Fabio Bazzani

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Fabio Bazzani
Personal information
Full name Fabio Bazzani
Date of birth (1976-10-20) 20 October 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Boca San Lazzaro 57 (30)
1996–1997 Sandonà 32 (5)
1997–1998 Venezia 2 (0)
1998–1999 Varese 29 (3)
1999–2000 Arezzo 31 (20)
2000–2002 Venezia 39 (5)
2001–2002 Perugia (loan) 29 (10)
2002–2007 Sampdoria 110 (33)
2005 Lazio (loan) 15 (3)
2007–2008 Brescia 21 (1)
2008–2009 Pescara 14 (2)
2009–2010 SPAL 27 (3)
2010– Mezzolara 0 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Italy 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2011.

Fabio Bazzani (born 20 October 1976) is an Italian association footballer who currently plays for A.S.D. Mezzolara as a striker. He is known in particular for his heading ability, as well as his shooting accuracy and physical strength.


After two seasons with amateur side Boca San Lazzaro, Bazzani moved to Serie C2 club Sandonà. In 1997, he was in Serie B team Venezia, but played only twice in the season. He moved to Varese and then Arezzo, where he made an impression scoring 20 goals in 31 matches under the management of Serse Cosmi. In 2000, he returned to Venezia, but scored only five goals in 36 matches. In 2001, he rejoined his former coach Cosmi when he signed with Serie A side Perugia, where he scored ten goals.


In 2002, he moved to Sampdoria, where he scored 16 goals in his first season with the blucerchiati in Serie B and 13 goals in his second campaign with Sampdoria, when in Serie A. During his second season with Sampdoria, he was capped three times in the Italian team. He was loaned to Lazio in exchange for Simone Inzaghi in January 2005, but failed to impress with the biancazzurri and returned to Sampdoria at the end of the season.

Later career[edit]

On 14 June 2007, he was signed by Brescia Calcio on a free transfer. He had originally signed for Livorno but the move subsequently cancelled, following protests by the amaranto supporters which did not want the player in their team.[1]

On 26 July 2009, he signed a one-year contract with SPAL. He played his first game for the club on 3 August, a 2–1 won to Calcio Como at Coppa Italia.[2] He also played the next two Coppa Italia matches, scored nil. On 1 July 2010, he moved to Mezzolara, in Serie D.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2005, Bazzani has been married to model and TV personality Alessia Merz and they have two children. The name of their the first son is Niccolò.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Gazzetta.it in Italian
  2. ^ "Coppa Italia: Spal Como 2 – 1" (in Italian). Calcio Como. 3 August 2009. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/?action=read&id=216031
  4. ^ Alessia Merz Fan club website in Italian

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