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Antonio Cassano
Antonio Cassano
Personal information
Full name Antonio Cassano
Date of birth 12 July 1982 (1982-07-12) (age 38)
Place of birth    Bari, Flag of Italy Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth clubs
1997–1998 Flag of Italy Bari
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1999–2001
2001–2006
2006–2008
2007–2008
2008–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2015
2015–2017
Flag of Italy Bari
Flag of Italy Roma
Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of ItalySampdoria (loan)
Flag of Italy Sampdoria
Flag of Italy Milan
Flag of Italy Internazionale
Flag of Italy Parma
Flag of Italy Sampdoria
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National team
1998
1998
1999
2000
2000–2002
2003–2014
Flag of Italy Italy U15
Flag of Italy Italy U16
Flag of Italy Italy U18
Flag of Italy Italy U20
Flag of Italy Italy U21
Flag of Italy Italy
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Antonio Cassano (born 12 July 1982) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He is currently a free agent, after having been released from his contract with Serie A club Parma. Although he is usually deployed as a creative supporting forward, he can also play in more of a playmaking role, as an attacking midfielder, as well as on the wing, or as a striker. Nicknamed Il Gioiello di Bari Vecchia ("the jewel of Old Bari"), he is known for his short temper as much as his ability on the pitch, which led to the coining of the neologism Cassanata by his former coach, Fabio Capello, in November 2002. The word is regularly used by Italian journalists as a euphemism for any behavior incompatible with team spirit in football. Cassano is described as a player who is "skillful and intelligent on the ball" who possesses "excellent vision and also impresses with his eye for goal". His best technical qualities are his trapping skills, control, dribbling, and passing accuracy.

External links

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Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2004

1. Buffon 2. Panucci 3. Oddo 4. Zanetti 5. Cannavaro 6. Ferrari 7. Del Piero 8. Gattuso 9. Vieri 10. Totti 11. Corradi 12. Toldo 13. Nesta 14. Fiore 15. Favalli 16. Camoranesi 17. Di Vaio 18. Cassano 19. Zambrotta 20. Perrotta 21. Pirlo 22. Peruzzi 23. Materazzi

Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2008

1. Buffon 2. Panucci 3. Grosso 4. Chiellini 5. Gamberini 6. Barzagli 7. Del Piero 8. Gattuso 9. Toni 10. De Rossi 11. Di Natale 12. Borriello 13. Ambrosini 14. Amelia 15. Quagliarella 16. Camoranesi 17. De Sanctis 18. Cassano 19. Zambrotta 20. Perrotta 21. Pirlo 22. Aquilani 23. Materazzi

Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Buffon (c) 2. Maggio 3. Chiellini 4. Ogbonna 5. Motta 6. Balzaretti 7. Abate 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Cassano 11. Di Natale 12. Sirigu 13. Giaccherini 14. De Sanctis 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Borini 18. Montolivo 19. Bonucci 20. Giovinco 21. Pirlo 22. Diamanti 23. Nocerino

Italy
Italy – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Buffon (c) 2. De Sciglio 3. Chiellini 4. Darmian 5. Motta 6. Candreva 7. Abate 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Cassano 11. Cerci 12. Sirigu 13. Perin 14. Aquilani 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Immobile 18. Parolo 19. Bonucci 20. Paletta 21. Pirlo 22. Insigne 23. Verratti

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