Gino Padula

Date of birth11 July 1976
Place of birthBuenos Aires
NationalityArgentine
Weight77 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Padula joined Bristol Rovers from Xerez in Spain after spells with River Plate and Huracan.

Padula was Wigan Athletic manager Bruce Rioch's first signing following his appointment in the 2000 close season but he struggled to win a place in the Latics' line-up in 2000-01, finding his way blocked by the in-form Kevin Sharp.

He is a pacy left back who is confident when bringing the ball out of defence and can deliver a quality cross.

He scored his only goal of the campaign in the LDV Vans Trophy tie against his former club Walsall.

Padula was one of several players released by Wigan in the summer as the club sought to trim its squad.

Padula signed a new two-year contract with Queens Park Rangers in July 2003.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
River Plate 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1996
Huracan 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1998
Xerez 01 Jul 1998 15 Oct 1999
Bristol Rovers 15 Oct 1999 11 Nov 1999
Walsall 11 Nov 1999 21 Jul 2000
Wigan Athletic 21 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2001
Queens Park Rangers 03 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2005
Nottingham Forest 06 Jul 2005 05 Jan 2007
Montpellier 08 Jan 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 2
2000-01 Wigan Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2000-01 Wigan Athletic League Cup
1
2000-01 Wigan Athletic League Division 2 2
2
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers LDV Vans Trophy
1
1
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 17
4
1
5
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers LDV Vans Trophy 3
1
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 3
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 36
3
9
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup
1
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 28
5
3
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
2005-06 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
2005-06 Nottingham Forest League One 3
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Sep 2000 Scunthorpe United v Wigan Athletic W 1-4
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Sep 2000 Wigan Athletic v Peterborough United W 1-0 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Wigan Athletic v Dorchester Town W 3-1 FA Cup 1st round
19 Dec 2000 Notts County v Wigan Athletic L 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
09 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic W 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
13 Jan 2001 Millwall v Wigan Athletic L 3-1 League Division 2
20 Jan 2001 Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic W 3-1 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Stoke City v Wigan Athletic L 2-0 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Walsall v Wigan Athletic L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.