Riccardo Meggiorini

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Riccardo Meggiorini
Meggiorini playing for Chievo in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-09-04) 4 September 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Isola della Scala, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
1997–2000 Hellas Verona
2000–2003 Bovolone
2003–2004 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Internazionale 1 (0)
2005Spezia (loan) 10 (0)
2005–2006Pavia (loan) 12 (0)
2006–2009 Cittadella 110 (41)
2009–2010 Bari 31 (5)
2010–2011 Bologna 29 (1)
2011–2012 Genoa 0 (0)
2011–2012Novara (loan) 12 (1)
2012–2014 Torino 83 (7)
2014– Chievo 122 (15)
National team
2004 Italy U19 1 (0)
2005 Italy U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:02, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Riccardo Meggiorini (born 4 September 1985) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chievo Verona.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Meggiorini took his first steps as a footballer at age eight, in a small football team from Tarmassia, a small fraction of Isola della Scala, and at 12 he entered in the Verona youth system, where he remained for two years. He moved to Bovolone in 2000, in which he scored 46 goals in 26 games in the category of Allievi regionali. He earned a call-up to the first team the following season, scoring 13 times in 27 appearances.

Inter Milan[edit]

In the summer of 2003, Meggiorini moved, on loan, to Internazionale, who placed him in the Primavera of the Nerazzurri. At the end of the season, on 23 June 2004 the club redeemed his contract. After starting the season in the youth team, Roberto Mancini called him up into the first team for the trip to Cagliari, giving him his Serie A debut on 14 November 2004, which ended 3–3.[1]

Spezia and Pavia[edit]

In January 2005, he left on loan to Spezia of Serie C1, along with Hernán Paolo Dellafiore. In the summer of the same year, he moved to Pavia, also in Serie C1. In January 2006, he moved to Cittadella, another Serie C1 team.[2] He loan was extended in July 2006[3]


He was bought by Cittadella in co-ownership deal in summer 2007, for €40,000,[4] and won promotion to Serie B in June 2008.

Genoa and Bari[edit]

In June 2009 Meggiorini was involved in the signing of Diego Milito (€28 million) and Thiago Motta (€10.2 million).[5][6][7] Which Inter paid Genoa €20 million cash and half of the registration rights of Meggiorini (tagged for €2.5 million),[5] Robert Acquafresca (€9.5 million),[5] half of Ivan Fatić (€200,000),[5] Leonardo Bonucci (€3 million)[5] and Francesco Bolzoni (€3 million).[5] Genoa also paid another €2.5 million to Cittadella via Inter in order to fully owned the registration rights of Meggiorini.[8][9]

Meggiorini was transferred to Bari on 2 July 2009 along with Bonucci, Matteo Paro (loan), Andrea Ranocchia (loan) and Giuseppe Greco (loan) in another co-ownership deal, which the 50% registration rights of Bonucci Meggiorini were valued €1.75 million and €2.75 million respectively.[5]

On 26 June 2010, he was bought back by Genoa as the Liguria side made a higher bid than Bari in a closed tender,[10] for €1.79 million.[11] Four days later, Genoa was reported to have agreed with Chievo to swap Meggiorini for goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.[12] However, the deal collapsed.


On 9 July 2010, he was sold to Bologna in another co-ownership deal,[13] for €3 million.[11][14] Despite not a solid member of starting XI, he also made 3 assists, tied the team record with Diego Pérez.


Meggiorini training with Chievo

The following year Genoa bought back Meggiorini again (direct swap with Federico Rodríguez) but left for another side, Serie A newcomer Novara in temporary deal, for €400,000,[15][16] as the club had sold its flagship striker Pablo Andrés González and Cristian Bertani.


On 16 January 2012, he was sold in co-ownership to Torino,[16] returning to Serie B after playing in the top flight for three years. The fee was €1 million.[16] He debuted 21 January against his former team, Cittadella, substituting Juan Surraco in the 71st minute. In February 2012, he scored the match-winner against Sampdoria, 2–1.[17] On 1 May he scored a header, securing the victory for his team at Livorno.[18] Torino was promoted to Serie A at the end of the season. On 22 June 2012, Torino bought him outright from Genoa for €600,000.[16] On 27 January 2013, he scored a brace at the San Siro against Inter, ending 2–2. He concluded the season with 3 goals in 31 appearances.[19]


On 4 July 2014, he signed a two-year contract, with an option for a third, with Chievo.[20] He scored his first goal for Chievo at home against Empoli, in the match in which he debuted with Chievo. On 8 December, he scored with a fantastic bicycle kick against Cagliari, then was decisive in a 2–1 encounter won against Sampdoria, scoring his club's second goal after a 50-metre dribbling run.

International career[edit]

He made one appearance for the Italy U-19 team and two for the U-20.[21]




  1. ^ "MERCATO: RINNOVATE 15 COMPROPRIETÀ" [FIFTEEN CO-OWNERSHIP AGREEMENTS RENEWED]. FC Internazionale Milano (in Italian). inter.it. 23 June 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  2. ^ "TRANSFERS: SIX MORE DEALS DONE". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  3. ^ "FIVE PLAYERS OUT ON LOAN". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  4. ^ FC Internazionale Milano 2006–07 bilancio, Require purchase in CCIAA (in Italian)
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Genoa CFC 2009 bilancio (in Italian). Genoa CFC & registroimprese.it C.C.I.A.A. 28 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Diego Milito signs for Inter". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Motta trades Genoa for Inter". UEFA. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
  8. ^ FC Internazionale Milano 2008–09 bilancio, Require purchase in CCIAA (in Italian)
  9. ^ "Transfer market: co-ownership deals". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Meggiorini al Genoa". AS Bari (in Italian). 26 June 2010. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  11. ^ a b Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (in Italian)
  12. ^ "L'Arena: "Rubinho è gialloblu. Anche il Palermo vuole Meggiorini"". L'Arena (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona official site. 30 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Il primo colpo è Meggiorini". Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 9 July 2010. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  14. ^ "Bilancio intermedio al 31 dicembre 2010: Nota integrativa: parte 1" (PDF). Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 4 April 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Genoa CFC SpA financial report and accounts on 31 December 2011 (in Italian)
  16. ^ a b c d Genoa CFC SpA financial report and accounts on 31 December 2012 (in Italian)
  17. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2012/02/20/italy/serie-b/torino-fc/uc-sampdoria/1180893/
  18. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/riccardo-meggiorini/58418/
  19. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/riccardo-meggiorini/58418/
  20. ^ "Ufficiale: Meggiorini al ChievoVerona!". A.C. ChievoVerona (in Italian). 2 July 2014. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo". figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 20 May 2014.

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