Luca Ranieri


Luca Ranieri (born 23 April 1999) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for SPAL on loan from Fiorentina.

Luca Ranieri
Personal information
Full name Luca Ranieri[1]
Date of birth (1999-04-23) 23 April 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth La Spezia, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
SPAL (on loan from Fiorentina)
Number 3
Youth career
0000–2018 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Fiorentina 3 (0)
2018–2019Foggia (loan) 29 (0)
2020Ascoli (loan) 10 (0)
2020–SPAL (loan) 21 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Italy U16 3 (0)
2015–2016 Italy U17 4 (0)
2016–2017 Italy U18 6 (0)
2018–2019 Italy U20 5 (0)
2019–2021 Italy U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:57, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2021

Club career


Fiorentina

Ranieri is the product of ACF Fiorentina youth teams and started playing for their Under-19 squad in the 2015–16 season.[2] Late in the 2017–18 Serie A season he made several bench appearances for Fiorentina's senior squad, but did not see any time on the field.[3]

Loan to Foggia

On 16 July 2018, Ranieri joined Serie B club Foggia on a season-long loan.[4] On 26 August he made his professional debut in Serie B debut for Foggia as a 77th-minute substitute for Emanuele Cicerelli in a 4–2 home win over Carpi.[5] One month later, on 27 October, Ranieri played his first match as a starter, a 2–2 home draw against Lecce, he was replaced by Giuseppe Loiacono in the 69th minute.[6] Three days later, on 30 October, he played his first entire match for the team, a 1–1 away draw against Cittadella.[7] Ranieri ended his season-long loan to Foggia with 29 appearances, including 26 as a starter, and 1 assist.[8]

Loan to Ascoli

After having made his Serie A debut for Fiorentina, on 31 January 2020, Ranieri was loaned to Serie B side Ascoli until the end of the season.[9] On the next day he made his debut for the club in a 3–0 away win over Livorno, he was replaced by Erick Ferigra in the 93rd minute.[10] On 21 June he played his first entire match for the club, a 1–0 home defeat against Perugia.[11] Ranieri ended his 6-month loan to Ascoli with only 10 appearances, including 9 as a starter.[8]

Loan to SPAL

On 25 September 2020, Ranieri joined Serie B club SPAL on loan until 30 June 2021.[12]

International career


Ranieri first was called up to represent his country in November 2014 for Italy national under-16 football team friendlies.[13] He was later called up for the Under-17,[14] Under-18,[15] and eventually Under-20 squads.[16]

On 6 September 2019 he made his debut for Italy U21 in a friendly against Moldova.[17]

Career statistics


Club

As of 13 April 2021
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
LeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Foggia (loan) 2018–19 Serie B 29000290
Fiorentina 2019–20 Serie A 3 0 2 0 5 0
Ascoli (loan) 2019–20 Serie B 10 0 10 0
SPAL (loan) 2020–21 Serie B 21 0 4 0 25 0
Career total 63060690

Honours


Italy U20

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 30 October 2018.
  3. "Fiorentina v Lazio game report". ESPN. 18 April 2018.
  4. "Ranieri è del Foggia" (in Italian). Foggia. 16 July 2018. Archived from the original on 25 May 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 26 August 2018.
  6. "Foggia vs. Lecce - 27 October 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  7. "Cittadella vs. Foggia - 30 October 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  8. "Italy - L. Ranieri - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  9. "RANIERI SEALS LOAN MOVE TO ASCOLI" (Press release). Fiorentina. 31 January 2020.
  10. "Livorno vs. Ascoli - 1 February 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  11. "Ascoli vs. Perugia - 21 June 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  12. "UFFICIALE: SPAL, poker di arrivi: fatta per Sernicola, Brignola, Okoli e Ranieri".
  13. "Under-16 Ranieri statistics by Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  14. "Under-17 Ranieri statistics by Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  15. "Under-18 Ranieri statistics by Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  16. "Inizia il cammino verso i Mondiali. Gli Azzurrini superano il primo test contro il San Marino" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 8 August 2018.
  17. "Successo all'esordio per Nicolato, la nuova Under si presenta con un poker alla Moldavia" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 6 September 2019.
  18. "Mina sparks historic finish for Ecuador". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2019.