(born July 23, 1987 in Velletri
) is an Italian footballer
who plays as a winger
for Serie A
He was a regular for the Roma
youth team that won the Campionato Primavera
2004–05. In this period he was nicknamed "Henry from Valmontone
" due to his playing style.
On May 16, 2004, the last match of the Serie A 2003-04
season, he made his official debut for Roma, at the age of 17. He replaced Daniele Corvia
in the 77th minute of the game, and in only 15 minutes he came close to scoring after having dribbled Sampdoria
's defender Giulio Falcone
In the following two seasons he made only 4 appearances, none of them starts, and was thus loaned to Serie B
team Brescia Calcio
for the season 2006–07
, a relatively unsuccessful spell.
The following year
he was loaned to Pisa Calcio
, and quickly became a regular of the team coached by Giampiero Ventura
. He scored his first official goal in professional football on September 9, 2007 against Cesena
, while only two months later, on November 9, after having scored 8 goals in 14 matches and helped the Tuscan
team to reach the top of the table.
On August 26, 2010, Fiorentina
On November 7, 2010, Cerci scored his first goal for Fiorentina in a 1-0 victory against Chievo.
He was called up for the Italy national under-21 football team