Paulo Gazzaniga

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Paulo Gazzaniga
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Gazzaniga with Southampton in 2015
Personal information
Full name Paulo Dino Gazzaniga[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Murphy, Argentina
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rayo Vallecano
(on loan from Southampton)
Number 1
Youth career
Unión y Cultura
2007–2011 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Gillingham 20 (0)
2012– Southampton 21 (0)
2016– Rayo Vallecano (loan) 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:24, 20 March 2017 (UTC).

Paulo Dino Gazzaniga (born 2 January 1992) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on loan from English club Southampton.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gazzaniga joined Valencia CF's youth setup in 2007,[3] after starting out with hometown side Unión y Cultura.[4] However, he failed to make a first team appearance for the Che, and was subsequently released in May 2011.

Gillingham[edit]

In July 2011, Gazzaniga signed a two-year deal with League Two side Gillingham, to challenge Ross Flitney for the number one spot.[5] He made his professional debut for the club on 4 October, in a 3–1 home defeat to Barnet in the Football League Trophy.[6]

Southampton[edit]

On 20 July 2012, Gazzaniga signed a four-year deal with newly promoted Premier League side Southampton, with Tommy Forecast going to Gillingham on loan as part of the deal.[7][8] He described it as "a crazy situation" but said it was like "a dream".[9]

Gazzaniga made his debut on 28 August in a 4–1 victory against Stevenage in the second round of the League Cup.[10] He made his league debut almost a month later, on 22 September in a 4–1 win against Aston Villa.[11]

Gazzaniga was used as cover for first choice keepers Kelvin Davis, Artur Boruc and Fraser Forster, making only two appearances in 2014–15.[12]

He made two Premier League appearances in the 2015–16 season, in the 1–0 defeat away to Crystal Palace and a home 2–0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, both in December 2015.[13] He signed a new four-year deal with Southampton on 11 September 2015.[14]

Rayo Vallecano (loan)[edit]

On 29 July 2016, Gazzaniga joined Segunda División club Rayo Vallecano on loan for the 2016–17 season.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 March 2017
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gillingham 2011–12[16] League Two 20 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 22 0
Total 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 22 0
Southampton 2012–13[17] Premier League 9 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
2013–14[18] Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2014–15[12] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16[19] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 21 0 0 0 2 0 23 0
Rayo Vallecano (loan) 2016–17[20] Segunda División 22 0 0 0 22 0
Total 22 0 0 0 22 0
Career total 63 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 67 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Southampton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2011 and 31/08/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Paulo Gazzaniga". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Los porteros "suplentes" que el Valencia dejó escapar" [The "reserve" goalkeepers who Valencia let out] (in Spanish). Plaza Deportiva. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Paulo Gazzaniga, debut argentino en la Premier League" [Paulo Gazzaniga, Argentine debut in Premier League] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gillingham sign goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga". 28 July 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gillingham 1 - 3 Barnet". 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Southampton sign Gillingham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga". 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Saint Paulo Becomes Fourth Signing". Southampton FC. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Saints summer spending continues as Gazzaniga checks in from Gillingham". Daily Mail. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Stevenage 1–4 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Lewis, Aimee (22 September 2012). "Southampton 4–1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Crystal Palace 1 Southampton 0". BBC Sport. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "Paulo Gazzaniga extends contract until 2019". Southampton FC. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Gazzaniga joins Rayo on season-long loan". Southampton FC. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Paulo Gazzaniga in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Report: Southampton 2-1 Blackburn Rovers (Under-21 Premier League Cup final second leg)". Southampton FC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 

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