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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Antonio Candreva Italian Footballer Plays For Juventus






Antonio Candreva Italian Footballer Plays For Juventus
Antonio Candreva (born 28 February 1987 in Rome) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus on loan from Udinese. He usually plays in a more central role as a play maker but can also play out wide in a three-man midfield. Candreva has played for Italy since the U-18 level, making his debut in October 2004. After taking part in the 2008 Toulon Tournament, he was named in reserve list for the upcoming Olympics. Candreva was eventually called up as an injury replacement for Tommaso Rocchi.

Personal information
Date of birth 28 February 1987 (1987-02-28) (age 23)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Juventus
Number 26
Youth career
Lodigiani
2003–2005 Ternana
2007–2008 Udinese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2004–2007 Ternana 48 (0)
2007– Udinese 3 (0)
2008–2010 → Livorno (loan) 52 (2)
2010– → Juventus (loan) 14 (2)
National team‡
2004-2005 Italy U-18 06 (0)
2005 Italy U-19 09 (1)
2005-2008 Italy U-20 10 (0)
2008-2009 Italy U-21 08 (0)
2009- Italy 02 (0)

Mattia Cassani Italian Footballer Plays For Palermo





Mattia Cassani Italian Footballer Plays For Palermo
Mattia Cassani (born 26 August 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Palermo. Cassani mainly plays at either left or right back and was brought in from Juventus although playing on loan in Hellas Verona, then in Serie B, during the 2006 summer transfer window, after impressing in Hellas Veronas teams, as replacement for the departed Fabio Grosso, being often featured also as right winger with the rosanero.

On April 6, 2008 Cassani scored his first professional goal, a late 28 yard shot which gave Palermo a 3–2 home win against his former club Juventus ending a string of four consecutive defeats. In October 2008, his contract was renewed until 30 June 2013.

In May 2009, Mattia got his first senior national call-up to play for Italy against Northern Ireland and preliminary squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, but did not make his debut on that occasion. He has also been included in Lippi's recent list of call-ups for Italy's friendly matches against Sweden and Netherlands in November, making his senior debut against the Swedes on the 18th of November.

Personal information
Date of birth August 26, 1983 (1983-08-26) (age 26)
Place of birth Borgomanero, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +1⁄2 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club Palermo
Number 16
Youth career Canavese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2002–2003 Sampdoria 2 (0)
2003–2006 Verona 118 (0)
2006– Palermo 118 (2)
National team‡
2003 Italy U-20 6 (0)
2009 Italy 2 (0)

Leonardo Bonucci Italian Footballer Plays For Bari





Leonardo Bonucci Italian Footballer Plays For Bari
Leonardo Bonucci (born 1 May 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Bari. He is a centre back, but can also play on both wings. Bonucci started his career at Viterbese but was loaned to Internazionale in the summer of 2005.

Bonucci made his Serie A debut in the last match of 2005–06 season, against Cagliari Calcio. At the end of the season, Inter bought Bonucci outright. He played his first Coppa Italia match against Messina on 9th November 2006 when he came off the bench for substitute Fabio Grosso in the 86th minute. Bonucci featured in two more Coppa Italia games for Inter that season when he was brought on for the substituted Walter Samuel at half-time during the quarter final second leg match against Empoli and as a starter in the semi final second leg tie against Sampdoria.

In January 2007, 50% of Bonucci's registration rights were sold to Treviso by Inter along with 50% of the registration rights for fellow Primavera Team team-mate Daniel Maa Boumsong. Bonucci subsequently remained at Inter until June 30th while Maa Boumsong returned from Treviso where he spent the first half of the season on loan. During Bonucci's last season with Inter's U-20 Youth Team, he won the Italian "Primavera" U20 Youth League.

Bonucci never received a call-up from Italy's youth team but his Genoa team-mates Andrea Ranocchia, Domenico Criscito, Salvatore Bocchetti and former Inter team-mate Marco Andreolli did. But after an impressive season at Bari, he received his first call-up from Italy senior team in February 2010 for a friendly match against Cameroon. Half of Marcello Lippi's experimental squad were in-experienced players and 3 of them (including Bonucci) received their first call-up, partly due to injuries to the regular starters. He was included in the starting line-up along with national team regulars Fabio Cannavaro and Giorgio Chiellini to form the defense line in a 3–4–3 formation. On 2 May 2010, Bonucci was call-up to 29-men training camp in Rome on 4-5 May.

Personal information
Date of birth May 1, 1987 (1987-05-01) (age 23)
Place of birth Viterbo, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Bari
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2005 Viterbese
2005–2007 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2006–2009 Internazionale 1 (0)
2007–2009 → Treviso (loan) 40 (4)
2009 → Pisa (loan) 18 (1)
2009– Bari 28 (1)
National team‡
2010– Italy 1 (0)

Salvatore Bocchetti Italian Footballer Plays For Genoa






Salvatore Bocchetti Italian Footballer Plays For Genoa
Salvatore Bocchetti (born 30 November 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Genoa. Bocchetti started his professional career at Ascoli. He made his Serie A debut against Palermo on 20 December 2006. He was on loan to Serie C1 for Lanciano, and Frosinone of Serie B on second half of 2006-07 season. In the 2008-09 season Bocchetti was signed by Genoa CFC and has become a regular starter in central defence. He can also play fullback role.

Personal information
Date of birth 30 November 1986 (1986-11-30) (age 23)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Genoa
Number 26
Youth career Ascoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2004–2007 Ascoli 2 (0)
2005–2006 → Lanciano (loan) 21 (1)
2007 → Frosinone (loan) 17 (2)
2007–2008 Frosinone 38 (2)
2008– Genoa 55 (1)
National team‡
2008–2009 Italy U-21 10 (0)
2008 Olympic Italy 9 (0)
2009– Italy 3 (0)

Salvatore Sirigu Footballer Plays For Palermo






Salvatore Sirigu Footballer Plays For Palermo
Salvatore Sirigu (born January 12, 1987 in Nuoro, Sardinia) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Palermo. Sirigu started his football career with Venezia youth system. On 2005 he joined Palermo and made his debut for the club as a regular in a 2006-07 Coppa Italia match against Sampdoria and a UEFA Cup match against Fenerbahçe.

Palermo loaned him to Serie C1 club Cremonese on July 12, 2007 in order to let him achieve some first team experience. He spent the 2008–09 season on loan to Serie B side Ancona, but only played 15 games with his club, as Ancona managers Francesco Monaco, and later Sandro Salvioni, preferred Brazilian teammate Da Costa over him.

On August 21, 2007 he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a friendly match against France. Before making his debut with the Azzurrini, Sirigu had already had international experience at the youth level with the Under-18 and Under-19 teams. On February 28, 2010 he received his first call-up for the Italian national team for a friendly game versus Cameroon to be played at Stade Louis II, Monaco, but was not featured on the pitch during the match.

Personal information
Date of birth January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12) (age 23)
Place of birth Nuoro, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3+1⁄2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Palermo
Number 46
Youth career
Venezia
2005-06 Palermo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2006– Palermo 28 (0)
2007–2008 → Cremonese (loan) 19 (0)
2008–2009 → Ancona (loan) 15 (0)
National team‡
2005 Italy U-18 3 (0)
2005 Italy U-19 2 (0)
2007–2009 Italy U-21 5 (0)
2009– Italy 0 (0)

Federico Marchetti Italian Footballer Plays For Cagliari





Federico Marchetti Italian Footballer Plays For Cagliari
Federico Marchetti (born 7 February 1983 in Bassano del Grappa) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Cagliari.

Personal information
Date of birth 7 February 1983 (1983-02-07) (age 27)
Place of birth Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Cagliari
Number 22
Youth career
Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)†
2002–2006 Torino 001 0(0)
2002–2003 → Pro Vercelli (loan) 034 0(0)
2003 → Crotone (loan) 000 0(0)
2004 → Treviso (loan) 000 0(0)
2005 → Pro Vercelli (loan) 013 0(0)
2005–2006 → Biellese (loan) 030 0(0)
2006–2009 AlbinoLeffe 049 0(0)
2008–2009 → Cagliari (loan) 035 0(0)
2009– Cagliari 0024 0(0)
National team‡
2009– Italy 004 0(0)

Joe Cole Professional Footballer Plays For Chelsea





Joe Cole Professional Footballer Plays For Chelsea
Joseph John "Joe" Cole (born 8 November 1981 in Paddington, London) is a professional footballer who plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League and plays for the England national team. He started his career with West Ham United where he played more than 100 games during five years, until he left for Chelsea in 2003. He has won a number of trophies with Chelsea, including two Premier League titles and the 2007 FA Cup.

Personal information
Full name Joseph John Cole
Date of birth 8 November 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 28)
Place of birth Paddington, London, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Winger/Striker
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 10
Youth career
1994–1998 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1998–2003 West Ham United 126 (10)
2003– Chelsea 181 (28)
National team‡
England U21 2 (0)
2001– England 53 (10)

Luka Modric Footballer Plays For Tottenham Hotspur






Luka Modric Footballer Plays For Tottenham Hotspur
Luka Modrić Croatian pronunciation, born 9 September 1985 in Zadar is a Croatian footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League and for the Croatian national football team as a midfielder. He plays as an attacking central or left wing midfielder, where he demonstrates his acceleration, range of passing, vision and fantastic technique.

Modrić's childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence. After showing promise in hometown club Zadar's youth team, he was signed by Dinamo Zagreb as a teenager in 2002. His professional career began with loan spells at Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić. While he was at Dinamo Zagreb, they won three consecutive league titles and several domestic cups, with Modrić named Prva HNL "Player of the Year" in 2007.

Modrić can play with both feet, and combines this with his swift offensive positioning off the ball. His complex game brought him consistant success in the Croatian first division, as recognised when he was signed by Tottenham Hotspur in July 2008. His best role is as a central playmaker and during his time at Dinamo Zagreb, he proved his ability to play as a attacking midfielder, especially on his preferred left wing.[40] In the Croatian national squad, Modrić linked up well with Niko Kovač, also demonstrating his defensive ability. Croatian team manager Bilić has utilised Modrić's flexibility to good effect when experimenting with the team formation. Most notably, Modrić formed a "telepathic understanding" with Eduardo when they played together at Dinamo, Inter Zaprešić and the national team.

Personal information
Full name Luka Modrić
Date of birth 9 September 1985 (1985-09-09) (age 24)
Place of birth Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 14
Youth career
2002–2003 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2002–2008 Dinamo Zagreb 112 (31)
2003–2004 → Zrinjski Mostar (loan) 22 (8)
2004–2005 → Inter Zaprešić (loan) 18 (4)
2008– Tottenham Hotspur 57 (5)
National team‡
2001 Croatia U15 2 (0)
2001 Croatia U17 2 (0)
2003 Croatia U18 7 (0)
2003–2004 Croatia U19 11 (1)
2004–2005 Croatia U21 15 (2)
2006– Croatia 39 (7)
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