|Date of birth||11 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Rivalta di Torino, Italy|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2001–2002||→ Cesena (loan)||6||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ PAOK (loan)||0||(0)|
|2003||→ L'Aquila (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Rivalta di Torino, Scardina started his career at hometown giant Juventus. After being promoted from the youth team, he joined Serie C1 team Cesena on loan. In January 2002, he was called back to Turin as a backup player. He played as unused substitute in two UEFA Champions League matches. In the next season, he was loaned to PAOK then played for L'Aquila.
In 2003, he joined F.C. Crotone at Serie C1 in a co-ownership deal. He played all 4 promotion playoffs and won. He followed the team to play at Serie B, played 16 matches. At the end of season, Crotone bought the remain registration rights from Juventus. In 2005–06 season, he played 12 league matches before joined Vicenza in January 2006. With Vicenza he played 69 league matches in 3 Serie B seasons. He then joined Chievo on free transfer. For the newly promoted Serie A team, he played 11 league matches in 2008–09 season, which 9 of them as starter.
Scardina played for Italy U-18 team at 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship qualification.
- "Del Piero miss costs Juventus". UEFA.com. 2002-02-19. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "Torment for Arsenal in Turin". UEFA.com. 2002-03-02. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "Francesco Scardina al Vicenza" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2009-12-17.[dead link]
- "RASSEGNA STAMPA DI MERCOLEDI' 2 LUGLIO" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2009-12-17.[dead link]
- Profile at Football.it (Italian)
- Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian)
- Profile at FIGC (Italian)