Enrico Chiesa is a retired footballer. He was born in 1970 in Genoa, Italy and began to play football for semiprofessional club Pontedecimo. In 1987 he joined Sampdoria and made his first team debut on 16 April 1989, which was a 0-1 loss against AS Roma. Then he had spells at Serie C2 and Serie C1 teams Teramo and Chieti and in 1992 Chiesa re-joined Sampdoria. In 1993/94 he played for Modena, in 1994/95 he stayed with Cremonese.
Then Chiesa returned to Sampdoria and spent there a season, scoring 22 goals in 27 matches. In 1996 he joined Parma and played there until 1999. Throughout his stay the team won Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup.
Between 1999 and 2002 Enrico Chiesa played for Fiorentina and after Gabriel Batistuta left the team, Chiesa became the team’s important goal scorer. The 2001/02 season he spent with Lazio, but he stayed aside the major part of the season due to the injuries. In 2003 he moved to Siena and played for them until 2008. He retired as a player in 2010 after a spell at Figline, which was fromoted from Lega Pro Second Division to Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
Between 1996 and 2001 Enrico Chiesa earned 22 international caps for the Italy national team. After the retirement he was the manager of Figline for a short period in 2010.
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