Luca Valzania


Luca Valzania (born 5 March 1996) is an Italian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Cremonese on loan from Atalanta.

Luca Valzania
Personal information
Full name Luca Valzania
Date of birth (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Cesena, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cremonese (on loan from Atalanta)
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2013 Cesena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Cesena 3 (0)
2015– Atalanta 2 (0)
2015–2016Cesena (loan) 17 (0)
2016–2017Cittadella (loan) 34 (1)
2017–2018Pescara (loan) 33 (5)
2019Frosinone (loan) 13 (2)
2019–Cremonese (loan) 31 (2)
National team
2017– Italy U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:44, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

Club career


Cesena

Valzania started his career at Cesena. On 13 May 2014 he made his professional debut for Cesena in Serie B as a substitute replacing Moro Alhassan in the 76th minute of a 1–0 home win over Empoli.[1] At the end of 2013–14 season Cesena won the Serie B play-off and it was promoted in Serie A. On 6 January 2015, Valzania made his Serie A debut in a 4–1 home defeat against Napoli, he was replaced by Massimo Volta in the 79th minute.[2]

Atalanta

On 30 June 2015, Valzania was sold to Atalanta B.C. for €6 million.[3] That transfer window Cesena also signed Moussa Koné and Federico Varano from Atalanta, for a total transfer fee of €6 million.[4]

Loan to Cesena

On 2 July 2015, Valzania was loaned back to Cesena on a season-long loan deal.[5] On 9 August, Valzania made his debut for Cesena in a 4–0 home win over Lecce in the second round of Coppa Italia, he played the entire match.[6] On 5 September he made his Serie B debut for Cesena in a 2–0 home win over Brescia, he was replaced by Luca Garritano in the 63rd minute.[7] On 19 September he played his first entire match for Cesena, a 3–1 away win over Ascoli.[8] On 1 December he played in the fourth round of Coppa Italia, a 4–1 away defeat against Torino.[9] Valzania ended his loan to Cesena with 19 appearances and 1 assist.[10]

Loan to Cittadella

On 15 July 2016, Valzania was loaned to Serie B club Cittadella on a season-long loan deal.[11] On 7 August he made his debut for Cittadella as a substitute replacing Lucas Chiaretti in the 79th minute of a 2–1 home defeat, after extra-time, against Cremonese in the second round of Coppa Italia.[12] On 27 August, Valzania made his Serie B debut for Cittadella in a 2–1 away win over Bari, he was replaced by Andrea Schenetti in the 77th minute.[13] On 1 January 2017, Valzania played his first entire match for Cittadella, a 2–0 away win over Trapani.[14] On 22 April he scored his first professional goal in the 66th minute of a 4–1 home win over Carpi.[15] Valzania ended his season-long loan to Cittadella with 35 appearances, 1 goal and 5 assists.[10]

Loan to Pescara

On 15 July 2017, Valzania left for Pescara on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy at the end of season.[16][17] On 12 August he made his debut for Pescara as a substitute replacing Christian Capone in the 59th minute of a 3–1 away win over Brescia in the third round of Coppa Italia.[18] On 3 September, Valzania made his Serie B debut for Pescara as a substitute replacing Mamadou Coulibaly in the 65th minute of a 4–2 away defeat against Perugia.[19] On 19 September he played his first entire match for Pescara, a 2–2 home draw against Virtus Entella.[20] On 2 December, Valzania scored twice in a 3–3 home draw against Ternana.[21] On 8 December he was send off with a red card in the 90th minute of a 4–2 away defeat against Cesena.[22] On 28 December, Valzania scored his third goal in the 86th minute of a 1–0 home win over Venezia.[23] Valzania ended his loan to Pescara with 34 appearances, 5 goals and 4 assists.[10]

Loan to Frosinone

On 8 January 2019, Valzania joined on loan to Frosinone until 30 June 2019.[24] On 4 February he made his debut for the club in Serie A in a 1–0 home defeat against Lazio, he was replaced by Marcello Trotta after 81 minutes.[25] On 17 March, Valzania scored his first goal for Frosinone, as a substitute, in the 70th minute of a 2–1 away defeat against Empoli.[26] Two weeks later, on 31 March he played his first entire match for the club, a 1–0 home defeat against SPAL.[27] Three days later, on 3 April, he scored his second goal in the 47th minute of a 3–2 home win over Parma.[28] Valzania ended his season-long loan to Frosinone with 13 appearances, 2 goals and 1 assist, however Frosinone was relegated in Serie B.[10]

Loan to Cremonese

On 31 August 2019, Valzania joined to Serie B side Cremonese on a season-long loan.[29] On 15 September he made his debut for the club in a 4–1 away defeat against Pisa, he played the entire match.[30] On 5 September 2020, he return on loan at Cremonese until 30 June 2021.[31]

International career


On 10 October 2017 he made his debut with Italy U21 team as a substitute replacing Alessandro Murgia in the 82nd of a 4–0 home win over Marocco U-20 in an international friendly.

Career statistics


Club

As of 6 September 2020
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
LeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Cesena 2013–14 Serie B 100010
2014–15 Serie A 201030
Cesena (loan) 2015–16 Serie B 17020190
Cittadella (loan) 2016–17 Serie B 331101[lower-alpha 1] 0351
Pescara (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 33510345
Atalanta 2018–19 Serie A 20002[lower-alpha 2]040
Frosinone (loan) 2018–19 13200132
Cremonese (loan) 2019–20 Serie B 31 2 2 0 33 2
Career total 1321070201 014210
  1. All appearance(s) in Serie B play-off.
  2. All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League qualification matches.

References


  1. "Cesena vs. Empoli - 13 May 2014 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. "Cesena vs. Napoli - 6 January 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. A.C. Cesena S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2015, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  4. Atlanta B.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2015, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  5. "Valzania ceduto all'Atalanta" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 2 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. "Cesena vs. Lecce - 9 August 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. "Cesena vs. Brescia - 5 September 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. "Ascoli vs. Cesena - 19 September 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. "Torino vs. Cesena - 1 December 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. "Italy - L. Valzania - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  11. "Mercato: operazioni in uscita" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 15 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  12. "Cittadella vs. Cremonese - 7 August 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  13. "Bari 1908 vs. Cittadella - 27 August 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  14. "Trapani vs. Cittadella - 1 October 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  15. "Cittadella vs. Carpi - 22 April 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  16. "Luca Valzania è un nuovo giocatore" (Press release) (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  17. "Luca Valzania al Pescara" (Press release) (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  18. "Brescia vs. Pescara - 12 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  19. "Perugia vs. Pescara - 3 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  20. "Pescara vs. Virtus Entella - 19 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  21. "Pescara vs. Ternana - 2 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  22. "Cesena vs. Pescara - 8 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  23. "Pescara vs. Venezia - 28 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  24. "UFFICIALE: Frosinone, arriva Valzania a titolo temporaneo" (in Italian). Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  25. "Frosinone vs. Lazio - 4 February 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  26. "Empoli vs. Frosinone - 17 March 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  27. "Frosinone vs. SPAL - 31 March 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  28. "Frosinone vs. Parma - 3 April 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  29. "LUCA VALZANIA IN GRIGIOROSSO" (Press release) (in Italian). Cremonese. 31 August 2019.
  30. "Pisa vs. Cremonese - 15 September 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  31. "UFFICIALE: Cremonese, ritorna Valzania in prestito dall'Atalanta".