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Francesco Acerbi

28-Year-Old Defender     Sassuolo  Serie A


Birthdate:  August 10, 1988    Birthplace:  Vizzolo Predabissi    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

April 5, 2016    Francesco Acerbi News

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Acerbi had one tackle to go along with four interceptions and even chipped in with a goal as Sassuolo defeated Carpi 3-1.

The 28-year-old has quietly become one of Serie A's best center-backs and now has more goals than yellow cards, with four tallies.

Francesco Acerbi – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Serie A Sassuolo 3102 2 0 10 4 1517 0 3 47 27
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Francesco Acerbi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 25, 2014

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The defender who has fought off testicular cancer scored a goal in his team's 3-1 win over local rival Parma Saturday.

It would be hard not to be happy for a player who has had to fight off cancer to return to the field.

March 16, 2014

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Acerbi says he is ready to return from his latest bout with testicular cancer, Football Italia reports.

Acerbi has great spirit and is an inspiration to many.

December 22, 2013

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The defender has thanked his fans on Twitter for their support as he continues to battle testicular cancer, Football Italia reports.

This is a very unfortunate situation.

December 21, 2013

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Sadly, Acerbi's battle with testicular cancer isn't over. Doctor's found that the treatment he underwent after surgery to remove his cancerous tumor wasn't enough to send the cancer into remission, Football Italia reports. Apparently, the tumor was only removed and Acerbi did not take any sort of medication following the surgery. The hormone levels altered by the return of his cancerous tumor set off red flags during an anti-doping test in December. As a result, the Sassuolo footballer is still suspended.

This is a highly unfortunate set of circumstances for Acerbi. He's certain to be exonerated of the alleged doping charges against him, however, he must begin treatment for his illness immediately. It's uncertain what Acerbi's future holds for himself and his fantasy owners alike.

December 13, 2013

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Acerbi tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG, Football Italia reports.

The Sassuolo defender is suspended until the investigation into the incident is completed. It is very likely that the test result was a false positive because hCG can be created by cancerous tumors. Acerbi has been battling testicular cancer for months and will most likely be exonerated after further testing.

September 15, 2013

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The center defender has returned to action two months after having a tumor removed, Football Italia reports.

Hopefully the player can return to the form he enjoyed two years ago with Chievo.

January 31, 2013

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Acerbi has returned to Chievo just days after leaving AC Milan for Genoa, Football Italia reports.

It looks like an experiment that did not work.