Marco Sau

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Marco Sau
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Sau playing for Juve Stabia in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Sorgono, Sardinia, Italy
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
1996–2005 Tonara
2005–2007 Cagliari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Cagliari 71 (22)
2007–2008 Manfredonia (loan) 31 (10)
2008–2009 AlbinoLeffe (loan) 18 (0)
2009–2010 Lecco (loan) 29 (4)
2010–2011 Foggia (loan) 33 (20)
2011–2012 Juve Stabia (loan) 36 (21)
National team
2013– Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:47, 5 January 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Marco Sau (born 3 November 1987 in Sorgono, Italy) is an Italian football player who currently plays as a striker for Cagliari in Serie A.


Sau has been nicknamed Pattolino (Duckling) since childhood. His idol growing up was the striker Gianfranco Zola, also from his native Province of Nuoro in Sardinia.[1]

For three months in 2000, while visiting an uncle in Scotland, he trained at Gourock, the home of the youth team of Livingston F.C.[2]

Club career[edit]

Sau turned professional at Cagliari in 2007. In July 2009, he was loaned to Lecco.[3]

In August 2010 he was acquired on loan by Foggia of Serie C1 by manager Zdenek Zeman, scoring 20 league goals that season. The following season, he played at Juve Stabia in Serie B, scoring 21. This form allowed him into the Cagliari first team for 2012–13.[2]

Sau scored both of Cagliari's goals in a 2–2 draw against Inter on 18 November 2012.[2]

International career[edit]

Sau made his international debut on 31 May 2013, coming on as a 49th-minute substitute against San Marino in a friendly 4–0 win at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna.[4]


  1. ^ Sergio Cadeddu. "Sau innamorato: "Che bello giocare per il Cagliari, per la Sardegna"" (in Italian). Cagliari News 24. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  2. ^ a b c Fleming, Scott (20 December 2012). "Born in Sardinia, made in Gourock". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "UFFICIALE: Lecco, colpo Sau" (in Italian). 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Marco Sau - national football team player". Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

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