Andrea Pisanu

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Andrea Pisanu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Cagliari, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Cagliari 2 (0)
1999–2000 Siena (loan) 11 (0)
2001–2004 Verona 26 (2)
2004 Varese (loan) 13 (1)
2004–2010 Parma 82 (8)
2010–2015 Bologna 2 (0)
2011–2012 Prato (loan) 23 (11)
2013 Montreal Impact (loan) 14 (1)
2014 Prato (loan) 10 (2)
2014–2015 Sliema Wanderers (loan) 25 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2015.

Andrea Pisanu (born 7 January 1982) is an Italian footballer.


Pisanu joined Hellas Verona F.C. from hometown club Cagliari Calcio in February 2001 for 800 million lire (€413,166).[1][2] He was a member of the reserve team during the 2001–02 season.[3] In June 2002 Verona acquired Pisanu outright from Cagliari.[4] In January 2004 Pisanu left for Varese.[5]

In mid-2004 Pisanu joined Serie A club Parma F.C. along with Alessandro Elia and Marco Fanna. During his 5½ years stay he played an average of 15 games per seasons. He failed to play any game during the 2009–10 Serie A after winning promotion for the club in 2009 as the runner-up of the 2008–09 Serie B.


In January 2010 he joined Bologna in a co-ownership deal, in a direct swap with Francesco Valiani. Both players were valued at €2.5 million for half of the registration rights.[6][7] It allowed both clubs to make a profit with the move, notably about €3.5 million for Valiani[8] and €4,919,160 for Pisanu.[9] In the same window both clubs also swapped Alessandro Elia and Riccardo Pasi.

In June 2011 Parma acquired Valiani outright and Pisanu jointed Bologna outright. Elia and Pasi also returned to their mother club.Elia was valued an aggressive price of €1.5 million and Pasi's 50% rights were valued at an aggressive price of €1.6 million; Valiani's residual rights for €2.8 million and co-currently sold Pisanu outright for €2.5 million. The four deals netted Bologna €200,000.[10][11]

In August 2011 Pisanu joined Prato. While with Prato the midfielder had a fine season scoring 11 goals in 23 matches, in although in the third division. Following the season he returned to Bologna. On 3 January 2013, Bologna signed an agreement with Montreal Impact in MLS to loan Pisanu to the Canadian club.[12] In January 2014 Pisanu returmed to Prato,[13] as well as in August 2014 to Malta.[14]


Andrea Pisanu is another Italian versatile player who decided to end his career abroad, this time in the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta where their highest division, the Premier League is considered to be Italy's Lega Pro level. However the Maltese are investing so much in the sector that lately they had also some local clubs advancing in European level. Pisanu's experience started with a blast as on his friendly debut against Qormi on 9 August 2014 scored one goal for his side which lost 2-3 with the yellows. Furthermore Sliema are known to be affiliated with Italian owners and coached, although the President is said to be Maltese.[citation needed]


Montreal Impact[edit]


  1. ^ Hellas Verona FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2001 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  2. ^ "CAMPAGNA ACQUISTI: ALL'HELLAS ANCHE PISANU." (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 9 February 2001. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Primavera: Cossu e Pisanu mettono K.O. il Venezia" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 4 November 2001. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Comproprietà: Aperte le buste, Andrea Pisanu resta all'Hellas, Luca Girelli a L'Aquila" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 28 June 2002. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Calciomercato: Andrea Pisanu ceduto in prestito al Varese" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 13 January 2004. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bilancio intermedio al 31 dicembre 2010: Nota integrativa: parte 1" (PDF). Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 4 April 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bilancio intermedio al 31 dicembre 2010: Nota integrativa: parte 2" (PDF). Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 4 April 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
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  9. ^ Parma FC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2010 (Italian)
  10. ^ Bologna FC 1909 Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  11. ^ Parma FC Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
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  13. ^ "Pisanu al Prato" (in Italian). Bologna FC 1909. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Pisanu allo Sliema" (in Italian). Bologna FC 1909. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

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