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Danilo Cataldi
Cataldi with Lazio in 2020
Personal information
Full name Danilo Cataldi
Date of birth (1994-08-06) 6 August 1994 (age 29)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Team information
Current team
Lazio
Number 32
Youth career
1999–2006 Ottavia
2006–2013 Lazio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Lazio 188 (7)
2013–2014Crotone (loan) 35 (4)
2017Genoa (loan) 13 (0)
2017–2018Benevento (loan) 29 (1)
International career
2012 Italy U18 3 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U19 6 (1)
2013 Italy U20 2 (1)
2014–2017 Italy U21 20 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:08, 19 May 2024 (UTC)

Danilo Cataldi (born 6 August 1994) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A club Lazio.

Club career[edit]

Cataldi was born in Rome to parents from Missanello, Southern Italy.[1] A product of Lazio's youth system, he was sent on loan to Serie B club Crotone in the 2013–2014 season, where he played as a starter, obtaining 35 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

He made his return in Lazio's first team for the 2014–15 season, making his Serie A debut on 18 January 2015, in the match lost 1–0 against Napoli at Stadio Olimpico. He scored his first goal for the club on 21 August 2016 in a 4–3 away win over Atalanta.[2]

Cataldi was loaned out to Genoa on 13 January 2017 until 30 June 2017.[3]

On 19 July 2017, Cataldi was loaned out to newly promoted Serie A club Benevento.[4]

International career[edit]

On 5 March 2014, Cataldi made his debut with the Italy U-21 side in a qualification match against Northern Ireland.

With the Italy U-21 he took part at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

On 5 November 2016, Cataldi was called up to the senior Italian international squad for the first time for 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification match against Liechtenstein and friendly against Germany.[5]

In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio.[6] He made his only appearance of the tournament In Italy's second group match on 21 June, a 3–1 defeat to Czech Republic.[7] Italy were eliminated in the semi-finals following a 3–1 defeat to Spain on 27 June.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 May 2024[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lazio 2014–15 Serie A 16 0 5 0 21 0
2015–16 20 1 1 1 5 0 1[a] 0 27 2
2016–17 11 1 11 1
2018–19 12 2 0 0 6 0 18 2
2019–20 21 1 1 0 5 0 1[a] 1 28 2
2020–21 19 0 0 0 4 0 23 0
2021–22 32 1 2 0 8 1 42 2
2022–23 29 0 2 0 8 0 39 0
2023–24 28 1 3 0 5 0 1[a] 0 37 1
Total 188 7 14 1 41 1 3 1 246 10
Crotone (loan) 2013–14 Serie B 35 4 2 0 1[b] 0 38 4
Genoa (loan) 2016–17 Serie A 13 0 0 0 13 0
Benevento (loan) 2017–18 Serie A 29 1 1 0 30 1
Career total 265 13 17 1 41 1 4 1 325 16
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana
  2. ^ Appearance in Serie B promotion play-offs

Honours[edit]

Lazio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giancarlo Filiani, Talenti di origine lucana crescono, Terra di Basilicata, 4 June 2015". Archived from the original on 16 August 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Atalanta v Lazio". legaseriea.it. Lega Nazionale Professionisti. 21 August 2016. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Official: Genoa loan Lazio's Cataldi". Football Italia. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Official: Cataldi joins Benevento". football-italia.net. Football Italia. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Italy: Politano and Cataldi debut calls". football-italia.net. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "U21: Italy squad for Euros named". Football Italia. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Czech Republic 3-1 Italy". UEFA.com. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Spain U21 3-1 Italy U21". BBC Sport. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  9. ^ James Horncastle (28 June 2017). "Italy fall to familiar foe Spain at U21 Euros but there is hope for the future". ESPN FC. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  10. ^ Danilo Cataldi at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

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