(born 1 April 1978 in Seravezza
) is an Italian footballer
who plays for Genoa C.F.C.
mainly as a right midfielder
Rossi started playing football with A.S. Lucchese-Libertas
, in Serie B
, moving in 1998–99
to Salernitana Calcio 1919
, newly promoted to the topflight
. After two seasons, he joined ACF Fiorentina
and returned to the top division, remaining in Florence
for two further years.
In 2002, he left Fiorentina due to unpaid wages (the club declared bankruptcy shortly after), and signed with modest Como Calcio 1907
, appearing sparingly in his first season and being relegated
, Rossi joined Genoa CFC
in division two, on loan, being an instrumental figure from the start, netting a career-best eight goals. He then returned to Como, but returned in the 2005 January transfer window after his contract expired.
Genoa was initially promoted at the end of the season
, as champions, but suffered relegation to Serie C1
instead, with Rossi remaining with the team, which achieved promotion in 2006.
, he become club captain
, and Genoa returned to the first division, alongside Juventus FC
, under manager Gian Piero Gasperini
. The player's versatility - he was capable of producing as either a defender
or a midfielder, on either side - made him an undisputed starter, and he contributed to that promotion with three goals.
On 30 March 2008, in a league game against Reggina Calcio
, Rossi scored his second goal in the... Read More