Luca Antonelli

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Luca Antonelli
Antonelli with Milan in 2017
Personal information
Full nameLuca Antonelli
Date of birth (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Monza, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2004 Monza
2004–2007 Milan
Senior career*
2006–2008 Milan 1 (0)
2007–2008Bari (loan) 17 (1)
2008–2011 Parma 58 (1)
2011–2015 Genoa 104 (8)
2015–2018 Milan 53 (4)
2018– Empoli 10 (0)
National team
2005 Italy U19 1 (0)
2007 Italy U20 1 (1)
2010– Italy 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 4 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2016

Luca Antonelli (Italian pronunciation:  [ˈluːka antoˈnɛlli] ; born 11 February 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a left back for Empoli.

Association football Team field sport

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Empoli F.C. Italian association football club

Empoli Football Club, commonly referred to as Empoli, is an Italian football club based in Empoli, Tuscany. Founded in 1920, the side is part of a select group of Italian football clubs that do not belong to a provincial capital city that have participated in the top-flight, where Empoli currently plays.


Early life

Antonelli was born in Monza. He is the son of Roberto Antonelli, a former footballer who played for Milan from 1977 until 1982 as a striker. [1]

Monza Comune in Lombardy, Italy

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Roberto Antonelli is a former Italian football manager and player who played as a striker or as an attacking midfielder.

A.C. Milan italian association football club based in the city of Milan founded in 1899

Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan, is a professional football club in Milan, Italy, founded in 1899. The club has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 1980–81 and 1982–83 seasons, in the top flight of Italian football, known as Serie A since 1929–30.

Club career

After spending a few seasons in the A.C. Milan youth teams, Antonelli made his first team debut in a Coppa Italia game against Brescia on 8 November 2006. On 23 December, he made also his Serie A debut, in a match against Udinese.

Coppa Italia Italian football tournament

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Brescia Calcio Italian association football club

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Serie A professional association football league in Italy

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In the summer of 2007 Antonelli was loaned out to Serie B club Bari, but he impressed so much that during the January transfer window Parma secured him on loan from Milan for the rest of the Serie A season. He made his first appearance for the Gialloblu against Livorno on 16 March 2008.

Serie B, currently named Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It has been operating for over eighty years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, when the Lega Serie B was created for the 2010–11 season. Common nicknames for the league are campionato cadetto and cadetteria, as cadetto is the Italian for junior or cadet.


In June 2008, Parma had acquired half of the contractual rights from Milan, for €750,000. [2] While the following summer, he was fully transferred for another €2.5 million, which Milan made a financial income of €1.75 million as the value of the retained half had increased from €0.75 million to €2.5 million. [2] [3]


In January 2011, Antonelli was transferred to Genoa for €7 million. Genoa also signed Alberto Paloschi for €4.35 million and sold Raffaele Palladino (€3 million) and Francesco Modesto (€2.5 million) to Parma. [4] The club soon sold Domenico Criscito as Antonelli had succeeded Criscito as full back.

Alberto Paloschi Italian footballer

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Raffaele Palladino Italian footballer

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Francesco Modesto is an Italian association footballer who plays for Rende as a wing-back or winger on the left flank.

Return to A.C. Milan

In February 2015, Antonelli moved back to his debut club Milan, for a fee of €4.5 million [5] signing a three-and-a-half-year contract. [6]

On his debut for his return to Milan on 7 February 2015, Antonelli scored a goal from a corner kick off a header to tie the match with Juventus at 1–1, which did not prove decisive, as Milan eventually lost the match 3–1. [7]


On 11 August 2018, Antonelli transferred to Empoli. [8]

International career

Antonelli made his senior international debut with the Italian national team on 3 September 2010 against Estonia in Tallinn. [9]

Career statistics


As of match played 29 December 2018. [10]
ClubSeasonLeague Cup Europe OtherTotal
Bari (loan) 2007–08 Serie B 17130171
Parma 2007–08 Serie A 800080
2008–09 Serie B 14020160
2009–10 Serie A 24110251
2010–11 12000120
Genoa 2010–11 Serie A 11100111
2011–12 11020130
2012–13 33110341
2013–14 30310313
2014–15 19310203
Milan 2006–07 Serie A 102030
2014–15 12100121
2015–16 28340323
2016–17 70101 [lower-alpha 1] 090
2017–18 60106 [lower-alpha 2] 1131
Empoli 2018–19 Serie A 10000100
Career total24314190611026915
  1. Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana
  2. Appearances in UEFA Europa League


As of 5 September 2016. [11]
Italy national team



Milan [10]

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