2017–18 Atalanta B.C. season

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Atalanta
2017–18 season
President Antonio Percassi
Manager Gian Piero Gasperini
Stadium Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
Serie A 7th
Coppa Italia Semi-finals
UEFA Europa League Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Josip Iličić (11)

All:
Josip Iličić (15)
Highest home attendance 20,076 vs Internazionale
(14 April 2018, Serie A)
Lowest home attendance 3,867 vs Sassuolo
(20 December 2017, Coppa Italia)
Average home league attendance 17,921[1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season was Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio's seventh consecutive season in Serie A. The club competed in Serie A and the Coppa Italia, and were qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League following their fourth place finish the previous season, their best ever league result.

The season was coach Gian Piero Gasperini's second at the club. Atalanta ended the season in 7th, qualifying for the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. The club were eliminated in the Coppa Italia by eventual winners Juventus, in the semi-finals.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Last updated on 20 May 2018
Appearances include league matches only
No. Name Nat Position(s) Date of birth (Age at end of season) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Etrit Berisha Albania GK (1989-03-10)10 March 1989 (aged 29) Italy Lazio 2017 2021 57 0
31 Francesco Rossi Italy GK (1991-04-27)27 April 1991 (aged 27) Italy Youth Sector 2009 2018 1 0
91 Pierluigi Gollini Italy GK (1995-03-18)18 March 1995 (aged 23) England Aston Villa 2017 2018 11 0
Defenders
3 Rafael Tolói Brazil CB (1990-10-10)10 October 1990 (aged 27) Brazil São Paulo 2015 2020 87 2
5 Andrea Masiello Italy CB / RB (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 32) Italy Bari 2011 2018 126 8
6 José Luis Palomino Argentina CB (1990-01-05)5 January 1990 (aged 28) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2017 2020 26 1
13 Mattia Caldara Italy CB (1994-05-05)5 May 1994 (aged 24) Italy Juventus 2017 2018 55 10
21 Timothy Castagne Belgium RB (1995-12-05)5 December 1995 (aged 22) Belgium Genk 2017 2020 20 0
28 Gianluca Mancini Italy CB (1996-04-17)17 April 1996 (aged 22) Italy Perugia 2017 2020 11 1
33 Hans Hateboer Netherlands RB (1994-01-09)9 January 1994 (aged 24) Netherlands Groningen 2017 2020 39 0
37 Leonardo Spinazzola Italy LWB / LB / LM (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 25) Italy Juventus 2016 2018 48 0
95 Alessandro Bastoni Italy CB (1999-04-13)13 April 1999 (aged 19) Italy Internazionale 2017 2019 7 0
Midfielders
4 Bryan Cristante Italy CM (1995-03-03)3 March 1995 (aged 23) Portugal Benfica 2017 2018 48 12
8 Robin Gosens Germany RM / RB / RWB (1994-07-05)5 July 1994 (aged 23) Netherlands Heracles Almelo 2017 2020 21 1
11 Remo Freuler Switzerland CM (1992-04-15)15 April 1992 (aged 26) Switzerland Luzern 2016 2019 74 11
15 Marten de Roon Netherlands CM (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 27) England Middlesbrough 2017 2022 34 3
19 Luca Rizzo Italy CM (1992-04-24)24 April 1992 (aged 26) Italy Bologna 2018 2018 0 0
23 Filippo Melegoni Italy DM (1999-02-18)February 18, 1999 (aged 19) Italy Youth Sector 2016 2021 1 0
32 Nicolas Haas Switzerland CM (1996-01-23)January 23, 1996 (aged 22) Switzerland Luzern 2017 2021 9 0
72 Josip Iličić Slovenia AM / RW / SS (1988-01-29)29 January 1988 (aged 30) Italy Fiorentina 2017 2020 31 11
88 João Schmidt Brazil CM (1993-05-19)19 May 1993 (aged 25) Brazil São Paulo 2017 2020 0 0
Forwards
9 Andreas Cornelius Denmark ST / CF (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 25) Denmark Copenhagen 2017 2020 23 3
10 Alejandro Gómez Argentina LW / SS (1988-02-15)15 February 1988 (aged 30) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 2014 2022 128 32
29 Andrea Petagna Italy ST / CF (1995-06-30)June 30, 1995 (aged 23) Italy Milan 2016[2] 2020 63 8
99 Musa Barrow The Gambia CF / LW (1998-11-14)November 14, 1998 (aged 19) Italy Youth Sector 2017 2020 12 3
Players transferred during the season
7 Riccardo Orsolini Italy RW (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 21) Italy Juventus 2017 2018 8 0
20 Luca Vido Italy ST / CF (1997-02-03)3 February 1997 (aged 21) Italy Milan 2017 2020 4 0
27 Jasmin Kurtić Slovenia AM / CM (1989-01-10)January 10, 1989 (aged 29) Italy Sassuolo 2015 2019 83 10

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes Source
2 June 2017 MF Germany Robin Gosens 22 Netherlands Heracles Almelo Undisclosed [3]
8 June 2017 MF Switzerland Nicolas Haas 21 Switzerland Luzern Undisclosed [4]
21 June 2017 GK Albania Etrit Berisha 28 Italy Lazio €5M Bought out loan [5]
29 June 2017 DF Argentina José Luis Palomino 27 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad €4M [6]
30 June 2017 DF Italy Fabio Eguelfi 22 Italy Internazionale Undisclosed [7]
1 July 2017 MF Brazil João Schmidt 24 Brazil São Paulo Free [8]
1 July 2017 FW Italy Luca Vido 20 Italy Milan Undisclosed [9]
5 July 2017 MF Slovenia Josip Iličić 29 Italy Fiorentina €5.5M [10]
7 July 2017 DF Belgium Timothy Castagne 21 Belgium Genk Undisclosed [11]
7 July 2017 MF Italy Matteo Pessina 20 Italy Milan Free Part of the Andrea Conti deal [12]
10 August 2017 MF Netherlands Marten de Roon 26 England Middlesbrough €13.5M €13.5M + €1.5M in bonuses [13]

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes Source
14 July 2017 FW Italy Riccardo Orsolini 20 Italy Juventus Loan 2-year loan with option and counter-option [14]
13 January 2018 MF Italy Luca Rizzo 25 Italy Bologna Loan Loan with an option to buy [15]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes Source
1 July 2017 MF Italy Alberto Grassi 22 Italy Napoli Loan return
1 July 2017 DF France Abdoulay Konko 33 Unattached End of contract
1 July 2017 MF Italy Giulio Migliaccio 36 Retired
1 July 2017 MF Italy Cristian Raimondi 36 Retired
1 July 2017 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Ervin Zukanović 30 Italy Roma Loan return
7 July 2017 DF Italy Andrea Conti 23 Italy Milan €24M €24M + Matteo Pessina [16]
31 August 2017 DF Italy Alessandro Bastoni 18 Italy Internazionale Undisclosed Player will remain on loan at Atalanta until 2019 [17]
11 January 2018 MF Slovenia Jasmin Kurtić 29 Italy SPAL Undisclosed [18]
13 January 2018 DF Senegal Boukary Dramé 32 Italy SPAL Undisclosed [19]
31 January 2018 FW Italy Riccardo Orsolini 21 Italy Juventus Loan return [20]

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes Source
2 June 2017 MF Ivory Coast Franck Kessié 20 Italy Milan €28M 2-year loan with an obligation to buy [21][22]
7 July 2017 FW Italy Alberto Paloschi 27 Italy SPAL Loan Loan with an option to buy [23]
18 January 2018 FW Italy Luca Vido 20 Italy Cittadella Loan [24]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
5 Lazio 38 21 9 8 89 49 +40 72[a] Qualification to Europa League group stage[b]
6 Milan[c] 38 18 10 10 56 42 +14 64
7 Atalanta 38 16 12 10 57 39 +18 60 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[b]
8 Fiorentina 38 16 9 13 54 46 +8 57
9 Torino 38 13 15 10 54 46 +8 54
Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.[28]
Notes:
  1. ^ Internazionale finished ahead of Lazio on head-to-head points: Internazionale 0–0 Lazio, Lazio 2–3 Internazionale.
  2. ^ a b Juventus qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2017–18 Coppa Italia. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.
  3. ^ Milan was originally banned from European competition due to violations against Financial Fair Play regulations.[25] They appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the ban was overturned on 20 July 2018.[26][27]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 16 12 10 57 39  +18 60 9 6 4 30 18  +12 7 6 6 27 21  +6

Last updated: 20 May 2018.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A
Result L L W D W D D L W W L D L W D W D W L W L W W D D L L W W W D D W W W D D L
Position 16 18 13 11 9 9 11 12 12 9 10 10 12 10 10 8 7 7 9 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 9 8 7 6 6 7 7 7
Last updated: 20 May 2018.
Source: Competitive matches

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATA LYO EVE APL
1 Italy Atalanta 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 3–0 3–1
2 France Lyon 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 11 1–1 3–0 4–0
3 England Everton 6 1 1 4 7 15 −8 4 1–5 1–2 2–2
4 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 6 0 3 3 5 14 −9 3 1–1 1–1 0–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Albania Etrit Berisha 41 0 31 0 2 0 8 0
31 GK Italy Franceso Rossi 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
91 GK Italy Pierluigi Gollini 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
Defenders
3 DF Brazil Rafael Tolói 39 3 29+2 1 3 1 5 1
5 DF Italy Andrea Masiello 40 5 30+1 4 1 0 8 1
6 DF Argentina José Luis Palomino 35 1 22+4 1 2 0 5+2 0
13 DF Italy Mattia Caldara 33 3 24 3 1 0 6+2 0
21 DF Belgium Timothy Castagne 26 1 17+3 0 3 1 2+1 0
28 DF Italy Gianluca Mancini 12 1 8+3 1 1 0 0 0
33 DF Netherlands Hans Hateboer 42 0 26+7 0 1 0 8 0
37 DF Italy Leonardo Spinazzola 24 0 17+1 0 0 0 6 0
95 DF Italy Alessandro Bastoni 5 0 0+4 0 1 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF Italy Bryan Cristante 46 12 33+3 9 2 0 8 3
8 MF Germany Robin Gosens 26 2 17+4 1 2 0 0+3 1
11 MF Switzerland Remo Freuler 45 6 33+2 5 2 0 8 1
15 MF Netherlands Marten de Roon 45 3 29+5 3 3 0 5+3 0
19 MF Italy Luca Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Italy Filippo Melegoni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Switzerland Nicolas Haas 11 0 1+8 0 1+1 0 0 0
72 MF Slovenia Josip Iličić 40 15 21+10 11 0+3 0 5+1 4
88 MF Brazil João Schmidt 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Denmark Andreas Cornelius 30 6 8+15 3 3 1 0+4 2
10 FW Argentina Alejandro Gómez 42 9 30+2 6 2+1 1 7 2
29 FW Italy Andrea Petagna 38 6 21+7 4 0+2 0 6+2 2
99 FW The Gambia Musa Barrow 13 3 5+7 3 0+1 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
7 FW Italy Riccardo Orsolini 10 0 0+8 0 1 0 0+1 0
20 FW Italy Luca Vido 4 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Slovenia Jasmin Kurtić 19 2 7+7 2 1 0 1+3 0

Last updated: 20 May 2018
Source:Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA EL Total
1 72 MF Slovenia Josip Iličić 11 0 4 15
2 4 MF Italy Bryan Cristante 9 0 3 12
3 10 FW Argentina Alejandro Gómez 6 1 2 9
4 9 FW Denmark Andreas Cornelius 3 1 2 6
11 MF Switzerland Remo Freuler 5 0 1 6
29 FW Italy Andrea Petagna 4 0 2 6
7 5 DF Italy Andrea Masiello 4 0 1 5
8 3 DF Brazil Rafael Tolói 1 1 1 3
13 DF Italy Mattia Caldara 3 0 0 3
15 MF Netherlands Marten de Roon 3 0 0 3
99 FW The Gambia Musa Barrow 3 0 0 3
12 8 MF Germany Robin Gosens 1 0 1 2
27 MF Slovenia Jasmin Kurtić 2 0 0 2
14 6 DF Argentina José Luis Palomino 1 0 0 1
21 DF Belgium Timothy Castagne 0 1 0 1
28 DF Italy Gianluca Mancini 1 0 0 1
Own goal 0 0 0 0
Totals 57 4 17 78

Last updated: 20 May 2018

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA EL Total
1 1 GK Albania Etrit Berisha 8 0 2 10
2 91 GK Italy Pierluigi Gollini 3 0 0 3
Totals 11 0 2 13

Last updated: 20 May 2018

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA EL Total
Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 GK Albania Etrit Berisha 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
31 GK Italy Francesco Rossi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
91 GK Italy Pierluigi Gollini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Brazil Rafael Tolói 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 1
5 DF Italy Andrea Masiello 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0
6 DF Argentina José Luis Palomino 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
13 DF Italy Mattia Caldara 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
21 DF Belgium Timothy Castagne 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
28 DF Italy Gianluca Mancini 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
33 DF Netherlands Hans Hateboer 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 0
37 DF Italy Leonardo Spinazzola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
95 DF Italy Alessandro Bastoni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 MF Italy Bryan Cristante 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0
8 MF Germany Robin Gosens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 MF Switzerland Remo Freuler 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 1
15 MF Netherlands Marten de Roon 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 0
23 MF Italy Filippo Melegoni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Slovenia Jasmin Kurtić 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1
32 MF Switzerland Nicolas Haas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
72 MF Slovenia Josip Iličić 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
88 MF Brazil João Schmidt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW Italy Riccardo Orsolini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Denmark Andreas Cornelius 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW Argentina Alejandro Gómez 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
20 FW Italy Luca Vido 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW Italy Andrea Petagna 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
99 FW The Gambia Musa Barrow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 62 2 2 4 0 1 17 0 0 83 2 3

Last updated: 20 May 2018

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