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Gino Padula

Gino Padula
4
  • 5' 9"
  • 167 lbs.
  • 07-11-1976
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

MLS Career Highlights: A poised presence at left back, he started all 27 games in which he had appeared, entering this season... Had one goal, a game-winner, and four assists in that time… Scored first career goal on 10/10/09 at N.E. … Notched first career assist on 4/11/09 vs. COL… Made his Crew and MLS debut on 4/12/08 vs. Chivas USA... Signed by the Crew via discovery on 3/24/08...

MLS Playoffs Career Highlights: Started all six postseason matches in which he had appeared, entering this season… Started every playoff match in the Crew's run to the 2008 MLS Cup championship…

CONCACAF Champions League Career Highlights: Had five appearances, all of them starts, entering this season… Had one yellow card.

2009 MLS Season: Started all 27 matches in which he appeared… Had one goal and four assists... Had one game-winning goal... Had one game-winning assist... Had four yellow cards... Had one red card... Named the Crew Soccer Foundation Crew Chiefs Hardest Working Man of the Year at the end of the season... Scored first goal of his MLS career on 10/10 at N.E. ... Registered first career MLS assist on 4/11 vs. COL... Missed match on 5/2 due to red card suspension… 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs: Started both matches vs. RSL… 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League: Started all five matches in which he appeared… Had one yellow card.

2008 MLS Season: Started all 14 games in which he appeared and the Crew went 11-1-2 in those games... Following the season, was the named the Crew’s Newcomer of the Year... Missed 12 matches from 5/3-8/2 with knee and hamstring injuries... Joined the Crew on trial during its preseason trip to England and signed on 3/24... 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs: Started all four games in the Crew's run to 2008 MLS Cup title... 2008 Reserve Division: Started two games while rehabbing from injuries.

Other Pro Highlights: Began his career with Argentine club Atlético River Plate in 1996, before moving to Club Atlético Huracán in 1997... In 1998, he moved to Europe to play for Xerez CD in Spain... Following his time with Xerez, played in England from 1999-2006... His first club in England was Bristol Rovers, and after a short spell there, he went on to Walsall FC where he appeared in 25 games before joining Wigan Athletic in 2000... Saw action in six games, scoring one goal for the Latics, before heading to Queen's Park Rangers in 2002... Became a cult figure during his time at Loftus Road, where he scored five goals in 90 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops... After QPR, joined Nottingham Forest in 2005, where he made five appearances... Prior to joining the Crew, he most recently played with Montpellier HSC of the French Ligue 2, where he made seven appearances.

Personal: His wife's name is Xiomara... Has a daughter named Paula... Enjoys watching TV and spending time with his family... Favorite types of music are Argentinean rock n' roll and cumbia... His favorite place to go in Columbus is Easton, with his family.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2010 Columbus Crew 15 13 0 1001 0 0 0 9 0 2 0
2009 Columbus Crew 27 27 1 2321 4 10 1 12 1 4 1
2008 Columbus Crew 14 14 0 1227 0 8 1 14 0 2 0
Career Totals 56 54 1 4549 4 18 2 35 1 8 1

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 15 13 0 1001 0 0 0 9 0 2 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 2 2 0 174 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 27 27 1 2321 4 10 1 12 1 4 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 4 4 0 359 0 1 0 7 0 2 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 14 14 0 1227 0 8 1 14 0 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/24/2010 PHI @ CLB W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 CLB @ TOR T 2-2 Started 55 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/8/2010 CLB @ CHI L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/2/2010 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 CLB @ NE T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB L 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 CLB @ LA L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 CLB @ DC W 1-0 Started 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 COL @ CLB W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 CLB @ RSL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2010 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 CLB @ CHV L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/24/2010 HOU @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2010 NY @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2010 KC @ CLB L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/10/2010 CLB @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
7/3/2010 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 DC @ CLB W 0-2 Started 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CLB @ COL L 0-1 Started 86 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/2/2010 CLB @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/29/2010 LA @ CLB L 2-0 Started 60 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/23/2010 CLB @ KC W 1-0 Subbed On 41 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
5/20/2010 CLB @ NY W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Started 66 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/8/2010 NE @ CLB W 2-3 Started 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 RSL @ CLB W 0-1 Started 54 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/10/2010 CLB @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/27/2010 TOR @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves