Davide Biondini

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Davide Biondini
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Montiano, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2001 Cesena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Cesena 45 (2)
2003–2005 Vicenza 62 (2)
2005–2006 Reggina 28 (0)
2006–2012 Cagliari 161 (6)
2012–2014 Genoa 36 (1)
2012–2013Atalanta (loan) 24 (0)
2014–2018 Sassuolo 86 (1)
2018–2019 Cesena 22 (1)
Total 464 (13)
National team
2004–2006 Italy U21 2 (0)
2009 Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Davide Biondini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdaːvide bjonˈdiːni]; born 24 January 1983) is a former Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]


He started his career at Cesena, near his birthplace. After playing more than 40 Serie C1 games, he left the club.


Biondini was transferred to Serie B team Vicenza Calcio in temporary deal in 2003. in 2004 the Veneto club acquired Biondini in co-ownership deal for €250,000.[1] In June 2005 Vicenza acquired Biondini outright after winning the bid mediated by Lega Calcio for €202,500.[nb 1]


In August 2005 Biondini was signed by Serie A club Reggina Calcio in another co-ownership deal for €500,000, which the Calabria team also signed Luca Rigoni from Veneto, with Ricardo Esteves moved to opposite direction. Biondini made his Serie A debut in 2005–06 Serie A. Circa January 2006 Reggina signed Biondini outright for another €700,000[nb 2], with Simone Cavalli moved to opposite direction outright for €775,000.[1]


On 31 August 2006, he left for Cagliari on loan for an undisclosed fee with an option to sign outright.[2] In 2007 Cagliari excised the option.[3]


On 11 January 2012, he left for Genoa on free transfer in 4½ year contract.[4][5][nb 3] (However the transfer also cost Genoa €500,000 as other fee.[5])

After a single season, signed a loan deal with the newly promoted Serie A club Atalanta on 24 August 2012 for €200,000.[5][7][8][9]


On 23 January 2014, Biondini left for Sassuolo in a temporary deal for €200,000,[10] with an option to purchase,[11] re-joining Genoa teammate Antonio Floro Flores (loan) and Thomas Manfredini (definitive). In June 2014 Sassuolo excised the options to purchase Biondini and Floro Flores from Genoa, for €1.3 million[10] and €2.5 million respectively.[10]

Back to Cesena[edit]

In July 2018, he returned to the city where he started his professional career, joining Cesena.[12] Following Cesena's promotion back to Serie C at the end of the 2018–19 season, he retired from playing.[13]

International career[edit]

With the Italy U-21 squad he took part at the 2006 Euro U-21 Championship. He wore the prestigious number 10 shirt, but just made one appearance as a substitute in the last match of the group stage.

Biondini made his senior national team debut on 14 November 2009 during a friendly match against the Netherlands.


  1. ^ As co-ownership income of €47,500 for the discount.[1]
  2. ^ As co-ownership income of €200,000 plus pre-agreed €500,000.[1]
  3. ^ Cagliari did not disclosed the transfer detail in its financial report, however Biondini's residual contract value circa January 2012 was €38,321, and in the whole 2011–12 financial season Cagliari had a player trading loss (Italian: minusvalenze cessione calciatori) of €38,607.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2006 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  2. ^ "Arriva Biondini" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Biondini e Bianco sono del Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Genoa, preso Biondini E ora può tornare Sculli". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Genoa C.F.C. SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  6. ^ Cagliari Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  7. ^ Genoa C.F.C. SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  8. ^ "Atalanta net Genoa's Biondini". Football Italia. 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  9. ^ "Davide Biondini all'Atalanta, alle 18,30 la presentazione". Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio (in Italian). 2012-08-24. Archived from the original on 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  10. ^ a b c U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  11. ^ "Ufficiale: arriva Davide Biondini dal Genoa" (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo Calcio. 23 January 2014. Archived from the original on 23 January 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  12. ^ "De Feudis e Biondini travolti dall'affetto dei tifosi del Cesena" (in Italian). Corriere Romagna. 7 August 2018.
  13. ^ "BIONDINI A SKY SPORT: "DALLE DIFFICOLTÀ È NATA LA NOSTRA FORZA"" (in Italian). Cesena. 18 May 2019.

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