Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with a population of about 1.6 million people. The list includes notable natives of Sardinia, as well as those who were born elsewhere but spent a large part of their active life in Sardinia. People of Sardinian heritage and descent are in a separate section of this article.
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10. Andrea Pisanu
Andrea Pisanu (born 7 January 1982) is an Italian footballer.
Pisanu joined Hellas Verona F.C. from hometown club Cagliari Calcio in February 2001 for 800 million lire(€413,166). He was a member of the reserve team during the 2001–02 season. In June 2002 Verona acquired Pisanu outright from Cagliari. In January 2004 Pisanu left for Varese.
In mid-2004 Pisanu joined Serie A club Parma F.C. along with Alessandro Elia and Marco Fanna. During his 5½ years stay he played an average of 15 games per seasons. He failed to play any game during the 2009–10 Serie A after winning promotion for the club in 2009 as the runner-up of the 2008–09 Serie B.
9. Marco Mancosu
Marco Mancosu (born 22 August 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Lecce.
Born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Mancosu started his career with hometown club Cagliari Calcio and made his first team debut in the last round of 2006–07 season, also scoring a goal in his first top-flight appearance, and then made 10 first team appearances in the following 2007–08 season.
He joined Serie B side Rimini Calcio on loan for the 2008–09 season in order to gain more first team experience. He joined Empoli on loan on 10 August 2009. In July 2016 he joined Lecce.
On 12 August 2009 he made his debut with the Italy under-21 team in a friendly game against Russia. Mancosu played all 5 matches of 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and all 3 matches of 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.