Mr. Preziosi can’t stop: now Franco Zuculini

Franco Zuculini, only 19 years old but played already in Argentinian national team of Maradona

Nobody can stop our President Mr. Enrico Preziosi. After the last 2 arrivals: striker Mattia Destro (Inter) and defender Chico (Almeria) he now bought the young striker Gianmarco Zigoni of A.C. Milan and the “new Juric” Argentinan defensive midfieldplayer Franco Zuculini who played with Hoffenheim (Germany) last year. Both players are only 19 years old but very talented and ready to be part of the team of Mr. Gasperini. Later this week we hope that also the last new player, a midfielder, arrives in Neustift. The rumours say this will be or Veloso (Sporting Lissabon) or Boateng (Portsmouth) who both played for their country at the Worldcup in South Africa this summer.

Mattia Destro is very happy to take of his Inter-shirt and to wear the magic Rossoblu this season 

Genoa starts season today with 29 players

Genoa-players in training for the season 2010-2011, from left to right: Ranocchia, Dainelli, Kharja, Rudolf and Toni

Despite the fact that Mr. Gasperini wants a maximum of 23 players (3 goalkeepers and 2 players for every position in the field) Genoa starts the season with 29 players and maybe another one or two extra midfieldplayers will arrive before Serie A starts in the weekend of 28th and 29th August (schedule will be published Wednesday 28th July). The following 29 players start the new season tomorrow in Neustift (Austria):

GOALKEEPERS: Eduardo (Sc Braga, 1982), *Perin (1992), Scarpi (1973), Stillo (1991)

DEFENDERS: Bocchetti (1986), Chico (Almeria, 1987), Dainelli (1979), **Fatic (1988), Moretti (1981), Polenta (1992), Ranocchia (Bari, 1988), Tomovic (1987)

MIDFIELDERS: Criscito (1986), Kharja (1982), Mesto (1982), Modesto (Bologna, 1982), Milanetto (1975), Rossi (1978), Tachtsidis (Aek Atene, 1991), Vanden Borre (Portsmouth, 1987), Zapater (1985)

STRIKERS: Acquafresca (1987), *Destro (Inter, 1991), **Jankovic (1984), Palacio (1982), Palladino (1984), Rudolf (Debrecen, 1985), Sculli (1981), Toni (Roma, 1977)

The players with * are now in France to play the European Championship of players under 19 years and share the team after the tournament. The players with ** first have to recover their injury in Chiavari before they can share the team.

Sokratis to Milan, Chico (Spain) his substitute

Chico, Spanish defender, born 6th March 1987 in Cadiz

Sokratis Papastathopoulus leaves Genoa towards A.C. Milan which pays € 4,5 millon and 50% ownership of 3 very talented players. “Papa” played the 2 seasons with Genoa, 1,5 years as substitute of Giuseppe Biava and since January the Greek was our right-defender. Today Genoa immediately bought his substitute: José Manuel Flores Moreno, named Chico. The 23 years old defender was raised in the youth of C.F. Cadiz and played in the season 2007-2008 in the 2nd team of F.C. Barcelona. Since the summer of 2008 Chico played with Almeria in the Primera Division. Chico is 187 centimeters tall and played 3 matches with the Spanish National team Under 21 years.

The 11 all time best players + coach of Genoa

Best team of Genoa ever !!

The supporter have voted the best team of Genoa of all times. Our captain Marco Rossi and our present coach Gian Piero Gasperini are in the team, just as our stars of last year: Diego Milito and Thiago Motta. The favorite 3-4-3 team of the Genoa-supporters:


      Torrente, Signorini, Collovati 

 Rossi, Eranio, Thiago Motta, Branco

         Aguilera, Milito, Abbadie

coach: Gian Piero Gasperini

After Toni also Eduardo and Rudolf with us

Goalkeeper Eduardo was only beaten by Villa at World-cup 2010 in South Africa

After goalkeeper Marco Amelia was hired to A.C. Milan 2 weeks ago, president Preziosi was looking for a new experienced goalkeeper to substitute Amelia. Goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was very enthusiastic to join our team, but Chievo stopped him. Despite the transfersum of € 4.5 million by his club Sporting Braga our president choose goalkeeper Eduardo, the brilliant goalie of the national team of Portugal. This World-Cup in South Africa keeper Eduardo kept his goal clean in the first round against Brasil, North Corea and Ivory Coast, while he was beaten once by David Villa of Spain in the 1/8 finals. The 27 years old Eduardo signed a 4-years contract with Genoa.  

Gergely Rudolf, striker of the Hungarian national team and ex-layer of Debreceni

This week also arrived the striker of the Hungarian national team: Gergely Rudolf. Because his contract with Debreceni ended this summer Genoa did not had to pay a transfersum for this 25 years old player that was also wanted by Ajax.

Besides the new arrivals Toni, Eduardo and Rudolf we can also be happy that Genoa enlarged the stay of Palladino and Jankovic with another year. Also the defenders of the Italian national team: Andrea Ranocchia (renturned to Genoa after he was rent to Bari last year where a played a brilliant season) and Mimmo Criscito (now 100% owned by Genoa) stay with us to try to reach European football this season that starts next Saturday 17th July at the Pegli-trainingfield. The next day Genoa goes to Neustift Stubaital (Austria) just like the last years to prepare for Serie A that starts Sunday 29th August.