2011–12 Calcio Catania season

2011–12 season
President Antonino Pulvirenti
Head Coach Vincenzo Montella
Stadium Stadio Angelo Massimino
Serie A 11th
Coppa Italia Section 4 Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League: Lodi (9)
All: Lodi (9)
Highest home attendance 20,253 vs Milan
(Serie A, 31 March 2012)
Lowest home attendance 3,457 vs Novara
(Coppa Italia, 29 November 2011)
Average home league attendance 14,435
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season is Catania's 104th in existence and sixth consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football, Serie A. Catania starts the season with a new manager, Vincenzo Montella.


Vincenzo Montella was officially appointed as the new manager of Catania on 1 July 2011, taking over the post previously left vacant following the departure of Diego Simeone. A former striker and former caretaker of Roma, Montella was given the task to coach Catania. The Naples-born tactician is currently the youngest head coach of Serie A. His most recent coaching experience was acting as caretaker for Roma towards the end of the 2010–11 season.

First team

Players and squad numbers last updated on 23 March 2012.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Notes
1 Tomáš Košický Slovakia GK 11 March 1989 Slovakia Inter Bratislava
20 Juan Pablo Carrizo Argentina GK 6 May 1984 Lazio on loan from Lazio
29 Pietro Terracciano Italy GK 8 March 1990 Nocerina
30 Andrea Campagnolo Italy GK 17 June 1978 Reggina
2 Alessandro Potenza Italy DF 8 March 1984 Genoa
3 Nicolás Spolli Argentina DF 20 February 1983 Argentina Newell's Old Boys
6 Nicola Legrottaglie Italy DF 20 October 1976 Milan
11 Marco Motta Italy DF 14 May 1986 Jueventus on loan from Juventus
12 Giovanni Marchese Italy DF 17 October 1984 Chievo
14 Giuseppe Bellusci Italy DF 21 August 1989 Ascoli
15 Wellington Teixeira Brazil DF 21 June 1988 Brazil Uberaba
33 Ciro Capuano Italy DF 10 August 1981 Palermo Vice-captain
4 Sergio Almirón Argentina MF 7 November 1980 Bari
5 Mario Paglialunga Argentina MF 29 October 1988 Argentina Rosario Central
8 Felipe Seymour Chile MF 23 July 1987 Genoa on loan from Genoa
10 Francesco Lodi Italy MF 24 March 1984 Frosinone
13 Mariano Izco Argentina MF 13 March 1983 Mexico Tigre Vice-captain
16 Cristian Llama Argentina MF 26 June 1986 Argentina Arsenal de Sarandí
19 Adrián Ricchiuti Argentina MF 30 June 1978 Rimini
27 Marco Biagianti Italy MF 14 April 1984 Pro Vasto Captain
28 Pablo Barrientos Argentina MF 17 January 1985 Russia FC Moscow
7 Davide Lanzafame Italy SS 9 February 1987 Palermo
9 David Suazo Honduras ST 5 November 1979 Internazionale
17 Alejandro Gómez Argentina SS 15 February 1988 Argentina Arsenal de Sarandí
23 Gonzalo Bergessio Argentina ST 20 July 1984 France Saint-Étienne
22 Osarimen Ebagua Italy ST 6 June 1986 Torino on loan from Torino
32 Andrea Catellani Italy ST 26 May 1988 Youth programme
Players transferred during the season



Catania began this season's transfer activity by signing Federico Moretti from Ascoli on 20 June 2011. Other signings include Pietro Terracciano from Nocerina, Keko from Atlético Madrid, David Suazo from Internazionale, and Gonzalo Bergessio from Saint-Étienne. On 4 August, Mario Paglialunga transferred from Rosario Central as well as Davide Lanzafame from Palermo on 7 August. Nicola Legrottaglie transferred from Milan on a free transfer. Other transfers include Sergio Almirón from Juventus. During the winter transfer window, Catania loaned Marco Motta from Juventus, Juan Pablo Carrizo from Lazio, Osarimen Ebagua from Torino, and Felipe Seymour from Genoa.

No. Pos. Player Age Moving From Type of Transfer Transfer window Transfer fee Source
-- MF Italy Moretti, FedericoFederico Moretti 22 Italy Ascoli Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
29 GK Italy Terracciano, PietroPietro Terracciano 21 Italy Nocerina Full ownership Summer Free [2]
15 FW Spain Keko, Keko 19 Spain Atlético Madrid Full ownership Summer Free [3]
9 FW Honduras Suazo, DavidDavid Suazo 31 Italy Internazionale Full ownership Summer Free [2]
18 FW Argentina Bergessio, GonzaloGonzalo Bergessio 27 France Saint-Étienne Full ownership Summer €3,000,000 [4]
5 MF Argentina Paglialunga, MarioMario Paglialunga 22 Argentina Rosario Central Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
7 FW Italy Lanzafame, DavideDavide Lanzafame 24 Italy Palermo Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [5]
6 DF Italy Nicola Legrottaglie 34 Italy Milan Full ownership Summer Free [2]
4 MF Argentina Sergio Almirón 30 Italy Juventus Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
11 DF Italy Marco Motta 25 Italy Juventus Loan Winter Free [2]
20 GK Argentina Juan Pablo Carrizo 27 Italy Lazio Loan Winter Free [2]
22 FW Niger Osarimen Ebagua 25 Italy Torino Loan Winter Free [2]
8 MF Chile Felipe Seymour 24 Italy Genoa Loan Winter Free [2]


Catania loaned out Mirco Antenucci to Torino on 24 June 2011. Catania sold Simone Pesce to Novara while Gianvito Plasmati moved to Nocerina. Other departures include Cristian Suarino loaned to Nocerina, Ezequiel Carboni to Banfield, Takayuki Morimoto sold to Novara in a co-ownership bid. On 2 August 2011 Christian Terlizzi left on a free transfer to Varese as well as Raphael Martinho loaned to Cesena on 5 August. Matías Silvestre was sold to Palermo and Andrea D'Amico was loaned to Portogruaro. Other transfers include Nicola Lanzolla to Pisa, Błażej Augustyn loaned to Vicenza, and Federico Moretti loaned to Grosseto. During the winter transfer window, Catania loaned out Fabio Scaccia and Keko to Grosseto. Catania also loaned Pablo Ledesma to Boca Juniors, loaned Mariano Andújar to Estudiantes, loaned Maxi López to Milan, and loaned Pablo Sebastián Álvarez to Real Zaragoza. The winter transfer window also saw Gennaro Delvecchio sold to Lecce and Vincent Kouadio sold to Qormi.

No. Pos. Player Age Moving to Type of Transfer Transfer window Transfer fee Source
FW Italy Antenucci, MircoMirco Antenucci 26 Italy Torino Loan Summer Free [2]
MF Italy Pesce, SimoneSimone Pesce 29 Italy Novara Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [6]
FW Italy Plasmati, GianvitoGianvito Plasmati 28 Italy Nocerina Full-ownership Summer Free [2]
MF Italy Suarino, CristianCristian Suarino 21 Italy Nocerina Loan Summer Free [2]
- MF Argentina Carboni, EzequielEzequiel Carboni 32 Argentina Banfield Full ownership Summer Free [2]
- FW Japan Morimoto, TakayukiTakayuki Morimoto 23 Italy Novara Co-ownership Summer Undisclosed
88 DF Italy Terlizzi, ChristianChristian Terlizzi 31 Italy Varese Full ownership Summer Free
15 MF Brazil Martinho, RaphaelRaphael Martinho 23 Italy Cesena Loan Summer Free [2]
3 DF Argentina Matías Silvestre 26 Italy Palermo Full ownsership Summer €7,000,000 [5]
- MF Italy Andrea D'Amico 22 Italy Portogruaro Loan Summer Free [2]
DF Italy Nicola Lanzolla 22 Italy Pisa Full ownership Summer Undisclosed [2]
DF Poland Błażej Augustyn 23 Italy Vicenza Loan Summer Free [2]
MF Italy Federico Moretti 22 Italy Grosseto Loan Summer Free [2]
37 MF Italy Fabio Sciacca 22 Italy Grosseto Loan Winter Free [7]
9 FW Spain Keko 20 Italy Grosseto Loan Winter Free [7]
- MF Argentina Pablo Ledesma 27 Argentina Boca Juniors Loan Winter Free [2]
21 GK Argentina Mariano Andújar 28 Argentina Estudiantes Loan Winter Free [2]
21 FW Argentina Maxi López 27 Italy Milan Loan Winter Free [2]
2 DF Argentina Pablo Sebastián Álvarez 27 Spain Real Zaragoza Loan Winter Free [2]
82 MF Italy Gennaro Delvecchio 33 Italy Lecce Full ownership Winter Undisclosed [2]
99 MF Ivory Coast Vincent Kouadio 21 Malta Qormi Full ownership Winter Undisclosed [2]


Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Italy Vincenzo Montella
Assistant coach Italy Daniele Russo
Goalkeepers' coach Italy Marco Onorati
Field assistant Italy Giuseppe Irrera
Field cooperator Italy Salvatore Monaco

Last updated: March 2012
Source: Management staff

Pre-season and friendlies



Competition Started roundCurrent
position / round
position / round
First match Last match
Serie A 11th 11 September 201113 May 2012
Coppa Italia 21 August 201129 November 2011

Last updated: 14 May 2012
Source: Competitions

Serie A

Main article: 2011–12 Serie A

Results summary

38 11 15 12 47 52  −5 48 9 5 5 24 15  +9 2 10 7 23 37  −14

Last updated: 14 May 2012.
Source: Lega Serie A - Standings

Results by round

Result D W L D D W D D W L L W L D W D L L D D W L W W D D W W D D L L L W D L D L

Last updated: 14 May 2012.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.


The fixtures for the 2011–12 Serie A season were announced by the Lega Serie A on 27 July.[8]

Coppa Italia

Catania started the Coppa Italia directly in the third round of section 4.[10]


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  2. 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 "Catania - Transfers".
  3. "Keko ficha por el Catania" [Keko signs for Catania] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  4. "Catania sign Bergessio". Sky Sports. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  5. 1 2 "SILVESTRE E' ROSANERO; DOMANI LA PRESENTAZIONE" [SILVESTRE IS A ROSANERO, TOMORROW PRESENTED TO THE PRESS] (in Italian). ilpalermocalcio.it. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  6. "Novara, preso Pesce" (in Italian). Tiscali Sport. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  7. 1 2 http://www.calciomercato.com/mercato/catania-keko-e-sciacca-a-grosseto-898703
  8. "A league, here are the fixtures". legaseriea.it. Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  9. "Serie A Round 33 rescheduled for April 25". Goal.com. 16 April 2012.
  10. "Tabellone TIM Cup 2011–12 - Allegato al C.U. N.6" (PDF). legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.

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