Luigi Sala

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Luigi Sala
Personal information
Full name Luigi Sala
Date of birth (1974-02-21) 21 February 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Mariano Comense, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Como 60 (1)
1995–1998 Bari 89 (4)
1998–2001 A.C. Milan 57 (1)
2001–2005 Atalanta 90 (10)
2003–2004 Chievo (loan) 17 (2)
2005–2008 Sampdoria 73 (1)
2008–2009 Udinese 2 (0)
2009–2011 AlbinoLeffe 59 (5)
Total 447 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luigi Sala (born 21 February 1974) is a former Italian football defender. He played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

In June 2001, Sala was sold to Atalanta for 7 billion lire, along with Gianni Comandini (30 billion) and Luca Saudati (18 billion), as part of Cristian Zenoni and Massimo Donati's deal to Milan, for 60 billion Italian lire.[1]

In 2002–03 season, he was the first choice and partnered with Cesare Natali. In December 2002, Sala was injured and rested one month.[2] He returned to field on 6 January, a re-scheduled round 13 match against Torino.

In June 2005, he was signed by Sampdoria.[3] In August 2008, he was signed by Udinese on free transfer.[4]

He signed a two-year contract with AlbinoLeffe in 2009.

In 2010–11 season, he changed his shirt number from 26 to 21.[5]

Italian football scandal[edit]

Sala was banned 2 year after a plea bargain on 1 August 2012 due to involvement in 2011–12 Italian football scandal. He was questioned by the prosecutor on 8 March 2012.[6]

Honours[edit]

Milan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pietro Serina (2001-06-30). "Comandini, Sala, Dabo: l' Atalanta si fa grande". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Sala on the sidelines". UEFA.com. 2002-12-03. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Borriello boost for Sampdoria". UEFA.com. 2005-06-21. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Udinese add experience with Sala". UEFA.com. 2008-08-24. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Assegnati i numeri di maglia della stagione 2010/11". UC AlbinoLeffe. albinoleffe.com. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "SCOMMESSE. IL CALENDARIO DELLE AUDIZIONI AGGIORNATO A GIOVEDÌ 15 MARZO" (in Italian). FIGC. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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