Pietro Accardi

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Pietro Accardi
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-09-12) 12 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 32
Youth career
1997–1999 Palermo[citation needed]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Palermo 70 (0)
1999–2000 Marsala (loan) 14 (1)
2006–2012 Sampdoria 96 (1)
2011 Brescia (loan) 8 (1)
2012 Brescia 0 (0)
2012- Empoli 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:25, 7 February 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Pietro Accardi (born 12 September 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays for Empoli. His usual position is at left back but he also plays at centre back.



Born in Palermo, Sicily, Accardi started his senior career with Serie C1 side Marsala. In 2000, he left for Franco Sensi's Palermo and played 2 seasons in its youth teams. In although Maurizio Zamparini took over the club in 2002 and bought several players from Venezia his previously own, Accardi secured a place in starting line-up at the start of 2002–03 Serie B season and won promotion to Serie A in 2004.

He also received several call-up from Italy U21 Serie B team for training sessions from 2002 to 2004. He was pulled out from squad by injury before the match against Belgium U21.[1]

But in 2004–05 Serie A season, the club signed Fabio Grosso and Accardi worked as the understudy of Grosso.


In 2006–07 Serie A season, Palermo sold both Grosso and Accardi.[2] Accardi (€2M), along with midfielder Massimo Bonanni (50% for €2M) and central back Christian Terlizzi (50% for €1.5M) moved to Sampdoria, which as the piece-weight to sign midfielder Aimo Diana (€5M) and left-back Marco Pisano (€4M).[3]

Accardi immediately became one of the starting XI for the Genoa based club. He was injured in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round.[4] whin ruled him out until November.[5]

Since 2009–10 Serie A season he lost his place in starting line-up to Reto Ziegler.

After the Doria relegated to Serie B and the departure of Ziegler, he re-took the starting place.


On 22 September 2012, he joined Empoli until summer 2013.[6]



  1. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale n. 308" (PDF). FIGC Archive (2003–04 season) (in Italian). 29 March 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Palermo plump for Pisano promise". UEFA. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Preso Pisano dalla Sampdoria, ceduto Accardi". US Città di Palermo (in Italian) (ilpalermocalcio.it). 16 June 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Islamović, Elvir (16 August 2007). "Hajduk feel heel of destiny". UEFA. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Accardi in campo con la Primavera, Lucchini a parte". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 28 November 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "UFFICIALE: Empoli, tesserato Pietro Accardi" (in Italian). tuttomercatoweb.com. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Sampdoria won the third round and qualified to UEFA Cup. The overall winner of 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup was Hamburg which had the highest position in UEFA Cup among the third round winner

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