Davide Moscardelli

Davide Moscardelli (born 3 February 1980) is a Belgium-born Italian footballer who plays for Pisa as a striker.

Davide Moscardelli
Davide Moscardelli 2012.JPG
Moscardelli in 2012
Personal information
Full name Davide Moscardelli
Date of birth (1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Mons, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
1994–1995 Romulea[1]
1995–1997 San Cesareo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Maccarese 101 (19)
2001–2002 Guidonia Montecelio 27 (17)
2002–2003 Sangiovannese 30 (15)
2003–2005 Triestina 78 (23)
2005–2007 Rimini 63 (15)
2007–2008 Cesena 40 (15)
2008–2010 Piacenza 77 (22)
2010–2013 Chievo 66 (10)
2013–2014 Bologna 26 (2)
2014–2016 Lecce 64 (25)
2016–2018 Arezzo 63 (28)
2018– Pisa 44 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2019 03:36 (UTC)

Moscardelli had spent 7 seasons in Serie B and scored 164 career goals. He was nicknamed Battigol as he was compared with Gabriel Batistuta during his stay with Serie B teams. [2]


Early careerEdit

Born in Mons, Belgium, Moscardelli started his career with an Italian amateur club from Maccarese, Fiumicino, Lazio, which played in Promozione Lazio (1997–2000, seventh level) and Eccellenza Lazio (2000–01, sixth level). He scored 20 league goals in 27 league games with his new team Guidonia Montecelio in 2001–02 Eccellenza Lazio season. However, he also caused the team to be deducted 10 points, after he was made to play despite being disqualified.[3] The team still got promoted despite the heavy penalty, as the club defeated Umbrian side Deruta in the Eccellenza national promotion play-offs, as one of the 7 winners.

His efficiency attracted the interest of Serie A side Chievo who offered him a professional contract, but farmed him to Serie C2 side Sangiovannese in a co-ownership deal. With the Tuscany based team, he scored an average of 0.5 goals per league games. In June 2003, Sangiovannese bought him outright,[4] but sold him to Serie B side Triestina in a co-ownership deal for €250,000 fee, on a 4-year contract.[5][6]

Serie B teamsEdit

With the Venezia Giulia based team, he partnered with Denis Godeas and they scored 26 goals in total, exceed half of the team scored. Moscardelli himself netted 16 times in 42 Serie B games. In June 2004 Triestina acquired the remaining 50% registration rights of Moscardelli, for an additional €500,000 fee.[5] In the next season he played less regularly (36 games) and scored 7 Serie B goals, while his partner Godeas scored 14 times and substitute Alessandro Tulli scored 5 times. Triestina finished just above the relegation zone and enter the play-off for relegation tie-breaker and the team won 4–0 to Vicenza in aggregate. Moscardelli substituted Tulli in the second half of the first leg of the play-off[7] and he did not play the second leg.

At the start of 2005–06 season, Eder Baù partnered with Godeas in 2005–06 Coppa Italia first match, and Moscardelli replaced Dino Baggio in the second half, that match the Trieste based team lost 0–3 to Padova. He was sold near the start of Serie B first round, co-currently the team signed Isah Eliakwu from Internazionale.

Moscardelli joined Serie B newcomer Rimini on 27 August 2005.[8] In his first season with Rimini, he rotated with Simone Motta and Sergio Floccari for the 2 strikers place until January Floccari departed. He scored in his club debut on 10 September, that match he partnered with Motta and Moscardelli scored 1 goals; after Moscardelli was substituted by Floccari, Motta scored 2 more goals in 85 and 95 minutes and made Rimini won 4–2 against Catanzaro. He scored 6 goals in 31 games.

In the next season, Rimini signed keeper Samir Handanovič, strikers Jeda and Alessandro Matri (which later all became regular in Serie A), the team made a breakthrough, finished as the 5th, while Moscardelli and Matri mainly as backup, made 11 and 10 start respectively. Despite only making 11 starts, he scored 9 goals and Matri 4.

At the start of 2007–08 Serie B season, he played twice for Rimini at 2007–08 Coppa Italia, scored 1 goal. He played both matches as second-half substitutes. However, in August 2007 he was sold to fellow Serie B team Cesena (and regional rival, both in Romagna) in another co-ownership deal, for €650,000 in 4-year contract.[9][10] At Cesena, Moscardelli played 40 Serie B matches as starter. He partnered with Andrea Ferretti, Milan Đurić and Daniele Paponi (since January) and scored 15 goals, but Cesena finished bottom and relegated, with the fewest goal scored.

In June 2008, Rimini bought him back for €550,000[9][11] and re-sold to Piacenza in another co-ownership deal (also another Emilia–Romagna team) for an undisclosed fee. He signed a 3-year contract and to replace the void of Daniele Cacia.[12] With the Emilia side, Moscardelli secured a place in the forward role, and partnered with Emanuele Ferraro, Mattia Graffiedi, Tomás Guzmán and/or Jonathan Aspas in 3 strikers role, which Moscardelli mainly as centre forward and other mainly as wing forward/supporting strikers. That season Piacenza finished in mid-table and neither scored a double figure.

In 2009–10 season, Moscardelli's one of the partner was often fixed to Simone Guerra which Moscardelli scored 14 league goals. That season Piacenza only scored 40 goals and finished as the 15th out of 22 teams.

In June 2010, Rimini decided to give up the remain 50% rights to Piacenza. He started in the pre-season friendlies.[13][14]


In August 2010, he was sold to Serie A side Chievo[15][16] after Chievo failed to sign Riccardo Meggiorini and Matteo Ardemagni to partner with their flagship striker Sergio Pellissier. Chievo had released forwards Erjon Bogdani and Elvis Abbruscato; only Pablo Granoche and Marcos de Paula were available. Piacenza also re-signed Daniele Cacia, made Moscardelli's starting place became uncertain. As part of the deal, Chievo loaned Alessandro Sbaffo (with a pre-set price to buy) and Cesare Rickler to the Emilia–Romagna; Chievo did not announced the contract length of the player.

Moscardelli made a good start in his second spells with the Veneto side. He scored on his Serie A debut, a 2–1 won against Catania on 29 August 2010.[17] In the next match, He scored a goal in an away match that won Genoa 3–1. However, he soon shared the starting place with Cyril Thereau, another forward, except the absent of Pellissier. They became partner on the front when Pellissier was absent.

As he made his Serie A debut, his former clubs claimed Chievo to pay a special training compensation called "Premio alla carriera",[18] but Chievo refused, however FIGC awarded Maccarese €54,000 (3 seasons), San Cesareo €36,000 (2 seasons) and Romulea €18,000 (1 season).[19] In July 2011 he extended his contract to 30 June 2013.[20]


On 30 January 2013, Moscardelli signed for Bologna F.C. 1909. He spent two seasons at the club and was mainly used as a substitute managing only to score 2 goals.


On 31 July 2014, he signed with Lega Pro side US Lecce on a free transfer. In his second season with the club they successfully made it to the Promotion Play-offs-Finals but were beaten in the 2nd round to US Foggia losing 4-2 on aggregate.


On 11 July 2016, Moscardelli signed for Arezzo on a free transfer.[21] In his first season with Arezzo they finished fourth place in their group and qualified for the promotion play-offs. Despite taking an early lead in the match with a goal from Moscardelli they went onto lose the first round to A.S. Lucchese Libertas 1905 being defeated 1-2 at home.


On 3 July 2018, he joined Pisa after being released by Arezzo.[22] In his first season with Pisa they finished third in their group and qualified for the Serie C promotion playoffs. Moscardelli scored an important goal in the home fixture against Carrarese that would see them through to the next round of the competition. Pisa would win their promotion match against Triestina and would see Moscardelli return to the Serie B after nearly a decade.


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  22. ^ "DAVIDE MOSCARDELLI È NERAZZURRO!" (in Italian). www.pisachannel.tv. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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