Andrea Raggi

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Andrea Raggi
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Raggi with Bologna in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-06-24) 24 June 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth La Spezia, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
2002–2003 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Empoli 102 (2)
2003–2004 Carrarese (loan) 29 (1)
2008–2011 Palermo 2 (0)
2009 Sampdoria (loan) 13 (0)
2009–2010 Bologna (loan) 33 (1)
2010–2011 Bari (loan) 16 (0)
2011–2012 Bologna 31 (0)
2012– Monaco 104 (6)
National team
2007 Italy U-21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:35, 25 December 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Andrea Raggi (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛa ˈraddʒi]; born 24 June 1984) is an Italian football defender, currently playing for AS Monaco FC.



He started his footballing career with Empoli, where he spent a total of four seasons with the first team.


On 28 May 2008 Empoli FC announced to have sold him to Palermo for €7 million[1][2] in four-year contract.

His failure to break into the first team led Palermo to send the player out on loan to a number of teams: on January 2009 Raggi joined Sampdoria, then moving again to spend the whole 2009–10 season with Bologna.


On July 2010 he was announced to have been loaned out for a third consecutive time, this time to Bari.[3] He was out-favoured by Giampiero Ventura in mid-season, who originally expected Raggi to play in centre-back but never happened. Instead, Raggi was the starting right-back as Andrea Masiello, originally a right-back, remained as temporary centre-back which A.Masiello already played since January 2010. He also played as a left-back to replace Alessandro Parisi against Roma on 12 December (round 16), since then he remained as the left-back in round 17, 18 and 19 but did not play against Juventus . In round 21 he returned to right-back as left-back in round 22 again. After the closure of winter transfer window, Parisi and A.Masiello re-took the fullbacks position, after the signing of centre-back Kamil Glik. Raggi blamed Ventura did not use him well after Ventura was sacked.[4] Under Ventura, he started 11 times in Serie A and only 3 times under Bortolo Mutti.


The following August he permanently moved to Bologna, for €200,000.[5][6]


In July 2012 he signed three-year contract with Monaco.


He made his Italy U-21 debut against England U-21s in March 2007.


In the 2012–13 Ligue 2 team of the season


  1. ^ "Ceduto Andrea Raggi". Empoli FC. 28 May 2008. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "DICHIARAZIONE DI ZAMPARINI". US Città di Palermo (in Italian) ( 2 September 2008. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "MOVIMENTI IN USCITA DEL PALERMO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Raggi rages at ex-Bari boss". Football-Italia. 14 April 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Andrea Raggi al Bologna" [Andrea Raggi to Bologna] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  6. ^ US Città di Palermo SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian)

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