| Andrea Tabanelli|
| (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 25)|
A.C. Cesena (#10 / Midfielder)
Andrea Tabanelli (footballer) Wikipedia
Andrea Tabanelli (born 2 February 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Pisa on loan from A.C. Cesena. He can also play as a right winger.
Tabanelli was born in Ravenna in 1990. He joined AC Cesena and after loan spells at A.C. Bellaria Igea Marina and AC Giacomense, he became a regular for Cesena. On 1 November 2013, Tabanelli scored his first goal for AC Cesena against Ternana in a 1–1 draw. He celebrated the goal by pulling out his shin pad and pretending to use it as a mobile phone. On 16 November 2013, Tabanelli signed an extended contract with AC Cesena until 2017.
After impressing during the first half of the 2013/14 season for Serie B side A.C. Cesena, Tabanelli signed on loan for Serie A Side Cagliari on 27 January 2014 with the option of a permanent move.
Tabanelli made his debut for Cagliari as a second-half substitute on 12 April 2014 in a 1–1 draw against Sassuolo. His first start for Cagliari came on 11 May 2014, when he started in Central Midfield in the 1–0 defeat against Chievo.
Days after signing for Cagliari, Tabenelli was signed by Leeds United on loan on January transfer deadline day by prospective Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, the move coming hours after the alleged sacking of manager Brian McDermott. Tabanelli was able to be loaned by Cagliari to Leeds because 'international loans' are recognized as normal transfers allowing players to be loaned stretching from transfer window to transfer window.
After being reinstated as Leeds manager, Brian McDermott revealed that on 3 February that Gianluca Festa was still present in training, however this time acting as a translator for new signing Andrea Tabanelli. Tabanelli was signed in between the window of McDermott's 'sacking' and his reinstatement as manager. McDermott revealed that the move was under scrutiny by the Football League as to see if Tabanelli's signing would be sanctioned.
On 7 February 2014, it was revealed that Tabanelli's transfer to Leeds had been cancelled as the signing 'did not comply with Football League regulations' and he returned to Cagliari.As of 11 January 2014.