Luca Anania

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Luca Anania
Personal information
Full name Luca Anania
Date of birth (1980-06-21) 21 June 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Internazionale 0 (0)
1999–2000 Lecco (loan) 8 (0)
2000–2002 Pro Sesto 10 (0)
2002 Pro Vercelli (loan) 12 (0)
2002–2004 Avellino 9 (0)
2004–2007 Lecce 3 (0)
2005–2006 Catanzaro (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2007 Grosseto (loan) 10 (0)
2007 Pavia (loan) 13 (0)
2007–2011 Pro Patria 80 (0)
2009–2010 Ravenna (loan) 30 (0)
2011–2012 Pescara 35 (0)
2012–2013 Padova 19 (0)
2013–2014 Livorno 3 (0)
2014 Catania 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luca Anania (born 21 June 1980 in Milan) is a retired Italian goalkeeper.


Anania started his career at hometown giant Internazionale. He was loaned to Serie C1 side Lecco then sold to Serie C2 side Pro Sesto along with Marco D'Adda in co-ownership, for a peppercorn of 1 million lire (€516).[1][2] In June 2001, Pro Sesto acquired D'Adda outright and renewed the co-ownership deal of Anania.[3] Anania remained in Sesto San Giovanni for first half of the season, joined along with Alonso Piola who loaned to the club from Inter in September. But after nil league appearance, he left for Pro Vercelli on loan, which is his first club outside Lombardy region. In June 2002, Anania was bought back by Inter and sold to Avellino in another co-ownership deal, and sent other players to Pro Sesto. He worked as the backup of Domenico Cecere. In June 2003, he was signed outright by Serie C1 Group B champion.[4] After played 9 league matches for Avellino at Serie B, he was signed by Serie A side Lecce in July 2004 where he worked as the understudy of Vincenzo Sicignano and made his Serie A debut on the opening match against Atalanta, replaced Sicignano in the 61st minutes. The match ended in 2–2 draw after Valeri Bojinov scored the equalized goal in the 76th minutes. After the club signed Francesco Benussi, Anania joined Serie B side Catanzaro[5] but the club went bankrupt at the end of season.

In 2006–07 season he joined Serie C1 side Grosseto[6] and competed with Angelo Pagotto for first choice. On 1 February 2007 he left for Pavia along with midfielder Manuel Scalise[7][8] and Pagotto to Crotone after the club signed keeper Salvatore Pinna.

In 2007–08 season he joined Serie C1 side Pro Patria from Lecce.[9][10] He was the regular of the team and entered the promotion playoffs in 2009. But all 4 playoffs were played by his understudy Marco Giambruno and lost to Padova in the final return leg.

After the club signed Nicholas Caglioni, on 1 August 2009, Anania left for fellow third division club Ravenna[11] which also played in 2008–09 season promotion playoffs but lost to Padova in first round/semi-final. And Ravenna also moved from Group A to Group B by Lega Pro. Anania was the regular for the Emilia–Romagna side but both Ravenna and Pro Patria were slipped to relegation zone and eventually Pro Patria relegated.


  • Serie C1: 2002–03 (Avellino), 2006–07 (Grosseto)


  1. ^ FC Internazionale Milano SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2001 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (Italian)
  2. ^ "CON MARIO CORSO, 4 GIOVANI ALL'AREZZO". FC Internazionale Milano (in Italian). 14 July 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "ACQUISTI E CESSIONI CONCLUSI ALLA VIGILIA DELLE "COMPROPRIETA'"". FC Internazionale Milano (in Italian). 27 June 2001. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "TRANSFER MARKET: CO-OWNERSHIP ISSUES RESOLVED". FC Internazionale Milano. 25 June 2003. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lecce: Anania va al Catanzaro". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 9 September 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lecce, ceduti Rizzo, Giorgetti e Anania". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 7 July 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: Anania al Pavia". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 30 January 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Terminato il mercato di gennaio". AC Pavia (in Italian). 1 February 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
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  10. ^ "UFFICIALE: il portiere Anania alla Pro Patria". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 12 July 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Marinò, Enrico (1 August 2009). "E' ufficiale l'arrivo di Luca Anania". Ravenna Calcio (in Italian). Retrieved 21 June 2010. Il Ravenna Calcio comunica di aver perfezionato questa mattina la pratica per il tesseramento del calciatore Luca Anania. Il portiere, arriva con la formula del prestito, ha già sostenuto il primo allenamento con i suoi nuovi compagni nel ritiro di Riolo Terme, ma non è disponibile contro il Giulianova. [dead link]

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