Romain Amalfitano

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Romain Amalfitano
Personal information
Full name Romain Amalfitano[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-27) 27 August 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Nice, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Dijon FCO
(on loan from Newcastle United)
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2009 Châteauroux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Evian 22 (3)
2010–2012 Reims 58 (6)
2012– Newcastle United 0 (0)
2013– Dijon (loan) 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Romain Amalfitano (born 27 August 1989) is a French footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Dijon FCO on loan from Newcastle United. He previously played in France for Reims, Châteauroux and Evian.

Playing career[edit]

Châteauroux[edit]

Born in Nice, he joined the Châteauroux academy, where he played until the end of the 2009 season.

Evian[edit]

He began his professional career at Evian, playing in 28 games for them in the 2009–10 Championnat National, where Evian finished as champions.

Reims[edit]

He then signed a two-year deal with Reims, scoring 10 goals in his 68 appearances for the club. The team finished 10th in the 2010–11 Ligue 2 and second in the 2011–12 Ligue 2, winning promotion to Ligue 1.

Newcastle United[edit]

On 1 July 2012, Amalfitano signed for Premier League team Newcastle United on a three-year contract. Amalfitano joined Newcastle on a free transfer after his contract at Reims expired on 30 June 2012. He made his club debut in a friendly match that ended in a 1-0 defeat away to Germany Division Three club Chemnitzer FC on 13 July.[2] He made his competitive debut for the club in a Europa League tie against Atromitos F.C. on 23 August, which ended with a 1-1 scoreline. Amalfitano made his first start for the club in Madeira when Newcastle played Maritimo in their opening group stage game of the Europa League, the match ended 0-0.

Loan to Dijon[edit]

On 4 September 2013, it was announced that Amalfitano had joined Dijon FCO on loan.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 March 2014[4][5]

Season Club League League Cup League Cup Europe[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2009–10 Evian Ligue 2 22 3 2 0 0 0 24 3
2010–11 Reims Ligue 2 32 3 4 4 2 0 38 7
2011–12 26 3 0 0 1 0 27 3
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Newcastle United Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
2013–14 Dijon(loan) Ligue 2 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Total Evian 22 3 2 0 0 0 24 3
Total Reims 58 6 4 4 2 0 64 10
Total Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
Total Dijon 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Career total 97 9 8 4 2 0 5 0 112 13

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of Morgan Amalfitano who currently plays for West Bromwich Albion.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 September 2012. p. 21. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Newcastle Sign Amalfitano". Newcastle United F.C. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Amalfitano Heads Out On Loan". Newcastle United F.C. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Haïdara career stats. Football Database.eu. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  5. ^ Haïdara French stats. LFP. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Châteauroux: Amalfitano vu par son frère". Football365 (in French). 14 January 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  1. ^ Includes UEFA Super Cup

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