Alessandro Sturba

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Alessandro Sturba
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-02-23) 23 February 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
Romulea
1991–1992 Verona
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1991–1993 Verona 5 (0)
1992–1993Carrarese (loan) 16 (1)
1993–1994 Siena 13 (0)
1994–1995 Crevalcore 21 (3)
1995–1996 Massese 31 (1)
1996–1998 Andria 64 (8)
1998–1999 Siena 14 (0)
1999–2000 Livorno 36 (3)
2000–2002 Cittadella 66 (17)
2002–2005 Roma 0 (0)
2002–2003Venezia (loan) 6 (0)
2003Salernitana (loan) 12 (0)
2003–2004Catania (loan) 17 (0)
2005Teramo (loan) 11 (0)
2005–2006 Lucchese 22 (1)
Total334(34)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alessandro Sturba (born 23 February 1972) is a former Italian footballer.

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Biography

Born in Rome, Sturba started his professional career at Verona, northern Italy. Sturba made his Serie A debut on 17 November 1991, replaced Claudio Lunini in the 69th minutes. He played the next league match as starter against Torino, which ended in 0–0 draw. He then spent seasons in Serie C1 clubs, which he won the champion in 1997 for Andria. After a Serie B season with Andria, he left for Serie C1 (group A) side Siena. [1] But in mid-season joined Livorno, at that time in the same group. In 2000, he joined Serie B side Cittadella, which he played 2 seasons.

Roma

On 28 June 2002, 2 days before the closure of 2001–02 fiscal year, he was surprisingly signed by Roma in exchange deal, signed a 3-year contract, to swap club with Simone Farina who both tagged for €2.4 million. [2] [3] Roma also bought back half of Farina's registration rights for €1.2million. That week Roma also swap backup players and even youth players with other teams with inflated price, and gained a "profit" of €55billion. [4] Sturba was named one of the victim of doping administration by the media, which Roma suspected to use cross-trading (exchange player with same price and contract length) and inflated the price in order to increase the profit of selling player. In although they did not received real money of selling player, the acquire cost was to amortized proportionality during the player contract (usually multi-year), overall it still appeared a profit in the first year fiscal report, in although most of the nominal value of the registration rights of new signings, were far higher than the fair value. Thus like took drug to enhance the economic situation.

That led to an investigation by prosecutor of Rome for a suspected false accounting in 2004. [5] But Roma was fined €60,000 on 30 October 2007 by Criminal Court of Rome for irregularity on youth players transfer only, [6] as cross trading and inflating the price itself is not illegal, prosecutor failed to prove the purpose behind is illegal against the clubs. [7] [8]

Sturba was loaned to Serie B side Venezia on 31 August 2002, but in January 2003 loaned to league rival Salernitana. In 2003–04 season, he was loaned to Catania, also at Serie B, but the loan came early end in May 2004. [9]

Sturba failed to play in the first half of the season as no club willing to loan him. In the second half of 2004–05 season, he joined Teramo where he joined Luigi Panarelli and Alberto Schettino, who also acquired by Roma in 2002.

Lucchese

In summer 2005, he joined Serie C1 side Lucchese and then retired.

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References

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  2. Vittorio Malagutti (7 November 2002). "La Roma ha un buco nel bilancio? Per coprirlo basta vendere 26 sconosciuti". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  3. Andrea Righi (4 July 2002). "Il Cittadella attivo sul mercato". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  4. "Calciopoli: pm, falsi i bilanci di Roma e Lazio". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 22 May 2006. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  5. Glenn Moore (4 December 2004). "Sensi investigation rocks Roma". The Independent. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  6. "Doping amministrativo Roma colpevole, Lazio no". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 30 October 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  7. "Falso in bilancio, chiesti 480 mila euro di multa per Roma e Lazio". Spy Sport (in Italian). 2 October 2007. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
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  9. Francesco Caruso (10 May 2004). "Il Catania scarica quattro giocatori". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 9 April 2010.