Michele Fornasier

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Michele Fornasier
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Cremonese
Number 4
Youth career
Vittorio Falmec
Conegliano
2007–2009 Fiorentina
2009–2013 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Sampdoria 10 (0)
2015–2019 Pescara 89 (2)
2019Venezia (loan) 8 (0)
2019–2020 Parma 0 (0)
2019–2020Trapani (loan) 20 (0)
2020– Cremonese 0 (0)
National team
2008 Italy U16 1 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U19 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 July 2020

Michele Fornasier (born 22 August 1993) is an Italian footballer who plays for Cremonese, as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Vittorio Veneto, Fornasier joined Fiorentina in 2007, but moved to England two years later, signing with Manchester United. Shortly after, Fiorentina filed a formal complaint to FIFA about the transfer.[citation needed] However, no action was taken by FIFA after Fiorentina failed to supply evidences for the case.[1]

Manchester United[edit]

When playing for United Fornasier lifted up the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup[2] and appeared with the Under-21 squad; he also appeared in the Dallas Cup twice (2012 and 2013[3]) He left the club in June 2013 after making no first-team appearances.[4]

Sampdoria[edit]

On 2 July 2013 Fornasier signed with U.C. Sampdoria.[5] He made his professional debut on 5 December, starting in a 4–1 home win over Verona.[6]

On 9 February of the following year Fornasier made his Serie A debut, starting in a 1–0 win over Cagliari.[7] Fornasier ended the season with 10 appearances.

Pescara[edit]

On 23 January 2015 Fornasier was signed by Pescara in a temporary deal with an option to purchase.[8] On 27 June "The Dolphins" excised the option, with Lucas Torreira moved to Sampdoria effectively on 1 July 2016.[9][10]

Venezia (loan)[edit]

On 22 January 2019, Fornasier signed to Venezia on loan with an option to buy.[11]

Parma[edit]

Trapani (loan)[edit]

On 16 August 2019, Fornasier signed to Serie A club Parma and after he joined Serie B club Trapani on loan until 30 June 2020.[12]

Cremonese[edit]

On 3 October 2020, he moved to Serie B club Cremonese.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/bellamy-faces-three-match-sanction-for-attacking-fan-1791202.html
  2. ^ Man Utd beat Sheffield Utd to FA Youth Cup final trophy; BBC Sport, 23 May 2011
  3. ^ Reds squad for Dallas Cup; Manchester United FC, 22 March 2013
  4. ^ Florent Malouda and David Bentley head Premier League free transfer list; Sky Sports, 7 June 2013
  5. ^ Transfer news: Manchester United youngster Michele Fornasier joins Sampdoria; Sky Sports, 2 July 2013
  6. ^ Coppa Italia: Samp–Verona 4–1, l'effetto Mihajlovic continua (Coppa Italia: Samp–Verona 4–1, the Mihajlovic effect continues); Repubblica, 5 December 2013 (in Italian)
  7. ^ Sampdoria 1–0 Cagliari; ESPN FC, 9 February 2014
  8. ^ "Calciomercato: arriva Fornasier" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Alcuni movimenti del Pescara in questa prima fase di mercato" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Ufficiale: acquistato il giovane Torreira, Fornasier riscattato dal Pescara" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  11. ^ "UFFICIALE: Venezia, arriva il difensore Fornasier" (in Italian). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  12. ^ "UFFICIALE: Trapani, ecco Fornasier. Arriva dal Parma". Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  13. ^ "FORNASIER IN GRIGIOROSSO" (in Italian). Cremonese. 3 October 2020.

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