Gino Padula

Gino Padula
Gino Padula
Gino Padula
Real Name: Gino Gino Mauro Padula
HT: 5' 9" WT: 167
Age: 44 (07/11/1976)
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hometown: Lanus, 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.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2010Columbus Crew1513010010009020
2009Columbus Crew272712321410112141
2008Columbus Crew14140122708114020
Career Totals-565414549418235181
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