From the Serie D to the Maggiore team in four years. This is the fable of Andrea Cistana, one of the three new faces of the last convocations of Roberto Mancini. An incredible climb, started quietly on the provincial fields and exploded in Serie A. Teatro that, with the shirt of Brescia, gave the central 1997 class the opportunity to demonstrate its qualities and also attract the attention of the ct. A talent to be tested in blue together with the other most promising young players of the Italian championship, but with a particular history behind them.
In fact, in just four seasons, Cistana burned the stages, surprising everyone. Born in Brescia and raised in the youth of the "Rondinelle", in 2016-2017 the boy goes to get his bones on loan at Ciliverghe Mazzano, a Serie D club in the province of Brescia, and collects 28 appearances. An important training experience, which immediately enables the defender to fight and grow rapidly. Inside and outside the field. After a brief return to the Brescia Spring, in the second part of the 2017/2018 season Cistana moved on loan to Prato in Serie C, immediately showing maturity and convincing President Cellino to bring him back home for the following year.
Idea shared with Eugenio Corini, who immediately placed the boy in the field in Serie B, making him one of the irremovable team and promotion pins. Continuous growth, achieved step by step with headlights turned off and culminated with the call-up to the national team after a season start in Serie A super and a goal against Bologna. A daydream. Which is now also tinged with blue.