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Luca Cigarini

Luca Cigarini (; born 20 June 1986 in Montecchio Emilia) is an Italians Association football midfielder who currently plays for Atalanta B.C in Serie A.

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Luca Cigarini biography


Luca Cigarini (; born 20 June 1986 in Montecchio Emilia) is an Italians Association football midfielder who currently plays for Atalanta B.C in Serie A.

Club career

Luca Cigarini was one of the notable youth products in 2005 Parma F.C. squad, alongside Daniele Dessena. After Parma was relegated to Serie B in June 2008, Luca Cigarini was sold to Atalanta B.C. in join-ownership bid.

On July 3, 2009 S.S.C. Napoli signed the talented and hard-working playmaker from Atalanta B.C. on a five-year deal, for €10.5 million.

On August 2, 2010, S.S.C. Napoli sent Cigarini to Sevilla FC on a loan deal for the 2010-2011 season, upon conclusion of the season, Sevilla will have the option to purchase the midfielder for €7 million.

International career

On September 7, 2007, Cigarini scored Luca Cigarini first ever goal (which was also the winning goal) with the Italy national under-21 football team squad in a 2–1 victory over the Faroe Islands national football team in a UEFA U-21 Qualifying match. Luca Cigarini was also part of Pierluigi Casiraghi's Olympic team which won the 2008 Toulon Tournament. Luca Cigarini also played for Italy in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Cigarini received Luca Cigarini first call-up to the Italy national football team team on 30 August 2010. New coach Cesare Prandelli named Luca Cigarini in the squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifying as an injury replacement for Claudio Marchisio.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luca_Cigarini

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