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Davide Grassi

Davide Grassi
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birthMontecchio, Italy
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubAris Limassol
Number21
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2006Cattolica5(0)
2006–2007Bonifika23(1)
2007–2008Mérida9(0)
2009Sant Andreu0(0)
2009–2010Aberdeen23(0)
2010–2011Sorrento Calcio3(0)
2011Triestina0(0)
2011–2012Brussels34(1)
2012–2013Dundee13(0)
2013–2014Aris Limassol9(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Davide Grassi (born 13 January 1986 in Montecchio) is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for the Cypriot First Division side Aris Limassol.

Career

Grassi began his career at youth teams of Parma, before making his professional debut in Slovenia, ending a 11-year stay with Parma. In the 2007/08 season, Grassi played for Mérida UD.

Grassi had a successful trial with Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen[1] and was offered a one-year deal. He made his debut against Motherwell in August having come on as a substitute.[2] During a Scottish League Cup match against Dundee on 24 September 2009, he suffered a triple cheekbone fracture.[3] Grassi was released from Aberdeen on 1 July 2010.[4]

Since leaving Aberdeen, Grassi signed for Sorrento Calcio in July 2010[5] but left Sorrento, having made three appearance.[6]

On 31 January 2011, he was signed by Serie B side Triestina.[7][8] However, Grassi left Triestina, having made no appearance.

Shortly after leaving Triestina, Grassi joined Belgian side Brussels, whose team in Second Division in Belgian League .[9] Grassi made his debut for the club, on the opening game of the season on 17 August 2011, in a 1–1 draw against Oostende; two-month later on 15 October 2011, he scored his first goal in a 4–0 win over Wetteren but however, he received a red card. Eventually, Grassi played the next game after winning appeal, allowing him to play the next game. It couldn't get worse for Grassi on the next game on 23 October 2011 when Grassi scored an own goal in a 2–2 draw against Lommel United. At Brussels, Grassi made 33 appearance, established himself in the first team.

He signed for Scottish Premier League side Dundee on 2 August 2012, subject to international clearance.[10] He made his debut for the club in a 2–0 loss against St. Mirren on 11 August 2012.[11] Grassi would suffered a knee injury, having an operation, and resulted him out for six weeks[12] Manager Barry Smith says he is not rushing for Grassi return from injury[13] Eventually, Grassi made his return from injury in a 3–0 loss against Hibernian on 6 October 2012. After another appearance, Grassi once again suffered an injury after undergoing knee surgery again, resulted him out for two months.[14] In February, Grassi made a recovery from injury and back in training.[15] Later in the season, Dundee would soon suffer relegation to Scottish Championship and Grassi would be released by the club, making thirteen appearance in total.[16]

After leaving Dundee, Grassi moved to Cyprus by joining Aris Limassol, subject to a medical.[17]

References

External links

  • Football.it Profile (Italian)
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