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Antonio Barreca

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Full name  Antonio Barreca
2012–2014  Torino
Weight  70 kg
Number  3
Height  1.83 m

Playing position  Left back
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Turin, Italy
Name  Antonio Barreca
Career start  2012
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Date of birth  (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 (age 20)
Current team  Cagliari Calcio (#3 / Defender)
Similar People  Mattia Aramu, Vittorio Parigini, Alberto Cerri, Alessio Cragno, Danilo Fernando Avelar

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Antonio Barreca (born 18 March 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full back for Torino and the Italy national under-21 team.


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Early career

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Born in Turin to Sicilian parents, he grew up in the Torino youth, where he played for each youth category up to the Primavera. In 2013–14, he led the Primavera to the finals of the Campionato Primavera, lost on penalties to Chievo. Coinciding with Torino's injury problems that season he was regularly called up to the first team by Giampiero Ventura.

Loans to Cittadella and Cagliari

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In his first season as a professional, Barreca was sent on loan to Cittadella in Serie B. He made his debut in the third round of Coppa Italia, lost 4–1 to Sassuolo. Barreca scored his first goal in Serie B on 15 November 2014 in a 5–2 away loss to Carpi.

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On 17 June 2015, he was loaned to Cagliari with a buyout clause and buy back clause in favour of Torino. He made his debut with the Sardi in the eighth round, away to Novara (1–0). He made 15 appearances for Cagliari, led by Massimo Rastelli, who won the championship and were promoted to Serie A. On 26 June 2016 his contract was redeemed by Torino.


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He made his debut for Torino on 13 August 2016, in the third round of the Coppa Italia, won 4–1 against Pro Vercelli at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. On 18 September, at age 21, he made his debut in Serie A, entering as a substitute for Christian Molinaro in the first half of the match Torino Empoli (0–0). In December 2016 he was awarded the best young player of the year by the USSI (Unione Stampa Sportiva Italiana).

International career

He made his debut with the Italy U-20 team on 6 January 2013 in a match valid for the Under-20 Four Nations Tournament lost 2–1 away against Poland.

He made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad on 12 August 2015, in a friendly match against Hungary played in Telki.

In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio.

Style of play

Barreca mainly covers the role of a left full-back or wing-back, but is often used with good results as a winger: he has notable speed, crossing ability and vision of the game.


Updated 26 November 2016.


  • Serie B: 2015–16
  • References

    Antonio Barreca Wikipedia