Andrea Consigli


Andrea Consigli (born 27 January 1987) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Sassuolo as a goalkeeper.

Andrea Consigli
Consigli with Sassuolo
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-01-27) 27 January 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Cormano, Italy
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 47
Youth career
2004–2006 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Atalanta 193 (0)
2006–2007Sambenedettese (loan) 32 (0)
2007–2008Rimini (loan) 35 (0)
2014– Sassuolo 250 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U16 8 (0)
2003–2004 Italy U17 4 (0)
2004–2005 Italy U18 7 (0)
2005–2006 Italy U19 7 (0)
2005–2007 Italy U20 5 (0)
2006–2009 Italy U21 20 (0)
2008 Italy U23 1 (0)
2008 Italy Olympics 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:08, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 April 2015

Club career


Born in Cormano, Consigli is a youth product of Atalanta. To gain some first team experience, the young goalkeeper was loaned out to Serie C1 side Sambenedettese in the 2006–07 season. The following season, he was loaned to Serie B side Rimini. After a successful loan spell there, he returned to Atalanta and acquired the number 1 shirt.

On 1 September 2014, Consigli joined Serie A team Sassuolo for €3 million.[1][2]

International career


Consigli made his debut with the Italy U21 squad on 15 August 2006, in a friendly match against Croatia. Then he was selected by head coach Pierluigi Casiraghi in the squad for the 2007 U-21 Championship as the third choice goalkeeper. After that competition he became the first choice in the goal for Italy U-21 team until the 2009 U-21 Championship, in which Italy reached the semi-finals.

In 2008, he took part at the 2008 Summer Olympics with the Italian Olympic team, as the back up of Emiliano Viviano.

He received his first call up for the Italian senior team by head coach Cesare Prandelli, for the friendly match against England held on 15 August 2012 in Bern.[3]

Style of play


An experienced and reliable keeper,[4][5] Consigli was considered to be a promising goalkeeper in his youth, and is known for his goalkeeping technique, quick reflexes, shot–stopping, and ability in one–on–one situations.[6][7][8][9][10][11] He has also stood out for his penalty–stopping abilities throughout his career; with 19 stops in 364 appearances since 2009, he has parried the joint–third–most penalties in Serie A history, behind only Gianluca Pagliuca and Samir Handanović, with 24 stops each.[12][13] His role model as a goalkeeper is Gianluigi Buffon.[11] Considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Italian top–flight,[14] and one of Sassuolo's best players,[15] in 2012, Padraig Whelan of forzaitalianfootball.com described Consigli as "perhaps the most underrated player in Serie A in any position," and as a goalkeeper with "few weaknesses in his game."[16]

Career statistics


As of match played 23 May 2021[17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Sambenedettese (loan) 2006–07 Serie C 32000320
Rimini (loan) 2007–08 Serie B 35020370
Atalanta 2008–09 Serie A 17010180
2009–10 31010320
2010–11 Serie B 40010410
2011–12 Serie A 35010360
2012–13 35020370
2013–14 35010360
2014–15 001010
Total 19308000002010
Sassuolo 2014–15 Serie A 35000350
2015–16 37010380
2016–17 3700090460
2017–18 37010380
2018–19 36010370
2019–20 31010320
2020–21 37000370
Total 25004090002630
Career total 510014090005330

Honours


Club

Atalanta[17]

Italy U21

Individual

References


  1. Calciomercato: arrivano Consigli e Taider. Kurtic alla Fiorentina. sassuolocalcio.it
  2. U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  3. Andrea Consigli National Team Stats Archived 13 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. FIGC.it
  4. Velluzzi, Francesco (30 April 2020). "Consigli: "Paradiso Sassuolo: vedevamo l'alta classifica, ora solo incertezze"". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. "Sassuolo vs Frosinone". www.football-italia.net. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  6. Bonetti, Matteo (9 April 2013). "3 Potential Long-Term Replacements for Gigi Buffon at Juventus". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  7. Newman, Blair (16 December 2016). "How AC Milan and Others Have Benefitted from Atalanta's Production Line". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  8. Peters, Jerrad (24 April 2014). "Ranking the Busiest Goalkeepers from Europe's Top 5 Leagues". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  9. Politanò, Matteo (25 January 2016). "Difensori" (in Italian). Panorama. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  10. Labbate, Antonio (5 July 2012). "Top 10 uncapped players". www.football-italia.net. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  11. Bianchi, Fabio (21 June 2009). "Under nelle mani di Consigli "Prima l'Europeo, poi Lippi"". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  12. "Handanovic come Pagliuca, la classifica dei migliori pararigori della storia della Serie A" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. 12 January 2020.
  13. "Consigli il para-rigori, 3 su 4 nell'ultimo mese" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  14. "Torino, Gillet vs Consigli: una sfida da mezzogiorno e mezzo di fuoco" (in Italian). Toro News. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  15. Fiori, Giovanni (29 June 2020). "Calciomercato Sassuolo: la Lazio vuole Consigli come vice Strakosha" (in Italian). Sassuolo News. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  16. Whelan, Padraig (31 December 2012). "Serie A – Best of 2012: Top 5 Goalkeepers". forzaitalianfootball.com. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  17. "Italy – A. Consigli – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". ca.soccerway.com. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  18. "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2007/09" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 27 July 2020.