Nicola Pozzi

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Nicola Pozzi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
San Donato
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002–2004 Cesena 19 (4)
2004–2005 Milan 0 (0)
2004Napoli (loan) 3 (1)
2005Pescara (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2009 Empoli 103 (26)
2009–2014 Sampdoria 92 (31)
2013Siena (loan) 3 (0)
2014–2015 Parma 3 (0)
2015Chievo (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016 Vicenza 4 (0)
2016–2017 Pro Piacenza 7 (2)
2017– San Donato
National team
2006–2009 Italy U-21 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 9 June 2015

Nicola Pozzi (born 30 June 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for San Donato.

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Club career

Milan

Signed by A.C. Milan from then-Serie C1 side Cesena in January 2004, he was successively loaned to Napoli and Pescara, before being sent on loan to Empoli F.C. for two consecutive seasons (2005–06 and 2006–07).

Empoli

In 2007–08 season, his status was changed to co-owned by both sides, for €750,000 [1] (that season Empoli also signed Luca Antonini (€1 million), Lino Marzoratti (€750,000) and Ignazio Abate (€900,000) in co-ownership deals), and on 16 June 2008 Empoli got full ownership for €3.25 million (Pozzi) and €1.5 million (Marzoratti ) [2] [3] in exchange of Antonini (€2.75 million) [3] and Abate (€2 million) [3] who return to AC Milan, effectively made Emppoli paid €3.4 million in net for Pozzi and Marzoratti, as well as the special loan of Abate and Antonini.

On 9 December 2007, he scored all four goals in Empoli's 4–1 victory over Cagliari. However, he suffered a season-ending knee injury after netting a brace in a 3–1 defeat of Napoli on February 17, and will be sidelined for six months, effectively ruling him out of the Azzurrini squad for the 2008 Olympics.

Pozzi also represented Italy at the Under-21 level.

Sampdoria

On 31 August 2009 Sampdoria announced via their website the loan signing of Pozzi for €180,000 [4] with the option to make the signing permanent. [5] In June 2010, Sampdoria decided to sign him outright, [6] for €5.2 million on a five-year contract. [4] [7]

Parma

After playing five seasons well at Sampdoria, Pozzi moved to Serie A side Parma on 31 January 2014, with Stefano Okaka moved to opposite direction, [8] signing a three-and-a-half year deal.[ citation needed ] The deal was a cashless swap, as both Pozzi and Okaka were valued for €2 million. [9]

On 2 February 2015, Pozzi joined A.C. Chievo Verona in a temporary deal. [10]

Vicenza

On 31 August 2015, he was signed by Vicenza in a two-year deal. [11] He took no.9 shirt from Stefano Pettinari. [12]

However, on 25 August 2016 he was released. [13]

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References

  1. http://www.bilanciomilan.it/2007/HTML/PDF/bilancio.pdf
  2. "AC Milan Group 2008 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). 2 September 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 Empoli FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  4. 1 2 Empoli F.C. SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  5. "Chiusura col botto: è Nicola Pozzi la nuova punta". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 31 August 2009. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  6. "Comunicato stampa del 22 Giugno 2010" [Press release 22 June 2010]. Empoli FC (in Italian). 2010-06-22. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  7. UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  8. "Nicola Pozzi arrives from Sampdoria, Okaka leaves". Parma FC. 31 January 2014. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  9. Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  10. "Ufficiale: Nicola Pozzi al ChievoVerona" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2 February 2015. Archived from the original on 27 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  11. "Nicola Pozzi in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 31 August 2015. Archived from the original on 11 February 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  12. "Verso l'esordio di campionato Modena-Vicenza: i ventuno convocati" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 5 September 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  13. "Risoluzione consensuale per Pozzi e Manfredini" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 25 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.