Pierluigi Gollini

Pierluigi Gollini (born 18 March 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Atalanta and the Italy national football team.

Pierluigi Gollini
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Personal information
Full name Pierluigi Gollini[1]
Date of birth (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Atalanta
Number 95
Youth career
2010–2012 Fiorentina
2012–2014 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Hellas Verona 29 (0)
2016–2018 Aston Villa 20 (0)
2017–2018Atalanta (loan) 11 (0)
2018– Atalanta 32 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Italy U18 7 (0)
2013–2014 Italy U19 8 (0)
2015 Italy U20 2 (0)
2016–2017 Italy U21 3 (0)
2019– Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:27, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Gollini joined Hellas Verona in 2014 from Manchester United. He made his Serie A debut on 24 September 2014 as a starter in a 2–2 home draw against Genoa.[3]

After two seasons with Verona, Gollini signed for Championship club Aston Villa on 8 July 2016.[4] He made his first appearance for Aston Villa in an 8–0 friendly win over Austrian side Grazer AK the following day.[5]

On 13 January 2017, Gollini signed for Italian side Atalanta on an 18-month loan. On 10 June 2018, Gollini signed permanently for Atalanta for an undisclosed fee.[6] He spent the first half of the year as backup to Etrit Berisha, however claimed the starting spot in the second half of the season. Berisha was loaned out the following summer making Gollini the undisputed starter.[7] Gollini started every match in Atalanta's debut season in the UEFA Champions League, as they finished 2nd in the group stage, qualifying for the round of 16.[8]

International careerEdit

Gollini made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 2 June 2016, in a 0–1 loss against France.[9]

He made his senior debut for Italy under manager Roberto Mancini, on 15 November 2019, coming on as a late substitute for Gianluigi Donnarumma in a 3–0 away win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a Euro 2020 qualifier.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 November 2019[11]
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
Hellas Verona 2014–15 Serie A 3 0 0 0 3 0
2015–16 26 0 1 0 27 0
Total 29 0 1 0 30 0
Aston Villa 2016–17 Championship 20 0 0 0 20 0
Atalanta (loan) 2016–17 Serie A 4 0 0 0 4 0
2017–18 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Atalanta 2018–19 20 0 3 0 4 0 27 0
2019–20 12 0 0 0 5 0 17 0
Total 43 0 4 0 9 0 56 0
Career total 102 0 5 0 9 0 0 0 116 0

InternationalEdit

As of 15 November 2019[11]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 1 0
Total 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Aston Villa" (PDF). English Football League. p. 2. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.atalanta.it/personaggi/pierluigi-gollini
  3. ^ "Hellas Verona vs. Genoa - 24 September 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Pierluigi Gollini: Aston Villa sign Hellas Verona goalkeeper". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Match report: GAK Graz 0-8 Villa". Aston Villa FC. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Pierluigi Gollini: Aston Villa sell goalkeeper to Atalanta after loan spell". BBC Sport. 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  7. ^ "SPAL acquires Berisha on loan from Atalanta". gianlucadimarzio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  8. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Atalanta: Italian side reach Champions League last 16". 2019-12-11. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  9. ^ "Under 21, Italia-Francia 0-1: Cornet firma il primo k.o. del bienno di Di Biagio". La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Italy: Dominant display in Bosnia". Football Italia. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  11. ^ a b Pierluigi Gollini at Soccerway

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