Alex Cordaz (born 1 January 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Inter Milan.
|Full name||Alex Cordaz|
|Date of birth||1 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Vittorio Veneto, Italy|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2002–2003||→ Spezia (loan)||1||(0)|
|2005||→ Spezia (loan)||5||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Acireale (loan)||29||(0)|
|2006||→ Pizzighettone (loan)||18||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ ND Gorica (loan)||35||(0)|
|2015||→ Crotone (loan)||19||(0)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:19, 03 April 2021 (UTC).|
Cordaz started his career at Inter Milan. In the 2001–02 season, he was the regular selection ahead of Mathieu Moreau for first choice at Primavera Team (U20 team), where he won the championship.
When he turned 19, he was farmed out to Spezia of Serie C1. He played as the backup of Hugo Daniel Rubini.
In summer 2003, he returned to Inter as first team 3rd goalkeeper, while his ex-competitor Moreau was farmed out to Spezia. Cordaz made his first team debut against Juventus on 4 February 2004 in a Coppa Italia match which ended in a 2–2 draw.
He left for Spezia of Serie C1 again in January 2005. He won Coppa Italia Serie C along with Inter youth products Riccardo Meggiorini and Hernán Paolo Dellafiore, all of whom left on loan in January 2005.
He spent the 2005–06 season at Acireale of Serie C1 along with Devis Nossa and Fabrizio Biava. He was the first choice of the team, but missed the relegation playoff and Simone Deliperi played instead. Acireale were relegated after losing in the playoffs.
On 31 August 2006, the last day of the transfer window, Cordaz was sold to newly relegated Treviso in a joint-ownership bid, for a peppercorn fee of €500. But he spent the first half of the season on loan at Pizzighettone of Serie C1. During the 2008–09 season Cordaz (€800,000 ca. January 2009) joined Treviso outright. January 2009 also saw the return of Gianluca Litteri (€50,000) and the signing of Samuele Longo and Mame Baba Thiam outright, which meant the deal involved little cash. Cordaz himself meant Inter had a financial income of €799,500 as the value of their retained half was increased from €500 to €800,000 in accounting.
After Treviso disbanded due to financial issues, Cordaz found himself without a team, and later agreed for a move to Switzerland by joining Swiss Challenge League outfit FC Lugano on a free transfer.
On 5 July 2011, he returned to Serie B for Cittadella, replacing former Inter team-mate Simone Villanova.
In June 2013, Cordaz was signed by Parma on a free transfer. On 1 July 2013, he was farmed to Slovenian club ND Gorica along with Bright Addae, Daniele Bazzoffia, Uroš Celcer, Massimo Coda, Sebestyén Ihrig-Farkas, Alen Jogan, Gianluca Lapadula, Floriano Vanzo and Fabio Lebran (Crotone/Parma). The deals were finalized on 12 July.
In the first half of the 2014–15 season he failed to seek a new club, thus he became a backup keeper for Parma, despite wearing the no.1 shirt. On 9 January 2015, Cordaz left for Crotone, with Pavol Bajza returning to Parma. Cordaz also wore the number 1 shirt vacated by Bajza.
On 8 July 2015, Cordaz signed a three-year contract with Crotone.
Return to Inter MilanEdit
On 25 June 2021, it was announced that Cordaz had signed a one-year contract with Inter Milan.
Inter Milan Primavera
- Coppa Italia Serie C: 2005
- ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 80" [Official Press Release No. 80] (PDF). Lega Serie A. 31 October 2017. p. 4. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- ^ "Alex Cordaz". Inter Milan. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
- ^ "ALEX CORDAZ ON LOAN TO SPEZIA". inter.it. 25 January 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- ^ "NEW CLUBS FOR FIVE YOUNGSTERS". inter.it. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- ^ Crediti – Compartiecipazioni ex art.102bis NOIF, FC Internazionale Milano 2006–07 bilancio (Report and Accounts), Require Purchase in CCIAA (in Italian)
- ^ "DEALS DONE FOR EIGHT YOUTH PLAYERS". inter.it. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- ^ FC Internazionale Milano 2008–09, 2009–10 Report and Accounts (in Italian)
- ^ "UN NUOVO PORTIERE BIANCONERO!" (in Italian). FC Lugano. 28 July 2009. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
- ^ "Alex Cordaz al Cittadella". AS Cittadella (in Italian). 6 July 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- ^ "PREGLED POGODB MED IGRALCI IN KLUBI 1. SNL NA DAN 12.07.2013" (PDF) (in Slovenian). NZS. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
- ^ "ZAPISNIK 39 seje Registracijske komisije NZS z dne 12.07.2013" [Press release [N°] 39: NZS Registration Commission on 12 July 2013] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Nogometna zveza Slovenije (NZS). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
- ^ "Calciomercato: Cordaz al Crotone, Bajza al Parma" (in Italian). FC Crotone. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- ^ "#Ternana-Crotone, sono 21 gli squali convocati da mister Drago" (in Italian). FC Crotone. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- ^ "Crotone, i primi colpi di mercato: Cordaz e Firenze sono rossoblù" (in Italian). F.C. Crotone. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- ^ "ALEX CORDAZ IS A NEW INTER PLAYER". Inter Milan. 25 June 2021.
- ^ "AC Milan 0-3 Inter Milan: Simone Inzaghi's side ease to Supercoppa win over rivals to defend title". Euro Sport. 18 January 2023. Retrieved 18 January 2023.
- Profile at the Inter Milan website
- Profile at Swiss Football League (in German)
- "Carriera di Alex Cordaz" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
- Profile at Football.it (in Italian)
- Profile at Gazzetta (in Italian)
- PrvaLiga profile (in Slovene)