Simone Padoin

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Simone Padoin
Simone Padoin 2012 (edited).jpg
Padoin playing for Juventus (2012)
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-03-18) 18 March 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Gemona del Friuli, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Wingback
Club information
Current team
Cagliari
Youth career
Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Vicenza 126 (6)
2007–2012 Atalanta 156 (10)
2012–2016 Juventus 84 (3)
2016– Cagliari 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Italy U-19 9 (0)
2003–2004 Italy U-20 6 (1)
2006–2007 Italy U-21 7 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Simone Padoin (Italian pronunciation: [siˈmone padoˈin]; born 18 March 1984) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a wingback or a midfielder for Cagliari.

Grown in the youth of Atalanta, he also represented Vicenza, before moving to Juventus in January 2012, where he remained until 2016, winning five consecutive Serie A titles with the club. In July 2016 he moved to Cagliari.

Club career[edit]

Vicenza and Atalanta[edit]

Padoin playing for Atalanta (2010)

A product of Atalanta's fruitful youth academy, Simone joined Vicenza from Atalanta in a co-ownership deal in 2003 which became full-ownership one year later.

At the beginning of the 2007–08 season, he returned to Atalanta for 1.9 million [1] when the club bought back half of his registration rights from Vicenza (€1M cash plus Brivio). On 4 January 2008, Vicenza signed Zampagna (€1.9M)[1][2] and Brivio (€0.75M) outright;[1] with the remain 50% registration rights of Padoin was sold from Vicenza for €1.55 million.[1] The overall transaction means Vicenza paid Atalanta €100,000 cash in net, plus Padoin, to acquire Brivio and Zampagna outright.

Padoin added three more years to his contract on 13 May 2009, which took his deal to June 2013.[3]

After the end of the 2009–10 Serie A season, he was borrowed by Juventus for their US tour, along with 4 other players.[4] He played a few games for Juventus in their post-season tour and then returned to Atalanta for their own preseason work.

Juventus[edit]

On 31 January 2012, he permanently moved to Juventus for a fee of €5 million in 4½ year contract.[5] On 17 March of the same year, he scored his first goal with Juventus in away match against Fiorentina which ended 5–0, he scored the 5th goal.

On 22 December 2014, in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana final against Napoli in Doha, Padoin came on as a substitute for Stephan Lichtsteiner after 79 minutes. In the resulting penalty shootout, which went to sudden death, he had the decisive spot-kick saved by Rafael, handing Napoli the victory.[6]

Cagliari[edit]

On 4 July 2016, Juventus confirmed that Padoin had been sold to newly-promoted Cagliari for a fee of €600,000.[7]

Style of play[edit]

Padoin has been praised by his managers for his work-rate, consistency, tactical intelligence, and versatility, as he is capable of playing in several positions, and adapting himself to different formations. Although he usually plays anywhere in midfield, throughout his career he has also been deployed in defence, as a full-back, as a central defender, and as a wing-back. A box-to-box player, he has also functioned as a central midfielder, as a defensive midfielder, as an offensive midfielder, and as a winger.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 May 2016
Team League Season League Cup1 Europe2 Other Cups3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vicenza Serie B 2003–04 23 1 1 24 1
2004–05 31 0 3 0 34 0
2005–06 35 1 0 0 35 1
2006–07 37 4 1 0 38 4
Vicenza Total 126 6 5 0 131 6
Atalanta Serie A 2007–08 31 3 1 1 32 4
2008–09 36 3 1 0 37 3
2009–10 36 2 1 0 37 2
Serie B 2010–11 34 2 1 1 35 3
Serie A 2011–12 19 0 1 0 20 0
Atalanta Total 156 10 5 2 161 12
Juventus Serie A 2011–12 6 1 1 10 1
2012–13 20 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 26 0
2013–14 21 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 25 1
2014–15 25 0 5 0 4 0 1 0 35 0
2015–16 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Juventus Total 84 3 11 0 10 0 2 0 107 3
Career Total 361 19 21 2 10 0 2 0 394 21

1Includes Coppa Italia.

2Includes UEFA Champions League.

3Includes Supercoppa Italiana.

Honours[edit]

Atalanta[9]
Juventus[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  2. ^ "Zampagna in maglia biancorossa" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 4 January 2008. Archived from the original on 27 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "PADOIN IN NERAZZURRO FINO AL 2013". Atalanta B.C. (in Italian). 13 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "From Vinovo to New York!". Juventus FC. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Agreement with Atalanta for the acquisition of the player Simone Padoin" (PDF). Juventus FC. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Juventus 2–2 Napoli (5–6 on pens)". BBC Sport. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.football-italia.net/86812/official-juves-padoin-cagliari
  8. ^ Franco Balestrieri (29 November 2014). "Cosa vede Allegri in Simone Padoin" (in Italian). Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "S. Padoin - SW" (in Italian). Soccerway. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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