Lorenzo Venuti


Lorenzo Venuti (born 12 April 1995) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Fiorentina.

Lorenzo Venuti
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-04-12) 12 April 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Montevarchi, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Full-back
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
Number 23
Youth career
Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Fiorentina 44 (0)
2014–2015Pescara (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016Brescia (loan) 27 (0)
2016–2018Benevento (loan) 68 (0)
2018–2019Lecce (loan) 32 (3)
National team
2012–2013 Italy U-18[1] 10 (0)
2013–2014 Italy U-19[1] 6 (0)
2015– Italy U-20[1] 2 (0)
2015– Italy U-21[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:47, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015

Career


Born in Montevarchi, Tuscany, Venuti started his career at Tuscan club Fiorentina. On 30 July 2014, he was signed by Serie B club Pescara on a temporary deal, with an option to sign him outright.[2] Venuti was assigned the number 23 shirt for the first team.[3] However, he was only able to play for their reserve team as an overage player. On 27 June 2015, Pescara excised the option to sign Venuti outright, but La Viola also excised the counter-option.[4]

On 16 July 2015, he was signed by Lega Pro newcomers Brescia on a temporary deal, with an option to buy.[5][6] Brescia was confirmed as the replacement of Parma in the 2015–16 Serie B on 4 August.[7] On 2 August, Venuti made his professional debut against Cremonese, in the 2015–16 Coppa Italia.[8] He was partnered with his former national team teammate Michele Somma in the defensive line-up.

Personal life


On May 2020 he tested positive for COVID-19.[9]

International career


On 5 November 2015, Venuti received his first under-20 team call-up from Alberigo Evani.[10]

Two days after making his professional debut, he received his first under-21 team call-up from Luigi Di Biagio.[11] Venuti made his debut against Hungary coming on in place of Andrea Conti.[12]

He played twice in the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification round. Venuti and Somma were in the starting line-up in the second match, replacing defenders Filippo Berra and Alessio Romagnoli. Romagnoli returned to the starting line-up in the third match, while Venuti replaced Luca Iotti in the 74th minute.[13]

References


  1. FIGC (in Italian)
  2. "Venuti in prestito al Pescara". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. "La numerazione ufficiale" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 25 August 2014. Archived from the original on 28 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. "Calciomercato: alcuni movimenti e risoluzione comproprietà" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. "Lorenzo Venuti al Brescia Calcio" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. "Venuti in prestito al Brescia". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. "Decisi i ripescaggi: Brescia in Serie B, Albinoleffe e Pordenone in Lega Pro" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC). 4 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  8. "TIM Cup: Brescia-Cremonese 0-0 (4-3 d.c.r.)" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  9. "Prade: 'Agudelo and Venuti train separately'". Football Italia. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  10. "Torneo Quattro Nazioni: convocati 22 Azzurrini per la trasferta in Germania" (in Italian). FIGC. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  11. "The next two-year period starts in Hungary. 17 players receive first call-up". FIGC. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  12. "AMICHEVOLE - Ungheria U21 vs Italia U21 0-0" (in Italian). Tutto Nazionali. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  13. Match Report