Michael Agazzi

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Michael Agazzi
Michael Agazzi.jpg
Agazzi in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-07-03) 3 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Ponte San Pietro, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cesena
Number 22
Youth career
2002–2003 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Südtirol 7 (0)
2004–2010 Triestina 70 (0)
2006–2007 Sassuolo (loan) 22 (0)
2007–2008 Foggia (loan) 26 (0)
2010–2014 Cagliari 122 (0)
2014 Chievo 14 (0)
2014–2016 Milan 0 (0)
2015–2016 Middlesbrough (loan) 0 (0)
2016– Cesena 8 (0)
National team
2005 Italy U-21 Serie B[1] 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2016.


Michael Agazzi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaikol aˈɡattsi]; born 3 July 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cesena.

Career[edit]

Triestina[edit]

Since 2008–09 season, Agazzi has been the first choice goalkeeper, after the departure of Generoso Rossi.

Cagliari[edit]

On 9 July 2009 Cagliari Calcio signed the goalkeeper from Serie B club Triestina in a joint ownership deal, for €575,000[2][3] in 4-year deal. However, he would continue to play for Triestina until June 2010.[3]

However, on 1 February 2010 he returned to Cagliari, 5 months earlier, for €1.2 million in temporary deal.[2] Triestina also acquired Triestina outright for €500.[2] Co-currently, Triestina signed Alex Calderoni as replacement.[4] On 21 June 2010, Cagliari signed the keeper outright from the relegated side for €50,000.[2][5] (later Triestina re-admitted to Serie B)[6]

He became the first choice goalkeeper for Cagliari in 2010-11 season after the original one, Federico Marchetti, was frozen by the club as punishment. Ivan Pelizzoli, former internationals, also hinted he is the backup of Agazzi instead of Marchetti at the start of season.[7] In July 2011 he signed a new 3-year contract with the Serie A club.[8] Cagliari and Agazzi did not form any agreement on new contract, thus in January 2014 Agazzi was transferred to A.C. Chievo Verona, with Marco Silvestri moved to Cagliari in temporary deal.[9]

Milan[edit]

On 22 May 2014, A.C. Milan announced the summer signing of Agazzi from Chievo Verona, with the transfer taking effect from 1 July.[10] News of Agazzi's arrival came just a day after the renewal of Christian Abbiati's contract at the Milanese-based club. Agazzi would replace Marco Amelia who was not offered a contract extension by Milan.

Middlesbrough F.C.[edit]

On 29 August 2015, Middlesbrough F.C. announced the signing on loan of Agazzi from A.C. Milan.

Cesena[edit]

On 18 July 2016, Agazzi left Milan and joined Cesena on a permanent deal.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Di Ragogna, Dante (18 March 2005). "L' Italia si diverte Brilla Vantaggiato". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d US Triestina Calcio SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2010 (Italian)
  3. ^ a b "Michael Agazzi ceduto in compartecipazione al Cagliari Calcio; resterà in prestito alla Triestina". US Triestina Calcio (in Italian). 9 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-04-03. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ufficiale: Michael Agazzi al Cagliari, in arrivo dal Torino il portiere Alex Calderoni". US Triestina Calcio (in Italian). 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-04-03. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Cagliari Calcio SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Agazzi è tutto del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 21 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-04-03. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "New Cagliari keeper Pelizzoli hints Marchetti set to leave". Tribal Football. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cagliari, Agazzi prolunga fino al 2014" (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Silvestri al Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "AC MILAN COMUNICATO UFFICIALE" (in Italian). AC Milan. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Michael Agazzi è un giocatore del Cesena" [Michael Agazzi is a Cesena player]. cesenacalcio.it (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Cesena. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 

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