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Lorenzo Tonelli (born 17 January 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a central defender for Serie A club Sampdoria on loan from S.S.C. Napoli.

Lorenzo Tonelli
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Florence, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sampdoria
(on loan from Napoli)
Number 26
Youth career
2000–2010 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Empoli 159 (14)
2016– Napoli 6 (3)
2018–Sampdoria (loan) 14 (1)
National team
2006 Italy U16 3 (0)
2010 Italy U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:40, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 November 2010

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Club careerEdit

Born in Florence, Tuscany, Tonelli started his professional career at Empoli. He made his debut during the 2010–11 Serie B season. He made his first appearance on 5 September 2010.

On 26 April 2015, Tonelli was punched by Atalanta's Germán Denis after he burst into the Empoli dressing room; Denis was subsequently given a five match ban for this action on Tonelli.[1]

Tonelli enjoyed his breakthrough in the 2014–15 season under then manager Maurizio Sarri, attracting the attention of some of the top Italian teams. On 23 May 2016, it was announced that Tonelli had signed for Napoli.[2] The transfer fee was reported as being €10 million.[3] On 7 January 2017, Tonelli made his Napoli debut, scoring the match-winning goal in the 95th minute of a 2–1 home win over Sampdoria.[4]

On 17 August 2018, Tonelli joined Serie A side Sampdoria on loan until 30 June 2019.[5]

International careerEdit

Under the new regime of Ciro Ferrara, he received his first call-up for Italy U-21 on 11 November 2010.[6][7] He made his debut on 17 November 2010, replacing Giulio Donati in the second half of the friendly match, winning against Turkey U21 2–1.[8] He was called up for an Italy training camp on 16 May 2016.[9] He was given his first official senior call-up for Italy in October 2018 by manager Roberto Mancini, following injuries to several players in the team.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 17 February 2019[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Empoli 2010–11 Serie B 16 0 1 0 17 0
2011–12 16 0 3 1 19 1
2012–13 36 4 1 0 4 0 41 4
2013–14 37 3 2 0 39 3
2014–15 Serie A 28 5 2 0 30 5
2015–16 26 2 1 0 27 2
Total 159 14 10 1 0 0 4 0 173 15
Napoli 2016–17 Serie A 3 2 0 0 3 2
2017–18 4 1 0 0 2 0 6 1
Total 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 3
Sampdoria 2018–19 Serie A 14 1 1 0 15 1
Career total 180 18 11 1 2 0 4 0 197 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Five game ban for Denis". Football Italia. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Official: Napoli sign Tonelli". Football Italia. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ Chris Myson (23 May 2016). "Tonelli becomes Napoli's first close-season signing". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Tonelli scores late winner on long-awaited Napoli debut". ESPN FC. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: Sampdoria, prelevato Tonelli dal Napoli". Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  6. ^ "U-21: Ferrara calls 12 newcomers". Football Italia. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Amichevole con la Turchia: dodici volti nuovi nel gruppo di Ferrara". Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) (in Italian). 11 November 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Doppietta di Macheda Ferrara parte bene". la Repubblica (in Italian). 17 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Seven new faces for the training camp due to start in Coverciano on Wednesday" (Press release). FIGC. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Uncapped Tonelli and Piccini called up by Italy after trio drop out". FourFourTwo. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  11. ^ "L. Tonelli". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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