Andrea Petagna

Andrea Petagna (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa peˈtaɲɲa]; born 30 June 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli.

Andrea Petagna
Petagna with Atalanta in 2016
Personal information
Full name Andrea Petagna
Date of birth (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Trieste, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 37
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Milan 3 (0)
2013–2014Sampdoria (loan) 3 (0)
2014–2015Latina (loan) 10 (0)
2015Vicenza (loan) 14 (1)
2015–2016Ascoli (loan) 32 (7)
2016–2019 Atalanta 63 (9)
2018–2019SPAL (loan) 36 (16)
2019–2020 SPAL 36 (12)
2020– Napoli 26 (4)
National team
2010–2011 Italy U16 5 (0)
2011 Italy U17 1 (0)
2013 Italy U18 7 (2)
2013 Italy U19 4 (2)
2015 Italy U20 5 (2)
2016–2017 Italy U21 7 (1)
2017– Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:09, 23 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2017

Club career

Milan and loans

Petagna started his football career in A.C. Milan's youth system, where he was a member of the under-15 squad who won the Campionato Nazionale Giovanissimi in 2010 and a member of the under-17 squad who won the Campionato Nazionale Allievi the following year.[2][3] He made his professional debut on 4 December 2012, coming on as a substitute in the late stages of a UEFA Champions League group stage home game against Zenit St. Petersburg, which Milan lost 0–1.[4]

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Petagna was promoted full-time to the first team.[5] He made his Serie A debut on 24 August 2013, coming on as a late substitute in the opening game, a 2–1 away loss against newly promoted Hellas Verona.[6][7] However, following the acquisition of Alessandro Matri in the late days of the summer transfer window, Milan decided they would let Petagna go out on loan to Sampdoria in order to gain more first team experience.[8] Sampdoria also had the option to make the deal a co-ownership agreement at the end of the season-long loan spell.[9] In spite of that, the loan was terminated early and Petagna returned to Milan in January, having made five scoreless appearances during his stay at Sampdoria.[10] He finished the season with three more senior appearances, while being mainly employed by the under-19 squad managed by Filippo Inzaghi. The side won the Viareggio Cup in February, defeating Anderlecht in the final, with Petagna scoring the equaliser for the rossoneri in a 3–1 win.[11]

On 16 July 2014, Petagna was loaned out to Serie B side Latina ahead of the 2014–15 season.[12] On 13 January 2015, he was signed by Vicenza on loan.[citation needed]

On 30 August 2015, he was signed by Serie B newcomers Ascoli on loan.[13]

Atalanta and Ascoli loan

On 25 January 2016, Petagna signed for Atalanta and was loaned to former club Ascoli until 30 June 2016.[14]


On 19 July 2018, Petagna signed for SPAL on loan until 30 June 2019 with an obligation to buy.[15] He scored his first goal with S.P.A.L. in his debut match on 12 August, scoring the final 1-0 goal in the Coppa Italia third round match against Spezia[16] He scored his first Serie A goals with the Emilian side on 17 September, scoring a double that allowed the Biancazzurri to beat his former side Atalanta 2-0.[16] He made 37 appearances scoring 17 goals in all competitions, On 1 July 2019, Petagna was signed on a permanent deal by SPAL.[17]


On 30 January 2020, Petagna signed with Napoli. He stayed at SPAL on loan until the end of 2019–20 season.[18]

International career

Petagna won five caps for Italy under-16 between 2010 and 2011.[19] In 2011, he won one further cap for Italy under-17.[19] He went on to be capped for Italy under-18, making eight appearances and scoring two goals in 2013.[19] In 2013, he was also capped for Italy under-19, making his first appearance on 24 April.[19]

He made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 11 October 2016, in the 2017 European U21 Championship qualification match against Lithuania in Kaunas.

On 28 March 2017, Petagna made his senior international debut for the Italy national football team, along with four other players, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 friendly away win against the Netherlands.[20]

In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio.[21] On 18 June, he scored in Italy's opening match of the tournament, a 2–0 win over Denmark; this was also his first goal for the Italy U21 side.[22] Italy were eliminated in the semi-finals following a 3–1 defeat to Spain on 27 June.[23]

Personal life

Petagna is the grandson of a former football player and coach Francesco Petagna (1923 – 2000).[24] He is partially of Jewish ancestry; his great-grandfather was a victim of Holocaust in Italy.[25] On 20 August 2020, Petagna tested positive for COVID-19 amid its pandemic in Italy.[26]

Career statistics


As of match played 23 May 2021.[1][27]
Club Season League Cup International1 Other2 Total
Milan 2012–13 Serie A 00001010
2013–14 301040
Total 30101050
Sampdoria (loan) 2013–14 Serie A 302050
Latina (loan) 2014–15 Serie B 10010110
Vicenza (loan) 2014–15 141141
Ascoli (loan) 2015–16 327327
Atalanta 2016–17 Serie A 34520365
2017–18 2942082396
Total 63940827511
SPAL (loan) 2018–19 Serie A 3616113717
SPAL 2019–20 3612103712
Total 7228217429
Napoli 2020–21 Serie A 264316010365
Career total 223491321521025153

1International competitions include the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
2Other tournaments include Supercoppa Italiana.


As of 28 March 2017[19]


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  2. "Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali 2009/10". (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  3. "Campionato Allievi Nazionali 2010/11". (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  4. "Danny delivers as Zenit win at Milan". Union of European Football Associations. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. "Adriano Galliani: "Cristante and Petagna in the first team next season"". Associazione Calcio Milan. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  6. "Hellas Verona 2–1 Milan". Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 24 August 2013. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  7. "Petagna a MN: "Contento per l'esordio, peccato per la sconfitta. Spero di giocare in Champions"". (in Italian). 24 August 2013. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  8. Pietro Mazzara (29 August 2013). "Matri al Milan, Petagna va in prestito alla Sampdoria". (in Italian). Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  9. "A.C. Milan official communication". Associazione Calcio Milan. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  10. "A.C. Milan official communication". Associazione Calcio Milan. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  11. Richards, Alex (18 February 2014). "Watch AC Milan youngster Andrea Petagna produce magnificent individual effort in youth cup final". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  12. Pietro Mazzara (16 July 2014). "Andrea Petagna in nerazzurro". (in Italian). Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  13. "Ufficiale Petagna dal Milan. Prolunga il contratto Addae" (in Italian). Ascoli Picchio F.C. 1898. 30 August 2015. Archived from the original on 4 September 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  14. "Investiamo sul futuro, Andrea Petagna all'Atalanta a titolo definitivo". Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio. 25 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  15. "UFFICIALE: Spal, ecco Petagna in prestito con obbligo di riscatto -".
  16. "Spezia vs. SPAL - 12 agosto 2018 - Soccerway".
  17. "UFFICIALE: SPAL, riscattati Dickmann, Petagna, Fares e Valoti -".
  18. "UFFICIALE: Napoli, ecco Petagna. Resterà alla SPAL fino a giugno". Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  19. "Andrea Petagna". (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  20. Valerio Clari (28 March 2017). "Olanda-Italia 1-2, Eder e Bonucci ribaltano l'autogol di Romagnoli" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  21. "U21: Italy squad for Euros named". Football Italia. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  22. Robert O'Connor (19 June 2017). "Denmark 0-2 Italy: Lorenzo Pellegrini hits stunner in European U21 Championship clash". Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  23. "Spain U21 3-1 Italy U21". BBC Sport. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  24. "Mattioli: "Petagna? Qui grazie al nonno..."". Virgilio Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  26. "Andrea Petagna positivo al Covid-19". (in Italian). Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  27. "Andrea Petagna » Club matches". Retrieved 1 June 2017.