Mattia Cassani

  • Date of birth : 26/08/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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Mattia Cassani

Mattia Cassani

A tenacious, pacy right-back who ended a productive five-year stint at US Città di Palermo with a summer 2011 loan move to ACF Fiorentina, Mattia Cassani is a challenger to Christian Maggio for a starting berth in Italy's UEFA EURO 2012 team. He started four of the ten qualifying matches, including both games against Northern Ireland.

• Started out with Juventus but was unable to break through with the Turin giants and had a brief spell in Serie B with UC Sampdoria, which ended in promotion, before remaining at second-tier level with Hellas Verona FC.

• Accumulated 118 Serie B appearances for Verona over a three-year period, his consistency earning a move to top-flight Palermo in the summer of 2006.

• Made his European debut for the Sicilians in a UEFA Cup first round tie against West Ham United FC at Upton Park and scored a spectacular first Serie A goal against ex-club Juventus on 6 April 2008 to give Palermo a 3-2 victory.

• Earned widespread recognition as one of Serie A's finest full-backs as he accumulated 161 league appearances for Palermo before returning to the mainland in 2011 when he joined Fiorentina on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

• First capped for Italy by Marcello Lippi in a November 2009 friendly against Sweden but did not make the cut for the 2010 FIFA World Cup; became much more prominent under new Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli.

Last updated: 07/03/12 18.06CET

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General info

  • Name: Mattia Cassani
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 26/08/1983 (30)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Parma ( ITA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    13/11/02: Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Juventus
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/10: Estonia 1-2 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Italy40
Total40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Juventus10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Palermo150
Total150
Last updated: 01/08/2013 08:16 CET
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