Michele Pazienza

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Michele Pazienza
Michele Pazienza - SSC Neapel (2).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-08-05) 5 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth San Severo, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manfredonia
Youth career
Foggia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Foggia 88 (6)
2003–2007 Udinese 52 (0)
2005–2007 Fiorentina (loan) 44 (0)
2007–2008 Fiorentina 8 (0)
2008–2011 Napoli 106 (4)
2011–2012 Juventus 8 (0)
2012 Udinese (loan) 15 (1)
2012–2015 Bologna 37 (2)
2015–2016 Vicenza 6 (0)
2016 Reggiana 6 (0)
2016– Manfredonia 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.

Michele Pazienza (Italian pronunciation: [miˈkɛle patˈtsjɛntsa]; born 5 August 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Manfredonia.

Career[edit]

Foggia[edit]

Pazienza was born in San Severo in the province of Foggia, and grew up in Foggia Calcio's youth team. He made his debut with the first team in Serie C2 in 2000. Pazienza played with Foggia until 2003, scoring 6 goals in 88 appearances, and helping the team reach the promotion play-offs in 2002, and promotion to Serie C1 in 2003.[1]

Udinese[edit]

The following season he then transferred to Udinese, also making his Serie A debut with the club.[1] He made 52 appearances in his two seasons with the club.

Fiorentina[edit]

He left on loan to Fiorentina for the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons[2] for a loan fee of €350,000 annually[3][4] and was then purchased outright by the club in June 2007[5] for an additional fee of €3.15 million (a misc. fee that cost La Viola an additional €160,000 was later shifted to other company);[6][7] he made 52 league appearances for la Viola in total.[1] During the 2008 winter transfer window, he was purchased by Napoli in a 3½ year contract[8] for a transfer fee of €4.25 million.[6][7][9] In total, he made 106 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals.[1]

Juventus[edit]

On 9 June 2011 Pazienza signed a 3-year contract with Juventus on a free transfer.[5][10] After only making 8 appearances under Antonio Conte, he moved on loan from Juventus back to Udinese on 31 January 2012, where he played the remainder of the season, making 15 appearances and scoring a goal, for a total of 23 Serie A appearances that season.

Bologna[edit]

On 30 August 2012 he was purchased by Bologna[11] for €300,000[12] in a 3-year contract,[13] worth €1,081,615 in the first season and €1,261,569 in the second and the third season respectively in gross.[14] The transfer also cost Bologna an additional €366,000 as other fee.[13] Pazienza was ranked joint-4th as the highest earner of Bologna player in 2012–13 season.[15]

Pazienza made 37 league appearances for Bologna in the first 2 seasons. However, he did not play any game in his last year of contract in 2014–15 season, which the club was relegated to Serie B.

Vicenza & Reggiana[edit]

On 14 July 2015 Pazienza was signed by Serie B club Vicenza Calcio on a free transfer;[16] he was awarded the number 4 shirt.[17]

On 4 February 2016, he was transferred to Lega Pro side Reggiana in a 5-month contract.[18][19]

In summer 2016, along with other free agents, Pazienza obtained the license to be a youth team coach (UEFA B License).[20]

Manfredonia[edit]

In August he started to train with Serie D club Manfredonia.[21] He signed a contract on 24 September.

Style of play[edit]

Although Pazienza primarily excels as a ball winner, and at breaking down opposition attacks, he is also capable of aiding his team offensively, due to his stamina, work-rate, dynamism, finesse, and ability to make attacking runs into the area; he is also able to aid his team creatively and is an effective assist provider.[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Michele Pazienza: la carriera" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Calfapietra, Alessio (25 August 2005). "UFFICIALE: Pazienza alla Fiorentina" (in Italian). Total Market Web. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ ACF Fiorentina S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2005, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  4. ^ ACF Fiorentina S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2006, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  5. ^ a b "Pazienza set for Juve". Sky Sports. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  6. ^ a b ACF Fiorentina S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2007, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  7. ^ a b ACF Fiorentina S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2008, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  8. ^ "Pazienza waits for Napoli". Football Italia. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  9. ^ S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  10. ^ "Official: Juventus complete signing of Michele Pazienza from Napoli". Goal.com. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pazienza al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Annual Financial Report 30 June 2013" (PDF). Bologna F.C. 1909. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  14. ^ Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  15. ^ "Tutti gli ingaggi della A Solo Milano svolta Impennata della Juve Partita da un miliardo Stipendi: la dieta c' è, ma non si vede". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Michele Pazienza in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Numerazione maglie Prima Squadra s.s. 2015-2016" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pazienza verso la Reggiana". Tutto Juve (in Italian). Total Market Web. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  19. ^ "Definito l'accordo con Pazienza" (in Italian). A.C. Reggiana 1919. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "C.U. N°54 (2016–17)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC Settore Tecnico. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "Con il Manfredonia si allena l’ex Juve Pazienza" (in Italian). Il Sipontino. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Pazienza, quantità e qualità per la Juve" (in Italian). Juventus.com. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  23. ^ "UFFICIALE: PAZIENZA ALLA JUVE FINO AL 2014!" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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