Salary 300,000 EUR (2012)
Name Michel Morganella
Parents Giuseppe Morganella
Siblings Marco Morganella
Height 1.82 m
|Date of birth (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 26)|
Current teams Switzerland national football team (Defender), U.S. Citta di Palermo (#77 / Defender)
Similar People Francesco Bolzoni, Samir Ujkani, Giuseppe Iachini, Achraf Lazaar, Fabio Daprela
Place of birth Sierre, Switzerland
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Michel Morganella (born 17 May 1989) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a defender for Palermo and the Switzerland football team.
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Born to an Italian father and a Swiss mother, Morganella is a product of the FC Basel youth system and plays as a right-back or a wide-right midfielder. He first came into the Basel team at the end of the 2006–07 season, playing in three games that campaign. In the 2007–08 campaign he was given the #4 jersey, later starting to be featured on the first team.
Morganella then signed a new three-year contract at Basel, with the club moving quickly to freshen up his expiring deal. This deal was intended to keep him at St. Jakob-Park until 2011.
However, on 30 January 2009, following days of speculation about his future, Palermo officially announced to have signed Morganella from FC Basel on a four-year and a half contract, He thus became the first Swiss footballer to play for the rosanero.
During his early times at Palermo, Morganella never broke into the first team and he was eventually loaned out to Serie B club Novara in July 2010.
On 31 January 2011 Palermo announced to have sold 50% of Morganella's transfer rights to Novara along with Samir Ujkani (both tagged for €1.5M), as part of a bid involving striker Pablo Andrés González for €5 million. He concluded the season with a historic promotion to Serie A.
On 22 June 2012, Palermo announced on their website that they had re-acquired the full transfer rights of Morganella and fellow Novara player Samir Ujkani.
Morganella debuted with the senior Swiss national football team on 30 May 2012, replacing Reto Ziegler in the friendly against Romania.
He was chosen by Pierluigi Tami for the London 2012 Olympics national squad.
On 30 July 2012, following the Swiss team's defeat to South Korea, the Swiss Olympic Committee expelled Morganella from the games after he posted on Twitter a message translating to "I'm going to beat up every Korean. Go on – burn yourselves! Bunch of mongoloids." Morganella later apologized.
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