Jonathan Bachini

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Jonathan Bachini
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-06-05) 5 June 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Livorno, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Alessandria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 Udinese 55 (6)
1995Alessandria (loan) 12 (0)
1996Juve Stabia (loan) 17 (3)
1996–1997Lecce (loan) 23 (2)
1999–2001 Juventus 13 (0)
2001Brescia (loan) 20 (2)
2001–2003 Parma 1 (0)
2001–2003 → Brescia (loan) 27 (3)
2003–2005 Brescia 28 (2)
2005–2006 Siena 5 (0)
National team
1997 Italy U-21 4 (0)
1998 Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jonathan Bachini (born 5 June 1975) is an Italian former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

In his earlier years, Bachini was considered a promising midfielder,[1] even making two appearances for the Italian national football team in 1998, under manager Dino Zoff;[2] an offensive winger with good feet and goalscoring ability, he was known in particular for his speed, work-rate, strength, and stamina.[1][3] Throughout his club career, Bachini played for Lecce, Udinese, Juventus F.C., Brescia, Parma, and Siena, in Serie A.[4][5]

On 3 July 2001, he joined Parma from Juve as part of Gianluigi Buffon's deal.[6] However, Bachini returned to Brescia on loan in September 2001, with Aimo Diana moved to opposite direction.[7] The loan was renewed in June 2002.[8] In July 2003 Brescia finally signed Bachini outright, along with Parma teammate Matuzalém.

Drug bans[edit]

On 22 September 2004 Bachini tested positive for cocaine usage while at Brescia; on 25 November 2004, he was suspended for 9 months.[3] Following the termination of his suspension, he was acquired by Siena in 2005;[3] in January 2006, however, Bachini's urine sample collected from the match against Lazio on 4 December 2005 tested positive for cocaine again, and as a result, he has been banned for life by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as of 10 January 2006.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walter Veltroni (18 September 2015). "Veltroni intervista Baggio: "Caro Balotelli, ascoltami"" [Veltroni interviews Baggio: "Dear Balotelli, listen to me"]. Il Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nazionale in cifre: Bachini, Jonathan" [National team in numbers: Bachini, Jonathan] (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Claudio Agave (7 March 2014). "Jonathan Bachini, una triste storia di droga" [Jonathan Bachini, a sad tale of drugs] (in Italian). Mai dire Calcio. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Bachini" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan Bachini" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Acquistato Buffon" [Buffon acquired] (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 3 July 2001. Archived from the original on 7 September 2001. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Federico Magnifici (18 September 2001). "Scambio Diana - Bachini" [Diana - Bachini exchange] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Calcio Mercato 2002" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Calcio. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2007. 
  9. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°267 (2005–06)" (PDF). Commissione Disciplinare (Press release) (in Italian). Lega Calcio. 3 March 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°301 (2005–06)" (PDF). Commissione Disciplinare (Press release) (in Italian). Lega Calcio. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 

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