Francesco Scardina

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Francesco Scardina
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-12-11) 11 December 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Rivalta di Torino, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1998–1999 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Juventus 0 (0)
2001–2002 Cesena (loan) 6 (0)
2002–2003 PAOK (loan) 0 (0)
2003 L'Aquila (loan) 8 (0)
2003–2006 Crotone 55 (1)
2006–2008 Vicenza 69 (3)
2008–2010 Chievo 14 (0)
2010–2012 Cittadella 40 (1)
2012–2013 Nocerina 14 (0)
2013– Huesca 31 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Italy U-18 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francesco Scardina (born 11 December 1981 in Rivalta di Torino) is an Italian footballer who plays for SD Huesca in Spain, as a defender.


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.[1][2] 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.[3] With Vicenza he played 69 league matches in 3 Serie B seasons. He then joined Chievo on free transfer.[4] 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.


  1. ^ "Del Piero miss costs Juventus". 2002-02-19. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Torment for Arsenal in Turin". 2002-03-02. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Francesco Scardina al Vicenza" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2009-12-17. [dead link]
  4. ^ "RASSEGNA STAMPA DI MERCOLEDI' 2 LUGLIO" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2009-12-17. [dead link]

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