Gianluca Scamacca

Gianluca Scamacca (born 1 January 1999) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Sassuolo and the Italy national team.

Gianluca Scamacca
Personal information
Full name Gianluca Scamacca[1]
Date of birth (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 91
Youth career
2009–2012 Lazio
2012–2015 Roma
2015–2017 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Jong PSV 3 (0)
2017– Sassuolo 18 (5)
2018Cremonese (loan) 14 (1)
2018–2019PEC Zwolle (loan) 8 (0)
2019–2020Ascoli (loan) 33 (9)
2020−2021Genoa (loan) 26 (8)
National team
2014–2016 Italy U17 28 (6)
2016–2017 Italy U18 4 (3)
2017–2018 Italy U19 11 (8)
2018–2019 Italy U20 12 (5)
2018–2021 Italy U21 15 (9)
2021– Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:53, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2021

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

A product of Roma youth academy, Scamacca joined PSV Eindhoven in January 2015.[2] He made his professional debut in Eerste Divisie as a Jong PSV player on 22 January 2016, aged 17, in a 1–2 away win against VVV-Venlo, replacing Steven Bergwijn after 61 minutes.[3]

SassuoloEdit

In January 2017, he was signed by Italian club Sassuolo on a four-and-a-half-year deal.[4] On 29 October, at age 18, he made his Serie A debut in a 1–3 loss against Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo, coming on as a substitute for Diego Falcinelli in the 85th minute.[5]

LoansEdit

In January 2018, Scamacca joined Serie B club Cremonese on loan.[6] He scored his first professional goal on 14 April 2018, in the league match against Palermo.[7]

On 31 August 2018, Scamacca joined Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle on loan.[8] He made his debut on 2 September 2018 in the away league match won 1–0 against FC Groningen.[9]

On 13 July 2019, he joined Serie B club Ascoli on loan.[10]

On 2 October 2020, Scamacca joined Genoa in the Serie A on a season-long loan.[11]

International careerEdit

As a member of the Italy U17 side he took part at the 2015 and 2016 editions of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

On 25 May 2018, he made his debut with the Italy U21 team in a friendly match lost 3–2 against Portugal.

With the Italy U19 he took part in the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, and scored two goals in the tournament, including one in the 4–3 final loss against Portugal after extra time.[12] The following year he took part in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup with the Italy U20 squad, reaching the fourth place.

He scored his first goal with the Italy U21 team on 6 September 2019, in a friendly match won 4–0 against Moldova.

He received his first call up to the senior Italy squad for the team's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September 2021.[13] He made his senior debut on 8 September, in a 5–0 home win over Lithuania, coming on as a second–half substitute for Federico Bernardeschi.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 1 December 2021[15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sassuolo 2017–18 Serie A 3 0 3 0
Cremonese (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 14 1 14 1
PEC Zwolle (loan) 2018–19 Eredivisie 8 0 2 0 10 0
Ascoli (loan) 2019–20 Serie B 33 9 2 4 35 13
Genoa (loan) 2020–21 Serie A 26 8 3 4 29 12
Sassuolo 2021–22 Serie A 15 5 15 5
Career total 98 23 7 8 0 0 0 0 105 31

InternationalEdit

As of match played 15 November 2021[15]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Italy 2021 2 0
Total 2 0


HonoursEdit

Italy U19

Italy U20

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: Italy" (PDF). FIFA. 13 June 2019. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Contract Scamacca met één seizoen verlengd". PSV (in Dutch). 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ "VVV-Venlo vs. Jong PSV - 22 January 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Scamacca terug naar Italië". PSV (in Dutch). 31 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Napoli vs. Sassuolo - 29 October 2017 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Scamacca: Alla Cremonese mi trovo molto bene". sport.sky.it (in Italian). 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ Franciò, Cinzia (14 April 2018). "Cremonese, bel punto a Palermo: Scamacca risponde a Coronado". La Provinzia Cremona (in Italian).
  8. ^ "Scamacca en Tripaldelli naar PEC Zwolle". PEC Zwolle (in Dutch). 31 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Van Crooij schiet PEC in Groningen van hatelijke nul af". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 2 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Calciomercato: Scamacca in prestito secco dal Sassuolo" [Scamacca on loan from Sassuolo.] (in Italian). Ascoli. 13 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Gianluca Scamacca, rinforzo in attaco" [Gianluca Scamacca, reinforcement in attack] (in Italian). Genoa. 2 October 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Portugal win epic U19 EURO final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Thirty-four Azzurri called up for the matches against Bulgaria, Switzerland and Lithuania: Zaniolo returns, Scamacca earns first call-up". figc.it. 27 August 2021. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Italia-Lituania 5-0: Kean, Raspadori e Di Lorenzo rimettono gli azzurri sulla strada per i Mondiali". la Repubblica (in Italian). 8 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  15. ^ a b "G. Scamacca". Soccerway.
  16. ^ "Mina sparks historic finish for Ecuador". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2019. Archived from the original on 15 June 2019.