Andrea Raggi

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Andrea Raggi
Andrea Raggi.jpg
Raggi with Bologna in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-06-24) 24 June 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth La Spezia, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
2002–2003 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Empoli 102 (2)
2003–2004 Carrarese (loan) 29 (1)
2008–2011 Palermo 2 (0)
2009 Sampdoria (loan) 13 (0)
2009–2010 Bologna (loan) 33 (1)
2010–2011 Bari (loan) 16 (0)
2011–2012 Bologna 31 (0)
2012– Monaco 77 (5)
National team
2007 Italy U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2008

Andrea Raggi (born 24 June 1984) is an Italian football defender, currently playing for AS Monaco FC.



He started his footballing career with Empoli, where he spent a total of four seasons with the first team.


On 28 May 2008 Empoli FC announced to have sold him to Palermo for €7 million[1][2] in four-year contract.

His failure to break into the first team led Palermo to send the player out on loan to a number of teams: on January 2009 Raggi joined Sampdoria, then moving again to spend the whole 2009–10 season with Bologna.


On July 2010 he was announced to have been loaned out for a third consecutive time, this time to Bari.[3] He was out-favoured by Giampiero Ventura in mid-season, who originally expected Raggi to play in centre-back but never happened. Instead, Raggi was the starting right-back as Andrea Masiello, originally a right-back, remained as temporary centre-back which A.Masiello already played since January 2010. He also played as a left-back to replace Alessandro Parisi against Roma on 12 December (round 16), since then he remained as the left-back in round 17, 18 and 19 but did not play against Juventus . In round 21 he returned to right-back as left-back in round 22 again. After the closure of winter transfer window, Parisi and A.Masiello re-took the fullbacks position, after the signing of centre-back Kamil Glik. Raggi blamed Ventura did not use him well after Ventura was sacked.[4] Under Ventura, he started 11 times in Serie A and only 3 times under Bortolo Mutti.


The following August he permanently moved to Bologna, for €200,000.[5][6]


In July 2012 he signed three-year contract with Monaco.


He made his U-21 debut against England U-21s in March 2007.


In the 2012–13 Ligue 2 team of the season


  1. ^ "Ceduto Andrea Raggi". Empoli FC. 28 May 2008. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "DICHIARAZIONE DI ZAMPARINI". US Città di Palermo (in Italian) ( 2 September 2008. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "MOVIMENTI IN USCITA DEL PALERMO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Raggi rages at ex-Bari boss". Football-Italia. 14 April 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Andrea Raggi al Bologna" [Andrea Raggi to Bologna] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  6. ^ US Città di Palermo SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian)

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