Daniele Dessena

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Daniele Dessena
Daniele Dessena 2012.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-05-10) 10 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 27
Youth career
1997–2004 Parma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Parma 81 (5)
2008–2012 Sampdoria 55 (2)
2009–2010 Cagliari (loan) 29 (3)
2012– Cagliari (loan) 43 (4)
National team
2006–2009 Italy U-21 25 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:08, 10 January 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2009

Daniele Dessena (born 10 May 1987)[1] is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Cagliari.

Club career[edit]

Dessena began his football career in the youth ranks of Parma and made his official debut in the first team on 27 February 2005 against Lazio.[2] Since then, he played 81 games scoring 5 goals in the Emilian shirt.

In the summer of 2008 he arrived at Sampdoria where he played for one season (25 appearances and two goals) before transferring to Cagliari.

He then returned to the city of Genoa, playing 22 games in 2010–11 for Sampdoria.

Having made only eight appearances in 2011–12, he was loaned back to Cagliari in January for the remainder of the season.[3]

International career[edit]

From 2006 to 2009, he was a member of the Italy U-21's, coached by Pierluigi Casiraghi. He played for Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In May 2009, he was called up to the European Championships but only made substitute appearances as second choice behind Luca Cigarini and Claudio Marchisio.


  1. ^ Daniele DessenaFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "DESSENA Daniele". Panini Digital. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "UFFICIALE: Dessena torna a Cagliari" [OFFICIAL: Dessena returns to Cagliari]. Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 28 December 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012.