Alessandro Diamanti

  • Date of birth : 02/05/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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Alessandro Diamanti

Alessandro Diamanti

Clubs: AC Prato, Empoli FC (loan), Fucecchio (loan), Florentia Viola (loan), Albinoleffe (loan), AS Livorno Calcio, West Ham united FC, Brescia Calcio, Bologna FC, Guangzhou Evergrande FC

• Born in the textile town of Prato, close to Florence, he launched his career in lower-league Italian football with AC Prato but had several spells on loan at other clubs until he left his home-town team for good in 2007, joining Serie A side AS Livorno Calcio

• Scored four goals in his debut Serie A campaign but suffered relegation and remained to help the Amaranto win an immediate promotion back to the top flight – via the play-offs – the following season, in which he registered 20 goals in all competitions.

• Signed by compatriot Gianfranco Zola for West Ham United FC in August 2009; scored the first of seven Premier League goals the following month – a penalty in a 3-2 home defeat by Liverpool FC.

• Returned to Italy after one term in England, joining Brescia, but his six Serie A goals were insufficient to save the Rondinelle from relegation; remained a top-flight player by joining Bologna and went on to score eight times in 30 appearances to help Stefano Pioli's unsung team to a ninth-place finish.

• Awarded his first Azzurri cap in a November 2010 friendly against Romania in Klagenfurt, Austria, and added three more caps to his tally as his substitute appearances helped Italy to reach the final of UEFA EURO 2012.

• Signed by Marcello Lippi for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande in February 2014, scoring twice on his debut. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: runner-up 2012

Last updated: 13/03/14 16.53CET

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UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Alessandro Diamanti
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/05/1983 (31)
  • Country: Italy
  • Club: Bologna ( ITA)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    18/06/12: Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Italy30
Total30
Last updated: 31/07/2014 16:59 CET
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