So by now you’ll know we’ve signed marquee Federico Piovaccari from La Liga club SD Eidbar. We thought we’d summarise the things you need to know.1. Experience in the world’s top leagues
As well ashis recent time in Spain’s La Liga, Piovaccari has also played in Italy’s Serie B and Romania’s Liga I playing for such clubs as Sampdoria, Brescia and Steaua Bucharest. He has also been on the books of Inter Milan and played for Italy U23s.
2. Proven Goalscorer
He etched his name into football history during the 2010/11 season with Serie B club A.S Citadella as he made a total of 39 appearances for the club and went on to be the highest goal scorer in Serie B after scoring an impressive 23 goals.
In total he has scored 84 goals in Europe including strikes in the UEFA Champions League.
3. Pied Piper of Hamelin
Piovaccari’s career has seen him compared to the legend of the Pied Piper, a man who saved the city of Hamlin by drawing mice out of the city with his pipe playing style.
The comparison was that of Piovaccari drawing people into the stadium of Steaua Bucuresti with his playing style.
This was amplified by his trademark pied piper celebration after scoring.
4. Liga I Champion
During his time at Steaua Bucuresti he won the Romanian Liga I and the Romanian Super Cup and scored regulary for them in the UEFA Champions League.
His time at the club saw him coached by Laurențiu Reghecampf who Wanderers supporters may know as the ex-coach of Al-Hilal or the man who dismissed the Wanderers prior to the Champions League Final
"No, I promise you we won't lose tomorrow. I'm going to see to that and I hope that [Western] Sydney will stay a small team."
Well that’s a bit of an awkward statement now.
5. La Liga
Piovaccari spent last season playing in the La Liga with SD Eibar, making 30 appearances and scoring seven goals in all competitions including one against Atletico Madrid.
He will be presented to the crowd at Thursday’s pre-season match against Mt Druitt. If you would like to attend please pre-purchase ticket by clicking here as there will be no tickets available at the gate.