut for the Italy U21 team on 11 August 2010, aged only 17, in a friendly match against Denmark.

In 2011–12 season Perin played once for Italy under-21 Serie B representative team and twice for Italy national under-20 football team, both feeder teams of U21. He received his first call up for the Italian senior team by head coach Cesare Prandelli, for the friendly match against England held on 15 August 2012 in Bern.

Perin was included in Prandelli's provisional 30-man squad ahead of 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,[8] and then confirmed in the 23-man squad as the third choice goalkeeper behind Gianluigi Buffon and Salvatore Sirigu. He became the youngest player of the squad and the only one who had no previous caps.

He made his debut with the national team on 18 November 2014, in a 1–0 friendly win against Albania, replacing Sirigu for the last 17 minutes at his club ground of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.[9]

On 9 April 2016, Perin suffered an injury with Genoa in which he tore his anterior cruciate ligament and damaged his meniscus in his right knee, which would cause his absence as Italy's third goalkeeper at the UEFA Euro 2016.[10]

Style of play[edit]

Considered one of the most promising young Italian players of his generation in his position, Perin is an agile, athletic, and dynamic keeper, who is highly regarded for his excellent reactions, shot-stopping ability, positional sense and consistency; possessing good technique, he is gifted with strong all-round fundamental goalkeeping skills, and is also known for his speed to get to ground and ability to come off his line to collect the ball. Standing at 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in), although he is not the tallest shot-stopper, he is gifted with an excellent spring, a large frame, and a long reach, which aids him in commanding his area, claiming or punching out crosses, and also enables him to produce spectacular, acrobatic, diving saves. Due to his attributes, movements, and playing style, he has been compared to Walter Zenga. In spite of his talent, however, he has struggled with injuries on occasion.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 May 2018[22]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Genoa 2010–11 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 37 0 1 0 38 0
2014–15 32 0 1 0 33 0
2015–16 25 0 0 0 25 0
2016–17 16 0 0 0 15 0
2017–18 37 0 1 0 38 0
Total 148 0 3 0 151 0
Padova (loan) 2011–12 25 0 0 0 25 0
Total 25 0 0 0 25 0
Pescara (loan) 2012–13 29 0 1 0 30 0
Total 29 0 1 0 30 0
Career total 202 0 4 0 206 0

International[edit]

As of 4 June 2018[23]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 1 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 1 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mattia Perin". legaseriea.it. 
  2. ^ Genoa vs. Cesena 3-2
  3. ^ "Il portiere Mattia Perin in biancoscudato". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 7 July 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "ALTRA TORNATA AL CALCIO MERCATO". Genoa CFC (in Italian). 8 July 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Official: Season over for Perin". Football Italia. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Official: Perin joins Juventus". Football Italia. London: Tiro Media. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Mattia Perin signs for Juventus!" (Press release). Turin: Juventus F.C. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  8. ^ World Cup 2014: Striker Giuseppe Rossi in Italy's provisional squad; BBC Sport, 13 May 2014
  9. ^ "International friendly: Italy edge to narrow 1-0 victory over Albania in Genoa". Sky Sports. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Ben Gladwell (12 April 2016), Mattia Perin injury opens Italy door for AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma, espnfc.com, retrieved 14 May 2016 
  11. ^ "Febbre da '90: i talenti italiani" (in Italian). Sport Mediaset. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Genoa, Simone Braglia: "Bene Perin, mi ricorda Zenga"" (in Italian). CalcioNews24.com. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  13. ^ GESSI ADAMOLI (23 September 2014). "Il volo di Perin vale venti milioni" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  14. ^ Giovanni Battista Terenziani (29 November 2012). "Serie A: Italia, che scuola di portieri" (in Italian). Calciomercato.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  15. ^ Valerio Albensi (3 June 2015). "Ecco i portieri che accendono il calciomercato" (in Italian). Il Corriere dello Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  16. ^ Andrew Gibney (24 February 2015). "Five young goalkeepers who'll soon be eyed by bigger clubs". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  17. ^ "Made in Italy stats duel for week 19: Sirigu vs. Perin". vivoazzurro.it. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  18. ^ Matt Smith (10 March 2016). "The best 14 young goalkeepers in the world right now". www.squawka.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  19. ^ Richard Hall (25 March 2016). "OPINION: Buffon may never be bettered... but Italy can replace him!". www.calciomercato.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  20. ^ Dave Taylor (20 January 2015). "Serie A Team of the Season so far". Football Italia. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  21. ^ Richard Hall (30 March 2018). "Race is on to fill Buffon's gloves". Football Italia. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  22. ^ Mattia Perin at Soccerway
  23. ^ "Mattia Perin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  24. ^ "Team of the tournament UEFA European Under-17 Championship". 

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