Feature by Blades-mad
Updated Sunday, 23rd August 2009
He made just one substitute appearance in a 3-1 win at Gillingham and played just four times for Boston United, but what did happen to Italian defender Emanuele Grabrielli after leaving Bramall Lane.
Name: Emanuele Gabrieli (defender)
Born: 31/12/1980 - L'Aquila, Italy
Clubs: Renato Curi (1996-97), Avezzano (1997-98), Chieti (1998-02), Cavese (2002-04), Sheffield United(2004-05), Boston United (2005), Rieti (2005-06), Celano Olimpia (2006-07), Melfi (2006-??)
Italian defender Gabrieli played just 13 minutes of professional football for Sheffield United; he was signed on a short term contract in October 2004 from Cavese by then manager Neil Warnock after a successful trial - making his only appearance in a red and white shirt at Gillingham in a 3-1 win (Darius Henderson was on the opposing team), replacing Danny Cademarteri as a substitute.
Failing to impress at the Lane he joined Boston United in February 2005, playing just four times against; Wycombe Wanderers (W 2-1), Bury (D 2-2), Lincoln City (L 0-2) and Northampton Town (L 0-1) and when his contract expired at the end of that same season the York Street club allowed him to leave on a free transfer.
At the age of 19, whilst at his previous club Chieti he was linked with a move to Arsenal which never materialised, and during the 2000/01 season he helped his club win promotion from C2.
Upon leaving England he returned to Italy where he teamed up with Rieti SRL whom now plays in Serie-D, the countries equivalent to our League Two; in 2006 he joined Celano Olimpia (winning promotion in his first season) and for the previous two seasons has been at Melfi.
Last Updated: 02/07/2009