|Full name||Cristiano Scazzola|
|Date of birth||20 July 1971|
|Place of birth||Loano, Italy|
|Piacenza (head coach)|
|2006–2010||Pro Belvedere Vercelli||100||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A Genoa youth product, Scazzola made his professional debut in a 1990–91 Coppa Italia game against Roma. He successively left Genoa to pursue a long career in the lower divisions, starting with Massese (Serie C1) in 1991. He made his Serie B debut in 1996, in what was a short comeback of his at Genoa. He left professional football in 2006 after a short stint with Pisa to join Vercelli-based amateurs Pro Belvedere, with whom he served as captain in the club's historical Serie D promotion in 2009. He retired in 2010, aged 39, after a Serie C2 season in which he served contemporaneously as both player and assistant head coach.
After retirement, Scazzola accepted a youth coach position at the club after it merged with and changed denomination to Pro Vercelli. In 2012, he took charge of the Primavera under-19 club at the club, and in 2013 he was named new head coach for the club's 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione campaign.
In his first season as a head coach, Scazzola succeeded in guiding Pro Vercelli to second place in the league, behind champions Virtus Entella, and then won the promotion playoffs to bring his club swiftly back to Serie B. He was successively confirmed as head coach of Pro Vercelli for the 2014–15 Serie B season.
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- "Scheda anagrafica di Cristiano Scazzola" (in Italian). AIC.football.it. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "ESONERATO MISTER SCAZZOLA" (Press release) (in Italian). Alessandria. 19 January 2020.
- "CRISTIANO SCAZZOLA E' IL NUOVO ALLENATORE DEL PIACENZA CALCIO" (in Italian). Piacenza. 26 January 2021.