Sergio Floccari

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Sergio Floccari
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Personal information
Full name Sergio Floccari
Date of birth (1981-11-12) 12 November 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Vibo Valentia, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SPAL
Number 10
Youth career
Nicotera
Catanzaro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-1998 Avezzano 11 (1)
1998–2000 Montebelluna 3 (0)
2000–2002 Mestre 4 (0)
2001–2002 → Faenza (loan) 33 (10)
2002–2003 Genoa 9 (1)
2003–2006 Rimini 89 (21)
2006–2007 Messina 45 (5)
2007–2009 Atalanta 67 (20)
2009–2010 Genoa 11 (4)
2010 Lazio (loan) 17 (8)
2010–2014 Lazio 66 (13)
2011–2012 Parma (loan) 28 (8)
2014–2016 Sassuolo 50 (7)
2016–2017 Bologna 23 (2)
2017– SPAL 13 (7)
National team
2010 Italy 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2017.

Sergio Floccari (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛrdʒo ˈflɔkkari]; born 12 November 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie B club SPAL.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Floccari began playing football as a junior with the local side of his town, Nicotera, before moving into the youth system of Catanzaro. He began senior career with Avezzano and Promozione team Montebelluna before moving up to Serie C2 with Mestre and Faenza. It was at Faenza, under coach Carlo Regno, assistant to 2009–10 Lazio coach Davide Ballardini, that Floccari first bloomed, scoring many goals.

Rise[edit]

Following his successful period at Faenza, he joined Genoa in 2002, but did not establish himself as a regular, playing just nine league games and scoring one goal in his first season of Serie B.

Floccari took a step back into Serie C2, joining Rimini in co-ownership deal where he played and scored regularly. His goals contributed to successful promotions as Rimini went from playing in C2 to Serie B during his time there. The club also bought him outright in June 2003.

In January 2006, Floccari's form was rewarded when Serie A strugglers Messina signed him (jointly-signed with Atalanta from Rimini) as they looked to avoid relegation. Floccari scored three times as Messina survived thanks to the Calciopoli scandal. Two of those goals came in a 2–2 draw with Juventus. In June 2006, Messina bought the remain rights from Atalanta. In his first full season of Serie A in 2006–07, Floccari scored only twice as Messina finished last.

Atalanta[edit]

The Calabrese striker did not return to Serie B with his Messina teammates though. Atalanta re-signed him for a fee of €1.875 million (€1.675 million plus defender Mariano Stendardo).[2][3]

At Atalanta, Floccari battled for a starting place with the likes of Simone Inzaghi, Antonio Langella and Riccardo Zampagna. Floccari scored his first goal against league champions Inter and after Zampagna's bust-up with coach Luigi Delneri (which resulted in the striker's departure to Vicenza Calcio), Floccari's first-team opportunities increased, and he closed out the 2007–08 season with eight league goals.

In 2008–09, Floccari improved yet again, scoring twelve league goals as Atalanta comfortably finished in mid table.

Return to Genoa[edit]

On 1 July 2009, Floccari returned to Genoa, the club he left in 2003, for €9.1 million.[4][5][6] He scored on debut in a 4–1 win over Napoli and scored his first goal in the Europa League against Valencia. Yet on 4 January 2010, despite having scored four league goals, Floccari was struggling to find space in the Genoa attack with coach Gian Piero Gasperini preferring the likes of Giuseppe Sculli and Raffaele Palladino. That transfer windows also saw a three-men three-way swap formed, which Floccari moved to Lazio to replace Goran Pandev who left for Inter on free transfer, and Genoa got David Suazo from Inter. The three strikers all had an unsuccessful days in the first half of the season.

Lazio[edit]

As a result, Floccari sealed a loan move to struggling Lazio, for €500,000.[7][8] He made his debut after just one training session and scored twice in a 4–1 win over Livorno. Following that, Floccari made a surprising impact on the team, and was one of the key players in guiding the club to 12th in the league, well clear of the relegation zone. He missed a vital penalty in the defeat against Roma in the vital derby, but made up for it by scoring the winner against former club Genoa seven days later, a result that all but granted Lazio's Serie A status for 2010–11. At the end of season Lazio bought him for €8.5 million in 4-year contract.[7][9]

Parma[edit]

On 31 August 2011 Floccari was loaned to Parma for €1.5 million.[10][11]

Return to Lazio[edit]

Sassuolo[edit]

On 30 January 2014 Floccari was sold to fellow Serie A club Sassuolo for €2 million.[12][13]

Bologna[edit]

On 11 January 2016 Floccari officially joined Serie A club Bologna for an undisclosed fee.[14][15] He missed three weeks of the 2016–17 season through injury.[16]

SPAL[edit]

On 19 January 2017, Floccari signed a one-year deal with Serie B side SPAL. Two days later, he made his debut for the club in a 2–0 league win over Benevento. Floccari's first goal in a SPAL shirt came in stoppage time to seal the victory for the home side, after defender Francesco Vicari gave them the lead just before the break.[17]

International career[edit]

In October 2010, he was called up for the first and only time by new national team coach Cesare Prandelli for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Serbia, as a replacement for the injured Alberto Gilardino; he didn't make an appearance in either game.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 April 2016.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1997–98 Avezzano Serie C2 11 1 ? ? 11 1
1998–99 Montebelluna Promozione 3 0 ? ? 3 0
1999–2000 Mestre Serie C2 0 0 ? ? 0 0
2000–01 4 0 ? ? 4 0
2001–02 Faenza (loan) 33 10 ? ? 33 10
2002–03 Genoa Serie B 9 1 2 0 11 1
2002–03 Rimini Serie C2 13 2 13 21
2003–04 Serie C1 24 10 ? ? 24 102
2004–05 31 7 3 0 34 7
2005–06[18] Serie B 18 2 2 0 20 2
2005–06 Messina Serie A 18 3 18 3
2006–07[19] 27 2 4 0 31 2
2007–08[20] Atalanta 34 8 1 0 35 8
2008–09 33 12 1 0 34 12
2009–10[21] Genoa 11 4 0 0 4 1 15 5
Lazio (loan) 17 8 1 1 18 9
2010–11 Lazio 30 8 1 0 31 8
2011–12 Parma (loan) 28 8 0 0 0 0 28 8
2012–13 Lazio 22 5 4 1 10 4 36 10
2013–14 14 0 1 0 6 4 21 4
2013–14 Sassuolo 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
2014–15 27 2 2 0 0 0 29 2
2014–15 7 4 0 0 0 0 7 4
2015–16 Bologna 15 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
2016–17 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2016–17 SPAL Serie B 11 7 0 0 11 7
Career total 449 106 22 23 20 9 503 128
1 1 match in 2002–03 playoffs
2 2 matches in 2003–04 playoffs
3 Not included match in Coppa Italia Lega Pro and regional cups
4 Note 1, 2 and 3

Honours[edit]

Lazio[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sergio Floccari: Bologna F.C. Player Profile" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Del Neri sorride: Floccari all'Atalanta". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 17 July 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Atalanta B.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  4. ^ "Genoa agree deal with Inter". Sky Sports. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "MERCATO: I BOTTI DEL PRIMO GIORNO" (in Italian). genoacfc.it. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Genoa CFC 2009 annual report. registroimprese.it (PDF purchased) (in Italian). C.C.I.A.A. 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  8. ^ "Comunicato" (in Italian). sslazio.it. 1 June 2009. Archived from the original on 10 January 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Bilancio separato e consolidato al 30.06.2010" [2009–10 Annual Report] (PDF). SS Lazio (in Italian). 28 October 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "COMUNICATO" (in Italian). SS Lazio. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  12. ^ "COMUNICATO" (in Italian). SS Lazio. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Com._stampa appr. prog. bilancio_30-06-14" (PDF) (in Italian). SS Lazio. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Floccari al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Calciomercato: Floccari al Bologna, rinnovo al 2020 per Missiroli" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Floccari, lesione al soleo" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "SPAL 2013 2 : 0 Benevento". www.whoscored.com. WhoScored?Com. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  18. ^ http://www.gazzetta.it/speciali/statistiche/2006/giocatori/floccari_ser.shtml
  19. ^ http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/serie_a_2007/giocatori/floccari_ser.shtml
  20. ^ http://www.gazzetta.it/speciali/statistiche/2008_nw/giocatori/59890.shtml
  21. ^ http://www.gazzetta.it/speciali/risultati_classifiche/2010/calcio/seriea/giocatori/giocatore_sergio_floccari_272659685.shtml
  22. ^ "S. Floccari". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

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