Gabriele Capanni

Gabriele Capanni (born 2 December 2000) is an Italian footballer, who plays as a forward for Cesena, on loan from Milan.

Gabriele Capanni
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-12-02) 2 December 2000 (age 20)
Place of birth Città di Castello, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Milan)
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2019 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Milan 0 (0)
2019–2020Novara (loan) 11 (1)
2020Catania (loan) 8 (0)
2020–Cesena (loan) 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:54, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Club career


He is a product of Milan youth teams and started playing for their Under-19 squad in the 2017–18 season.[1] He was included in the senior squad for the first time in the 2019 International Champions Cup, but did not appear in any games.

Loan to Novara and Catania

On 30 August 2019, he joined Serie C club Novara on loan.[2] He made his professional Serie C debut for Novara on 5 October in a game against Pro Vercelli as a substitute replacing Diego Peralta in the 69th minute.[3] One week later, on 13 October, he scored his first professional goal, as a substitute, in the 62nd minute of a 1–2 loss to Giana Erminio.[4] He made his first start on 20 October against Carrarese, he was replaced after 83 minutes by Angelo Tartaglia and three days later he played his first entire match, a 1–1 away draw against Renate.[5][6] In January 2020 his loan was interrupted and he finished his first part of the season with 11 appearances, 3 of them as a starter and 1 goal.[7][8]

On 31 January 2020, Capanni moved on loan to a different Serie C club Catania for the second part of the season.[9] Two days later he made his debut for the club as a substitute replacing Kevin Biondi in the 56th minute of a 2–0 home defeat against Monopoli.[10] On 26 February, Capanni played his first match as a starter, a 1–2 away defeat against Picerno, he was replaced by Nana Welbeck in the 59th minute.[11] Capanni ended his 6-month loan to Catania with 8 appearances, 2 of them in the play-offs and 5 as a starter, without playing any entire match during the loan.[8]

Loan to Cesena

On 5 October 2020, Capanni was loaned out to Serie C club Cesena on a season-long loan deal.[12] Six days later, on 11 October, Capanni made his debut for the club as a starter in a 4–2 home defeat against FeralpiSalò, he was replaced by Simone Russini in the 46th minute.[13] On 5 December he scored his first goal for Cesena, as a substitute, in the 93rd minute of a 0–1 away win over Legnago Salus.[14] Nine days later, on 13 December, he scored his second goal in the 17th minute of a 0–4 away win over Mantova.[15]

Career statistics


As of 8 February 2021
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Novara (loan) 2019–20 Serie C 11 1 0 0 11 1
Catania (loan) 2019–20 Serie C 6 0 2[lower-alpha 1] 0 8 0
Cesena (loan) 2020–21 Serie C 15 2 0 0 15 2
Career total 32 3 0 0 2 0 34 3
  1. All appearance(s) in Serie C play-off.


  1. "Profile by TuttoCalciatori" (in Italian). Retrieved 4 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "UFFICIALE: GABRIELE CAPANNI È UN GIOCATORE DEL NOVARA" (Press release) (in Italian). Novara. 30 August 2019.
  3. "Novara v Pro Vercelli game report". Soccerway. 5 October 2019.
  4. "Giana Erminio vs. Novara - 13 October 2019 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  5. "Novara vs. Carrarese - 20 October 2019 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  6. "Renate vs. Novara - 23 October 2019 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  7. "UFFICIALE: Novara, Capanni torna al Milan. Andrà al Catania -". (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  8. "Italy - G. Capanni - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  9. "Gabriele Capanni dal Milan al Catania, a titolo temporaneo" (Press release) (in Italian). Catania. 31 January 2020.
  10. "Catania vs. Monopoli - 2 February 2020 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  11. "Picerno vs. Catania - 26 February 2020 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  12. "Tre arrivi in casa bianconera: ecco Gonnelli, Steffè e Capanni" [Tre new arrivals at Cesena: here come Gonnelli, Steffè and Capanni]. (in Italian). Cesena . 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "Cesena vs. FeralpiSalò - 11 October 2020 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  14. "Legnago Salus vs. Cesena - 5 December 2020 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  15. "Mantova vs. Cesena - 13 December 2020 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2020-12-20.