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Guillermo Gonzalo Giacomazzi Suárez (born 21 November 1977) is a Uruguayan footballer.[1] He also played for the Uruguayan national team.

Guillermo Giacomazzi
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Personal information
Full name Guillermo Gonzalo Giacomazzi Suárez
Date of birth (1977-11-21) November 21, 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1998 Bella Vista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Bella Vista 53 (10)
2000–2001 Peñarol 34 (0)
2001–2013 Lecce 273 (37)
2007Palermo (loan) 7 (0)
2007–2008Empoli (loan) 20 (0)
2013–2014 Siena 38 (4)
2014–2015 Perugia 26 (1)
National team
1998–2007 Uruguay 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2015

He holds the Serie A appearances record for U.S. Lecce with 178 matches played.[2] He has also been granted Italian citizenship.

CareerEdit

He started in Uruguay, playing for Bella Vista before moving to Peñarol. In 2001, he was signed by U.S. Lecce and made his debut match in Italian Serie A on August 27, 2001, against Parma, a game which Lecce drew 1-1. He played for the team for the following 6 years, becoming its captain.

On January 31, 2007, he was signed by U.S. Città di Palermo. On February 11, 2007, he played his first Serie A match for Palermo, against Empoli F.C.[3] In the following season he was loaned to Empoli, and in 2008 he returned to the Lecce squad. On 6 July 2010, he signed a new 4-year contract with Lecce.[4]

Giacomazzi stayed with Lecce in 2012 despite their relegation from Serie A in 2011-12 and subsequent expulsion from the Serie B for their part in the Calcio Scommesse scandal. Giacomazzi, the club's captain, rejected offers from Serie A sides Parma and Torino and Serie B team Cesena to remain at the club.[5]

In 2013, he joined Siena, a team that at the end of the season was excluded from the Serie B due to financial problems. Thus he became a free agent and joined A.C. Perugia for the 2014–15 Serie B season.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ficha de Jugador de selección: Guillermo Giacomazzi". Tenfield. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  2. ^ "SERIE A: GIACOMAZZI IL PIÙ PRESENTE IN A, "HO DATO TANTO E HO RICEVUTO TANTO"" (in Italian). Soccerpuglia.it. 2009-05-12. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
  3. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved February 15, 2007.
  4. ^ "Rinnovo del contratto per Giacomazzi". US Lecce (in Italian). 6 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Lecce, Giacomazzi: "Ho respinto le offerte di Parma, Torino e Cesena"". TuttoMercatoWeb.
  6. ^ "Giacomazzi è un giocatore del Perugia". ACPerugiaCalcio.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-14.

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