Vincenzo Sicignano

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Vincenzo Sicignano
Personal information
Full name Vincenzo Sicignano
Date of birth (1974-07-08) 8 July 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Pompei, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Palermo (youth goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
1993–1994 Palermo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2003 Palermo 182 (0)
2003 Parma 1 (0)
2004–2006 Lecce 78 (0)
2006–2008 Chievo 17 (0)
2007–2008 Frosinone (loan) 37 (0)
2008–2011 Frosinone 75 (0)
2011–2012 Barletta 13 (0)
Total 403 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 31 January 2012 (UTC).

Vincenzo Sicignano (born 8 July 1974 in Pompei, Province of Naples) is an Italian former football goalkeeper turned coach. He is currently working as goalkeeping coach for the Under-19 youth team of Palermo.

Playing career[edit]

Unlike other footballers from Naples which start their career at S.S.C. Napoli, he started his career at the Sicilian club Palermo.

He left Palermo to join Parma in summer 2003. He made his debut for Parma replacing Sébastien Frey at half-time against Salzburg on 6 November 2003. He made his Serie A debut in the 0–0 draw against A.C. Milan three days later. He also started the return leg against Salzburg, which Parma won 5–0 at home.

After his only Serie A appearance, and two more in the 2003–04 UEFA Cup, Sicignano joined Lecce on loan on 16 January 2004, which became a permanent deal.

After Lecce were relegated from Serie A, Sicignano joined ChievoVerona in the summer of 2006. He played 2 out of 2 qualifying matches in the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League, and 1 out of 2 in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup, but later in the season he lost his place in the starting lineup to Lorenzo Squizzi. He played the 2007-08 season with Frosinone, being transferred from Chievo in a loan (exchange with Massimo Zappino) deal.[1]

In summer 2008, he was signed outright, but he just played 20 games, being challenged by Pierluigi Frattali for first choice. He became more of a regular in 2009, when he was featured in 33 league games (out of 42). In 2010, he played only 22 games.

He left Frosinone in 2011, after the club suffered relegation from Serie B, to join Barletta in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione league.[2]

Post-playing and coaching career[edit]

After retiring in 2012, Sicignano accepted to return at his former club Palermo as goalkeeping coach of the Under-19 Primavera youth team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ufficiale: Sicignano è il nuovo portiere del Frosinone" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Al mercato si scatena il Barletta" (in Italian). SS Barletta Calcio. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2012.