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Giovanni Bia

Personal information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10.1 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Giovanni Bia (born 24 October 1968) is a former Italian footballer who played the role of defender.

He made his debut in Serie A on April 5, 1992 for Parma against Cagliari in a 1-1 draw. He also played for Napoli, Inter, Bologna, Udinese and Brescia. In the 1992/93 season, he played in Serie B with Cosenza. It was a very successful season that proved to be a breakthrough for Bia when he was recruited by Napoli, whose manager at the time was Marcello Lippi. His most successful seasons were probably from 1995 to 1997 when he played for Udinese, under the guidance of Alberto Zaccheroni, and also the three seasons he played for Bologna. In his career he also wore the colours of Perugia (Serie C1 and C2), Trento (C1) and Reggiana (C1), in addition to that of Ligue 2 side Saint Etienne in France.

In total, he made 194 appearances in Serie A, scoring 15 goals.

He is currently the agent of players such as Luca Cigarini, Daniele Dessena and Federico Macheda.

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