Another one to be proud of: Tiziano Pieri.
After the Italian match fixing scandal in 2006, a new investigation was started when police (and journalists) found out Juventus boss Moggi - the centre of it all - had had telephone conversations using SIM cards bought in Switzerland, so untapable. One of the recipients of those calls was Tiziano Pieri.
end of career/ prison
He received his FIFA badge in 2006, was suspended for 1,5 year by the Italian football association in 2007 and taken off the international list. Then in 2009 he was sentenced to 28 months in prison. He is unlikely to serve his sentence though, because of the appeals process and a broad pardon for non-violent offenses committed before 2006.
A VERY SHORT CAREER
- His father, Claudio Pieri, was also a referee. 137 matches in Serie A.
- Pieri was named in the Italian Calciopoli scandal. In the book Verdachte voorzetten writer Jurriaan van Wessem describes a season 2004-2005 Bologna x Juventus match. Juventus player Ibrahimovic fell down without a Bologna player around, Pieri however decides to reward this with a penalty. Nedved scored and Juve won.
Statistics for TIZIANO PIERI
Based on 5 international matches
MATCHES FOR TIZIANO PIERI
|Euro 2007 u21 qualifiers|
|Scotland u21||France u21||2006-09-01||1 - 3||5 (3-2)||0 (0-0)||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Champions League 2006-2007|
|qualifiers 1st round||Siroki Brijeg||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||2006-07-19||1 - 0||3 (1-2)||1 (0-1)||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)|
|3rd round||Larissa||Kayserispor||2006-07-15||0 - 0||8 (4-4)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Albania||Lithuania||2006-03-01||1 - 2||3 (2-1)||0 (0-0)||2 (1-1)||0 (0-0)|
|Pacific Games 2011|
|0||PSMS Medan||GAK||2003-03-11||1 - 3||3 (3-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|