Giacomo Calò


Giacomo Calò (born 5 February 1997) is an Italian professional football midfielder who plays for Italian club Pordenone on loan from Genoa.

Giacomo Calò
Personal information
Full name Giacomo Calò
Date of birth (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Trieste, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pordenone
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2012 Triestina
2012–2014 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Sampdoria 0 (0)
2016–2017Pontedera (loan) 3 (1)
2017–2019 Juve Stabia 53 (4)
2019– Genoa 0 (0)
2019–2020Juve Stabia (loan) 33 (4)
2020–Pordenone (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 July 2020

Early career


Calò was born in Trieste in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, and began his career in the youth sides of local team Triestina. When the club experienced financial difficulties in 2012, Calò was released by the club and became a free-agent. He then moved to Genoa and attended the Istituto Socio Economico a Genova, and was soon signed by Sampdoria.[1] Heralded as a 'new Andrea Pirlo', he rejected interest from other Serie A giants Juventus, Udinese, Fiorentina and Atalanta, in order to play in the Blucerchiati youth teams.[2] After his promotion in 2014, he gradually became an important player for the Primavera side, eventually making over fifty appearances and scoring ten goals.

Loan moves

After two years in the Primavera side, Sampdoria decided to loan Calò out in order for him to gain professional match experience. On 6 July 2016, he moved to Pontedera in Lega Pro.[3] His debut for the Granata came in a 1–3 Coppa Italia loss to Foggia on 31 July 2016.[4] Despite beginning the season playing sporadically, he eventually became a more regular feature in the centre of midfield, and scored his first goal for the club on 23 December 2016 in an eventual 1–2 loss to Siena.[5]

Genoa

On 25 July 2019, he moved to Genoa and was loaned back to Juve Stabia for the 2019–20 season.[6]

Loan to Pordenone

On 16 September 2020 he joined Serie B side Pordenone on loan.[7]

References


  1. "Alfonso Piselli racconta... Giacomo Calò, un triestino alla Sampdoria" (in Italian). Sportest.it. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. "ESCLUSIVA TJ HILTON - La Juve prende il nuovo Buffon, ma si fa soffiare dalla Samp l'erede di Pirlo" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  3. "Calò, il talento triestino che si fa le ossa a Pontedera" (in Italian). Il Piccolo. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. "FOGGIA VS. PONTEDERA 3 - 1". Soccerway. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. "ROBUR SIENA VS. PONTEDERA 2 - 1". Soccerway. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. "Calò resta in gialloblù, andrà al Genoa dalla stagione 2020/21" (Press release) (in Italian). Juve Stabia. 25 July 2019.
  7. "LA REGIA NEROVERDE A CALÒ, MIGLIOR ASSIST-MAN DELLA B 2019/20" (Press release) (in Italian). Pordenone. 16 September 2020.