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Vincenzo Camilleri
Personal information
Date of birth 6 March 1992 (1992-03-06) (age 17)
Place of birth Gela, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Reggina
Number 6[1]
Youth career
2006–2007 Reggina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Reggina 0 (0)
2008–2009 Chelsea 0 (0)
2009– Reggina 2 (0)
National team
2007 Italy U–16[2] 1 (0)
2009– Italy U–17[2] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:51, 8 September 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:51, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Vincenzo Camilleri (born 6 March 1992) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Reggina.

Career

Born in Gela, Sicily, Camilleri began his career with the youth team of Reggina, and made his first team debut on December 19, 2007 as a half-time substitute in a Coppa Italia 2007–08 home game against Inter, which ended in a 4–1 loss for Camilleri's side.[3][4] Later on February 2008 he became the subject of a controversial approach from English club Chelsea.[5][6][7] On March 2008, after his 16th birthday, he left Reggina to move to England and join the Chelsea club academy; he consequently received a two-month ban by the Italian Federation due to breach of transfer rules, caused by Camilleri's parents not having asked permission to Reggina before entering talks with Chelsea; the ban applied only on Italian domestic games.[8] The Italian Federation also agreed to suspend indefinitely Camiller from playing at youth international level with Italy; he was playing at Under-16 level at the time of his move to Chelsea.[9] However, the youngster ultimately failed to settle in England and was allowed to return to Reggina later on January 2009.[10]

On April 19, 2009 Camilleri made his Serie A debut for Reggina as a substitute for Luca Vigiani in an away win to Atalanta.[11] Later on May 31, 2009 he also marked his first appearance as a starter, playing 64 minutes in the final game of the season, ended in a 1–1 home draw to Siena.[12] He was later confirmed as part of the Reggina roster for their 2009–10 Serie B campaign.

References

  1. ^ a b "Vincenzo Camilleri" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 8 September 2009. http://www.regginacalcio.it/index.php?option=com_campionato&task=giocatore&giocatore=65.  
  2. ^ a b "Convocazioni e presenze in campo CAMILLERI VINCENZO" (in Italian). FIGC.it. http://www.figc.it/nazionali/DettaglioConvocato?codiceConvocato=3291&squadra=4. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  3. ^ Luca Taidelli (20 December 2007). "Non fa sconti neanche l' Inter di Balotelli" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. http://archiviostorico.gazzetta.it/2007/dicembre/20/Non_sconti_neanche_Inter_Balotelli_ga_10_071220010.shtml. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  4. ^ Carlo Laudisa (18 February 2008). "L' offerta dell' Inter per Rakitic" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. http://archiviostorico.gazzetta.it/2008/febbraio/18/offerta_dell_Inter_per_Rakitic_ga_10_080218091.shtml. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  5. ^ "Reggina issue Chelsea complaint". BBC Sport. 20 February 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/7254746.stm. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  6. ^ Jeremy Wilson (21 February 2008). "Chelsea avoid Fifa sanction over Camilleri". The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/2292295/Chelsea-avoid-Fifa-sanction-over-Camilleri.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  7. ^ Paolo Rossi (19 February 2008). "Il Chelsea saccheggia il vivaio della Reggina" (in Italian). La Repubblica. http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/2008/02/19/il-chelsea-saccheggia-il-vivaio-della-reggina.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  8. ^ Nadia Carminati (15 October 2008). "Ban for Chelsea starlet". SKY Sports. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11877_4340337,00.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  9. ^ Corrado Zunino (11 March 2009). "Da Camilleri a Capua I tempi degli scippi sembrano finiti" (in Italian). La Repubblica. http://www.repubblica.it/2009/02/sport/calcio/calciomercato/estero-varie/talenti-zunino-storia/talenti-zunino-storia.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  10. ^ Thomas Zocher & Nadia Carminati (31 January 2009). "Chelsea land Turkish starlet". SKY Sports. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11668_4873813,00.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  11. ^ "Partita Atalanta-Reggina" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 19 April 2009. http://www.corrieredellosport.it/live/SerieA/Stagione2008-2009/atalanta-reggina.shtml. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  12. ^ "Reggina 1 - 1 Siena". Yahoo! Eurosport. 31 May 2009. http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/serie-a/2008-2009/reggina-siena-245549.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  

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