Alessandro Martinelli (born 30 May 1993) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie D club Palermo.

Alessandro Martinelli
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Martinelli playing for Modena in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-05-30) 30 May 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Mendrisio, Switzerland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Youth career
0000–2009 Grasshopper[1]
2009–2012 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Sampdoria 0 (0)
2012–2013PortoSummaga (loan) 26 (0)
2013–2014Venezia (loan) 20 (1)
2014–2015Modena (loan) 21 (0)
2015–2017Brescia (loan) 67 (2)
2017–2019 Brescia 47 (0)
2019– Palermo 5 (0)
National team
2008 Switzerland U15[2] 4 (0)
2008–2009 Switzerland U16[3] 8 (0)
2009–2010 Switzerland U17[4] 12 (1)
2010–2011 Switzerland U18[5] 2 (0)
2011–2012 Switzerland U19[6] 6 (0)
2013 Switzerland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:59, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013

Club careerEdit

SampdoriaEdit

Born in Mendrisio, Ticino, an Italian-speaking canton, Switzerland, Martinelli moved south to Italy to start his professional career. He left the reserve team of U.C. Sampdoria in 2012 for Calcio Portogruaro Summaga.[7]

Martinelli returned to Sampdoria in June 2013; he signed a new 5-year contract with the Genoese club.[8]

On 2 September 2013, he was signed by Venezia.[9][10] On 7 July 2014, he was signed by Modena in a temporary deal, with an option to purchase.[11]

BresciaEdit

He left for Brescia in the same formula on 9 July 2015.[12][13]

On 25 July 2016, the loan was renewed,[14][15] and in August 2017 Martinelli signed for Brescia on a permanent basis.[16]

PalermoEdit

In August 2019 he was signed by Serie D club Palermo.

International careerEdit

Martinelli played every game in 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He also played for Swiss U18 team against Belgium and against Spain. He also received call-up against Austria[17] and France[18] but did not play. He only played once for Swiss U19 team in competitive match in 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification. He received call-up against Northern Ireland (he played once),[19] Finland, (he played twice)[20] Netherlands (once)[21] and Estonia (once)[22] in friendlies. In October 2013 he received his first U21 call-up.[23] He made his debut as one of the starting XI.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Europeo Under 17: nella Svizzera c'è l'allievo Martinelli" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 30 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Schweizerischer Fussballverband > Nationalteams > U-16 > Statistik und Resultate (in German) Retrieved 4 April 2014
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ "Sei giovani passano a titolo temporaneo al Portogruaro" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Martinelli rinnova fino al 2018: «Voglio crescere per la Samp»" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 13 June 2013. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Martinelli in prestito dalla Sampdoria, Gerini ceduto con diritto di riscatto al Carpi" (in Italian). FBC Unione Venezia. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  10. ^ "ALESSANDRO MARTINELLI CEDUTO IN PRESTITO ALL'UNIONE VENEZIA" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Alessandro Martinelli passa al Modena a titolo temporaneo" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Ufficiale: Martinelli al Brescia con la formula del prestito" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Alessandro Martinelli al Brescia Calcio" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Martinelli torna al Brescia, cessione a titolo temporaneo" (Press release) (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Bentornato Alessandro!" (Press release) (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Martinelli passa al Brescia: è ufficiale". Sampnews24 (in Italian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Alessandro Martinelli convocato nell'Under 18 svizzera" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  18. ^ "Martinelli convocato per Svizzera-Francia Under 18" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 28 April 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  19. ^ "Sprint Ungheria in Moldavia, Romero ok con la Nigeria" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 6 September 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  20. ^ "Nazionali: Argentina sconfitta senza Romero" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 12 October 2011. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  21. ^ "Under 19: Martinelli convocato per Svizzera-Olanda" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 24 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  22. ^ "Under 19: Martinelli e Savic per Svizzera-Estonia" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 3 April 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Alessandro Martinelli convocato con la Nazionale Under 21 Svizzera" (in Italian). FBC Unione Venezia. 7 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  24. ^ "Clinical Brozović helps Croatia punish Switzerland". UEFA. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.

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