Christian Capone


Christian Capone (born 28 April 1999) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Pescara on loan from Atalanta.[2]

Christian Capone
Personal information
Full name Christian Capone[1]
Date of birth (1999-04-28) 28 April 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Vigevano, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Pescara
Number 24
Youth career
Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Atalanta 0 (0)
2017–2018Pescara (loan) 24 (6)
2018–2019Pescara (loan) 12 (0)
2019–2020Perugia (loan) 20 (2)
2020–Pescara (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2014 Italy U15 7 (1)
2014–2015 Italy U16 15 (1)
2015–2016 Italy U17 7 (0)
2016–2017 Italy U18 8 (1)
2017–2018 Italy U19 15 (3)
2018– Italy U20 3 (0)
2018– Italy U21 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019

Club career


Atalanta

Born in Vigevano, Capone began his career at Serie A side Atalanta. He made his first team debut on 30 November 2016, starting in a 3–0 Coppa Italia home win against Pescara.[3]

Loan to Pescara

On 1 July 2017, Capone was signed by Serie B side Pescara with a season-long loan deal.[4] On 6 August, Capone made his debut for Pescara in the second round of Coppa Italia as a starter in a 5–3 home win, after extra-time, against Triestina, he played the entire match.[5] One week later he scored his first professional goal in the third round in the 30th minute of a 3–1 away win over Brescia.[6] On 27 August, Capone made his debut in Serie B for Pescara in a 5–1 home win over Foggia, he was replaced by Ahmad Benali in the 46th minute.[7] On 16 September, Capone scored his first goal in Serie B in the 25th minute of a 2–2 away draw against Salernitana.[8] Three days later, he played his first entire match in Serie B and he scored his second goal in the 17th minute of a 2–2 home draw against Virtus Entella.[9] On 30 September, Capone scored his third goal in a 1–0 away win against Carpi.[10] Capone ended his loan to Pescara with 26 appearances, 7 goals and 3 assists.[11]

On 17 August 2018, Capone return on loan to Pescara until the end of 2018–19 Serie B season.[12] On 25 August he started his second season at Pescara as a substitute replacing Pepìn in the 85th minute of a 1–1 away draw against Cremonese.[13] On 22 September he played his first match as a starter of the season, a 1–0 home win over Foggia, he was replaced by Mirko Antonucci in the 57th minute.[14] Capone ended his loan to Pescara with 12 appearances, including only 2 of them as a starter and 1 assist, but he did not play any entire match during his second loan.[11]

Loan to Perugia

On 13 July 2019, Capone was loaned to Serie B club Perugia until the end of the season.[15] On 11 August he made his debut for Perugia in a 1–0 home win over Triestina in the second round of Coppa Italia, he played the entire match.[16] On 25 August he made his league debut as a substitute replacing Federico Melchiorri in the 64th minute of a 2–1 home win over ChievoVerona.[17] Six days later he played his first match as a starter in Serie B for the club, a 1–0 away win over Livorno, he was replaced by Federico Melchiorri in the 54th minute.[18] On 1 December he scored his first goal for Perugia in the 34th minute of a 3–1 home win over Pescara.[19] Three weeks later, on 21 December, he scored his second goal in the 61 st minute of a 2–1 home win over Virtus Entella.[20] Capone ended his loan to Perugia with 24 appearances and 2 goals.[11]

Loan to Pescara

On 24 September 2020, Capone returned to Serie B side Pescara on a season-long loan deal.[21] Two days later, on 26 September, he made his seasonal debut for the club as a substitute replacing Cristian Galano for the last 6 minutes of a 0–0 home draw against ChievoVerona.[22] On 20 October he played his first entire match, a 4–0 away defeat against Venezia.[23]

International career


Capone has been capped by Italy at U15,[24] U16, U17, U18 levels, and also reached the final of the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship with the U19 side.[25]

On 25 May 2018 he made his debut with the Italy U21 team in a 3–2 friendly loss against Portugal, and on 29 May, he scored his first goal with the U21 side in a friendly match against France.

Career statistics


Club

As of 31 October 2020
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
LeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Atalanta 2016–17 Serie A 001010
Pescara (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 24 6 2 1 26 7
2018–19 Serie B 12 0 0 0 12 0
Total Pescara 36 6 2 1 38 7
Perugia (loan) 2019–20 Serie B 20 2 3 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 24 2
Pescara (loan) 2020–21 Serie B 2 0 2 0 4 0
Career total 588811 0679
  1. All appearance(s) in Serie B play-out.

Honours


Italy U19
Italy U20

References


  1. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: Italy" (PDF). FIFA. 13 June 2019. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020.
  2. Capone e Latte in #BiancAzzurro‚ pescaracalcio.com, 30 June 2017
  3. "Coppa: Atalanta cruise with Pescara". Football Italia. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. "UFFICIALE: Pescara, arrivano Capone e Latte Lath dall'Atalanta - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  5. "Pescara vs. Triestina - 6 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  6. "Brescia vs. Pescara - 12 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  7. "Pescara vs. Foggia - 27 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  8. "Salernitana vs. Pescara - 16 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  9. "Pescara vs. Virtus Entella - 19 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  10. "Carpi vs. Pescara - 30 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  11. "Italy - C. Capone - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  12. "UFFICIALE: Pescara, dall'Atalanta torna Capone". Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  13. "Cremonese vs. Pescara - 25 August 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  14. "Pescara vs. Foggia - 22 September 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  15. "Ufficiale! Un altro attaccante al Perugia! Definito l\'arrivo di Capone dall\'Atalanta". www.perugia24.net (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  16. "Perugia vs. Triestina - 11 August 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  17. "Perugia vs. Chievo - 25 August 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  18. "Livorno vs. Perugia - 31 August 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  19. "Perugia vs. Pescara - 1 December 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  20. "Perugia vs. Virtus Entella - 21 December 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  21. "UFFICIALE: Atalanta, ceduti in prestito al Pescara i giovani Bellanova e Capone - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". www.tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  22. "Pescara vs. Chievo - 26 September 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  23. "Venezia vs. Pescara - 20 October 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  24. "UNDER 15: 32 PLAYERS CALLED FOR NORTH SELECTION". FIGC. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  25. "Portugal win epic U19 EURO final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 July 2018.
  26. "Mina sparks historic finish for Ecuador". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2019.