Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Bellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/bellinzona Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:45:21 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Winterthur defender Elmer on way to Toronto FC]]> <p>Reports in Switzerland suggest that Jonas Elmer is set to leave Winterthur for Toronto FC.<p>Der Landbote reports that the 25-year old left-back has agreed to a one-and-a-half-year deal with the Canadian outfit with the option of a further year.<p>However, TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen indicated that he knew nothing of the speculation.<p>"Geez, that would be a good [signing]. What's he like?" Nelsen said.<P>"I think he's a pretty decent player actually. So that would be good if a player like that comes in. But we'll see.<p>"I don't know, I'll have to read those reports from Switzerland and get back to you."<p>Elmer has represented Switzerland at U21 level and previously played with FC Aarau and FC Sion as well as Bellinzona on loan.<p>&nbsp;<a href=http://www.facebook.com/tribalfootball target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join thetribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/winterthur-defender-elmer-way-toronto-fc-3971878?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Reports in Switzerland suggest that Jonas Elmer is set to leave Winterthur for Toronto FC.

Der Landbote reports that the 25-year old left-back has agreed to a one-and-a-half-year deal with the Canadian outfit with the option of a further year.

However, TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen indicated that he knew nothing of the speculation.

"Geez, that would be a good [signing]. What's he like?" Nelsen said.

"I think he's a pretty decent player actually. So that would be good if a player like that comes in. But we'll see.

"I don't know, I'll have to read those reports from Switzerland and get back to you."

Elmer has represented Switzerland at U21 level and previously played with FC Aarau and FC Sion as well as Bellinzona on loan.

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"At this stage we're just having a look at him," McInnes told the club's official website. "He comes highly recommended and we'll see how he gets on."

Feltscher, who has 11 caps for his country, is currently in his second spell with Grasshopper Club Zurich having previously played for Lecce and Bellinzona.

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The 26-year-old Swiss international has already worked with Petkovic during their time together at Young Boys and Bellinzona.

"Trust in Petkovic, as Lazio will go far with him," Lulic told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I realise there is going to be scepticism around the new Coach, seeing as he isn't very well known in Italy and is coming from the Swiss League.

"However, football is the same everywhere you go. I am sure Petkovic will also do well at Lazio.

"I know him well, but now my teammates are getting to know him too. It's too early to say how far we can go, as we've been working for only a couple of weeks, but it is a good start.

"We want to grow and do better than last season. It's such a shame we missed out on the Champions League by a whisker. Unfortunately, we paid the price for the points dropped against smaller sides and must learn from those mistakes."]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lazio-wing-back-senad-lulic-welcomes-petkovic-appointment-3398521?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lazio-wing-back-senad-lulic-welcomes-petkovic-appointment-3398521?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Mon, 23 Jul 2012 01:17:42 +1000 <![CDATA[Ex-Vasco da Gama, Young Boys defender Dudar aiming for regular DC United game time]]> <p>Emiliano Dudar is planning to become a regular starter for DC United after signing with the MLS club in the off-season.<p>The 30-year old Argentine defender fell out of favour at Swiss club Young Boys last year and is now looking to prove a few people wrong by becoming a key player at DC.<p>"It's basically starting over again in my career," Dudar told the Washington Times via a translator.<p>"I want to prove to myself that the coach I had before was wrong and that I am able to start and that I can play."<p>But Dudar, who counts Velez Sarsfield, Vasco da Gama and Bellinzona among some of his former clubs, knows it is not going to be easy to force his way into United coach Ben Olsen's plans.<p>"I knew when I was coming here I wasn't going to be an indisputable starter," he added. "I knew I was going to have to fight for my spot on the team. I took it as something natural and I tried to approach it the best way.<p>"I do think I still can improve a lot more. But the more minutes I have, the more comfortable I'm feeling on the team. I hope to keep growing and be able to give the best that I can give to the team, and that's what I'm working and training hard for each day."<p>&nbsp;<a href=http://www.facebook.com/tribalfootball target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-vasco-da-gama-young-boys-defender-dudar-aiming-regular-dc-united-game-time-3053711?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Emiliano Dudar is planning to become a regular starter for DC United after signing with the MLS club in the off-season.

The 30-year old Argentine defender fell out of favour at Swiss club Young Boys last year and is now looking to prove a few people wrong by becoming a key player at DC.

"It's basically starting over again in my career," Dudar told the Washington Times via a translator.

"I want to prove to myself that the coach I had before was wrong and that I am able to start and that I can play."

But Dudar, who counts Velez Sarsfield, Vasco da Gama and Bellinzona among some of his former clubs, knows it is not going to be easy to force his way into United coach Ben Olsen's plans.

"I knew when I was coming here I wasn't going to be an indisputable starter," he added. "I knew I was going to have to fight for my spot on the team. I took it as something natural and I tried to approach it the best way.

"I do think I still can improve a lot more. But the more minutes I have, the more comfortable I'm feeling on the team. I hope to keep growing and be able to give the best that I can give to the team, and that's what I'm working and training hard for each day."

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The 30-year old Argentine has arrived on a free transfer and will be available for selection pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and visa.

"Emiliano has terrific experience in Europe and with some of the top teams in South America, and we thrilled to announce his addition to our squad," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

"He will provide our back line with a big, physical presence, excellent technical ability, and strong leadership qualities."

Apart from his time with Young Boys, Dudar has played for clubs such as Velez Sarsfield, Independiente, Vasco da Gama and Bellinzona.

 The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/dudar-joins-dc-united-young-boys-2656971?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/dudar-joins-dc-united-young-boys-2656971?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:54:37 +1100 <![CDATA[Sampdoria's Cassano facing extended spell out]]> <p>Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano underwent a scan on his injured thigh last night.<p>Cassano wrenched his leg on debut in Sunday's friendly against Switzerland's Bellinzona and coach Walter Mazzarri had banked on the forward missing for "15 days".<p>However, Genoa sources say Samp now expect Cassano to be missing for 3-4 weeks due to the injury.</p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sampdorias-cassano-facing-extended-spell-out-147165?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano underwent a scan on his injured thigh last night.

Cassano wrenched his leg on debut in Sunday's friendly against Switzerland's Bellinzona and coach Walter Mazzarri had banked on the forward missing for "15 days".

However, Genoa sources say Samp now expect Cassano to be missing for 3-4 weeks due to the injury.]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sampdorias-cassano-facing-extended-spell-out-147165?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sampdorias-cassano-facing-extended-spell-out-147165?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:57:13 +1100 <![CDATA[Cassano ruled out "15 days" at Sampdoria]]> <p>Antonio Cassano has been ruled out for over two weeks after collecting a knee injury on his Sampdoria debut yesterday.<p>On-loan from Real Madrid, Cassano broke down in the first-half of Sunday's friendly against Switzerland's Bellinzona and coach Walter Mazzarri admits he will be out for "15 days".<p>"It's best we do not push him," said the Samp boss.</p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cassano-ruled-out-15-days-sampdoria-147019?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Antonio Cassano has been ruled out for over two weeks after collecting a knee injury on his Sampdoria debut yesterday.

On-loan from Real Madrid, Cassano broke down in the first-half of Sunday's friendly against Switzerland's Bellinzona and coach Walter Mazzarri admits he will be out for "15 days".

"It's best we do not push him," said the Samp boss.]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cassano-ruled-out-15-days-sampdoria-147019?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cassano-ruled-out-15-days-sampdoria-147019?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:49:03 +1100 <![CDATA[Cassano to make Sampdoria debut]]> <p>New Sampdoria signing Antonio Cassano will make his first appearance in tomorrow's friendly against Swiss side Bellinzona.<p>"He will play for as long as he can," Samp coach Walter Mazzarri explained. "Obviously he won't be in a position to shine like his teammates, but I will be interested to see how far he has come in the last three weeks.<p>"He needs to recover his match fitness as physical condition is so crucial in football today. The communication is good between us and I have been able to listen to him and help him. If he behaves, he will learn."</p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cassano-make-sampdoria-debut-146763?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> New Sampdoria signing Antonio Cassano will make his first appearance in tomorrow's friendly against Swiss side Bellinzona.

"He will play for as long as he can," Samp coach Walter Mazzarri explained. "Obviously he won't be in a position to shine like his teammates, but I will be interested to see how far he has come in the last three weeks.

"He needs to recover his match fitness as physical condition is so crucial in football today. The communication is good between us and I have been able to listen to him and help him. If he behaves, he will learn."]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cassano-make-sampdoria-debut-146763?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cassano-make-sampdoria-debut-146763?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:35:49 +1100 <![CDATA[Aussies in Europe cup clashes]]> <p>Socceroos Scott Chipperfield and Jason Culina were involved in disappointing European Champions Leagues results overnight.Chipperfield's FC Basel lost 2-1 to Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk at St Jakob-Park whilst Culina played a half in PSV Eindhoven's home loss to Spain's Atletico Madrid 3-0.Other European matches this week featuring Aussies includes tonight's Group E Champions League fixture between Scotland's Celtic and Denmark's Aalborg which could see striker Scott McDonald and defender Michael Beauchamp pitted against each other.In Germany, Jacob Burns and his Romanian club Unirea Urziceni take on SV Hamburg at the HSH Nordbank Arena whilst Everton will be buoyed by the great return of Tim Cahill as they host Belgians Standard Liege at Goodison Park.Harry Kewell will make his first European appearance for new club Galatasaray as the Turks take on Swiss Super League club Bellinzona at their home, the Stadio Comunale.</p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/aussies-europe-cup-clashes-201049?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Socceroos Scott Chipperfield and Jason Culina were involved in disappointing European Champions Leagues results overnight.Chipperfield's FC Basel lost 2-1 to Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk at St Jakob-Park whilst Culina played a half in PSV Eindhoven's home loss to Spain's Atletico Madrid 3-0.Other European matches this week featuring Aussies includes tonight's Group E Champions League fixture between Scotland's Celtic and Denmark's Aalborg which could see striker Scott McDonald and defender Michael Beauchamp pitted against each other.In Germany, Jacob Burns and his Romanian club Unirea Urziceni take on SV Hamburg at the HSH Nordbank Arena whilst Everton will be buoyed by the great return of Tim Cahill as they host Belgians Standard Liege at Goodison Park.Harry Kewell will make his first European appearance for new club Galatasaray as the Turks take on Swiss Super League club Bellinzona at their home, the Stadio Comunale.]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/aussies-europe-cup-clashes-201049?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/aussies-europe-cup-clashes-201049?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:35:18 +1100 <![CDATA[Inter Milan, Sampdoria following Pescara kid Cani]]> <p>Inter Milan and Sampdoria are keeping tabs on Pescara striker Edgar Cani.<p>The 18 year-old, Albanian-born, has been likened to Christian Vieri and a deal involving a Serie A club and moving to a Swiss Italian partner in Bellinzona or Chiasso has been mooted.</p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/inter-milan-sampdoria-following-pescara-kid-cani-163603?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Inter Milan and Sampdoria are keeping tabs on Pescara striker Edgar Cani.

The 18 year-old, Albanian-born, has been likened to Christian Vieri and a deal involving a Serie A club and moving to a Swiss Italian partner in Bellinzona or Chiasso has been mooted.]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/inter-milan-sampdoria-following-pescara-kid-cani-163603?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/inter-milan-sampdoria-following-pescara-kid-cani-163603?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBellinzona Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:12:11 +1100