Federico Pisani

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Federico Pisani
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-07-25)25 July 1974
Place of birth Capannori, Italy
Date of death 12 February 1997(1997-02-12) (aged 22)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Atalanta 64 (6)
1993 Monza (loan) 21 (2)
Total 85 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Federico Pisani (25 July 1974 –12 February 1997) was an Italian professional footballer who played for Atalanta and Monza. Pisani died in a car crash on 12 February 1997,[1] and his squad number (#14) was retired as a mark of respect.


Pisani began playing for Atalanta's youth team and after a few years joined the Margine Coperta, a satellite club of Atalanta. Returning to Bergamo, he made his debut in Serie A in 17 years. In the spring he was coached by Cesare Prandelli and often used as a substitute.[2]:362

Pisani died in a car accident with his BMW 320 convertible in the company of his girlfriend Alessandra Midali (who also died in the accident)[3] and two friends (who were uninjured) on February 12, 1997. Pisani was returning home after an evening at the casinò di Campione d'Italia.[4]

Following the death of Pisani, Atalanta decided to retire the number 14 jersey. In his short Serie A career he made 44 appearances and scored five goals.


  1. ^ "Football: Federico Pisani killed in car crash". The Independent. 13 February 1997. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Elio Corbani; Pietro Serina (2007). Cent'anni di Atalanta - Vol 2. Bergamo: Sesaab. ISBN 978-88-903088-0-2. 
  3. ^ Roberti Ezio (16 February 1997). "L'addio di Bergamo a Federico e Alessandra". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 
  4. ^ Biglia Andrea (13 February 1997). "Pisani, uno schianto nella notte". Corriere della Sera (in Italian).