Sergio Viotti (footballer)

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Sergio Viotti
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-03-04) 4 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Brescia, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Giana Erminio
Youth career
Brescia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Brescia 1 (0)
2008–2009 Bellaria (loan) 27 (0)
2010–2011 Triestina 9 (0)
2011–2015 Chievo 0 (0)
2011–2012 → Triestina (loan) 17 (0)
2012 Grosseto (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Cremonese (loan) 11 (0)
2013–2014 Juve Stabia (loan) 12 (0)
2014–2015 Monza (loan) 18 (0)
2015 Pro Vercelli (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016 Martina 0 (0)
2016– Giana Erminio 0 (0)
National team
2006 Italy U-16 12 (0)
2006–2007 Italy U-17 6 (0)
2009 Italy U-20 2 (0)
2011 Italy U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sergio Viotti (born 4 March 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Giana Erminio.

Club career[edit]

Brescia[edit]

Born in Brescia, Lombardy, Viotti started his career at Brescia Calcio. He was the starting goalkeeper of Primavera team in 2007–08 season, ahead Andrea Caroppo.[1] In June 2008 he left for Bellaria – Igea Marina.[2] On 1 July 2009 he returned to Brescia and promoted to first team (despite still eligible to Primavera, which was played by Nicola Leali and Michal Hrivňák). He wrote no.22 that season,[3] (which he owned that shirt since 2006–07 season but did not play[4]) winning the promotion play-off with team to Serie A.

Triestina[edit]

In August 2010 he left for Serie B team Triestina in co-ownership deal, for €50,000.[5][6] He was the understudy of Roberto Colombo.

Chievo and loans[edit]

On 24 June 2011 Triestina bought him outright for another €50,000[5][7] but in August sold to Serie A team Chievo, rejoining international team-mate Marco Silvestri (who already left on loan to Reggiana). Chievo also signed Alessandro Longhi and re-sold half of the rights to Sassuolo. On 31 August he returned to Trieste.[8]

Viotti was the starting keeper for Triestina in 2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione. However, in January 2012 Grosseto loaned Viotti from Chievo.[9] Viotti was the understudy of Antonio Narciso and wore the number 23 shirt.

In July 2012 he returned to Verona. In January 2013 he was signed by Cremonese.[10] · [11]

On 16 July 2013 he was signed by Juve Stabia.[12]

On 10 July 2014 he was signed by Monza.[13] On 8 January 2015 he was signed by Pro Vercelli.[14]

Martina[edit]

Viotti was signed by Martina on a free transfer in summer 2015.[15]

International career[edit]

Viotti represented Italy at youth level, playing for the Azzurrini (little Sky-Blues) from under-16 to under-21 level.

U-16[edit]

With the Italy under-16 side, Viotti finished as the runner-up[16] in a youth tournament held in Montaigu, Vendée, France.[17] He started all 4 matches.

U-17[edit]

Viotti was a regular for the Italy under-17 side in 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualification, under manager Luca Gotti (playing 2 out of 3 matches, the first match against Andorra was played by Mattia Lanzano)[18] and in the elite qualification (playing the first match, then serving as a backup to Vincenzo Fiorillo).[19]

U-18 & U-19[edit]

Viotti also received a call-up to the Italy U-18 and U-19 team training camp from manager Francesco Rocca.[20] However, the team's new coach Massimo Piscedda dropped both Fiorillo (who was promoted to the U-21 side) and Viotti, as well as Carlo Pinsoglio,[21][22] (who was ineligible to be called-up); the Azzurrini were eliminated from the first qualifying round held in Moldova.

U-20[edit]

In February 2009, Viotti was promoted to the Italy under-20 team, and played in the third round of the 2008–09 Four Nations Tournament. He benched on the next game as understudy of Pinsoglio against England in March, but was later dropped for the fourth round of the competition. He was in the preliminary 30-man squad for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup,[23] but was not included in the final squad coached by Rocca. He later played the first round of 2009–10 Four Nations Tournament, during which he was substituted by Alex Teodorani in the second half. Since then he was dropped from the under-20 national squad.

U-21[edit]

In January 2011, Viotti was called-up by Ciro Ferrara, the coach of under-21 team.[24] After missing the team's next four friendlies following his first call-up, he returned to the team as the first choice goalkeeper in the 2011 Toulon Tournament, featuring in all of Italy's matches except the last bronze medal match, which was played by Marco Silvestri. He was dropped again from the squad ahead of the team's 2013 European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.

Personal life[edit]

Viotti is a friend of Mario Balotelli, also a footballer and former international team-mate.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PRIMAVERA GIR. A: SORRIDE IL GENOA, IL BRESCIA NON CENTRA LA QUALIFICAZIONE". Zona Calcio (in Italian). 3 May 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Brescia, rientrano quattro giocatori". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 26 June 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Comunicati Stampa n° 12 Allegato (2008–09)". Lega Calcio (in Italian). 8 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Comunicati Stampa n° 8 Allegato (2006–07)". Lega Calcio (in Italian). 18 August 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Brescia Calcio Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Ufficiale, Sergio Viotti alla Triestina". Brescia Calcio (in Italian). 9 August 2010. Archived from the original on 3 January 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Risolte a favore della Triestina le compartecipazioni di Brosco, D'Aiello, Pezzi e Viotti". US Triestina Calcio (in Italian). 24 June 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ultimo giorno di calcio mercato: le ultime operazioni dell'U.S. Triestina Calcio". US Triestina Calcio (in Italian). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Facchinetti al Chievo, Viotti al Grosseto" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sergio Viotti in prestito dal Chievo Verona" (in Italian). US Cremonese. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sergio Viotti alla Cremonese" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sergio Viotti alla Juve Stabia" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ufficiale il portiere Sergio Viotti" (in Italian). AC Monza Brianza 1912. 10 July 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ufficiali le rescissioni di Zigoni, Anastasi e Viotti" (in Italian). A.C. Monza Brianza 1912. 8 January 2015. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Official: Yamga to Siena and Ekuban to Renate". A.C. ChievoVerona. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  16. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/montaigu06.html
  17. ^ "Convocazione "Nazionale under 16"" (pdf). FIGC (in Italian). 7 April 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "UEFA European U-17 C'ship History Season 2006 - 2007 Qualifying round Group 4". UEFA. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "UEFA European U-17 C'ship History Season 2006 - 2007 Elite round Group 2". UEFA. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  20. ^ http://www.figc.it/it/204/18771/2008/05/News.shtml
  21. ^ "Gli Azzurrini si preparano all'esordio europeo contro la Lettonia". FIGC (in Italian). 25 September 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "Campionato Europeo: la lista dei diciotto Azzurrini per la Moldova". FIGC (in Italian). 29 September 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  23. ^ "Coppa del Mondo FIFA Egitto 2009, diramata la lista preliminare dei 30". FIGC (in Italian). 26 August 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "Da domenica stage a Roma per gli Azzurrini: tra i convocati nove nomi nuovi". FIGC (in Italian). 14 January 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Balotelli on Inter Channel: "Very happy"". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

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