Pizzi

pizzi

What does Pizzi stand for?

Luís Miguel Afonso Fernandes (born 6 October 1989), known as Pizzi ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpizi] ), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Benfica and the Portugal national team as a central midfielder .

How did Juan Pizzi get his nickname?

Born in Bragança, Pizzi earned his nickname from playing as a child in a replica FC Barcelona jersey when Juan Antonio Pizzi was the Spanish clubs striker. He began his career with hometown club G.D. Braganca in the third tier in 2007.

When did Pizzi join Benfica?

On 26 July 2013 Pizzi signed a six-year contract with S.L. Benfica, for a fee of €6 million for half of his economic rights, being immediately loaned to RCD Espanyol also in Spains top flight. In the 2014–15 season, Pizzi joined Portuguese champions Benfica and was converted from winger to central midfielder, like his predecessor Enzo Pérez.

When did Bruno Pizzi play for Portugal?

Pizzi made his debut for Portugal on 14 November 2012 in a friendly with Gabon, scoring through a penalty in an eventual 2–2 draw in Libreville. He was selected for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, playing two matches as the Portuguese finished third.

What does Pizzo mean?

In Italy, the pizzo is protection money paid by a business to the Mafia, usually coerced and constituting extortion. The term is derived from the Sicilian pizzu.

What does the word Prizzi mean?

The name Prizzi derives from the Greek Pyrizo, meaning incendiary as in the context of sending smoke signals, referring to its origin as an important point for fighting off enemy invaders in Sicily. The present town, of Norman origin, was a fief of Guglielmo Bonello.

Where is Prizzi in Sicily?

Prizzi is a town and comune of 5,711 inhabitants in the Italian province of Palermo, on the island of Sicily. It is located 84 km (52 mi) south of the city of Palermo at an altitude of 1045 m (3,428 ft) above sea level on a hill in the upper valley of the River Sosio.

What was the ancient town of Prizzi like?

The ancient town of Comiciana was probably nearby. The town of Prizzi is thought to have been constructed by the refugees of a Roman invasion, but it is better documented to have at least pre-existed the Saracen invasion, when it was controlled by the Byzantines prior to the Arab conquest.

How much is Pizzis contract with Benfica?

On 26 July 2013 Pizzi signed a six-year contract with S.L. Benfica, for a fee of €6 million for half of his economic rights, being immediately loaned to RCD Espanyol also in Spains top flight.

When did Pizzi score his first goal for Benfica?

On 14 January 2015, Pizzi scored his first goal for Benfica, from a penalty kick, in another 4–0 home win against Arouca, this time in the third round of league cup. On 28 February, Pizzi scored his first goal for Benfica in the league, in the thrashing of Estoril (6–0).

Who is the Benfica loan deal with Basaksehir?

Sport Lisboa e Benfica announces that it has reached an agreement with Basaksehir, from Turkey, for the transfer, on loan, of the football player Pizzi. The loan deal formalized with the Turkish emblem is valid until the end of the 2021/22 season.

When did Bruno Pizzi play for Portugal?

Pizzi made his debut for Portugal on 14 November 2012 in a friendly with Gabon, scoring through a penalty in an eventual 2–2 draw in Libreville. He was selected for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, playing two matches as the Portuguese finished third.

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