(born 26 August 1983) is an Italian footballer
who plays as a defender for Serie A
and Italy national football team
Cassani started his career at Juventus
and then left for Sampdoria
on loan in January 2003. In summer 2003 he left for Hellas Verona
on loan with option to buy him outright for €800,000, which the loan later extended for 1 more year. In June 2005, Verona bought him in co-ownership
deal for €400,000. With Juventus facing the 2006 Italian football scandal
they terminated all co-ownership deals, either selling or buying back, Verona bought Cassani outright in June 2006 for an undisclosed fee, thought to be around €1.43M.
Cassani, who can play at either left or right back left for Palermo
on 1 July along with teammate Gianni Munari
for undisclosed fees.
On April 6, 2008 Cassani scored his first professional goal, a late 28 yard shot which gave Palermo a 3–2 home win against his former club Juventus
ending a string of four consecutive defeats.
In October 2008, his contract was renewed until 30 June 2013. He also served as team captain during the first period of the 2010–11 season due to the absence of both Fabrizio Miccoli
and Fabio Liverani
On 2 February 2011 Cassani made his 151st appearance with Palermo, thus becoming the most capped player in Serie A history for the... Read More