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Friday, 23 May 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-SIERRA LEONEAN " RODNEY STRASSER " IS A SIERRA LEONEAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER WHO PLAYS AS MIDFIELDER FOR ITALIAN SERIE B CLUB REGGINA ON LOAN FROM GENOA : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                    BLACK                SOCIAL             HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rodney Strasser (born 30 March 1990) is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as midfielder for Italian Serie Bclub Reggina on loan from Genoa.

Club career

Born in Freetown, Strasser began his career at local club Kallon, before moving to Italy to join Milan in 2007.[2] During his time in Milan's youth system, he was a member of the under-20 side, who won the 2009–10 Coppa Italia Primavera.[3] He made his first-team debut on 21 December 2008, in a 5–1 win against Udinese, coming on as a substitute for Kakha Kaladze in the 82nd minute.[4][5]
At the beginning of the 2010–11 season, Milan announced that half of the rights to Strasser had been purchased by Genoa for €2.25 million,[6] as part of the deal that saw defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos move to Milan.[7] However, Strasser would stay at Milan on loan,[8] joining the first-team squad permanently. His first appearance of the season was in a UEFA Champions Leaguegroup stage 2–0 win against Auxerre — which also marked his debut in European club competition – on 23 November.[9] He went on to score his first professional goal in a 1–0 league win over Cagliari, on 6 January.[10]
Before the start of the 2011–12 season, his co-ownership was dissolved in favour of Milan for the same price and renewed his contract to June 2016[11][12] (with Papastathopoulos moved back to Genoa),[13] but Strasser subsequently joined Lecce on loan.[14] He appeared in 13 games and scored one goal for his new team, before suffering a broken ankle in a game againstJuventus on 9 January and subsequently being called back to Milan to undergo rehabilitation.[15] He made his return on 10 April, comining on as a substitute in the second half of a game against Chievo, which Milan won 1–0.[16] At the start of the following season, Strasser sustained another injury which would rule him out for three months.[17] After recovering he struggled to get playing time, making only one Coppa Italia appearance before being loaned out to Parma during the January transfer window.[18]
At the beginning of the 2013–14 campaign, Strasser joined Genoa on a permanent deal, as part of Kevin Constant's co-ownership resolution in favour of Milan.[19] He was loaned out to Serie B team Reggina in August 2013.[20]

International career

Strasser made his international debut for the Sierra Leonean national team on 5 September 2010, in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game against Egypt.[2][21]

Career statistics

Club

As of 27 July 2013.[22]
TeamSeasonDomestic
League
Domestic
Cup
European
Competition1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Milan2008–0910000010
2009–1010000010
2010–1131002051
Lecce2011–1212110131
Milan201210000010
2012–1300100010
Total6110200091
Parma
20132020
Genoa
2013-14000000
Career Total202202000242
1European competitions include the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup.
2Other tournaments include none to date.

International

As of 3 October 2013.[23]
Sierra Leone national team
YearAppsGoals
201020
201140
201200
201320

Honours

Milan