Stefano Lucchini

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Stefano Lucchini
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-10-02) 2 October 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Codogno, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Cremonese
Youth career
1997–1998 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Cremonese 34 (1)
2000–2002 Ternana 43 (2)
2002–2007 Empoli 126 (2)
2007–2011 Sampdoria 106 (0)
2011–2014 Atalanta 66 (0)
2014–2016 Cesena 46 (1)
2016– Cremonese 0 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Italy U-20 5 (0)
2001–2002 Italy U-21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:39, 28 August 2016 (UTC).

Stefano Lucchini (born 2 October 1980) is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Cremonese as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Lucchini started his professional career at Cremonese. He played 3 games in Serie B in the 1998–99 season, and 31 games in Serie C1 in the 1999–2000 season.

After the 1999–2000 season, he was signed by Ternana of Serie B, where he made 43 appearances.

Serie A[edit]

He was signed by Empoli of Serie A in the summer of 2002, where he made his Serie A debut on November 3, 2002 against S.S. Lazio.

He played with Empoli for five seasons, following the club down to Serie B in the 2004–05 season, and subsequently helping the club win promotion back to Serie A in the summer of 2005. In the Serie A, he helped the club reach a surprising 7th position in the 2006–07 season, which gave Empoli a place in the UEFA Cup first round.

Lucchini signed a pre-contract agreement with U.C. Sampdoria in March 2007. He moved to the Genoa-based club in the summer after his contract with Empoli expired. Partnered with Daniele Gastaldello, the club finished as the 4th in the 2009–10 Serie A. In the 2010–11 season, he was rotated with Massimo Volta, with Volta starting 5 out of 6 matches in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. Following an injury on 6 March 2011 against Cesena, he rested two matches (13 and 20 March), although he had recovered by 18 March.[1]

On 13 July 2011, Lucchini left for the newly promoted Serie A side Atalanta.[2]

Cesena[edit]

On 14 July 2014 Lucchini was signed by Serie A newcomers A.C. Cesena.[3] In 2015 Cesena relegated back to Serie B.

Cremonese[edit]

On 8 July 2016 Lucchini was signed by Lega Pro club Cremonese.[4]

International career[edit]

He was part of the squad that lost in the semi-finals of the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Due to the strong performance of Sampdoria in the 2009–10 season, he received his first Italy national football team call-up in August, the first match coached by Cesare Prandelli.[5] However he never received another call-up after that match.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lucchini torna in gruppo, giovedì test col Derthona". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 18 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lucchini all'Atalanta a titolo definitivo". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 13 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Acquistato Lucchini dall'Atalanta" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Stefano Lucchini nuovo difensore grigiorosso" (in Italian). U.S. Cremonese. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.figc.it/it/204/25569/2010/08/News.shtml

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