Michele Pazienza

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Michele Pazienza
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-08-05) August 5, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth San Severo, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 31
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– Bologna 37 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:52, 24 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2014

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

Pazienza was born in San Severo (Foggia province) and grew up in A.C.D. Foggia's youth team. He made his debut with the first team in Serie C2 in 2000. Pazienza played with Foggia until 2003, helping the team reach the promotion play-offs in 2002 and promotion to Serie C1 in 2003.

He then transferred to Udinese, making his Serie A debut. He left on loan to Fiorentina for the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons and was then purchased outright in June 2007. During the 2008 winter transfer season, he was purchased by Napoli for a fee of €4.8 million[citation needed].

On 9 June 2011 Pazienza signed a 3-year contract with Juventus as a free transfer. He moved on loan from Juventus back to Udinese on 31 January 2012, playing the remainder of the season there. On 30 August 2012 he was purchased by Bologna.

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