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Domenico Criscito

27-Year-Old Defender     Zenit St. Petersburg  Russian Premier


Italy

Birthdate:  December 30, 1986    Birthplace:  Cercola (Napoli)    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 0"    

May 23, 2013    Domenico Criscito News

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The left back who has played internationally for Italy in the past may take a pay cut to return back to his home country, Football Italia reports.

Criscito has had some issues in the past. Perhaps with a new start he can prove his value.

Domenico Criscito: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 28, 2012

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Criscito, who is the biggest name in an on-going match-fixing investigation in Italy, withdrew himself from further consideration as the Azzurri put together their final Euro 2012 roster, ESPNSoccernet reports.

The ugliness and the rumors lead to Criscito heading for Russia in 2011, but the 25-year old cannot shake this investigation. Without an arrest imminent, all parties involved decided it was best to avoid the potential distraction of having Criscito in Poland and the Ukraine.

June 23, 2011

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A deal that would have sent Criscito back to his hometown team has failed as the player failed to agree to contract terms with Napoli, Football Italia reports.

Criscito may regret this. A few years back current Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli rejected a chance to move his hometown Fiorentina and rejected the deal. Certainly this does damage to Criscito's reputation as most players generally would go to their hometown club even if it meant making a little less money.

June 8, 2011

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Genoa has agreed to sell its left-back in a co-ownership deal to the player's hometown team, Football Italia reports.

A great move for Criscito as he gets to virtually move home as he grew up outside Naples.

April 1, 2011

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Criscito said he will not accept a transfer to Russia as has been rumored, Football Italia reports.

Criscito is a fine player who should stay in Italy.

January 18, 2011

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Fiorentina has joined AC Milan and Napoli as clubs interested in the left back, Football Italia reports.

Criscito would do well moving to any one of the three clubs mentioned as possible future employers.

December 19, 2010

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Manchester United are interested in the Genoa left back/midfielder as a possible replacement for Patrice Evra, Goal.com reports.

Criscito is a solid player, but he shown to be inconsistent at times.

June 25, 2010

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Juventus has resolved its co-ownership of the Italian World Cup defender by allowing Genoa to have full ownership of the left back, Goal.com reports.

Criscito did not impress in South Africa and thus Juventus are not interested in his services.