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Riccardo Meggiorini

Riccardo Meggiorini
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-09-04) 4 September 1985 (age 28)
Place of birthIsola della Scala, Italy
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubTorino
Number69
Youth career
000?–2003Bovolone
2003–2004Internazionale
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2004–2006Internazionale1(0)
2005Spezia (loan)10(0)
2005–2006Pavia (loan)12(0)
2006–2009Cittadella110(41)
2009–2012Genoa0(0)
2009–2010Bari (loan)31(5)
2010–2011Bologna (loan)29(1)
2011–2012Novara (loan)12(1)
2012-Torino57(7)
National team
2004Italy U191(0)
2005Italy U20[1]2(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:56, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Riccardo Meggiorini (born 4 September 1985) is an Italian footballer who plays for Torino.

He is nicknamed Meggio by his teammates.[2]

Football career

Early career

Meggiorini started his career at Bovolone, a team from his native Verona Province.

In the summer of 2003, Meggiorini moved, on loan, to Internazionale, making the move permanent the following summer.[3]

He made his Serie A debut on 14 November 2004, against Cagliari Calcio.

In January 2005, he left on loan to Spezia of Serie C1, along with Hernán Paolo Dellafiore. In the summer of the same year, he moved to Pavia, also in Serie C1. In January 2006, he moved to Cittadella, another Serie C1 team.[4] He loan was extended in July 2006[5] and he was bought by Cittadella in co-ownership deal in summer 2007, for €40,000,[6] and won promotion to Serie B in June 2008.

Genoa

In June 2009 Meggiorini was involved in the signing of Diego Milito (€28M) and Thiago Motta (€10.2M).[7][8][9] Which Inter paid Genoa €20 million cash and half of the registration rights of Meggiorini (tagged for €2.5 million),[7] Robert Acquafresca (€9.5M)[7], half of Ivan Fatić (€200,000)[7], Leonardo Bonucci (€3 million)[7] and Francesco Bolzoni (€3 million)[7]. Genoa also paid another €2.5 million to Cittadella via Inter in order to fully owned the registration rights of Meggiorini.[10][11]

Meggiorini was transferred to Bari on 2 July 2009 along with Bonucci, Matteo Paro (loan), Andrea Ranocchia (loan) and Giuseppe Greco (loan) in another co-ownership deal, which the 50% registration rights of Bonucci Meggiorini were valued €1.75 million and €2.75 million respectively.[7]

On 26 June 2010, he was bought back by Genoa as the Liguria side made a higher bid than Bari in a closed tender,[12] for €1.79 million.[13] Four days later, Genoa was reported to have agreed with Chievo to swap Meggiorini for goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.[14] However, the deal collapsed.

On 9 July 2010, he was sold to Bologna in another co-ownership deal,[15] for €3 million.[16][13] Despite not a solid member of starting XI, he also made 3 assists, tied the team record with Diego Pérez.

Novara

The following year Genoa bought back Meggiorini again (direct swap with Federico Rodríguez) but left for another side, Serie A newcomer Novara in temporary deal, for €400,000,[17][18] as the club had sold its flagship striker Pablo Andrés González and Cristian Bertani.

Torino

On 16 January 2012 Meggiorini was transferred to Torino of Serie B in a co-ownership deal for €1 million.[18] He made his debut for Torino on 20 January 2012 as a substitute against Cittadella (1–1).[19] On 20 February 2012 he scored his first goal for Torino in a game against Sampdoria to give his side the win 2–1.[20] By the end of the season he made 18 appearances and scored 4 goals with Torino, who were promoted to Serie A.[21] In June 2012 Torino bought Meggiorini outright from Genoa for €600,000.[18]

In total, Genoa received €960,000 in net from Bari, zero in net from Bologna, €400,000 from Novara and €1.6 million from Torino, which barely covered the €2.5 million acquire cost to Cittadella and only profited a extra €460,000 for accepting Meggiorini as a piece-weight to sell Milito to Inter.

In his first season back in Serie A, Meggiorini failed to score during the first half of the season.[22] But on 27 January 2013 he was on form, scoring a brace away to his former club Inter Milan, ending 2–2.[23] On 30 March 2013 he gave Torino a brief lead over Napoli before the away side scored a further 3 goals to defeat Torino 5–3.[24] He finished the season with 31 total appearances and only 3 goals.

Honours

References

External links

  • Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (2009–10) (Italian)
  • Inter Archive
  • http://www.tuttocalciatori.net/Meggiorini_Riccardo
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