|Date of birth||11 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Rivalta di Torino, Italy|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2001–2002||→ Cesena (loan)||6||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ PAOK (loan)||0||(0)|
|2003||→ L'Aquila (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 June 2015.
Born in Rivalta di Torino, Scardina started his career with hometown giant Juventus. After being promoted from the youth team, he joined Serie C1 team Cesena on loan. In January 2002, he was called back to Turin as a backup player. He played as an unused substitute in two UEFA Champions League matches. In the following season, he was loaned to PAOK then played for L'Aquila.
In 2003, he joined F.C. Crotone in Serie C1 in a co-ownership deal. He played all 4 promotion playoffs and won. He followed the team to play in Serie B and played 16 matches. At the end of the season, Crotone bought the remaining registration rights from Juventus. In the 2005–06 season, he played 12 league matches before joining Vicenza in January 2006. With Vicenza he played 69 league matches in 3 Serie B seasons. He then joined Chievo on free transfer. For the newly promoted Serie A team, he played 11 league matches in 2008–09 season, 9 of which as a starter.
Scardina played for Italy U-18 team in the 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship qualification.
- "Del Piero miss costs Juventus". UEFA.com. 2002-02-19. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "Torment for Arsenal in Turin". UEFA.com. 2002-03-02. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "Francesco Scardina al Vicenza" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 2006-01-12. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "RASSEGNA STAMPA DI MERCOLEDI' 2 LUGLIO" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2009-12-17.[dead link]