147 games, three assists, two dismissals: What Leeds signed from Sampdoria

Sampdoria fans at Marassi Stadium

Leeds United have agreed a two-year deal with defender Gaetano Berardi, but what are the numbers behind his career to date?

Leeds United signed Swiss defender Gaetano Berardi on Saturday on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old will arrive at Elland Road from Serie A side Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

Berardi becomes the fifth signing at the club this summer, following Marco Silvestri, Stuart Taylor, Tommaso Bianchi and Souleymane Doukara.

In the latest in our series on the numbers behind a player’s career to date, we take a closer look at Leeds’ newest addition.

147 – The number of club appearances Berardi has made in his career to date. The right-back played once for SS Virtus Lanciano, 35 times for Sampdoria and 111 times for Brescia.

0 – The number of goals the defender has scored in his career. So any Leeds fans expecting a free-scoring - or even sporadically-scoring - new addition had best temper those expectations. Berardi has, however, provided three assists to date.

3 - The number of assists the full-back has to his name. One of these came in Serie A, and two in Serie B.

2 – The number of times Berardi has been sent off in his club career. On both occasions they were for two bookable offences.

40 – The number of times the player has been booked. Not a bad disciplinary record for a defender, the Swiss-born player averages a yellow card every 3.6 matches.

1 – The number of times Berardi has been capped by his country. He made his debut in August 2011, but is yet to feature since. He has however turned out 20 times for Switzerland’s under-21s and has a total of 31 appearances across all international age-ranges.

All stats courtesy of transfermarkt.com

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