Michele Rigione

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Michele Rigione
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-03-07) 7 March 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Cesena
Number 16
Youth career
2001–2007 Chievo
2007–2010 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Internazionale 0 (0)
2010–2011 Foggia (loan) 24 (1)
2011–2012 Cremonese (loan) 20 (1)
2012–2013 Grosseto (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2015 Catanzaro 62 (3)
2015 Teramo 0 (0)
2015–2016 Lanciano 28 (1)
2016– Cesena 1 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Italy U16 15 (0)
2007–2008 Italy U17 6 (0)
2009 Italy U18 2 (0)
2008–2009 Italy U19 2 (0)
2010–2011 Italy U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2011

Michele Rigione (born 7 March 1991) is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Serie B side Cesena.

Biography[edit]

Chievo and Inter[edit]

Born in Naples, Campania, Rigione had played for Veneto club Chievo since 2001.[1] In August 2007 he joined Inter's under-17 team on loan for €205,000[2] with option to co-own the player,[3] and made his debut for Inter's reserves – Primavera in February 2008. He also played 4 times for the first team in club friendlies in 2008–09 and 2009–10 season.[4][5][6][7] In June 2008 he was signed in a co-ownership deal for €350,000.[2]

On 21 July 2010, he was loaned to Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Foggia, as a replacement of departed defenders likes Lorenzo Burzigotti.[8] He became a starting centre-back since round 5 (except round 6),[9] partnered with Simone Romagnoli, Andrea Iozzia or Andrea Torta. He also played 5 matches at 2010–11 Coppa Italia Lega Pro,[10][11][12][13][14] except the first match as unused bench.[15]

On 22 June 2011 Inter bought the remain rights of Rigione for €500,000 (made Inter registered an additional €150,000 financial cost) and on the same day Chievo also acquired Rincón and youth player Davide Tonani for a nominal fee. Additionally Marco Andreolli returned to Chievo also for €500,000, making the deals were pure player swap.[16][17]

Rigione went on loan to two more clubs (Cremonese in Lega Pro 1st Division along with Bocalon[18][19] and Grosseto in Serie B along with Donati) until he was released by Inter on 30 June 2013 as a free agent.

Catanzaro[edit]

In July 2013 he was signed by Catanzaro in a 3-year contract.[20]

On 23 April 2015, Rigione terminated his contract at Catanzaro by mutual consent leaving him as a free agent.[21]

Teramo & Lanciano[edit]

In July 2015 he joined Teramo.[22] However, the club was expelled from 2015–16 Serie B due to a match fixing scandal. On 31 August he joined another Serie B club Lanciano.[23]

Cesena[edit]

On 21 July 2016 Rigione was signed by A.C. Cesena on a free transfer, signing a 2-year deal.[24]

International career[edit]

Rigione played twice for Italy U19 team, both were friendlies.[25][26][27] He also capped twice at 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualification. He received his first call-up from Italy U20, a feeder team of U21, for 2010–11 Four Nations Tournament in November.[28]

Honours[edit]

  • National "Allievi" League: 2008 (Inter under-17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pulcini e Piccoli Amici... Si riparte!" (in Italian). Sport Trentino.it. 22 September 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Italy U17 captain joins Allievi Nazionali". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Friendly: Inter 0-0 Brasov". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 7 February 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Training match: Inter 3-3 Chiasso". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Friendly: Piacenza 2-1 Inter". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Vaduz 1-2 Inter: Arnautovic scores twice". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Ufficiale: Michele Rigione è rossonero" (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Barletta-Foggia 1-2 - Il cuore rossonero oltre tutti gli ostacoli" (in Italian). S.S. Barletta Calcio. 19 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Foggia-Barletta 2-1 - Avanti tutta in Coppa" (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 27 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Foggia-Sorrento 5-0 - Insigne e Agodirin re di Coppa" (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Coppa Italia - Rimonta rossonera, Celano k.o." (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  13. ^ "Coppa Italia Lega Pro - Insigne stende il Fano" (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 25 August 2010. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  14. ^ "Coppa Italia - Sau e Insigne gol, il Foggia va" (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 18 August 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "Coppa Italia - Rossoneri corsari a L´Aquila" (in Italian). U.S. Foggia. 14 August 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  16. ^ "Le operazioni con l'Inter: Rincon al Chievo" [The operations with Inter: Rincon to Chievo] (in Italian). A.C. ChievoVerona. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  17. ^ F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 Require purchase in CCIAA (in Italian)
  18. ^ "Mercato: Bocalon e Rigione alla Cremonese" [Market: Bocalon & Rigione to Cremonese] (in Italian). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Bocalon, Finocchio ed Arcari in grigiorosso" (in Italian). U.S. Cremonese. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Michele Rigione in giallorosso" (in Italian). U.S. Catanzaro 1929. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Rescisso Il Contratto Col Calciatore Rigione" (in Italian). U.S. Catanzaro 1929. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "Il Diavolo cala il poker: firmato anche il difensore Rigione" (in Italian). S.S. Teramo Calcio. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Speciale Calciomercato: Arrivano Rigione e Di Matteo" (in Italian). S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Michele Rigione in bianconero" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "CALCIO, AMICHEVOLE UNDER 19: ITALIA-ROMANIA 3-1". la Repubblica (in Italian). 17 December 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  26. ^ "Under 19: l'8 aprile amichevole a Kiev con l'Ucraina" [Under 19: 8 April friendly with Ukraine in Kiev]. FIGC (in Italian). 30 March 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  27. ^ "Сборная Украины (U-19) упустила победу над итальянцами" [Ukraine Team (U19) missed victory over Italy]. FC Dynameo Kiev (in Russian). 8 April 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  28. ^ "Torneo Quattro Nazioni: sei novità tra i convocati per la Germania". FIGC (in Italian). 11 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 

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