Riccardo Bolzan

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Riccardo Bolzan (born 1 September 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Eccellenza Campania team F.C. Sorrento.

Club career[edit]

Serie D[edit]

Born in Gaiarine, the Province of Treviso, Veneto, Bolzan started his senior career with local side of Cordignano. in the next season he left for Bellunoponte, another Serie D side. After a limited chance, he left for his third Serie D side Conegliano San Vendemiano.

Lega Pro[edit]

In July 2003, he left for Venezia along with Fabio Mazzeo, located in the regional capital, Venice. He was loaned to Serie C2 side Sangiovannese and turned to co–ownership deal a season later, after the team won promotion playoff.

In June 2005, Sangiovannese signed the remain rights by made a higher tender price between the two clubs; Venezia went bankrupt few weeks later. Bolzan played the opening league match with the Tuscany based team against Pisa on 28 August,[1] But on 30 August 2005 returned to Veneto for Serie A side Chievo.

On the same day, he left for Serie B side Modena.[2] The Serie B side also signed Cristian Bucchi and Tommaso Chiecchi from Chievo in co-ownership deals few weeks before. In his first Serie B season, he made nil appearance with the Emilia–Romagna side. In June 2006, Modena decided not to buy Bolzan and Chievo decided not to buy Giuseppe Gemiti; however, Modena signed Bucchi and Chievo bought back Chiecchi.[3]

In 2006–07 season, he left for Serie C1 club Pisa,[4] which he won the promotion playoffs. In 2007-08 season, he remained in Tuscany for another Serie C1 club Lucchese.[citation needed]

In 2008-09 season, he remained in Lega Pro Prima Divisione (ex–Serie C1), but now for Lombardy side Monza.[5] He made a break through that season, made 31 league appearances. In 2009-10 season, he was sold to southern Italy (Apulia) for Prima Divisione side Taranto in co–ownership deal,[6] along with Roberto Cortese.

In June 2010, both clubs failed to agree a price for the players and the ownership was decided by the tender price the clubs submitted to Lega Calcio. On 26 June 2010, Lega Calcio announced that Taranto made a higher bid to buy Bolzan from Chievo and Chievo made a higher bid to sign Cortese.[7]

In July 2010, he was sold to Prima Divisione side Nocerina.[8]

In 2016, he signed for Eccellenza Campania side F.C. Sorrento, newly refounded after their administration and temporary expulsion from league football.[9]

International career[edit]

Bolzan received a call-up from Italy U21 B team specially for 2005 Mediterranean Games, and for a preparation match against Serie D Best XI.[10] He was at the bench in the 2 group stage matches.[11][12] He also received a call-up from Italy under-21 Serie B representative team in November 2005, for a training camp and against Pro Patria's youth team (Berretti team).[13]


  1. ^ Forni, Alessandro (29 August 2005). "Giglio e Baiano implacabili". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Acquistato il difensore Bolzan Riccardo". Modena FC (in Italian). 30 August 2005. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Calciomercato: l'esito delle operazioni in compartecipazione". Modena FC (in Italian). 13 June 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Seu, Christian (19 July 2006). "UFFICIALE: Bolzan al Pisa". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Sica, Stefano (24 June 2008). "Monza, vicini Bolzan e Siedlarz". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Calfapietra, Alessio (20 July 2009). "UFFICIALE: Taranto, ecco Bolzan dal Chievo". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Sebastio, Marco (30 June 2010). "Comproprieta’, il quadro definitivo". AS Taranto Calcio (in Italian). Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Vitiello, Antonio (30 July 2010). "Nocerina, arriva Bolzan". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Football Club Sorrento (26 October 2016). "UFFICIALE: RICCARDO BOLZAN È UN NUOVO CALCIATORE DEL SORRENTO" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "TOP 11 SERIE D: i convocati delle squadre partecipanti all'evento di Macerata". Serie D News (in Italian). 27 May 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Azzurri, un pari vale la qualificazione". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 28 June 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  12. ^ Bozza, Gennaro (24 June 2005). "La May cerca la misura, è qui il basket del futuro". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale n. 156 (2005–06 season)" (PDF). Lega Calcio (in Italian). 18 November 2005. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

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