Riccardo Improta

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Riccardo Improta
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Pozzuoli, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Salernitana
(on loan from Genoa)
Number 19
Youth career
Puteolana
2010–2011 Lanciano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Lanciano 10 (2)
2012– Genoa 0 (0)
2012–2013 Juve Stabia (loan) 27 (6)
2013–2014 Chievo (loan) 3 (0)
2014 Padova (loan) 19 (7)
2014–2015 Bologna (loan) 16 (1)
2015–2016 Cesena (loan) 2 (0)
2016– Salernitana (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2012 Italy U19 6 (2)
2012–2014 Italy U20 7 (3)
2012–2014 Italy U21 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.

Riccardo Improta (born 19 December 1993) is an Italian footballer who plays for Salernitana on loan from Genoa.

His elder brothers Umberto and Giancarlo Improta were also professional footballers.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Pozzuoli, The Province of Naples, Campania, Riccardo Improta started his career at hometown club Puteolana. He was the member of Giovanissimi U15 team in 2007–08 season.[2] In 2008–09 season he was the member of Allievi Fascia B U16 team.[3] In 2009–10 season Improta promoted to Allievi U17 team.[4] All 3 teams were compete in Campania regional youth league.

In 2010 Improta left for the reserve of Lega Pro Prima Divisione team Lanciano.

Lanciano[edit]

On 2 May 2011 R.Improta made his first team debut against Lucchese. Riccardo substituted Alessandro Volpe at half time while Umberto Improta was replaced by Mario Titone co-currently.[5] Riccardo promoted to the first team in 2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione while Umberto left the club. Improta played 10 games in half season. On 18 January 2012 R.Improta left for Serie A club Genoa in temporary deal.[6]

Genoa[edit]

Improta played for Genoa reserve in Campionato Nazionale Primavera. He played 9 games in 1 goal in the second half of 2011–12 season. He also played the first round of the playoffs that losing to ACF Fiorentina.

On 22 June 2012 Genoa excised the option to sign Improta outright, for €150,000.[7] He left for Gubbio's pre-season camp.[8] However, he was allowed to join S.S. Juve Stabia on 4 August 2012.[9]

On 18 July 2015 Improta was signed by A.C. Cesena in a temporary deal.[10] On 19 August 2016 Improta left for Salernitana in another loan.[11]

International career[edit]

Improta capped for Italy national under-19 football team in the second half of 2011–12 season. He scored twice in 3 games of 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification. Along with Francesco Zampano, they scored a goal against U19 team when they represented Italy Lega Pro representative teams in December 2011.[12][13] After the game they both entered U19 team.

Honours[edit]

Runner-up
Personal Achievement

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Improta: a Lanciano sarei tornato volentieri". Il Centro (in Italian). 7 November 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°58 (2007–08)" (Microsoft Word). Comitato Regionale Campania, Settore Giovanile e Scolastico (SGS) (in Italian). FIGC. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°17 (2008–09)" (Microsoft Word). SGS Campania (in Italian). FIGC. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°26 (2009–10)" (pdf). SGS Campania (in Italian). FIGC. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lucchese-Virtus Lanciano 2-0" (in Italian). SS Virtus Lanciano 1924. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Riccardo Improta al Genoa" (in Italian). SS Virtus Lanciano 1924. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  8. ^ "I convocati per il ritiro" (in Italian). AS Gubbio 1910. 17 July 2012. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Riccardo Improta è un calciatore della Juve Stabia" (in Italian). S.S. Juve Stabia. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Riccardo Improta è un giocatore del Cesena" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Riccardo Improta è un giocatore della Salernitana" (in Italian). U.S. Salernitana 1919. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "GOALS AND GOOD PLAY BY THE U.19 IN COVERCIANO UNDER WATCHFUL EYE OF PRANDELLI" (in Italian). FIGC. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.legapro.it/tabellino-italia-lega-pro-under-19/

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