Alessandro Diamanti

Position: Striker
Team: Bologna
Born: May 2, 1983 (age 31)
Hometown: Prato, Italy
Height: 5'10"
Nationality: Italian
Uruguay's defender Diego Godin celebrates scoring with his teammates during the Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Italy 0-1 Uruguay - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the World Cup Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal.
Jun 24, 16:00
Ashley Young hits the bar during England's penalty shootout against Italy.
England's penalty shootout failures
After Roy Hodgson discusses his plans for penalty shootouts at the World Cup, Sports Mole looks back over England's defeats from 12 yards out.
Feb 25, 12:42
Alessandro Diamanti of Bologna FC celebrates his goal with team mate Davide Moscardelli during the Serie A match UC Sampdoria and Bologna FC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on January 26, 2014
Former Hammer Alessandro Diamanti signs for Guangzhou Evergrande
Former West Ham United player Alessandro Diamanti agrees terms to move to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Feb 7, 15:14
Antonio Di Natale of Udinese Calcio scores a goal from the penalty spot during the Serie A match against Bologna FC
Result: Antonio Di Natale, Nico Lopez seal Udinese win
Udinese beat Bologna to pull away from the Serie A relegation zone.
Feb 1, 19:05
Alessandro Diamanti of Bologna FC celebrates his goal with team mate Davide Moscardelli during the Serie A match against UC Sampdoria on January 26, 2014
Result: Alessandro Diamanti rescues point for Bologna
Alessandro Diamanti scores in the last minute to give Bologna a 1-1 draw against Sampdoria in their Serie A meeting.
Jan 26, 16:57
Bologna's Rolando Bianchi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Napoli during their Serie A match on January 19, 2014
Result: Rolando Bianchi strike earns Bologna a point against Napoli
Rolando Bianchi scores twice to help Bologna to a 2-2 draw against Napoli in their Serie A clash.
Jan 19, 16:09
Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain fights for the ball with Parma's Jonathan Biabiany and Felipe during the Serie A football on November 23, 2013
Half-Time Report: Rolando Bianchi gives Bologna the lead against Napoli
Rolando Bianchi gives Bologna a half-time lead in their Serie A clash with Napoli this afternoon.
Jan 19, 14:51
Dries Mertens of Napoli celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and UC Sampdoria at Stadio San Paolo on January 6, 2014
Preview: Bologna vs. Napoli
Sports Mole previews this weekend's Serie A clash between Bologna and Napoli.
Jan 17, 16:24
Miroslav Klose of SS Lazio celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on October 27, 2013
Result: All square between Bologna, Lazio
The Serie A match between Bologna and Lazio ends goalless.
Jan 11, 21:45
Miroslav Klose of SS Lazio celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on October 27, 2013
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Bologna, Lazio
The first half of the Serie A match between Bologna and Lazio ends goalless.
Jan 11, 20:39
Bologna's Michele Pazienza is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal against Cagliari on October 30, 2013
Team News: Alessandro Diamanti back for Bologna
Alessandro Diamanti returns to the Bologna starting lineup from suspension for their home match against Lazio in Serie A.
Jan 11, 19:44
Bologna manager Stefano Pioli on the touchline during the match against Atalanta on November 10, 2013
Result: Bologna earn vital win over Genoa
Bologna earn a vital 1-0 win against Genoa at home in Serie A.
Dec 22, 13:26
Juventus' Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bologna during their Serie A match on December 6, 2013
Result: Juventus win to go six points clear at top of Serie A
Juventus record their seventh straight Serie A victory by beating Bologna 2-0 at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara to move six points clear of Roma at the top of the table.
Dec 6, 22:20
Juventus' Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bologna during their Serie A match on December 6, 2013
Half-Time Report: Juventus ahead through Arturo Vidal
A 13th-minute goal from in-form Arturo Vidal gives table toppers Juventus a 1-0 half-time lead over Bologna in their Serie A match at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara.
Dec 6, 20:37
Juventus' Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bologna during their Serie A match on December 6, 2013
Live Commentary: Bologna 0-2 Juventus – as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the Serie A clash between Bologna and Juventus.
Dec 6, 19:15
Panagiotis Kone midfielder of Bologna FC (L) fights for the ball with Argentinian midfielder Ricardo Gabriel Alvarez of Inter Milan (R) during their Serie A football match at the Renato Dall'Ara on November 24, 2013
Result: Bologna hold Inter Milan to a draw
Inter Milan are held to a 1-1 draw in tonight's Serie A clash with Bologna at the Stadio Renato Della'Ara.
Nov 24, 21:45
Jonathan of FC Inter Milan celebrates scoring the first goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Livorno on November 9, 2013
Live Commentary: Bologna 1-1 Inter Milan - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text commentary of Bologna's battling 1-1 draw with Serie A high-flyers Inter Milan at the Renato Dall'Ara.
Nov 24, 19:15
Italy's midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini scores his team's second goal during the International friendly football match between Italy and Nigeria at Craven Cottage in London on November 18, 2013
Result: Italy, Nigeria share spoils in London
Italy and Nigeria play out an entertaining 2-2 draw in an international friendly at Craven Cottage.
Nov 18, 21:37
Italy's midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini scores his team's second goal during the International friendly football match between Italy and Nigeria at Craven Cottage in London on November 18, 2013
Live Commentary: Italy 2-2 Nigeria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of Italy and Nigeria's entertaining share of the spoils at Craven Cottage.
Nov 18, 19:20
A general view of Upton Park, home of West Ham United on October 15, 2011
Alessandro Diamanti 'regrets' West Ham United departure
Former West Ham United striker Alessandro Diamanti admits that he wishes he had prolonged his time at Upton Park.
Nov 13, 14:59
Jose Angel Crespo of Bologna FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and AS Livorno Calcio at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on October 27, 2013
Live Commentary: Bologna 0-0 Chievo - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text commentary of the relegation six-pointer from Serie A as Bologna hosted AC Chievo Verona.
Nov 4, 19:15
Bologna's Michele Pazienza is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal against Cagliari on October 30, 2013
Result: Bologna recovery continues in Cagliari
Bologna score three times without reply for their first away win of the season at Cagliari, with Panagiotis Kone among the goals for Stefano Pioli's side.
Oct 30, 21:56
Jose Angel Crespo of Bologna FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and AS Livorno Calcio at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on October 27, 2013
Result: Bologna earn first league win
Jose Angel Crespo's early header proves enough for Bologna to beat Livorno 1-0 in their first win of the season.
Oct 27, 16:44
Antonio Floro Flores of US Sassuolo Calcio #83 celebrates scoring the second goal during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo Calcio and Bologna FC on October 20, 2013
Result: Sassuolo heap misery on Bologna
Sassuolo earn their first ever Serie A win by beating Bologna 2-1 this afternoon, sending Stefano Piolo's side bottom of Serie A.
Oct 20, 16:31
Verona's Luca Toni celebrates a goal against AC Milan on August 24, 2013
Hellas Verona put four past Bologna
Hellas Verona plunge Bologna into the Serie A relegation zone with a 4-1 win at the Stadio Renata Dall'Ara.
Oct 6, 16:50
Roma's Adem Ljajic is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's third goal against Hellas Verona on September 1, 2013
Live Commentary: Roma 5-0 Bologna - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text commentary of Roma's sixth successive win in Serie A - a 5-0 rout of Bologna that saw Gervinho bag a brilliant brace.
Sep 29, 19:15
AC Milan's Andrea Poli scores the opening goal against Bologna during their Serie A match on September 25, 2013
Result: AC Milan earn last-gasp draw in Bologna thriller
AC Milan score twice in the last two minutes to complete a remarkable comeback at Bologna tonight, salvaging a point in a 3-3 draw.
Sep 25, 21:42
Milan's Robinho celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Cagliari on September 1, 2013
Team News: Robinho replaces Mario Balotelli for Milan
AC Milan hand Robinho a rare start against Bologna in Serie A tonight, with Mario Balotelli missing through suspension.
Sep 25, 19:10
Torino's Alessio Cerchi celebrates a goal against US Sassuolo Calcio on August 25, 2013
Result: Torino battle past Bologna
Alessio Cerci's penalty proves enough for Torino to beat Bologna 2-1 for their first away win of the Serie A season.
Sep 22, 16:13
Udinese's Antonio Di Natale celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Bologna on September 15, 2013
Result: Antonio Di Natale spares Udinese's blushes on 300th appearance
Antonio Di Natale cancels out Alessandro Diamanti's free kick to earn Udinese a point against Bologna on his 300th Serie A appearance.
Sep 15, 15:55
Udinese's Emanuel Badu celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal against
Team News: Roberto Pereyra returns for Udinese
Udinese give Roberto Pereyra a start as they bid to end their horrible recent record against Bologna in Serie A.
Sep 15, 13:56
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Result: Bologna, Sampdoria share four-goal thriller
Panagiotis Kone and Manolo Gabbiadini both score fine goals as Bologna and Sampdoria split a 2-2 draw in Serie A.
Sep 1, 22:11
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Alessandro Diamanti signs five-year Bologna extension
Bologna confirm that Alessandro Diamanti will remain at the club until 2018.
Aug 28, 20:43
Alessandro Diamanti scores for Bologna on November 18, 2012
Alessandro Diamanti close to new Bologna deal
Alessandro Diamanti says that he is happy at Bologna as he closes in on signing a new contract at the club.
Aug 27, 06:54
Rafael Benitez of Napoli looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
Result: Marek Hamik brace helps Rafael Benitez start in style
Marek Hamsik scores twice as Napoli register a 3-0 win over Bologna in Rafael Benitez's first game in charge at the San Paolo Stadium.
Aug 25, 21:41
Rafael Benitez of Napoli looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
Team News: Gonzalo Higuain, Pepe Reina make Napoli debuts
Napoli give Gonzalo Higuain, Pepe Reina, Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol Serie A debuts in Rafael Benitez's first game in charge, at home to Bologna.
Aug 25, 19:44
Italy's Alessandro Diamanti celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Uruguay during their Confederations Cup match on June 30, 2013
Alessandro Diamanti quells Juventus rumours
Bologna captain Alessandro Diamanti quells claims that he could leave the club this summer.
Jul 28, 13:05
A teammate embraces Italy's Gianluigi Buffon after he saved the decisive shot during the penalty shoot-out at the soccer Confederations Cup third-place match against Uruguay on June 30, 2013
Result: Italy finish third at Confederations Cup
Ten-man Italy beat Uruguay 3-2 in a penalty shootout to finish third at the Confederations Cup.
Jun 30, 19:50
Uruguay's Diego Forlan shoots from the penalty spot but fails to score during the soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Uruguay on June 26, 2013
Live Commentary: Uruguay 2-2 Italy (Italy win 3-2 on penalties) - as it happened
Re-live Sports Mole's coverage of the Confederations Cup clash between Italy and Uruguay that the Azzurri won on penalties.
Jun 30, 16:30
Uruguay's Diego Forlan shoots from the penalty spot but fails to score during the soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Uruguay on June 26, 2013
Team News: Uruguay continue with three strikers
Uruguay continue with forward trio Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez for their Confederations Cup semi-final against Italy.
Jun 30, 16:21
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