Giuseppe Rossi

  • Date of birth : 01/02/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Giuseppe Rossi

Giuseppe Rossi

Clubs: Manchester United FC, Newcastle United FC (loan), Parma FC (loan), Villarreal CF

• Born to Italian-American parents in New Jersey, Rossi moved to Italy at the age of 12 when he was offered the opportunity to play youth football for Parma.

• Scouted by Manchester United after several appearances for Italy's youth teams, the young striker signed his first professional contract with the Old Trafford club at the age of 17.

• Found first-team opportunities hard to come by at United but helped the Red Devils win the 2005/06 League Cup; spent the first half of 2006/07 on loan to Newcastle before a temporary spell back at Parma, where he blossomed, scoring nine goals in 19 league games to help the Ducali avoid relegation from Serie A.

• Sold by United to Villarreal in summer 2007, he prospered in Spain, registering at least ten times in each of his first four campaigns and adding several more in Europe, where he finished as the second highest scorer in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League with 11 goals as the Yellow Submarine reached the semi-finals.

• Rejected overtures from the United States and made his first senior appearance for Italy in October 2008 before starring at the following summer's FIFA Confederations Cup and scoring twice against the country of his birth in a 3-1 win.

• Did not return to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, however, after being surprisingly omitted by Marcello Lippi, but was subsequently restored by Cesare Prandelli and scored in early 2011 friendlies away to Germany and Ukraine.

• Was ruled out for six months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a 3-0 Liga defeat by Real Madrid CF on 26 October 2011.

Last updated: 02/03/12 16.26CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/05/2016 16:29 CET
30.08.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino3-1FiorentinaFiorentina1700
12.09.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-0GenoaGenoa6300
20.09.2015Italian Serie ACarpiCarpi0-1FiorentinaFiorentina5800
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBelenensesBelenenses0-4FiorentinaFiorentina9010
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFiorentinaFiorentina1-2LechLech9010
25.10.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-2RomaRoma2900
28.10.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona0-2FiorentinaFiorentina6001
01.11.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina4-1FrosinoneFrosinone3100
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLechLech0-2FiorentinaFiorentina6300
22.11.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-2EmpoliEmpoli1100
30.11.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1FiorentinaFiorentina5600
10.12.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFiorentinaFiorentina1-0BelenensesBelenenses9000
13.12.2015Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus3-1FiorentinaFiorentina400
16.12.2015Italian CupRound of 16FiorentinaFiorentina0-1CarpiCarpi1100
09.01.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-3LazioLazio1600
17.01.2016Italian Serie AMilanMilan2-0FiorentinaFiorentina2400
25.01.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante3-2Las PalmasLas Palmas1500
31.01.2016Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-1LevanteLevante9010
07.02.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9000
14.02.2016Spanish LigaEibarEibar2-0LevanteLevante8000
19.02.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante3-0GetafeGetafe7611
28.02.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal3-0LevanteLevante5400
02.03.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante1-3Real MadridReal Madrid6301
06.03.2016Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-1LevanteLevante6600
13.03.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante1-0ValenciaValencia7610
19.03.2016Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo2-1LevanteLevante7710
04.04.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón9000
09.04.2016Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-0LevanteLevante9000
15.04.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-1EspanyolEspanyol7311
21.04.2016Spanish LigaGranadaGranada5-1LevanteLevante9000
24.04.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-2AthleticAthletic9000
02.05.2016Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga3-1LevanteLevante9000
08.05.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-1AtléticoAtlético1110

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General info

  • Name: Giuseppe Rossi
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/02/1987 (29)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Levante ( ESP)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    09/08/05: Man. United 3-0 Debrecen
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    24/03/03: Italy 3-0 Belgium

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-21124
Italy U-17124

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. United20
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 23/05/2016 16:29 CET