Giuseppe Colucci (footballer)
|Full name||Giuseppe Colucci|
|Date of birth||24 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Foggia, Italy|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|2000||→ Bordeaux (loan)||0||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ Modena (loan)||31||(4)|
|2003–2004||→ Brescia (loan)||17||(1)|
|2004–2005||→ Reggina (loan)||30||(5)|
|2005–2006||→ Livorno (loan)||24||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2012|
Colucci started his professional career with Foggia, where he made 39 league appearances, accompanied by a single goal in 2 seasons with the club. After a successful spell with the Foggia, he was transferred to Serie A side Roma. He spent his time on loan at Bordeaux. He played twice for Bordeaux at 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League in March 2000, verse Valencia CF and AC Fiorentina, as second-half substitute.
In 2000, he was sold to Verona (in direct exchange deal with Alberto Maria Fontana), where he made 38 league appearances in 2 seasons. He then loaned to various Serie A clubs: Modena, Brescia, Reggina and Livorno, where he played more regularly at Modena and Reggina.
In August 2006, Colucci was signed by Catania on a co-ownership deal, and later extended the deal by signing a 3-year deal. Colucci made 23 and 19 starts respectively in the first two seasons. In his third season, he was not made part of the club's future by new coach Walter Zenga and failed to make an appearance that year.
Chievo and CesenaEdit
On 2 February 2009, team-mate Gennaro Sardo and Colucci was transferred to Chievo in 6-month loan and 6-month contract respectively. Colucci was offered a new contract but failed to reach an agreement with Chievo.
Colucci has been capped five times for Italy U21 and played at 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifying. He also played for Italy U18 team that lost to Portugal U18 team at UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship.
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- 2006–07 La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
- 2007–08 La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
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- "Giuseppe Colucci prolunga fino al 2013". AC Cesena (in Italian). 4 June 2011.
- "La presentazione di Colucci e Abbruscato". Pescara Calcio (in Italian). 13 June 2011.
- "Giuseppe Colucci è un giocatore della Reggina". Reggina Calcio (in Italian). 22 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.