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Top facts about Melania Gabbiadini, the Italian prolific goalscorers

Wed 17 November 2021 | 10:00

Melania Gabbiadini is a veteran and one of the top goalscorers for both Italy and AGSM Verona. The striker was one of the leading stars of the Italian national team who won 86 caps and scored 30 goals. Read on to find out more facts about Melania Gabbiadini.

Melania Gabbiadini (born 28 August 1983) is an Italian football forward who played for and captained AGSM Verona of Serie A. She won five Scudetti with the club. As a fast winger, Gabbiadini was an experienced member of the Italy women's national football team with over 85 caps.

Melania Gabbiadini age

is 38.

She played for AGSM Verona for ten years, winning five Scudetto titles in Italy's top division. Gabbiadini is a veteran of Italy's 2005, 2009, and 2013 UEFA Women's Championship campaigns, being voted to the Squad of the Tournament in the latter edition.

Melania Gabbiadini was voted the Serie A Female Footballer of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2014. She retired after the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. However, she finished her international career with 114 appearances and 45 goals.

Her younger brother,

Manolo Gabbiadini

, is also an Italian international footballer, who used to play for

Napoli

. Manolo Gabbiadini, born 26 November 1991, is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Sampdoria.

He is a former Italy under-20 and under-21 international. Gabbiadini has represented the senior Italian national team since 2012. He has mentioned Melania as a formative influence. On 17 June 2017, Gabbiadini married his long-term partner Martina Rubini in the parish church of Sasso Marconi, Bologna.

Top facts about Melania Gabbiadini:

The first

fact about Melania Gabbiadini

is that she is an Italian former football forward. After beginning her career with in 2000, she later joined AGSM Verona in 2004 and went on to captain the team, until her retirement in 2017. She won five Scudetti with the club.

A fast winger, with an eye for goal, Gabbiadini was an experienced player at international level, who made over 100 caps for the Italy women's national football team. She is a veteran of Italy's 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship campaigns, being voted to the Squad of the Tournament in the 2013 edition of the tournament.

As another

fact about Melania Gabbiadini

, it should be mentioned that she was voted the Serie A Female Footballer of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Melania Gabbiadini early life

Melania also happens to be the older sister of Manolo, and she believed that her baby brother’s signing with Napoli was a fantastic idea at that time. She didnt just think Napoli was a big club, but also a good fit for her brother because of who he could learn from.

"[Gonzalo] Higuain and [Jose] Callejon can take [Manolo] under their wing and teach him everything he needs to know to become a champion," Melania said in an interview with Il Mattino, telling the paper about her relationship with her brother and how he got to this stage of his career.

"He’s strong in the mind above all, a hard worker and just as stubborn as me. Manolo has been ready for the big step up for some time. He knows he’s going to one of the most prestigious clubs in Italy.

[Rafa] Benitez has always done well with young [forwards], such as

Fernando Torres

, so he’s the right man for Manolo at this moment. If he said yes to Napoli, it’s also because of Benitez. I told him to keep his feet on the ground, because it’s easy to be raised up as a hero one day and just as quick to fall into Hell at your first mistake."

"Now he is about to make the big step up. I’ve won four Scudetto titles though, so now it’s his turn to get started."

Melania Gabbiadini Personal life

An interesting fact about Melania Gabbiadini is that as well as being a footballer, she is a tattoo designer. Her younger brother Manolo plays as a forward for Sampdoria and has represented the Italy men's national team. Regarding

Melania Gabbiadini childhood

, it should be mentioned that there is not enough information available.

Gabbiadini's older sister Melania is a forward who spent most of her career with AGSM Verona and played internationally for the Italy women's national football team. He mentioned her as a formative influence.

On 17 June 2017, Gabbiadini married his long-term partner Martina Rubini in the parish church of Sasso Marconi, Bologna.

Melania Gabbiadini professional career

In 2016, ahead of the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final media launch held in Reggio Emilia, Melania Gabbiadini was awarded a commemorative cap and medal by UEFA for having obtained over 100 caps for the Italian national team.

She retired after the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. However, she finished her international career with 114 appearances and 45 goals.

Melania Gabbiadini club career

Gabbiadini began her career with Bergamo in 2000, winning the Serie B title with the club in 2002. After the club's bankruptcy in 2004, she moved to AGSM Verona, the club with which she remained until her retirement in 2017.

With Bardolino Verona, she won the Serie A title during the 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, and 2014–15 seasons, as well as the Coppa Italia during the 2005–06, and 2006–07 seasons, and the Supercoppa italiana in 2005, 2007, and 2008; she was also voted the Serie A Female Footballer of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. With Verona, she also reached the semi-finals of the 2007–08 UEFA Women's Cup.

Melania Gabbiadini international career

After representing her country at under-21 level on 5 occasions, Gabbiadini made her senior debut for Italy on 16 April 2003, in a 5–0 away friendly win over the Netherlands. Included in the squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2005 in North West England, she scored twice in a 5–3 defeat to

Norway

as Italy made a group stage exit.

At UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland, Gabbiadini played in all four games and scored in a 2–0 win over Russia as the Italians reached the quarter-finals. Four years later, national coach Antonio Cabrini named Gabbiadini in his selection for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.

After scoring two goals in the group stage against

Denmark

and hosts Sweden, she played the entire match in the Italians' 1–0 quarter-final defeat to perennial champions Germany. She was voted to the Squad of the Tournament for her performances.

On 16 February 2016, ahead of the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final media launch held in Reggio Emilia, she was awarded a commemorative cap and medal by UEFA for having obtained over 100 caps for the Italian national team.

In November 2016, she was included in Italy's squad for the 2016 International Women's Football Tournament of Manaus, which was held from 7 to 18 December.

The notable

fact about Melania Gabbiadini

is that she retired after the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. However, she finished her international career with 114 appearances and 45 goals.

Melania Gabbiadini Style of play

A quick forward and a prolific goalscorer, Gabbiadini was known for her technical ability and her pace on the ball, and was often deployed as a winger or as a main striker. She also stood out for her leadership and work-rate throughout her career.

In 2010, Italy forward Melania Gabbiadini, was still hobbled by a twisted ankle and missed Women's World Cup qualifier against the United States.

Gabbiadini had 22 goals in 71 appearances for the Azzurre, including six during European qualifying. After missing the first leg of the playoff series, which the Americans won 1-0 in Italy, she was back at training. But Italy coach Pietro Ghedin said she was not ready to play.

"It's a big problem for us," Ghedin said. "It's very important for us, and she cannot play. I tried to recover her, but it's not possible."

The United States needed only a draw to advance to next summer's World Cup, a tournament they had won twice.

Back in 2013, the scorer of the opener in

Italy

's 2-1 victory against Denmark, Melania Gabbiadini said her team harbor the belief to top UEFA Women's EURO 2013 Group A ahead of hosts Sweden.

The ASD CF Bardolino Verona forward also recounted the moments that culminated in her instinctive finish, while Roberta D'Adda pinpointed the unbridled unity that permeates the Azzurre squad.

“We played very well. It was hard today because we were facing such strong opponents who were very well-organized and possessed lots of quality. We took to the field with lots of courage and determination to win the game.

For the goal, I teed myself up perfectly, so as soon as I saw the ball had stayed low, I knew I could find the net. I saw it creep in and turned around, and I can't remember anything after that. I definitely believe [we can win the group]. We proved that we're a great side and now it's going to be another battle against Sweden.

We believe we can [beat Sweden] – that's what we came here for. It's what we want after this game and what we wanted after the Finland match because we played well against them, too. We believe [we can do it]. The win is dedicated to different people, from my friends to all my family.

Melania Gabbiadini honors

Club

  • AGSM Verona

  • Serie A: 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15

  • Coppa Italia: 2005–06, 2006–07

  • Supercoppa italiana: 2005, 2007, 2008

  • Bergamo

  • Serie B: 2001–02

Individual

  • Serie A Female Footballer of the Year: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Squad of the Tournament

  • Italian Football Hall of Fame: 2016

  • Pallone Azzurro: 2016

Melania Gabbiadini brother

Manolo Gabbiadini is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for

Sampdoria

. He is a former Italy under-20 and under-21 international. Gabbiadini has represented the senior Italian national team since 2012.

He began his professional career with Atalanta, where he made his Serie A debut on 14 March 2010. The following season, he was sold in co-ownership to Cittadella, where he spent one season before returning to Bergamo.

In August 2012, Juventus acquired 50% of his player rights in a new co-ownership agreement, although he was immediately loaned to

Bologna

.

In July 2013, he was once again sold in co-ownership to Sampdoria, where he scored a personal best of ten goals in the Italian top flight. In July 2015, he was sold to Napoli, before moving to Southampton during the 2017 January transfer window. In 2019 he returned to Sampdoria.

On 17 November 2010, Gabbiadini made his debut with the Italian under-21 squad in a friendly game against Turkey. On 29 March 2011, he scored his first goal for the U21 team in a friendly game against Germany.

On 6 October 2011, he scored a hat trick in the away match won 7–2 against

Liechtenstein

. He took part at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championships in Israel, scoring two goals against hosts Israel in the group stage, as Italy went on to reach the final, only to lose to Spain.

On 15 August 2012, Gabbiadini made his debut with the Italian senior team, playing in the second half of the friendly match against England in Bern, which Italy lost 2–1.

On 17 November 2015, he came off the bench to score his first international goal for Italy in the 66th minute of a 2–2 friendly home draw against

Romania

, in Bologna, although he was forced off early after sustaining an injury.

Regarded as one of the most promising Italian players of his generation, Gabbiadini is a versatile, creative, well-rounded, and hardworking forward, with an eye for goal, who is capable of playing in several offensive positions, either in the center as a striker, as a supporting forward, as an attacking midfielder, or as a winger on either flank.

His preferred role is on the right, however, where he is capable of cutting into the middle and curling shots on goal with his stronger left foot, rather than looking to deliver crosses into the area from the touchline.

A dynamic player with good tactical awareness, he possesses pace, as well as a good positional sense and offensive movement, which allow him to play between the lines, or take advantage of openings and spaces by making attacking runs into good areas in which he can receive the ball.

He also possesses good control, quick feet, and technical skills, which, along with his strength, enable him to retain possession when playing with his back to goal and hold up the ball for teammates.

Gabbiadini is capable both of creating and scoring goals due to his intelligence, link-up play, and his powerful and accurate shot with his left foot, in particular from outside the penalty area; he is also an accurate set-piece taker. In spite of his height and physique, he is not particularly strong in the air.

Manolo Gabbiadini posted an emotional farewell message to Southampton fans who took him to their hearts during his two years at the club.

The Italian forward returned to old club Sampdoria who he first joined in July 2013. Starting with "Dear Saints fans" he said: "I will never forget your marvelous support at Wembley in one of the best days in my football career and in my life.

"I will never forget your explosion of joy at Swansea after my goal and after our massive win in May."

He said, "I'm so glad to have been part of your history in these two years and to have been the protagonist of these two great moments.

"It's time to say goodbye, time to wish you best luck, time to think at the future."

Melania Gabbiadini social media

Regarding

Melania Gabbiadini social media

, it should be mentioned that he does not have any official pages on any social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Melania Gabbiadini body measurements

Speaking about

Melania Gabbiadini body measurements

, it should be mentioned that the legendary former star is 165 cm (5' 5") and 62 kg.

Melania Gabbiadini Net Worth

Regarding Melania Gabbiadini net worth, it should be mentioned that she is one of the richest Association Football Player & listed on most popular Association Football Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider,

Melania Gabbiadini net worth

is approximately $1.5 Million.

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