|Full name||Graziano Pellè|
|Date of birth||15 July 1985|
|Place of birth||San Cesario di Lecce, Italy|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Current club||Shandong Luneng|
→ Catania (loan)
→ Crotone (loan)
→ Cesena (loan)
→ Sampdoria (loan)
→ Feyenoord (loan)
| 12 (0)|
| Italy U20|
| 10 (7)|
He began his career at local Serie A club Lecce, and was loaned to three lower-division sides before moving to the Dutch club AZ in 2007. He won the Eredivisie title in his second of four seasons at the club. After brief spells back in Italy with Parma and Sampdoria, he returned to the Dutch top flight, where his consistent scoring for Feyenoord earned Pellè an £8 million transfer to Southampton in July 2014.
Pellè represented Italy at under-20 and under-21 level. He also played for their Olympic team in 2008, but was not selected for the tournament. He scored on his senior international debut in 2014 and represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2016.
In July, 2016, after two seasons with Southampton, Pellè moved to Shandong Luneng, for an estimated fee of £12 million.
After a successful loan spell with Cesena, Pellè earned a call-up to the Italian U21 side at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship where he collected three appearances, all as a substitute. In the 5th-place playoff match against Portugal, he scored the first penalty kick in the shootout win, with a Panenka-style penalty. The win secured Italy the final European spot at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He was part of the preparation for the tournament but was ultimately not selected to the final 22-man squad for the Olympics.
On 4 October 2014, he received his first call up to the Italy senior side for the Azzurri's Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Azerbaijan and Malta, at the expense of Mario Balotelli. He made his debut as a starter away to Malta, scoring the only goal of the game from close range after a corner in the 29th minute.
|1||13 October 2014||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta||Malta||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification|
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- Italy U21
- Feyenoord Top Scorer: 2012–13 (29 goals), 2013–14 (26 goals)
- Southampton: Premier League Player of the Month: September 2014
- Graziano Pellè career stats at Soccerbase
- Graziano Pellè profile at Soccerway
- Graziano Pellè at National-Football-Teams.com
- National team data (Italian)
- Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
|Italy – UEFA Euro 2016 – Semi-finals|
1. Buffon 2. De Sciglio 3. Chiellini 4. Darmian 5. Ogbonna 6. Candreva 7. Zaza 8. Florenzi 9. Pellè 10. Motta 11. Immobile 12. Sirigu 13. Marchetti 14. Sturaro 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Éder 18. Parolo 19. Bonucci 20. Insigne 21. Bernardeschi 22. El Shaarawy 23. Giaccherini