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|Date of birth||22 April 1979|
|Place of birth||Pisa, Italy|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|1999–2000||→ Poggibonsi (loan)||17||(2)|
|2000–2001||→ Neftochimic Burgas (loan)||22||(2)|
|2002–2003||→ Grosseto (loan)||32||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2015.
He started his career at native club Pisa Calcio at Serie C2. He was loaned to Poggibonsi at Serie D in summer 1999. He was surprisingly loaned to Bulgarian A PFG team Naftex Burgas in summer 2000. He returned to Pisa in summer 2001, this time at Serie C1, before loaned out again at Grosseto of Serie C2.
On 24 August 2005, he was spotted by newly promoted team Ascoli, and made his Serie A debut four days later, against A.C. Milan on 28 August. After impressing performance in first half of the Serie A 2005-06 season, Udinese Calcio bought half of Parola's right in January 2006, and kept Parola on loan at Acsoli.
But at the end of season, Ascoli bought back half of the right and sold all the rights to Sampdoria. His teammate Fabio Quagliarella also sold from Udinese. He joined Cagliari next season, on a 3-year contract.
- "Sbarca Vieri E' una Samp nata per i gol". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 3 July 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- "Il Cagliari acquista Parola". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 28 June 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "ANDREA PAROLA IN AZZURRO". Novara Calcio (in Italian). 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011.