Fernando Tissone

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Fernando Tissone
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Personal information
Full name Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues
Date of birth (1986-07-24) 24 July 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
1997–1999 Independiente
1999–2001 Lanús
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Udinese 26 (0)
2006–2008 Atalanta 68 (6)
2008–2009 Udinese 5 (0)
2009–2013 Sampdoria 63 (1)
2011–2012 Mallorca (loan) 27 (0)
2013 Mallorca (loan) 15 (0)
2013– Málaga 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues (born 24 July 1986) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Málaga CF in La Liga, as a central midfielder.


Born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Tissone started his football career in the youth system of Independiente before moving across Buenos Aires to join Lanús. After making only one appearance for Lanús, Tissone was scouted by Italian side Udinese. He joined Udinese in 2004 and made 30 appearances for the club, mainly as a substitute. In 2006 he was signed by Atalanta in co-ownership deal.

On 22 July 2009 Sampdoria officialized the arrival of the midfielder, the young Argentinian player arrived in co-ownership from Udinese, for €2.5 million cash + Jonathan Rossini.[1][2] Tissone remained at the club for two seasons in which he appeared in 52 league matches and scored 1 goal.

On 31 August 2011 Tissone was loan to La Liga side RCD Mallorca.


Tissone also holds an Italian passport.[3] He is eligible for Argentina, Italy and also Cape Verde, because his maternal grandfather was from there.[4][5] On October 14, 2012, Tissone congratulated the West African archipelago by have qualified for the first time ever to the Africa Cup of Nations.[6] He has a brother named Cristian, also a footballer, who has played in Italian lower division clubs and already expressed his desire to play for Cape Verde.[7]


  1. ^ UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  2. ^ "Fernando Damián Tissone alla Samp in compartecipazione" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 2009-07-22. Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Del Neri ritrova il mediano: Tissone, classe e concretezza". UC Sampdoria. 2009-07-22. Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
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  5. ^ [2] (Portuguese)
  6. ^ [3] (Spanish)
  7. ^ [4] (Portuguese)

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