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Damiano Tommasi
Damiano Tommasi, Tianjin TEDA.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth May 17, 1974 (1974-05-17) (age 35)
Place of birth Negrar, Italy
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Verona 77 (4)
1996–2006 AS Roma 262 (14)
2006–2008 Levante 44 (1)
2008 Queens Park Rangers 7 (0)
2009 Tianjin Teda 29 (1)
2009– Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo
National team
1994–1996 Italy U21 4 (0)
1998–2003 Italy 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2003

Damiano Tommasi (born May 17, 1974 in Negrar, Province of Verona) is an Italian footballer who is currently without a club, as a defensive midfielder.

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Football career

Tommasi started his career playing for Hellas Verona in Serie B. He made his first division debut on September 7, 1996, with A.S. Roma, a 3–1 win over Piacenza Calcio, and would be an instrumental figure in the capital side's 2001 scudetto conquest.

Tommasi played for the Italian U21s that won the 1996 European Championship, also being picked for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He made his first senior side appearance for the Azzurri on November 18, 1998, against Spain, but did not become a regular until 2001. He played in all four of Italy's matches at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

During a summer friendly match against Stoke City in 2004, Tommasi suffered a horrible knee injury, caused by Gerry Taggart,[1][2] and was out of action for a long time. In the summer of 2005 he accepted a one-year contract extension, with youth player wages (1500 a month) - a contract which, astonishingly, Tommasi instigated himself in the name of fairness.[3] On October 30, 2005, he finally returned to play, entering on the second-half in place of Olivier Dacourt, during a league match against Ascoli Calcio 1898, being even hailed with a long standing ovation by the Roma supporters.

On November 27, 2005, Tommasi scored after just two minutes, in an eventual 1–1 home tie against ACF Fiorentina,[4] being an important first team member as Roma finished runner-up.

After 10 years at Roma, in July 2006, Tommasi joined Levante UD,[5] spending two seasons with the La Liga strugglers, which eventually got relegated in 2007–08.

On September 10, 2008, Tommasi agreed a one-year deal with English second division team Queens Park Rangers.[6] On Friday, January 9, 2009 his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Tommasi confirmed to be in advanced talks with Chinese League's Tianjin Teda on February 2009, citing an interest in a third experience abroad as the main reason for it.[7] On the 10th the move was confirmed.

After one Season, Tommasi has quit Chinese club and decided to return to Italy, where he joined amateur Seconda Categoria club Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo to play alongside his two brothers.[8] He made his debut with the team on December 13.[9]

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Country

Personal

  • Married to Chiara, Tommasi has four children: Beatrice, Camilla, Susanna and Samuele.
  • A philanthropist, he arranges for footballers' disciplinary fines to go to good causes.
  • When first called-up by the national side, Tommasi said he didn't deserve the honour in that moment.[10]

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Simple English

Damiano Tommasi
File:Damiano Tommasi, Tianjin
Personal information
Full name Damiano Tommasi
Date of birth 17 May 1974 (1974-05-17) (age 36)
Place of birth    Negrar, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior clubs
Years Club
1993-1996
1996-2006
2006-2008
2008
2009
Hellas Verona
Roma
Levante
Queens Park Rangers
Tianjin Teda
National team
1998-2003 Italy

Damiano Tommasi (born 17 May 1974) is an Italian football player. He has played for Italy national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
ItalyLeague
1993/94Hellas VeronaSerie B90
1994/95320
1995/96364
1996/97RomaSerie A301
1997/98330
1998/99331
1999/00332
2000/01343
2001/02332
2002/03203
2003/04200
2004/0500
2005/06272
SpainLeague
2006/07LevanteLa Liga290
2007/08151
EnglandLeague
2008/09Queens Park RangersLeague Championship70
China PRLeague
2009Tianjin TedaSuper League291
CountryItaly 34018
Spain 441
England 70
China PR 291
Total 42020

International career statistics

[2]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
199820
199900
200000
200181
2002120
200330
Total251

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