Lorenzo Colombo

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Lorenzo Colombo
Personal information
Full name Lorenzo Colombo
Date of birth (2002-03-08) 8 March 2002 (age 20)
Place of birth Vimercate, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
SPAL
(on loan from AC Milan)
Number 9
Youth career
2010–2020 AC Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– AC Milan 5 (0)
2021Cremonese (loan) 13 (1)
2021–SPAL (loan) 34 (6)
National team
2017 Italy U15 4 (2)
2017 Italy U16 1 (0)
2018–2019 Italy U17 20 (6)
2020 Italy U19 1 (0)
2021– Italy U21 11 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:53, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022

Lorenzo Colombo (born 8 March 2002) is an Italian professional footballer striker who plays as a forward for Serie B club SPAL, on loan from AC Milan.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Vimercate, close to Milan, Colombo is an product of the youth academy of AC Milan. His goal tally in the club's youth teams led to him making his debut for the Primavera (under-17) side at the age of 15. Due to minor injuries, his time in the Primavera was cut short.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Milan first team's lack of striking options meant they were unable to cope with the busy schedule after football resumed, and Colombo was promoted to the senior side. He made his first-team debut aged 18, on 12 June 2020, replacing Lucas Paquetá after 82 minutes in a 0−0 draw at home to Juventus in the Coppa Italia.[2] He made his Serie A debut in a 5−1 home win against Bologna on 18 July 2020.[3][4]

On 5 September 2020, he scored his first senior goal in a 4–1 win against Monza in a friendly match.[5] On 24 September 2020, he scored his first goal in official competition, during a Europa League match against Norwegian club FK Bodø/Glimt.[6]

On 26 January 2021, Colombo joined Serie B side Cremonese on loan until the end of the season.[7]

On 31 July 2021, Colombo was loaned out to Serie B club SPAL for the season.[8]

International career[edit]

Colombo played for the Italy U17 and the Italy U19 side.[9]

He made his debut with the Italy U21 on 30 March 2021, playing as a substitute during the group stage match of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship won 4–0 against Slovenia in Maribor.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 May 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AC Milan 2019–20 Serie A 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2020–21 4 0 0 0 5 1 9 1
Total 5 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 11 1
Cremonese (loan) 2021 Serie B 13 1 0 0 13 1
SPAL (loan) 2021–22 Serie B 34 6 1 0 35 6
Career total 52 7 2 0 5 1 0 0 59 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italy - L. Colombo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Juventus vs. Milan - 12 June 2020 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ "L'oro verde del Milan: Maldini, Colombo e Brescianini". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 4 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Milan-Bologna 5-1: esordio in Serie A per Lorenzo Colombo". One Football (in Italian). 18 July 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Three takeaways from Milan 4-1 friendly win over Monza as the youngsters step up". Sempre Milan. 5 September 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Colombo on first goal for Milan: I have worked for this... I'm going nowhere!". Yahoo!. 24 September 2020.
  7. ^ Fischer, Oliver (26 January 2021). "Official: AC Milan confirm striker Lorenzo Colombo has been loaned to Cremonese - the details". Sempre Milan. Retrieved 26 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Official Statement: Lorenzo Colombo". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Colombo earns Milan renewal". Football Italia. 25 June 2020.