Michael Cia

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Michael Cia
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Bolzano, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AlbinoLeffe
Youth career
South Tyrol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 South Tyrol 49 (5)
2007–2009 Atalanta 0 (0)
2007–2008 Sambenedettese (loan) 20 (5)
2008–2009 Triestina (loan) 24 (2)
2009– AlbinoLeffe 25 (0)
2011–2012 Benevento (loan) 32 (11)
2012–2013 Como (loan) 23 (4)
2013–2014 Pisa (loan) 20 (1)
National team
2003 Italy U-15 4 (0)
2003–2004 Italy U-16 10 (2)
2005 Italy U-17 5 (0)
2006–2007 Italy U-19 9 (2)
2007–2008 Italy U-20 3 (0)
2009 Italy U-21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Cia (born 3 August 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder .

Club career[edit]

A native of South Tyrol, Cia joined Atalanta in joint-ownership bid on 30 January 2007, he then loaned to Sambenedettese and Triestina.

Atalanta bought the player outright in June 2009. In July 2009, he was sold to city "rival" (in fact the club had many player transfer) AlbinoLeffe of Serie B along with Dario Bergamelli in another co-ownership deal in 5-year contract, as part of the deal that Nicola Madonna was re-signed by Atalanta in co-ownership deal for €550,000.[1] Half of Cia was tagged for €400,000, while Bergamelli was for €150,000.[2]

In June 2011 AlbinoLeffe bought Bergamelli, Cia and Karamoko Cissé outright from promoted Atalanta.

On 31 August 2011 Cia left for Benevento and Domenico Germinale moved to AlbinoLeffe also in temporary deal.[3][4]

On 31 August 2012 he left for club again to Calcio Como along with Francesco Luoni.[5][6] Circa 2012 Cia's contract was also extended. In June 2013 Como did not excise the option to sign Cia outright.[7]

In 2013 Cia was signed by Pisa in temporary deal, with option to sign him in co-ownership.[8]

International career[edit]

Cia has represented Italy at every youth level from Under-15 to Under-20. He played 3 times (one in third place match) in 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and twice in 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

On 25 March 2009 he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a friendly match against Austria. That match was the fourth round of 2009–10 Four Nations Tournament.[9] The tournament usually played by U-20 but Pierluigi Casiraghi used the match to prepare for the final round of 2009 U-21 Euro, selecting junior players (player born in 1988 or after) for that round (players born in 1986 or after were eligible).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MADONNA ALL'ATALANTA" (in Italian). atalanta.it. 1 July 2009. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Atalanta BC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Cia va a Benevento. Arriva Germinale". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Maglia giallorossa per Cia". Benevento Calcio (in Italian). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cia, Luoni e Daffara in prestito a Como Calcio e Nocerina" (in Italian). US AlbinoLeffe. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "3 nuovi giocatori in azzurro" (in Italian). Calcio Como. 31 August 2012. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "La parola ai tecnici: il punto sul mercato col DS Valoti" (in Italian). UC AlbinoLeffe. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mercato, ingaggiato Michael Cia". Pisa Channel (in Italian). AC Pisa 1909. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Casiraghi apre il nuovo biennio: 19 convocati per la gara contro l'Austria". FIGC (in Italian). 20 March 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 

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