Pizzi (Deportivo de La Coruña)

15-01-2013 17:37


Luís Miguel Afonso Fernandes “PIZZI” (born 6 October 1989 in Bragança), started his career at local club G.D. Bragança, appearing in four third division games whilst still a junior (U-16). He completed his formation in Minho, signing for S.C. Braga in 2007. Loaned by Braga, Pizzi made his senior debuts also in the third level, with G.D. Ribeirão. For the 2009–10 season, in the same predicament, he joined S.C. Covilhã, but left in the following transfer window to F.C. Paços de Ferreira, still owned by Braga. He made his top division debut on 16 January 2010, playing 25 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against F.C. Porto. 8 May 2011 he netted a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw at Porto, which turned out to be the only home league game that the eventual champions failed to win during the season. On 30 August 2011, Pizzi moved to Spanish team Atlético Madrid, currently Pizzi play to Deportivo de La Coruña for the 2012–13 campaign. Pizzi made his debut for Portugal on 14 November 2012 in a friendly with Gabon, scoring through a penalty in an eventual 2–2. Pizzi play in Right Wing but also in Left midfield and Left Wing; is a fast player with good technique and dribble; he can also score by free kick.