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| (1973-03-22) 22 March 1973 (age 42)|Alessandro Pierini Wikipedia
Alessandro Pierini (born 22 March 1973) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a defender, and a current coach of Serie D club Fezzanese.
After playing for several clubs in his country, mainly Udinese, he finished his professional career in Spain, where he represented Racing de Santander and Córdoba.
Born in Viareggio in the Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Pierini began his professional career with Udinese, making his debut in 1991 and moving on loan to Fidelis Andria four years later. He joined Fiorentina in 1999 for 14 billion lire (€7.23 million), and turned down a move to English side West Ham United in the summer of 2001 due to personal reasons, instead choosing to sign for Reggina after the bankruptcy of the Viola in 2002, and moving to Parma in January 2003.
After a second spell with Udinese, Pierini moved to Spain at already 31, joining Racing de Santander. After only five La Liga matches he was released in the next transfer window and signed with Córdoba in Segunda División, being relegated in that season and promoting in his third, always as an undisputed starter.
Pierini made one appearance for the Italy national team, playing in the 1–2 friendly loss with Argentina on 28 February 2001.
In July 2009, with Córdoba consolidated in the second level, Pierini retired from playing at the age of 36, but stayed connected with his last club, immediately being named its assistant manager. In the 2012 summer, after one year with the reserves, he had his first head coach experience away from the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, being appointed at amateurs Ronda.
He successively left Spain to move back to Italy, where he coached Serie D clubs Camaiore in 2014–2015, and Viareggio 2014 in 2015–2016. In February 2017, he was named new head coach of another Serie D club, Fezzanese.