Fernando Tissone

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tissone and the second or maternal family name is Rodrigues.
Fernando Tissone
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Tissone with Sampdoria in 2012
Personal information
Full name Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues
Date of birth (1986-07-24) 24 July 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
1997–1999 Independiente
1999–2001 Lanús
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Udinese 26 (0)
2006–2008 Atalanta 68 (6)
2008–2009 Udinese 5 (0)
2009–2013 Sampdoria 63 (1)
2011–2012 Mallorca (loan) 27 (0)
2013 Mallorca (loan) 15 (0)
2013– Málaga 33 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues (born 24 July 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga CF as a central midfielder.


Tissone was born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province. He started his football career in Independiente's youth system before moving to neighbours Lanús. After making only one appearance for Lanús, Tissone was scouted by Italian side Udinese, joining the club in 2004 and making 30 appearances for the club, mainly as a substitute. In 2006 he was signed by Atalanta in co-ownership deal.

On 22 July 2009 Tissone joined Sampdoria in a co-ownership from Udinese, for €2.5 million cash + Jonathan Rossini.[1][2] He remained at the club for two seasons, appearing in 52 league matches and scoring once (against Brescia on 1 May 2011).

On 31 August 2011 Tissone was loaned to La Liga side RCD Mallorca.[3] He made his debut in the competition on 11 September, coming on as a late substitute in a 0–1 loss at Real Betis.[4]

Tissone featured regularly with the Balearic outfit during the 2011–12 campaign, and returned to Samp in June 2012. On 29 January 2013 he returned to Mallorca, on loan until June.[5] After the latter's relegation Tissone moved to fellow league team Málaga CF in a three-year deal on 6 July 2013.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Tissone holds an Italian passport,[7] and is also eligible for Cape Verde due to his grandfather.[8]

Tissone's brother, Christian, is also a footballer, but spent the vast majority of his career representing Italian lower division sides, and also switched his nationality to Cape Verde.[9]


  1. ^ UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  2. ^ "Fernando Damián Tissone alla Samp in compartecipazione" [Fernando Damián Tissone to Samp in a co-ownership] (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 2009-07-22. Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  3. ^ "De Guzmán, al Villarreal y el Mallorca ficha a Tissone" [De Guzmán, to Villarreal and Mallorca signs Tissone] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rubén Castro vale seis puntos" [Rubén Castro worths six points] (in Spanish). Marca. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fernando Tissone regresa al RCD Mallorca" [Fernando Tissone returns to RCD Mallorca] (in Spanish). Mallorca's official website. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Third new player, Tissone, signs three-year contract". Málaga's official website. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sampdoria Midfielder Fernando Tissone Preparing For 'Special' Game Against Atalanta". Goal.com. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Neto de cabo-verdiano Fernando Tissone de regresso ao Udinese" [Cape Verdian grandson Fernando Tissone returning to Udinese] (in Portuguese). Nhaterra. 13 July 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Christian Tissone à experiência na União de Leiria" [Christian Tissone on trial at União de Leiria] (in Portuguese). Futebol Portugal. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 

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