|Full name||Pablo Daniel Piatti|
|Date of birth||31 March 1989|
|Place of birth||Ucacha, Argentina|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Pablo Daniel Piatti (born 31 March 1989 in Ucacha, Córdoba) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF in Spain. He operates mainly as a left or right winger, but can also play as a second striker or a forward.
A product of Estudiantes de La Plata's youth ranks, Piatti made the headlines when coach Diego Simeone gave him his first opportunity against Newell's Old Boys on 18 November 2006, as the player was just 17. He scored the winning goal (2–1) deep into injury time, and became one of the heroes of Estudiantes' championship-winning team.
After making 60 appearances in all competitions for Estudiantes in two years, he was sold to UD Almería in Spain for an undisclosed fee. Initially an undisputed starter, notably netting in a 1–1 home tie against Real Madrid, he struggled after the arrival, midway through his first season, of Mexican coach Hugo Sánchez.
In the 2009–10 campaign, without the presence of striker Álvaro Negredo, Piatti was much more depended upon in goalscoring matters and netted seven times in 35 matches, joint-second in the team, as it finished in 13th position. On 23 September 2009 he opened and closed the scoresheet in a 2–2 draw at Atlético Madrid and, in the second La Liga match between the two teams, netted a last-minute winner (1–0).
On 5 July 2011 Almería and Valencia CF reached an agreement for the transfer of Piatti, with the player signing a five-year contract for a fee of €7.5 million. He struggled to reproduce his previous form during most of his first season with the Che, but did feature in 47 matches all competitions comprised.
Piatti scored his first official goal for Valencia on 19 January 2012, netting the 3–1 in the 45th minute of an eventual 4–1 home win against Levante UD for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. He added another two in the second leg (3–0).
Piatti's role lessened dramatically in the following campaign, where he also suffered injury problems. In late August 2013 he was linked with a loan move to fellow top-divisioner Getafe CF, but nothing came of it, and the player confirmed in early September he was staying put, also taking time to nurse a left leg ailment.
Shortly after making his senior debuts for Estudiantes, Piatti was part of the Argentina squad that won the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. The youngest player in the roster, he managed to play in six of seven games.
- As of 1 June 2013
- Almeria win Piatti race; Goal.com, 18 June 2008
- Bobby McMahon's blog; FOX Sports, 6 November 2008
- Piatti leaves it late for Almeria; ESPN Soccernet, 23 September 2009
- Almeria burst Atletico bubble; ESPN Soccernet, 21 February 2010
- Valencia reach agreement for Piatti; VCF Central, 5 July 2011
- El Valencia ahoga al Levante (Valencia drowns Levante); Marca, 19 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Para Piatti no fue un trámite (Not just another game for Piatti); Marca, 26 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Piatti se rompe el brazo y estará dos meses de Baja (Piatti breaks arm and will miss two months); Las Provincias, 7 September 2012 (Spanish)
- El Getafe negocia la cesión de Piatti (Getafe negotiates Piatti loan); Deporte Valenciano, 28 August 2013 (Spanish)
- Pablo Piatti confirma que se queda en Valencia (Pablo Piatti confirms he stays with Valencia); Marca, 2 September 2013 (Spanish)
- Pablo Piatti – FIFA competition record
- "Second-string Argentina humbled again". ESPN Soccernet. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Valencia official profile
- Argentine League statistics (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Transfermarkt profile
- CiberChe stats and bio (Spanish)
- FootballLineups profile