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Pier Luigi Cherubino Loggi (born 15 October 1971), known simply as Pier, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker and the current manager of women's team UD Granadilla Tenerife.

Pier
Personal information
Full name Pier Luigi Cherubino Loggi
Date of birth (1971-10-15) 15 October 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Granadilla (women, head coach)
Youth career
Tenerife
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Tenerife 73 (15)
1994–1995 Sporting Gijón 35 (11)
1995–1997 Betis 73 (23)
1997–1998 Zaragoza 30 (1)
1998–2002 Tenerife 64 (12)
2002 Extremadura 14 (4)
2002–2003 Terrassa 9 (0)
2003–2005 Laguna
2005–2006 Esperanza
2006–2007 Alcalá 19 (4)
Total 317 (70)
National team
1991 Spain U19 3 (2)
1991 Spain U20 3 (3)
1991–1994 Spain U21 10 (1)
1994 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
2018– Granadilla (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Over the course of ten seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 227 games and 54 goals in representation of four clubs, mainly Tenerife.

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Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Rome, Italy, Pier was raised in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, and made his professional debuts with CD Tenerife's first team during the 1990–91 season. In 16 La Liga matches he scored one goal, in a 1–1 away draw against Real Betis on 6 January 1991,[1] and would be relatively used in the subsequent three campaigns, also appearing in the 1993–94 UEFA Cup.

Pier would develop into a top flight attacking player in 1994–95, with Sporting de Gijón, and in his two seasons at Betis, where he formidably teamed up with former Real Madrid's Alfonso – the pair combined for 60 league goals from 1995 to 1997, finishing fourth in the latter season.

After failing to produce at Real Zaragoza, Pier returned to Tenerife, where he achieved a top level promotion, when the team was coached by Rafael Benítez, and also played for six months in CF Extremadura alongside former Atlético Madrid great Kiko.

Pier retired in 2007 at nearly 36, after three seasons in the lower leagues.

InternationalEdit

Pier made his debut (his only match) for the Spain national team on 12 October 1994, in an away UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier against Macedonia, coming on as a substitute for Julio Salinas who had scored both goals in a 2–0 win.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

In October 2018, Pier took the helm of Granadilla, of Spanish women's first division.[3]

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Buen regalo de Reyes Magos para el Betis en Tenerife" [Good Wise Men gift for Betis in Tenerife]. ABC (in Spanish). 7 January 1991. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Salinas vuelve y los marca a pares" [Salinas returns and scores in pairs]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 October 1994. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Pier Luigi Cherubino, nuevo entrenador del Granadilla Egatesa" [Pier Luigi Cherubino, new coach of Granadilla Egatesa] (in Spanish). Sport.es. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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