CROCIATI FOCUS: NICOLAS SCHIAPPACCASSE

Parma, 19 February 2019 – Let’s get to know the young Uruguayan player Nicolas Schiappaccasse, one of the new arrivals at Parma, a bit better.

HIS CLUB CAREER

Born in 1999, the left winger became part of Club Atletico River Plate’s youth academy. In 2015, at the age of 16, he made his debut in the Uruguayan Serie A division and went on to score his first professional goal a month later. In his second season, he played for the first time in the Copa Libertadores, a competition in which he made eight appearances in total. He played a total of 32 times for River, scoring four goals in the process.

In the summer of 2016, Schiappacasse signed for Atletico Madrid. He was included in the Colchoneros’s squad list for the Champions League in the 2016/17 season but then went to play for their B-team during that campaign (he made eight league appearances and played five times in the UEFA Youth League).

In the same year as he arrived in Spain, he was included in the British newspaper “The Guardian” named him in their list of the top 60 footballers born in 1999 together with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Ajax’s Dutch centre-back Matthijs De Ligt. In the summer of 2018, Schiappacasse was loaned to Spanish second division club Majadahonda, where he played 15 times and scored once in all competitions (the Segunda División and Copa del Rey).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Schiappacasse has scored 18 goals and provided four assists in 34 matches for the Uruguayan Under-20 National Team. In 2017, he won the South American Youth Football Championship with his country, while he also played at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the same year, scoring once against Japan. Nicolas has also played for Uruguay’s Under-15 and Under-17 sides.