Davide Bettella


Davide Bettella (born 7 April 2000) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie B club Monza, on loan from Atalanta.

Davide Bettella
Bettella in 2019
Personal information
Full name Davide Bettella[1]
Date of birth (2000-04-07) 7 April 2000 (age 21)
Place of birth Padua, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Monza (on loan from Atalanta)
Number 18
Youth career
2015–2018 Inter Milan
2018–2019 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Atalanta 0 (0)
2019–2020Pescara (loan) 33 (2)
2020–Monza (loan) 17 (2)
National team
2015 Italy U15 8 (1)
2015–2016 Italy U16 12 (1)
2015–2017 Italy U17 15 (1)
2017–2019 Italy U19 25 (3)
2018– Italy U20 5 (0)
2019– Italy U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:14, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2020

Club career


Inter

He is a product of Inter Milan youth teams and started playing for their Under-19 squad in the 2017–18 season.[2] He also represented the club in the 2007–18 UEFA Youth League, he missed the last penalty kick in the shootout as Inter was eliminated by Manchester City in the Round of 16.[3]

Atalanta

On 29 June 2018, he signed a contract with Atalanta, with Inter holding option to re-purchase his rights.[4] He made several bench appearances for the squad in the first half of the 2018–19 Serie A season.[5]

Loan to Pescara

On 14 January 2019, he joined Serie B club Pescara on loan until June 2020.[6]

He made his Serie B debut for Pescara on 22 April 2019 in a game against Carpi, as a starter.[7]

Loan to Monza

On 11 September 2020, Bettella joined Serie B side Monza on loan until 30 June 2022, with option and conditional obligation to purchase.[8] He scored his first goals on 19 December, in the form of a brace, against his former club Pescara; despite his two goals, Monza lost 3–2 away from home.[9]

International career


He was first called up to represent his country in 2015 for the Under-15 squad.[10]

He represented the Under-17 team at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Italy did not advance from the group stage).[11]

For the Under-19 squad, he scored the goal in the last qualification game that secured a spot for Italy at the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Italy reached the final at the competition, where they lost to Portugal in a shootout.

After the tournament, Bettella continued to be age-eligible for the squad and became its captain, as it qualified for the 2019 edition of the tournament.[12] However he took part in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup with the Italy U20 squad, reaching the fourth place.

He made his debut with the Italy U21 on 14 October 2019, in a qualifying match won 1–0 against Armenia.

Personal life


On 13 October 2020, Bettella tested positive for COVID-19, amid its pandemic in Italy.[13]

Honours


Italy U19

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. "Profile by TuttoCalciatori" (in Italian). TuttoCalciatori. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. "Manchester City v Inter game report". UEFA. 20 February 2018.
  4. "BENVENUTO DAVIDE BETTELLA" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 29 June 2018.
  5. "Udinese v Atalanta game report". ESPN. 9 December 2018.
  6. "DAVIDE BETTELLA AL PESCARA" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 14 January 2019.
  7. "Carpi v Pescara game report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 22 April 2019.
  8. "UFFICIALE: Monza, colpo Bettella in difesa. Arriva in prestito biennale dall'Atalanta".
  9. "Serie B, Pescara-Monza 3-2: festival del gol all'Adriatico, il Delfino vince in pieno recupero - TuttoB.com". www.tuttob.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  10. "Bettella U15 profile by Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  11. "Bettella U17 profile by Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  12. "Bettella U19 profile by Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  13. "Aggiornamento Covid-19" (Press release) (in Italian). Monza. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  14. "Portugal win epic U19 EURO final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 July 2018.