Samuele Longo

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Samuele Longo (born 12 January 1992) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for CD Tenerife on loan from Italian club Internazionale as a striker.

Samuele Longo
Personal information
Full name Samuele Longo
Date of birth 12 January 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Valdobbiadene, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
CD Tenerife on loan from Internazionale
Number 12
Youth career
2004–2009 Treviso
2009–2012 Internazionale
2010 Piacenza (loan)
2011 Genoa (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Internazionale 1 (0)
2012–2013 Espanyol (loan) 18 (3)
2013–2014 Verona (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 9 (0)
2014–2015 Cagliari (loan) 27 (0)
2015–2016 Frosinone (loan) 18 (0)
2016–2017 Girona (loan) 36 (14)
2017– Tenerife (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Italy U19 1 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U20 6 (2)
2012–2015 Italy U21 19 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December2016

Club career

Early career

Born in Valdobbiadene, Province of Treviso, Veneto, Longo started his career at Treviso FBC 1993. He was the member of Esordienti under-13 team in 2004–05 season.[2] In January 2009 Internazionale bought Longo and Mame Baba Thiam outright.

Longo spent the rest of 2008–09 season in Treviso's Allievi Nazionali under-17 team[3][4] in a temporary deal before formally became an Inter player on 1 July 2009.




Longo was a junior member of Inter's reserve team in the 2009–10 season, as a backup for Denis Alibec, Mattia Destro and Simone Dell'Agnello. On 28 January 2010, after being sparingly used by Inter, he left for Piacenza Calcio, along with Giuseppe Angarano and Luca Stocchi. In total, Longo only played 4 times in the reserve league that season.


In the 2010–2011 season, despite Inter trimming their reserve squad (only composed only of U18 and U19 players plus 3 U20), Longo was unable to become a regular starter, with 11 appearances, (2 starts) and 2 goals. In January 2011 he moved to Genoa in a temporary deal with option to sign Longo in co-ownership deal, also as a replacement of outgoing reserve forward Gianmarco Zigoni. Longo scored 3 goals for Genoa and 2 goals for Inter in 2010–11 reserve league. He also appeared in the league's play-offs, losing to eventual champions Roma in the semifinals, forming a partnership with Richmond Boakye; his side was also eliminated by Inter in the quarter-finals of 2011 Torneo di Viareggio.[5]


In June 2011 Genoa signed Destro outright from Inter for €4.5M, as well as half of the registration rights of Longo for a peppercorn fee of €500 (also made Inter had to write-down €47,000 for the residual accounting value of his contract).[6] He returned to Inter in temporary deal on 1 July 2011, being again assigned to the reserves. Longo was a regular starter for the side, but was unable to be the topscorer, scoring eight goals times during the regular season (attacking midfielder Daniel Bessa eventually scored ten times).

Under Andrea Stramaccioni, Longo scored 5 goals in 2011–12 NextGen series as one the protagonists of the team that won the tournament; his role also sightly changed after the arrival of Marko Livaja as new centre forward, in 4–2–3–1 (and later 4–3–3/4–3–2–1 formation under Daniele Bernazzani). He was also instrumental in the Primavera final stages, netting four goals in three matches (including a brace in the final against Lazio).[7]



Longo was assigned number 81 shirt at the start of 2011–12 season, and played the first four friendlies of the season under former Genoa first team coach Gian Piero Gasperini.[8][9][10][11] However he was left out of the squad submitted for 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, with Giovanni Terrani being included instead.

Longo made his professional debut on 13 May 2012, playing the last 14 minutes of a 1–3 away loss against Lazio.[12]


Longo scored his first goal for Inter against Indonesia League Selection on 24 May 2012.[13] In June 2012 Genoa CEO Pietro Lo Monaco once confirmed the co-ownership was renewed[14] but on the deadline date Internazionale bought back Longo for €7 million and sold Juraj Kucka back to Genoa for €6.5 million.[15][16]

Longo made his international debut on 9 August, coming on as a second half substitute in a 0–2 home loss against Hajduk Split for the season's Europa League.[17]

Espanyol (loan)

On 28 August 2012 Longo joined Spanish side RCD Espanyol of La Liga on a season-long loan deal,[18] following in the footsteps of Internazionale team mate Philippe Coutinho, who spent the final six months of the 2011–12 campaign at Estadi Cornellà-El Prat. On 2 September he made his debut abroad, scoring the first of a 2–3 away loss against Levante UD.[19] Longo scored his second goal on the 16th, in a 3–3 home draw against Athletic Bilbao, but was later sent off due to his celebration.[20]

Longo's third goal for the Catalans came on 17 November, but in a 1–2 away defeat against Valencia CF.[21] He finished the season with 18 appearances, including 11 starts.

Verona (loan)

On 28 August 2013 Longo joined Verona, recently promoted to Serie A, in a season-long loan deal.[22] However, he only appeared twice in the season (against Cagliari and Roma), all from the bench.

Rayo Vallecano (loan)

On 31 January 2014 Longo joined fellow top-divisioner Rayo Vallecano on loan until the end of the season.[23]

Girona (loan)

On 16 July 2016, after another loan stints at Cagliari and Frosinone, Longo was loaned to Spanish Segunda División side Girona FC for one year.[24] He made his debut on 21 August, a debut which brought his first goal of the season as well, in a 3–3 away draw against Sevilla Atlético, in the opening league match of 2016–17 season.[25]

At the end of 2016–17 season, Longo returned to Inter. He was part of the squad in the first day of pre-season training.[26]

International career

Samuele Longo made his U20 debut on 31 August 2011 as starting forward, the first match of coach Luigi Di Biagio. Longo scored the opening goal for Italy in the first round of 2011–12 Four Nations. In the next match he substituted Genoa team-mate Giacomo Beretta in 65th minute.[27] He also played the next match against Germany as sub for Manuel Fischnaller.[28] In the fourth match Longo was the starting forward again.[29] Rested for the fifth round, Longo returned to the squad as a substitute for Sansone in the sixth round against Germany again, scored another goal.[30]

In April 2012, Longo received his first U21 call-up. Ciro Ferrara made a more experimental squad without some U21 regular.[31] Inter team-mate Faraoni and Juventus player Marrone left the squad before the match as the match was overlapped with mid-week re-scheduled week 33 of Serie A. It made the squad consist of 16 Serie B players and three Serie A players (but from the reserve) Longo, Viviani and De Sciglio, with the latter two received call-up only after the withdrew of the two original Serie A members. Despite a more immature squad, Azzurrini won Scotland 4–1. Longo scored a goal as the substitute of Ciro Immobile.[32] In June 2012 Ferrara dropped 7 players from April squad (19+2), and add 9 new and old players to the squad.[33] Longo, who had to play for the reserve, was dropped along with 3 other forwards.

Longo played 1 game in 2013 U21 Euro qualification (against Liechtenstein 6 September 2012) and 7 games in 2015 U21 Euro qualification. He was included in 27-men preliminary squad for the final tournament. He was dropped on 7 June 2015.


Inter Primavera


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  2. ^ "ESORDIENTI PROFESSIONISTI 1992". Treviso FBC 1993 (in Italian). ca. September 2004. Archived from the original on 6 December 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "ALLIEVI NAZIONALI". (in Italian). Treviso FBC 1993. Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Viareggio: vittoria Inter, è semifinale" (in Italian). FC Internazionale Milano. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  6. ^ Internazionale Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  7. ^ Primavera: Inter 4–3 AC Milan, Longo decisive; Internazionale's official website, 6 June 2012
  8. ^ "Trentino Team 1–6 Inter, Gasperini starts with win". FC Internazionale Milano. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Inter 6–1 Mezzocorona: two Nerazzurri braces". FC Internazionale Milano. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Inter 4–1 Cremonese: four more for the Nerazzurri". FC Internazionale Milano. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Galatasaray 0–0 Inter, scoreless draw in 4th test". FC Internazionale Milano. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Lazio 3–1 Inter" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 13 May 2012.
  13. ^ "ILS 0-3 Inter: football, goals, what a show!". FC Internazionale Milano. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  14. ^ Genoa Announce Longo Arrival; Football Italia, 13 June 2012
  15. ^ "Transfer market: Longo owned by Inter outright". FC Internazionale Milano. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  16. ^ Genoa CFC Spa Report and Accounts on 31 December 2012 (in Italian)
  17. ^ "Internazionale 0–2 Hajduk Split". 9 August 2012.
  18. ^ Longo, sisè reforç (Longo, sixth reinforcement); RCD Espanyol, 28 August 2012 (in Catalan)
  19. ^ Levante up and running in thrilling fashion; ESPN FC, 2 September 2012
  20. ^ Happy return for Llorente; ESPN FC, 16 September 2012
  21. ^ Valencia 2–1 Espanyol; ESPN FC, 17 November 2012
  22. ^ Transfers: Samuele Longo to Hellas Verona; Internazionale's official website, 28 August 2013
  23. ^ Samuele Longo nuevo jugador del Rayo (Samuele Longo new player of Rayo); Rayo Vallecano, 31 January 2014 (in Spanish)
  24. ^ L’italià Samuele Longo, nou davanter del Girona FC (The Italian Samuele Longo, new forward of Girona FC); Girona FC, 16 July 2016 (in Catalan)
  25. ^ "Sevilla II vs. Girona 3 – 3". Soccerway. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  26. ^ "25-MAN SQUAD FOR START OF PRE-SEASON TRAINING" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  27. ^ "INTERNATIONALS: WIN FOR LONGO WITH ITALY U-20". 7 September 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  28. ^
  29. ^ "BERETTA-LARIBI TRASCINANO L'ITALIA NELLA RIPRESA: POLONIA BATTUTA 3-1" (in Italian). 12 October 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  30. ^ "Germany vs. Italy" (in German). Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  31. ^ "AMICHEVOLE IN SCOZIA. TRA I 19 AZZURRINI PRIMA CONVOCAZIONE PER LONGO" (in Italian). FIGC. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  32. ^ "Scotland U21 1-4 Italy U21". BBC Sport. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  33. ^ "I CONVOCATI DI FERRARA PER L'IRLANDA: C'È VERRATTI, PRIMA CHIAMATA PER ROMAGNOLI" (in Italian). 28 May 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  34. ^ "Primavera: Longo claims Morosini prize". FC Internazionale Milano. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012.

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