Giacomo Bindi

Giacomo Bindi (born 2 January 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Pordenone.

Giacomo Bindi
Personal information
Full name Giacomo Bindi
Date of birth (1987-01-02) 2 January 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Siena, Italy
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
2003–2006 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Arezzo 1 (0)
2006–2010 Internazionale 0 (0)
2006–2007Varese (loan) 32 (0)
2007–2008Sambenedettese (loan) 2 (0)
2008Manfredonia (loan) 2 (0)
2008–2009Monza (loan) 2 (0)
2009Pistoiese (loan) 12 (0)
2009–2010Foggia (loan) 17 (0)
2010–2012 Crotone 24 (0)
2012–2013 Latina 28 (0)
2013–2015 Catanzaro 58 (0)
2015 Siena 1 (0)
2016 Pisa 16 (0)
2016–2018 Padova 72 (0)
2018– Pordenone 48 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U16 3 (0)
2003 Italy U17 0 (0)
2004 Italy U18 1 (0)
2005 Italy U19 0 (0)
2005–2007 Italy U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2021

Club career

Early career

Born in Siena, Tuscany, Bindi started his career at Arezzo the nearby province. In summer 2003, he joined Internazionale's Allievi Nazionali Team in a temporary deal, which he also played once for Primavera Team, behind Simone Villanova and Alex Cordaz (who already promoted to the 1st team) as the 3rd goalkeeper[1] along with Nathan Coe (who also plays at Berretti Team). In June 2004, he was bought permanently, signed a youth contract and promoted to Primavera Team.[2] Bindi also call-up to first team in 2003–04 season and played once in club friendly.[3] In 2004–05 season he was the 4th choice goalkeeper of the first team (which usually the Primavera team first choice), behind Francesco Toldo, Alberto Fontana and Fabián Carini, ahead Cordaz and Moreno Impagnatiello, which Bindi played in a few friendlies.[4][5][6][7] In the next season, Bindi remained as the 4th keeper and also played in pre-season friendlies.

Inter & loans

In July 2006, he was graduated from Primavera U20 Team and loaned to Serie C2 side Varese in July 2006, where he played as first choice.[8] In the next season, he left for Serie C1 Group B side Sambenedettese where he played as Stefano Visi's backup.[9] In the mid-season, he left for Manfredonia of Serie C1 Group A,[10] where he played as Alberto Frison's backup, replacing Manolo Leacche. In 2008–09 season, he remained at the same level, for Monza,[11][12] where he was the backup of Enrico Rossi Chauvenet, another Inter youth product. In the mid-season, he left for Lega Pro Prima Divisione Group B (ex–Serie C1) side Pistoiese on loan.[13] Which he replaced Francesco Conti as first choice who left the club in mid-season and ahead Gianmatteo Mareggini, the 41-year-old ex-first choice. In 2009–10 season, he remained at L.P. Prime Division Group B for Foggia, ahead Damiano Milan as first choice.[14]


Bindi's contract with Inter was reported expired on 30 June 2010. On 30 August 2010, Bindi joined Genoa on a free transfer. He joined Serie B side Crotone in a co-ownership deal on the same day, for a peppercorn fee of €500.[15] He was the third keeper of the team, behind Inter youth product Vid Belec and experienced Emanuele Concetti. Since January he was promoted to the second keeper and took the starting place during the 2011–12 Serie B. However, after losing to Bresica 0–3, Leonardo Menichini re-picked Belec as first choice against Livorno who also played in the first round-robin. Bindi temporary returned to starting line-up from week 28 to 31.

In June 2012 Genoa bought back Bindi, made Crotone had lost two goalkeepers after Vid Belec's loan also expired. Francesco De Luca became the only keeper for Crotone.


Bindi returned to Genoa in June 2012 but left for third division club Latina on 19 July 2012[16] for free.[17]


On 26 August 2013 he was signed by Catanzaro in a 2-year deal.[18]


On 12 August 2015 he was signed by Lega Pro newcomer Siena in a two-year deal.[19]


In January 2016 Bindi was signed by Pisa[20] on a free transfer.[21] The club won promotion to Serie B as the winner of the playoffs.

International career

Italy U16 & U17

Bindi was capped for Italy U16 team in 2003. He was call-up to 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship as Fabio Virgili's backup. That season age limit in fact was born 1986 or after. He was not call-up to 2004 edition as the coach preferred Andrea Consigli and Danilo Russo. Bindi only received a call-up at the start of 2003–04 season.[22]

Italy U18 & U19

He played his single appearances for Italy U18 team (U19's feeder team) in October 2004.[23]

He then call-up to 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification, as Andrea Consigli's backup.[24]

Italy U20

After U19 team eliminated from official competition in late 2005, Bindi then call-up to U20 team by Claudio Gentile, for 2005–06 Four Nations Tournament (between Switzerland, Germany and Austria) 2nd match against Austria U20. Bindi was ahead Russo as 1st choice.[25][26] (Consigli did not receive call-up), but as Consigli's backup against Germany U20 in December 2005 the 3rd match. He then call-up again in January 2006 (4th match), as 1st choice ahead Russo and Consigli.[27][28] In the last match of the tournament, the coach preferred Daniele Padelli as 1st choice and Russo as backup and Italy U20 won the tournament.

Bindi also played another match for U18 team in unofficial match on 31 May 2006 as overage player, 3–1 won Juniores Best XI.[29][30] The match was considered as the ending match of U-18 team (born 1988) that season and U-19 team (born 1987) against Serie D Best XI was on the next day. Both coached by U18 & U19 coach Paolo Berrettini; season of U-19 was in fact faced its early end in late 2005, made U-18 team had an early start to prepare for the 2006–07 season and U-19 (born 1987 team) became de facto U-20. However, that "U-18" team in that match in fact fielded with numbers of overage player, made it became the de facto B team of U-20, such as Inter teammate and goalscorers of that match Matteo Momentè and Domenico Germinale (both 1 goal).

Bindi remained in 2006–07 U-20 squad coached by Pierluigi Casiraghi which he played the opening match (as Consigli promoted to U21) of the Four Nations on 13 September. He was replaced by Padelli at half time. Bindi became Consigli's backup again on 1 October (2nd match) but then did not receive any call-up for the rest of the 2006–07 fixture. Bindi received his last call-up on 5 September 2007, from Massimo Piscedda, the opening match of 2007–08 season Four Nations,[31] as Inter teammate Enrico Alfonso's backup. He played his last U-20 match on 31 May 2007, an unofficial friendly against Serie D Best XI, coached by Antonio Rocca.[32]


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