The Super Genoa goes down to hell

Genoa: de vivero de estrellas a bajar al infierno

The Super Genoa goes down to hell

Serie A is over and with it three teams say goodbye to the highest category of Italian football. Along with Venezia and Cagliari, the Genoa will play next year in the B-seriessomething that had not happened since 2007. After a bad season, the descent of a historical calcium that has come to host several talented players.

Gian PieroGasperini

However, before talking about footballers, the first of the names to highlight and that many may not remember in Genoa is Gasperini. The current coach of Atalanta, whom he took to Champions League quarterfinals and that he came to fight for the league Juventustrained the Genoa in two different stages. The first one was in the 2006-2007 season, when the Genoese team was in Series B and got the ascent. Shortly after rising, in the 2008-2009 season, he was one point away from putting the team in the top european competitionbut at least he managed to qualify for the Europe League. after his passing for Inter and Palermo, Gasperini he came back to Genoa for three more years. From there, she went on to Dea and the rest is already history.

Stephan El-Shaarawy

Stephan Kareem El Shaarawy He has been one of the most promising Italian soccer players in recent decades. Unfortunately, his talent never became so regular as to allow him to achieve what was expected of him, although he did leave incredible plays where he showed off his prodigious technique. Many will remember him for his passage through the Milan or even associate him with the Romehis current club, but not everyone will know that he played for the club in the Liguria region, where he did his professional debut in 2008 at just 16 years old. After a transfer in Padua, Milan paid 20 million for him to Genoa in 2011.

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David Suazo and Marco Borriello

the honduran Suazo is another footballer who has played in great teams like Inter or Benficain addition to having a few minutes in the Honduras I stay third in the 2001 Copa América. The Genoa is done with its services in 2010 through a loan agreed with Inter. Just in that year, the set neroazzuro get the treble with Mourinho as a coach. Another case of a similar footballer is that of Borriello. The Italian was also under the orders of Gasperini in Genoa and he has to his credit a Champions League won with Milan in 2007 in which he did not have much prominence either.

Diego Milito

Without any doubt, one of the proper names in the history of Genoa is that of Diego Milito. The Argentine lands in Europe to go to the Genoese club in 2004. The following season, achieved promotion to Serie A and his great season is enough for him to go to Real Zaragoza. After his time in Spain, go back to Genoa in the 2008-2009 campaign, where he managed to generate 30 goals in 31 matches and his great performance is worth it for sign for Inter Milanleaving more than 25 million euros in the Genoa coffers.

Cyrus Immobile

The starting forward of the current European Championship champion also played in Genoa. He went during the 2012-2013 season and scored only five goals. The following year he went to Turinsomething that did not sit to the Juventusas Cyrus had played in the club bianconero a couple of years, and Turin jumped into Dortmund. He later he would play in Spain, in Sevillewould return to El Toro and in 2016 would end up in the Latiumwhere since then he has felt more comfortable and has given its best level.

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Thiago Motta

The former player of Barcelona, ​​Atlético, Inter and PSG spent only one year Genoabut he had a great season that earned him to remain in the memory of the club’s fans rossoblù. In the 2008-2009 campaign, at Gasperini’s orders and sharing a team with players of the stature of Diego Milito, Thiago Motta He played 27 games in which he made six goals and gave two assists. As mentioned before, this course Genoa achieved Europa League places and grazed those of Champions.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

In the summer of 2008, the Genoa pays around four million euros AEK of Athens by a young Greek centre-back. After two seasons in which he has played 59 games, the Milan takes over his servicesbut Sokratis does not finish integrating into the club rossonero. must return to Genoaalthough finally they do not have him and he leaves Italy to set course a Germany. There he will play in the Werder Bremen and at Dortmund until you get to Arsenal. Currently, he plays for Olympiakos.

Hernan Crespo

One of the most notorious scorers of the late 90s and the first decade of the 2000s also passed through the capital of Liguria. Hernan Cresposoccer player River Plate, Parma, Lazio, Inter, Chelsea and Milanhad a career in Genoa, where he played a total of 21 games in the 2009-2010 season. The Argentine international scored seven goals, two of them in the six games he Il Grifone played in the Europa League that season.

Rodrigo Palace

Palace went down in the history of the Genoese club and did so with a round figure: 100 games They are the ones who came to wear the shirt rossoblù and in which he scored a total of 38 goals and gave 23 assists. He arrives in Genoa in 2009 and remains there until the 2011-2012 season. At the end of that campaign, the Inter is done with their services for about 10 million euros. In 2014, he is runner-up in the world with Argentina in the World Cup that Germany beat.

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Alberto Gilardino

The last of the 10 names that we are going to see is Albert Gilardino. The World Champion with Italy in 2006 he played in the Genoa in two stages: first in 2012 and then in the 2013-2014 season. Before that he had his journey in the Milanwhere he had great performances and rose as champion of the Champions League. He lands in the Ligurian capital after being at Bologna and with the Genoese club he disputes a total of 52 games and generates 29 goals between goals and assists.

Bonus: Spanish soccer players and Pandev

As an addition, we can also talk about several Spanish players who have passed through Genoa in the last 15 years. cobblercurrent player of Saragossawent through the Italian club in the 2009-2010 season and came to play five games of Europe League in which he scored a goal and gave an assist. Iago Falque was in two periods in the coast of liguria: the 2014-2015 and 2019-2020 seasons. He added a total of 43 games in which he generated 22 goals.

And finally, let’s talk about goran pandevwho with 187 games, 32 goals and 12 assists has been one of the architects of the Genoa would not have dropped years before. and it’s the team rossoblù he had been flirting with the red stalls for several seasons. Finally, it has produced his return to Serie Bwhere we will see him at least next season.


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