Pierluigi Gollini


Pierluigi Gollini (born 18 March 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Atalanta and the Italy national football team.

Pierluigi Gollini
Gollini with Atalanta in 2017
Personal information
Full name Pierluigi Gollini[1]
Date of birth (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Atalanta
Number 95
Youth career
2010–2012 Fiorentina
2012–2014 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Hellas Verona 29 (0)
2016–2018 Aston Villa 20 (0)
2017–2018Atalanta (loan) 11 (0)
2018– Atalanta 78 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Italy U18 7 (0)
2013–2014 Italy U19 8 (0)
2015 Italy U20 2 (0)
2016–2017 Italy U21 3 (0)
2019– Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:26, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2019

Club career


Gollini joined Hellas Verona in 2014 from Manchester United. He made his Serie A debut on 24 September 2014 as a starter in a 2–2 home draw against Genoa.[3]

After two seasons with Verona, Gollini signed for Championship club Aston Villa on 8 July 2016.[4] He made his first appearance for Aston Villa in an 8–0 friendly win over Austrian side Grazer AK the following day.[5]

On 13 January 2017, Gollini signed for Italian side Atalanta on an 18-month loan. On 10 June 2018, Gollini signed permanently for Atalanta for an undisclosed fee.[6] He spent the first half of the year as backup to Etrit Berisha, however claimed the starting spot in the second half of the season. Berisha was loaned out the following summer, making Gollini the undisputed starter.[7] Gollini started every match in Atalanta's debut season in the UEFA Champions League, as they finished 2nd in the group stage, qualifying for the round of 16.[8]

International career


Gollini made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 2 June 2016, in a 0–1 loss against France.[9]

Gollini made his senior debut for Italy under manager Roberto Mancini, on 15 November 2019, coming on as a late substitute for Gianluigi Donnarumma in a 3–0 away win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a Euro 2020 qualifier.[10]

Personal life


In June 2018, under the pseudonym Gollorius, Gollini published a rap music single "Rapper coi guanti" (Rapper with gloves); he donated the proceeds to charity.[11]

Career statistics


Club

As of match played 23 May 2021.[12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Hellas Verona 2014–15 Serie A 300030
2015–16 26010270
Total 29010300
Aston Villa 2016–17 Championship 20000200
Atalanta (loan) 2016–17 Serie A 400040
2017–18 70100080
Atalanta 2018–19 2003040270
2019–20 3301070410
2020–21 2504030320
Total 890901401120
Career total 1380100140001720

    International

    As of 15 November 2019[12]
    Italy
    YearAppsGoals
    201910
    Total10

    References


    1. "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Aston Villa" (PDF). English Football League. p. 2. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
    2. https://www.atalanta.it/personaggi/pierluigi-gollini
    3. "Hellas Verona vs. Genoa - 24 September 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
    4. "Pierluigi Gollini: Aston Villa sign Hellas Verona goalkeeper". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
    5. "Match report: GAK Graz 0-8 Villa". Aston Villa FC. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
    6. "Pierluigi Gollini: Aston Villa sell goalkeeper to Atalanta after loan spell". BBC Sport. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
    7. "SPAL acquires Berisha on loan from Atalanta". gianlucadimarzio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 12 December 2019.
    8. "Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Atalanta: Italian side reach Champions League last 16". 11 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
    9. "Under 21, Italia-Francia 0-1: Cornet firma il primo k.o. del bienno di Di Biagio". La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
    10. "Italy: Dominant display in Bosnia". Football Italia. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
    11. "Gollorius, il rapper Gollini lancia il singolo e rinnova con l'Atalanta" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. 9 June 2018.
    12. Pierluigi Gollini at Soccerway