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Alessandro Bastoni (born 13 April 1999) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Parma, on loan from Internazionale.

Alessandro Bastoni
Personal information
Full name Alessandro Bastoni
Date of birth (1999-04-13) 13 April 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Casalmaggiore, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Parma (on loan from Internazionale)
Number 95
Youth career
Cannatese
2006–2016 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Atalanta 3 (0)
2017– Internazionale 0 (0)
2017–2018Atalanta (loan) 4 (0)
2018–Parma (loan) 22 (1)
National team
2014 Italy U15 7 (0)
2014–2015 Italy U16 15 (1)
2015–2016 Italy U17 17 (0)
2016 Italy U18 3 (0)
2017–2018 Italy U19 9 (2)
2018– Italy U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:53, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

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Early careerEdit

Bastoni was born in Casalmaggiore, Lombardy, and began his career in the local Cannatese youth side, where his father was coach.[1] At the age of 7, he joined the youth sides of Serie A side Atalanta.

Club careerEdit

AtalantaEdit

Bastoni progressed through various age groups at Bergamo, including making nearly 30 appearances for the under-17 side, before eventually progressing to the Primavera side, where he established himself as a regular starter at the centre of defence. He was named on the first-team bench for the first time on 30 October 2016, for the game against Genoa, and made his full debut a month later in the Coppa Italia game against Pescara, playing the full game in a 3–0 victory.[2] In Serie A, Bastoni remained as an unused substitute for the six games after Genoa until making his debut in a 1–0 win over Sampdoria on 22 January 2017, playing full 90 minutes.[3]

InternazionaleEdit

On 31 August 2017, Internazionale announced the signing of Bastoni for an undisclosed fee, and on the same day, his loan at Atalanta for the next two seasons.[4] Inter officially recalled defender Alessandro Bastoni early from his loan with Atalanta and renewed his contract until 2023 on 14 July 2018.[5]

Loan to ParmaEdit

On 7 August 2018, Bastoni joined to Parma on loan until 30 June 2019.[6] He made his debut on 7 October 2018, in the league match won 3–1 away against Genoa.

International careerEdit

Bastoni has been capped by Italy at every level from U15 to U19. His first international goal came in a 4–0 win over Norway whilst playing for the under-16 team. He was first called up to the under-18 side by coach Paolo Nicolato in August 2016,[7] and was made captain in his second game; a 2–2 draw with the Netherlands. He was called up to the Italy under-19 side by coach Paolo Nicolato on 9 August 2017 at the age of 18.

He made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 11 October 2018, in a friendly match lost 1–0 against Belgium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alessandro Bastoni, Pregiata Oreficeria Atalanta" (in Italian). Alfredo Pedulla. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Atalanta vs. Pescara 3-0". Soccerway. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Atalanta vs. Sampdoria 1-0". Soccerway. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Alessandro Bastoni All'Inter Ma Nerazzurro Fino Al 30 Giugno 2019" [Alessandro Bastoni At Inter But Black & Blue Until 30 June 2019] (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Alessandro Bastoni renews with Inter until 2023". inter.it. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Ufficale: Parma, tris d'acquisti dall'Inter: Biabiany, Dimarco e Bastoni" (in Italian). Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Italy U-18s: 22 Azzurrini Called Up For Slovenia Friendly on 11th August". FIGC. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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