Michelangelo Albertazzi

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Michelangelo Albertazzi
Michelangelo Albertazzi.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hellas Verona
Number 6
Youth career
Bologna
2008–2011 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Milan 0 (0)
2011–2012 Getafe (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Varese (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 Hellas Verona (loan) 11 (1)
2013–2014 Hellas Verona 15 (0)
2014–2015 Milan 0 (0)
2015– Hellas Verona 10 (0)
National team
2006 Italy U16 7 (0)
2006–2008 Italy U17 27 (3)
2008–2010 Italy U19 17 (0)
2008–2011 Italy U20 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 January 2017 (UTC).

Michelangelo Albertazzi (born 7 January 1991) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Hellas Verona.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna region, Albertazzi started his career at Bologna F.C. 1909. On 30 August 2007 Albertazzi was sold to A.C. Milan in a co-ownership deal worth €1 million. He was loaned back to Bologna until January 2008. In June 2008 Milan bought Albertazzi outright for another €1 million.[1] Despite his young age, Albertazzi had already played for Bologna in the "Primavera" under-20 reserve league in 2006–07 season. Albertazzi also won the "Primavera" Italian Cup with Milan in 2010. He was also loaned back to Milan's under-18 team for the finals of 2009 Campionato Nazionale Dante Berretti, where Milan was the champion of the wild card group. Milan's "Primavera" team (U19) failed to qualify for the playoffs round that season, but the "Berretti" U17 team did. The coach used the majority of the "Primavera" U19 team (such as reserve keeper Miśkiewicz, Romagnoli, Oduamadi and Strasser, all born 1989/1990) to beat Juventus' "Berretti" U17 team 2–1 (with only two born 1990 and the rest of the squad born 1991).[2] A.C. Milan Primavera was eliminated by Sampdoria in the quarter-finals in 2010,[3] and by Roma in the quarter-finals in 2011.[4]

Milan and loans[edit]

Albertazzi left for Spanish La Liga club Getafe in June 2011.[5] However, he did not play any games. On 31 January 2012 Albertazzi returned to Italy for Serie B club A.S. Varese 1910.[6] Albertazzi failed to make a debut in the first 3 months. Instead, he played 5 games for the reserves as an over-age player (at most 4 born 1991 players were allowed). Near the end of season both the first team and the reserves were aiming for promotion and the title respectively, at which point Albertazzi returned to the first team.[7][8] Albertazzi made his Serie B debut on 1 May 2012 as starting defender, beating A.S.G. Nocerina 2–0. The team also rested a number of players in order to prepare for the next match against eighth placed Brescia. On the same day that the first team played against Brescia, Albertazzi started for the reserves against Fiorentina in the second round of the playoffs on 5 May 2012. Albertazzi returned to the first team again on 2 June, for the away match of the promotion playoffs.[9] He was named in the reserve squad for the playoffs quarterfinals held in the Province of Perugia, but did not travel with the team.[10] He remained in the first team squad (for the finals first leg only[11]) after the reserves were eliminated by Roma, but Albertazzi failed to make the starting lineup or the bench.

Hellas Verona[edit]

Albertazzi returned to Milan at the beginning of the 2012–13 season, being also named in 23-man squad for the pre-season TIM Trophy.[12] However, on 31 July 2012 he was loaned to Serie B club Hellas Verona.[13] Albertazzi was injured in his left knee from January[14] to February 2013.[15] Half of his registration rights, however, were purchased on 12 July 2013, for €250,000.[16][17] Verona also bought fellow defender Matteo Bianchetti from cross-town rivals Inter in June 2013, who was the competitor for the starting-lineup.

On 20 June 2014, Albertazzi returned to Milan after his full rights were acquired by the club.[18]

On 30 July 2015, Albertazzi joined Hellas Verona on a free transfer.

International career[edit]

Albertazzi played for Italy from U16 to U20 level. He started his career in 2005 Christmas Youth Event.[19]

U17[edit]

Albertazzi entered born 1989 squad instead of 1991 squad, in which he played all three matches in 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship elite qualification.[20] He was rested in the first 2 matches in the qualification of 2007 edition and played all 3 matches of the elite qualification. Albertazzi played 3 times and scored 2 goals in the qualification of 2008 edition and all three matches in the elite round in March 2008. Between the qualification and elite round of 2007–08 season, Albertazzi also received a call-up to the 2008 Minsk under-17 International Tournament[21] However no line-up was available.

U19[edit]

Albertazzi immediately entered the Italy national under-19 football team in 2008–09 season, skipping the U18 team. Albertazzi already played twice in 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification in May 2008.[22] and also played 3 times in 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

He played for the team in friendlies to prepare for 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification, but dropped out from the final squad. In the rest of the season he played for Italy national under-20 football team instead, after Italy was eliminated in the qualification. Albertazzi returned to U19 team in 2009–10 season, rejoining other born 1991 players. Albertazzi played twice in 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification. He also played all the matches in the next round and two in the final tournament. He was sent off in the second match.

U20[edit]

Albertazzi played all 5 matches for Italy in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in October. He also played all 4 matches in 2009 Mediterranean Games in June to prepare for the World Youth Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.magliarossonera.it/stagincorso/0809/berretticampioni2009.pdf
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  4. ^ http://cdn.legaseriea.it/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=1419d70e-ef5f-4d8c-aeb9-1a4695a29aa7&groupId=10192[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/michelangelo-albertazzi-jugara-cedido-getafe/20110629dasdasftb_60/Tes
  6. ^ http://www.acmilan.com/it/news/breaking_news_show/20711
  7. ^ http://www.varese1910.it/news.php?id=747[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.albinoleffe.com/settore-giovanile/news-settore-giovanile/3309-campionato-primavera-tim-varese-vs-albinoleffe-2-a-1.html
  9. ^ Verona-Varese: i convocati Archived 25 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. 1 June 2012
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  11. ^ Sampdoria-Varese: i convocati Archived 25 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. 05/06/2012
  12. ^ "IN 23 AL TROFEO TIM" (in Italian). AC Milan. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "In gialloblù Michelangelo Albertazzi". hellasverona.it (in Italian). Hellas Verona Football Club. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Borghesiana: Gomez, Jorginho e Albertazzi a parte" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Allenamento: Jorginho e Albertazzi con il gruppo" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Relazione e Bilancio al 31 Dicembre 2013" (PDF) (in Italian). AC Milan. 18 November 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ufficiale: Michelangelo Albertazzi in gialloblù" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Breaking News: ALBERTAZZI INTERAMENTE ROSSONERO" (in Italian). A.C. Milan. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Comunicato Stampa" (PDF). FIGC (in Italian). 22 December 2005. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  20. ^ http://en.archive.uefa.com/competitions/under17/history/season=2006/round=2215/group=2566.html[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "International tournament: team plays against Moldova, Belarus and Russia". FIGC. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  22. ^ http://en.archive.uefa.com/competitions/under19/history/season=2008/round=15035/group=700218.html[permanent dead link]

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