Raffaele Bianco

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Raffaele Bianco
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-25) 25 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Aversa, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Carpi
Number 8
Youth career
Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Juventus 4 (1)
2007–2008 Piacenza (loan) 13 (1)
2008–2009 Bari (loan) 22 (0)
2009–2010 Modena (loan) 31 (1)
2010–2011 Benevento (loan) 26 (0)
2011–2012 Spezia 21 (1)
2012–2013 Juventus 0 (0)
2012–2013 Carpi (loan) 27 (0)
2014– Carpi 51 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2015.

Raffaele Bianco (born 25 August 1987) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Italian side Carpi.

Club career[edit]

Juventus[edit]

A product of the Juventus F.C. Youth Sector, Bianco was one of several academy youngsters called up to the Juventus first team for their season in Serie B, in the aftermath of Calciopoli. On 14 April 2007, he made his first team and league debut, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute for Raffaele Palladino in a 1–3 away victory over U.S. Lecce at the Stadio Via del Mare. He managed 4 appearances in Serie B and scored his first goal in the last matchday, a 3–2 loss to Spezia.

Loan Stints[edit]

After Juventus were promoted back to Serie A for the 2007–08 season, Bianco was loaned out to Piacenza Calcio in the Italian Serie B, to gain first team experience. After 13 appearances and 1 goal in his singled season with Piacenza, Bianco was loaned out to A.S. Bari, coached at the time by Juventus legend, and current Juventus boss, Antonio Conte, and helped the Galletti win promotion to Serie A.

On 30 June 2009, Bianco returned to Juventus but was immediately loaned out to Serie B club Modena F.C. due to the competition in midfield. The central midfielder enjoyed a positive season with Modena, in which he was a regular in the club's starting line-up making over 30 appearances during the season, also scoring. Following a return to Juventus once more in July 2010, Bianco was not called up to the pre-season training camp under new coach Luigi Delneri and Bianco was sent out on loan to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Benevento Calcio on 22 July 2010, though he also signed a new 3-year contract with Juventus lasting until 30 June 2013.[1] He made 24 appearances for the club, and on 23 June 2011, Bianco was hired back permanently by Juventus after Benevento announced that they did not wish to sign him outright.[2]

On 7 July 2011 he moved to Spezia in co-ownership deal. He played 26 matches for the Lega Pro side, helping them gain promotion into Serie B for the 2012-13 season before returning to Juventus on 21 June 2012.[3] Following his return, the player was sent on loan to Carpi F.C. in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione. He transferred on a one-year loan deal with an option to make the move permanent in July 2013.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Juventus
Carpi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Half-Yearly Financial Report at 31 December 2010" (pdf). Juventus FC. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bianco e Formiconi". Benevento Calcio (in Italian). 23 June 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mercato: anche Raffaele Bianco alla corte di mister 'Gus'" [Market: Also Raffaele Bianco to section of Mr. 'Gus' (Gustinetti)]. Spezia Calcio (in Italian). 7 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "COLPO BIANCO" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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