Pasquale Foggia (Italian pronunciation: [paˈskwaːle ˈfɔddʒa]; born 3 June 1983 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian former footballer, who played as a left winger or attacking midfielder. A quick and creative player, he was predominantly known for his dribbling skills and his ability to create chances for teammates.
|Date of birth||3 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Naples, Italy|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Cral Banco di Napoli|
|2005||→ Crotone (loan)||15||(1)|
|2005–2006||→ Ascoli (loan)||34||(4)|
|2007||→ Reggina (loan)||15||(4)|
|2007–2008||→ Cagliari (loan)||33||(5)|
|2011–2012||→ Sampdoria (loan)||31||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2012|
Foggia started playing football at a young age for his local Neapolitan side Cral Banco di Napoli. He was then spotted by Padova and spent some time in their youth system before briefly playing in AC Milan's youth team before being involved in two long-term co-ownership deals (with Empoli and Treviso).
Professionally, he made his debut with Serie C1 side Treviso in 2000. Foggia played for three seasons with Treviso, gaining his first honour by helping the club to promotion into Serie B during 2003. A move to Serie A side Empoli followed, it was during the 2003–04 season that he made his first appearance at the top level of Italian football.
After a loan spell at Lazio in the summer of 2006, for €150,000, he was transferred to them permanently in January 2007 from AC Milan for €3 million; the transfer deal involved Massimo Oddo moving in the opposite direction. He was sent on loan to Reggina Calcio the next day for the rest of the season, for €250,000.
However, Cagliari president Massimo Cellino turned down the chance to sign Foggia and he has since returned to Rome, where he will once again play for Lazio. In 2008–09 Foggia became a key member for Lazio playing 33 games and scoring 8 goals (4 of which free kicks)
On 1 September 2014 Foggia was released.
Foggia was also a member of the Italy national under-21 football team, making four appearances. After showing good form while on loan to Cagliari, he was called up for the Italy national football team, and made his senior international debut under manager Roberto Donadoni, against Georgia, on 13 October 2007.
Foggia's 2008–09 form for Lazio made him a key figure for Lazio which helped him earn a call up to the national squad under manager Marcello Lippi. In total, he made 3 appearances for Italy between 2007 and 2009, scoring his only international goal in a 3–0 friendly home win against Northern Ireland on 6 June 2009.
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