Andrea Coda

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Andrea Coda
Coda UDI-ATA 1-3.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-04-25) 25 April 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Massa, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Empoli 76 (1)
2006– Udinese 132 (0)
2013 Parma (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014 Livorno (loan) 20 (0)
2015– Sampdoria (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Italy U-21 5 (0)
2008 Olympic Italy 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 August 2008

Andrea Coda (born 25 April 1985 in Massa) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Sampdoria, on loan from Udinese.



Coda began playing youth football for Lucchese before joining Empoli, located an hour away from his hometown. He made his debut for Empoli when they were in Serie B and helped them gain promotion to Serie A for the 2005–06 season. In August 2005, he made his Serie A debut and became a regular starter.


Udinese bought 50% of his contract in January 2006 for €1 million[2] and he remained at Empoli until the summer. During the 2006–07 season, Coda had to contend with a place on the bench but he eventually earned a place in the starting eleven by the second half of the season. In June 2007, Udinese acquired the remainder of his contract for €1.315 million.[2] By the 2008–09 season, he became first choice, often partnering Maurizio Domizzi, and made his European debut in September 2008 in the UEFA Cup. In March 2010, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring his knee just barely five minutes into the match against Chievo Verona and had to be substituted.

In June 2010, Udinese agreed a double loan deal with Bari, subject to Coda and Jaime Romero's decision.[3] Eventually Coda remained in Udine.

On 21 June 2012 Coda signed a new 5-year contract[4] after the club qualified for the UEFA Champions League playoffs round for a second successive season.


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  2. ^ a b Empoli FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2007 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  3. ^ "Meggiorini alle buste. Barreto è del Bari" (in Italian). AS Bari. 25 June 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Andrea Coda bianconero fino al 2017!" (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. [dead link]

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