Saturday, August 9, 2008

Andrea Dossena

Andrea Dossena (2)

Full Name: Andrea Dossena
Position: Defender
Squad number:2
Date of birth: 11/09/1981
Birth place: Lordi, Italy
Former clubs: Udinese
LFC 1st team games: 12
LFC 1st team goals: 0
Italy International caps: 5
ItalyInternational goals: 0
Career Appearances: 194
Career Goals: 5
Transfer Fee: £7 m

Andrea Dossena Profile

Left-back Andrea Dossena signed from Serie A side Udinese in July 2008.

The Italian was a direct replacement for the outgoing John Arne Riise.

Dossena began his career aged 14 with Hellas Verona in northern Italy, coming through the ranks before spending four seasons in the senior squad.

His big break came when he signed for Udinese in 2005, though he was immediately loaned to Treviso FBC 1993 for a year.

The defender returned to the Stadio Friuli ahead of the 2006-07 campaign, where his form eventually earned a first international cap in a friendly against South Africa in October 2007.

By the end of the season his move to Merseyside had been confirmed, with Dossena saying: "Liverpool are a great team and it is great to be linked to such a famous club.

"I want to play Champions League football. The Reds have already won it and they often get to the big games. In England, they are on the same level as Manchester United."

Dossena made his competitive debut in a Champions League qualifier against Standard Liege on August 13, 2008.

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