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Giampaolo Pazzini

Giampaolo Pazzini (; born August 2, 1984 in Pescia) is an Italian people Association football who plays as a Forward (association football) for Serie A club F.C. Internazionale Milano and the Italy national football team. Fans call Giampaolo Pazzini Il Pazzo ("the Insanity"). Giampaolo Pazzini has previously played for Atalanta, Sampdoria, and Fiorentina.

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Giampaolo Pazzini biography


Giampaolo Pazzini (; born August 2, 1984 in Pescia) is an Italian people Association football who plays as a Forward (association football) for Serie A club F.C. Internazionale Milano and the Italy national football team. Fans call Giampaolo Pazzini Il Pazzo ("the Insanity"). Giampaolo Pazzini has previously played for Atalanta, Sampdoria, and Fiorentina.

Club career

Early career

Pazzini started Giampaolo Pazzini career at Atalanta B.C., with whom Giampaolo Pazzini made Giampaolo Pazzini professional debut in 2003, and quickly emerging as a promising youngster. Giampaolo Pazzini spent two seasons with Atalanta, playing 51 league games and scoring 12 goals (of which 3 of them at Serie A level). Giampaolo Pazzini switched from a left back to a striker.

Fiorentina

Pazzini joined ACF Fiorentina from Atalanta B.C. for around €6 million in January 2005. During Giampaolo Pazzini Serie A 2005-06 Giampaolo Pazzini scored 10 goals in 4 appearances. but did not find space in Cesare Prandelli's plans as the latter preferred Luca Toni as the main striker, with Pazzini and Valeri Bojinov acting as second strikers.

With the arrival of former A.C. Milan striker Alberto Gilardino, Prandelli opted for Adrian Mutu and Gilardino to form a striking partnership, reducing Pazzini to a backup player role.

Sampdoria

As a result of limited first team opportunities, Pazzini agreed a move to U.C. Sampdoria on January 2008, for €9 million.

After Giampaolo Pazzini first match versus U.S. Città di Palermo, in the next matchday Pazzini found the back of the net for the first time with the blucerchiati against Udinese Calcio in the Coppa Italia. Giampaolo Pazzini scored Giampaolo Pazzini first goal in Serie A with Giampaolo Pazzini new team on February 1, 2009 in the match against A.C. ChievoVerona, finished in a 1–1 draw. Giampaolo Pazzini rejuvenated form continued when Giampaolo Pazzini hit Giampaolo Pazzini first brace with Sampdoria in a 3–0 hammering against Italian champions F.C. Internazionale Milano in the Coppa Italia, and Giampaolo Pazzini second consecutive brace arrived in the Serie A encounter against A.S. Roma (2–2). Giampaolo Pazzini combined very well with Antonio Cassano up front, forming arguably one of the most effective partnership in Serie A in the season.

Pazzini scored 19 goals in Giampaolo Pazzini second season at Sampdoria making Giampaolo Pazzini the 3rd top scorer in the 2009–10 Serie A season.

Internazionale

Pazzini joined Italian champions F.C. Internazionale Milano on a four and a half year deal, on January 28, 2011, with Jonathan Biabiany heading in the opposite direction as part of the deal. Pazzini was valued €19 million while Biabiany was tagged for €7 million. Giampaolo Pazzini scored a brace on Giampaolo Pazzini debut, a 3–2 home win over U.S. Città di Palermo and scored another goal in Giampaolo Pazzini second game against Bari. Giampaolo Pazzini also scored the winner in a 1–2 win against Fiorentina on 16 February 2011. On 30 April 2011 Giampaolo Pazzini scored 2 in a 2–1 win over Cesena, both in stoppage time. On the 22 May 2011 Giampaolo Pazzini scored a further 2 goals in Inter's 3–1 victory over Catania.
Pazzini began the 2011-2012 season on a weak note, failing to score until the 5th round in a 3-1 victory over Bologna_F.C._1909 (Claudio Ranieri's first match in charge of Inter). Giampaolo Pazzini then scored in the next match after a dribble from team-mate Yuto_Nagatomo in a 3-2 away victory against CSKA Moscow. Giampaolo Pazzini later suffered a 3-month goal drought until Giampaolo Pazzini scored Inter's opener in a 2-0 victory against Fiorentina. Giampaolo Pazzini also added another goal later that month against U.S._Lecce and scored in Inter's opening match of the 2012 calendar year in a 5-0 victory against Parma_F.C..

International career

Under-21

Pazzini was formerly a member of the Italy national under-21 football team team. Giampaolo Pazzini holds the record for the first goal and first hat-trick at the new Wembley Stadium. However, Louis Saha broke one of Giampaolo Pazzini records, scoring after 26 seconds in the 2009 FA Cup Final.

Senior team

Pazzini made Giampaolo Pazzini debut with the Italy national football team on 28 March 2009, in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) against Montenegro national football team, scoring Giampaolo Pazzini first goal. Four days later, Pazzini was awarded with a place in the starting line-up against the Republic of Ireland national football team. Unfortunately Giampaolo Pazzini second cap was a less fortunate one as Giampaolo Pazzini was Misconduct (football) in the second minute of the match for elbowing defender John O'Shea. Giampaolo Pazzini now holds the record for fastest sending off in Italian history. Pazzini started the friendly against Northern Ireland national football team at Pisa on 6 June 2009, where Giampaolo Pazzini missed a penalty in the 55th minute.

Giampaolo Pazzini took part at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

On 3 June 2011, two years after Giampaolo Pazzini debut, Giampaolo Pazzini scored Giampaolo Pazzini second goal with the national team in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying against Estonia national football team.

Honours

Internazionale

- Coppa Italia: Coppa Italia 2010–11

Club statistics

As of 21 December 2011

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

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