Sunday, August 28, 2011

Amauri Carvalho

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Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira (born 3 June 1980), better known as Amauri, is a Brazilian-born Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus.
Amauri was trialed at Palmeiras, the club of his place of birth, São Paulo state, but failed to impress. At the age of 19, he went to Santa Catarina state to work and played for a local club at Santa Catarina State League 2nd Division. Santa Catarina Clube was invited to Torneo di Viareggio in Italy, at which he showed his talent to scouts; he was signed by a club from the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, AC Bellinzona. He scored once in 5 appearances.
After half-season in the Swiss Nationalliga B and Nationalliga A/B playoffs, he played for Napoli in 2000–01, due to the abolish of non-EU quota in the mid season. Amauri until 2010 heard he was actually signed by Parma and on loan to Napoli, instead of signed by Napoli directly at the hearing of Caso Parmalat.

Amauri made his Italian Serie A debut on 14 April 2001 in a league match against Bari. He played as one of the starting XI and was replaced by Francesco Moriero in the 69th minutes.

He then played for Piacenza in Serie A for the 2001–02 season (on loan from Parma along with Matuzalém), and for Messina in Serie B during the 2002–03 season; he was also loaned from Parma to Empoli of Serie A in June 2002 along with team-mate Gaetano Grieco., but left the club, after the start of Coppa Italia 2002–03 on 13 September, for Messina, before the start of Serie B (which was delaye). Amauri made his club debut for Messina on 21 September 2002, a 3–3 draw with Catania. He replaced Emanuele Calaiò in the 76th minutes.
In mid-2003, Amauri joined Chievo in co-ownership deal, with Simone Barone loan became permanent. With Sergio Pellissier and Federico Cossato, he first played as a backup then a second-striker. In June 2005, Chievo bough the remain 50% registration rights from Parma.

During his time for Chievo, and especially in the 2005–06 season, ended with a qualification to the preliminary phase of UEFA Champions League (also favoured by the 2006 Serie A scandal), Amauri showed most of his potential, becoming one of the key players of the team.
On August 31, 2006, the last day of the 2006 summer transfer period, Amauri was sold to Palermo for a reported €8 million plus Denis Godeas, after having scored two goals in the return match of the third qualifying round against PFC Levski Sofia. Palermo did not have a good center-forward since the departure of Luca Toni in 2005 and needed to find a good partner for David Di Michele, as Andrea Caracciolo and Stephen Makinwa were not making a significant impact.

Immediately from his debut with Palermo, Amauri became a fan favourite and a key player for the Rosanero, scoring eight goals in 18 league matches until December 2006. A serious knee injury in a league match against Siena prevented him from playing for seven months;however Amauri recovered in time for the start of the 2007–08 season, being immediately featured in the regular lineup for Palermo's first match against Roma. He scored his first goal in the new season in the next match, a 4–2 away win to Livorno.
On May 30, 2008 Amauri completed a €22.8 million move to the Italian giants, which part of the fee was paid via player transfer (Antonio Nocerino, tagged for €7.5M and the half of registration rights of Davide Lanzafame, tagged for €2.5M). Additionally, Juve had sold Fabrizio Miccoli to Palermo for €4.3M in 3 installments in the last year.

Since his arrival Amauri has impressed greatly in training and put on superb performances during Juventus' pre-season campaign. Against Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side Mezzocorona, he scored five goals in a 7–1 victory. He also has impressed and also hit the back of the net versus Brondby and versus Borussia Dortmund. He also impressed during Juventus' TIM Trophy against Milan and Internazionale, and Juventus' English Tour, in the Emirates Cup and against Manchester United in a shocking match at Old Trafford. He will fight for a first team position along with Alessandro Del Piero, David Trezeguet, and Vincenzo Iaquinta. Towards the end of 2008, Amauri began to play more regularly under Claudio Ranieri and ended the year with 11 Serie A goals, the second highest goals for Juve.

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