Luca Vignali

Squad No. 69
Date of Birth January 11, 1996
Age 26
Height 186cm
Position Defender
Birthplace La Spezia
Previous Clubs Reggiana

Luca Vignali (born 11 January 1996) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Seria A side Spezia. A midfielder, Vignali is capable of playing both centrally and in wide positions.

Early career
Vignali was born in the Liguria town of La Spezia, and began his career in the local Serie B side Spezia Calcio at the age of six. He progressed through the youth teams of the Aquilotti, eventually becoming a mainstay in the main Primavera side and going on to make over 50 appearances in a variety of midfield roles, scoring 10 goals. He was part of the side that managed to finished third in the 2014–15 Campionato Primavera, and reached the quarter-finals of the subsequent Fase Finale (‘Final Eight’ knockout tournament) before being eliminated by Roma.

Vignali was named on the Spezia first-team bench for the Coppa Italia game against Brescia on 8 August 2015. His first appearance for the first-team was as a last minute substitution in the 2–1 Coppa Italia loss to Alessandria. In Serie B, Vignali’s first appearance came in a 3–1 win over Salernitana. He played 86 minutes, registering both his first professional goal and first professional assist, as the team recorded a 3–1 victory. He became increasingly involved as the 2015–16 season progressed, and was rewarded with his first professional contract in June 2016, lasting three years. He began the 2016–17 season playing fairly regularly under manager Domenico di Carlo.