Andrea Dossena

Factfile: Andrea Dossena

by Ashley Houghton

Fast facts about new defender.

- Born in Lodi, Italy on 11 September, 1981.

- He began his career with Verona where he progressed through the youth ranks to make 107 appearances in his four years with the Serie A club.

- Dossena transferred to Treviso, also of Serie A, before making 21 appearances in his sole season with the club.

- Udinese signed Andrea in 2006 and he made 66 appearances for the Bianconeri.

- In July 2008 Dossena signed for Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

- Dossena made his Liverpool debut in 1 -0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in August 2008.

- He is remembered fondly on Merseyside for his strikes against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and in a 4–1 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

- Dossena made 31 appearances in his 18 months with Liverpool before joining Napoli in January 2010.

- He was part of the Napoli side that won the Coppa Italia in 2012.

- In total, he made 109 appearances before joining Palermo on loan.

- The 31-year-old has been capped 10 times by the Italian senior side whilst he also has four under-20 caps.