PARMA vs. CHIEVO, THE OLD FLAME: BERNARDO CORRADI

Parma, 6 December 2018 Parma and Chievo will meet at 15:00 CET at the Stadio Tardini on Sunday. Over history, many players have represented both clubs and for this Old Flame piece, we’re taking a look at Bernardo Corradi.

A forward born in 1976, Corradi made his professional debut in Serie C2 for Poggibonsi in 1994. In two seasons with the Tuscan side, he scored nine goals in 47 appearances. He moved to Ponsacco in Serie C1 where he scored six in 31. Later, he joined Cagliari who handed him his Serie B debut before loans at Montevarchi in C1 (26 games, five goals) and Fidelis Andria in B (31 games, seven goals)

In the 1999/2000 season, he made his Serie A debut with the Sardinians, making 20 appearances that season. He was signed by Inter and moved to Chievo on a co-ownership deal. The Verona side won Serie B with Corradi scoring 12 goals. The following season, Corradi made it to double figures, scoring ten in Chievo’s first-ever Serie A campaign. At the end of the season, Inter brought him back before sending him to Lazio as part of the deal to sign Hernan Crespo. In the capital, he scored 22 goals in 82 matches. 

In the 2004/5 season, he left Italy for the first time and joined Valencia. In La Liga and the Champions League, he scored four goals in 29 games. The following year, he returned to Italy with Parma on loan. In the 2005/6 season, he scored 10 in 36 for the Crociati before returning to Valencia who sold him to Manchester City. In England, he scored three in 25 before returning to the Crociati where he scored five in 26 games during his second spell.

His final seasons in Italy were spent with Reggina in 2008/9 (30 appearances, 10 goals) and Udinese between 2009 and 2011 where he played 41 times and scored five. At the end of his career, he moved to MLS, playing 13 times for the Montreal Impact, scoring four.