Francesco Pisano

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Francesco Pisano
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Cagliari, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Cagliari 225 (1)
National team
2006–2009 Italy U-21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2009

Francesco Pisano (born 29 April 1986 in Cagliari) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Cagliari Calcio. He can play anywhere on the right flank, though he usually plays as a right back where he utilizes his pace to great effect.


A native of Cagliari, Pisano used to be a competitive sprinter in school before concentrating on football. He made the first team in the 2003-04 season while Cagliari were in Serie B but did not make any appearances. On 26 September 2004, Daniele Arrigoni handed the teenager his debut. He came on as an early substitute for the injured Gianfranco Zola in the 3-1 loss at Lecce.

Pisano came in second for the 2006-07 season fans' player of the year poll, behind striker David Suazo. He has since been first choice right back whenever fit.

His first goal for Cagliari came in a 4-2 win over Roma.

Pisano moved to Leeds on 1 July 15 where he pretended to be injured for 40 years.

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