|Ciro Immobile Quick Info
|6 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|February 20, 1990
Even before he was signed by Juventus, Ciro Immobile was considered as one of the best teenage strikers in Italy. However, he couldn’t make much of an impact at Juventus and it was his loan move to Pescara that helped him showcase his true ability. In a team coached by Zdeněk Zeman, who only believed in attacking football, he excelled as he helped his side score record-breaking 90 goals in 42 matches. Later, on the back of his great performances for Torino, he secured a big money move to Borussia Dortmund. However, it didn’t work out and eventually discovered top form with a return to Serie A with Lazio.
Torre Annunziata, Italy
Ciro Immobile started his formal soccer training at Sorrento‘s youth setup.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Antonio Immobile
- Mother – Michela Immobile
- Siblings – Luigi Immobile (Brother)
Ciro Immobile is represented by Alessandro Moggi.
40 – Juventus FC
90 – AC Siena
17 – Genoa CFC, SS Lazio
9 – Torino FC, Borussia Dortmund, Italy National team
11 – Sevilla FC, Italy National team
17 – SS Lazio, Italy National team
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ciro Immobile has dated –
- Jessica Melena (2014-Present) – In 2014, Immobile got married to his model girlfriend, Jessica Melena. They had been dating for quite some time before they finally got married. During the course of their relationship, she has given birth to 2 daughters – Giorgia and Michela.
Race / Ethnicity
He has given blonde highlights a try.
Wavy blonde highlighted hair
Ciro Immobile has a personal endorsement deal with Adidas. He is required to wear Adidas footwear for his professional matches.
Best Known For
Having become one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Italian Top Flight. In fact, he finished as the joint top goalscorer with Mauro Icardi in the 2017-18 season. He has taken one game lesser than Icardi to notch the similar number of goals i.e. 29.
First Soccer Match
In March 2009, he made his Serie A debut with Juventus in a match against Bologna. He was sent in the 89th-minute for the club legend, Alessandro Del Piero, in a 4-1 win.
In August 2013, Immobile made his debut for Torino FC in the 3rd round match of Coppa Italia against Pescara. He scored his side’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat.
In August 2016, he made his first appearance for Lazio in a match against Atalanta. He managed to score a goal in 4-3 win.
In March 2014, he made his first international appearance for Italy in a friendly match against Spain. He replaced Alessio Cerci in the 69th minute of 1-0 loss.
- Link up play
- Aerial ability
- Attacking positioning
- Attacking movement
- Long shots
He doesn’t have any significant weaknesses in his game.
Ciro Immobile Facts
- After he managed to score 30 goals in the 2007-2008 season in the under-17 category, the Juventus scouts recommended him to the club management. The club decided to pay €80,000 in 2008 to sign 18-year-old Immobile.
- Immobile got his breakthrough in the 2011-12 season after he was loaned to Serie B side Pescara by Juventus. He managed to smash 28 goals in the league for the club and help them win Serie B title which led to their promotion to Serie A.
- Midway through his season with Pescara, he managed to impress Genoa management so much that they decided to pay €4 million to Juventus for half of the player’s rights in January 2012.
- At the end of 2011-12 season, he was recognized as Serie B’s Player of the Year along with his Pescara teammates, Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne. He was also the top goalscorer in the league.
- In July 2013, Juventus decided to pay Genoa €2.75 million to buy their half of Immobile’s rights. They immediately accepted an offer of €2.75 million from Torino to give them one-half of the player’s rights.
- In his only full season with Torino, Immobile was immense and managed to score 22 goals in 33 league matches. As he was the top goalscorer in the league, he won the title of Capocannoniere.
- After a long drawn out tussle between Torino and Juventus, Immobile was eventually sold to Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in the 2014 summer transfer window. However, he wasn’t able to fulfill lofty expectations and scored only 3 goals in 24 matches.
- In July 2015, he suffered a nasty injury while playing for Sevilla in a friendly match against Watford. He had to be carried in the stretcher while wearing a neck brace and an oxygen mask after he clashed his head with an opponent in an aerial duel.
- It was later revealed that he had suffered a ruptured nasal septum which, despite initially appearing as a serious injury, turned out to be a minor one.
- In November 2015, Sevilla decided to convert his loan deal into a permanent move by €11 million apart from €3 million loan fee to Borussia Dortmund.
- However, he didn’t stay with the Spanish club for long as they loaned him to Torino in January 2016. He responded positively to his return to the familiar setting and found some form by scoring 5 times in 14 appearances.
- His loan stint with Torino impressed SS Lazio and they decided to pay a transfer fee of around €8 million to Sevilla to buy him outright.
- In his debut season with Lazio, Immobile scored 23 goals in 36 league appearances. He scored another 3 goals in Coppa Italia.
- In August 2017, he played a key role in Lazio‘s 3-2 Supercoppa Italiana win over Juventus. He scored 2 goals in the match to help his side win the silverware.
- In October 2017, the club decided to tie him down for a longer period of time and stave off any transfer interest by offering him a new 5-year deal which extended his stay at the club till 2022.
- At the end of 2017-18 season, he became the first Lazio player to have scored 41 goals in all competitions in the season. The previous record was held by Giorgio Chinaglia who had scored 34 goals in a single season.
- In September 2014, he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against the Netherlands. Italy won the match by 2-0.
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