CHIEVO VERONA GUEST STARS
Along with Christian Manfredini formed an effective attack on both wings: they were known as "Black Arrows". They got promotion to Serie A in 2001. Chievo decided to offer to Bologna €6.22 million to buy the player after the loan period. In the first two seasons in Serie A with Chievo he played 46 games scoring 5 goals. Chievo finished seventh in the 2002–03 Serie A season. In July 2003, Luciano went to top Italian Club Inter Milan on loan with option to sign permanently. Italian winger Franco Semioli, who bought by Inter from Torino, joined Chievo in co-ownership deal as part of the deal. That season Inter also signed winger Andy van der Meyde, Kily González and Khalilou Fadiga. Luciano was injured in September and returned in late October. He played his first match since recovered from injury on 22 November 2003, replaced Javier Zanetti in the 65th minutes as a wing-back. That match Inter won Reggina 6–0. He then played twice at Coppa Italia before moving back to Chievo.
At Chievo he played near 40 league matches in 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons. With Semioli on the right side and Amauri and Sergio Pellissier up front, they had an impressive 2005–06 season, after which Chievo qualified for the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a fourth-place finish in the league; although Chievo had initially finished seventh in the league, which meant they only qualified for the 2006–07 UEFA Cup, following the 2006 Italian football scandal, Chievo were later moved up to fourth place.
He played the return leg of Champions League third qualifying round against PFC Levski Sofia, replacing Franco Semioli in the second half. He also played for Chievo at UEFA Cup First Round return leg as a starter as Semioli rested. In 2006–07 season, he played 12 starts in 14 league appearances. In 2007–08 season, Luciano followed Chievo after its relegation to Serie B and regained his place in the starting line-up, playing 26 starts and 10 substitute appearances in the league. In the next season, Luciano played as the starter right winger, but during the season was also employed as an attacking midfielder and as a forward in the 4–3–3 formation.
In 2009–10 season, he is the absolute starter in the right wing position except for two league matches, when Giampiero Pinzi moved from attacking midfielder to right midfielder and Luciano played as substitutes. He was suspended for 3 matches: on 29 November, 7 March and 25 April. He also rested on round 33 and 36.
On 27 May 2010, Chievo announced Luciano had signed a new 1-year contract. He was the starting right midfielder of the team, until injured on 19 September 2010 and missed 5 months. He returned to team on 3 March, winning Prima Categoria team San Secondo Parmense 11–0. On 13 March he came off from the bench against Fiorentina, substituted right midfielder Nico Pulzetti (in a 5–3–2 formation), but in 72 minutes replaced by forward Fernando Uribe. He had a muscle problem and missed the rest of fixture. On 31 May Chievo offered another 1-year contract to him.
Since 2015 Luciano become Youth Academy Scout for Chievo Verona.
He started his club career playing for Torino's youth team, having been called up once as part of Torino's senior team. After two years at Torino, Pellissier moved to A.S. Varese 1910 in 1998, and subsequently to Chievo in 2000. He was promptly loaned for two seasons to SPAL 1907. Upon his return to Chievo in 2002, Pellissier established himself as a first team player. He helped Chievo to qualify for both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League, and represented the team in both those competitions. He remained at the club after Chievo were relegated to Serie B at the conclusion the 2006–07 season, and became the squad's captain in the following one, helping the team to win the league title and earn promotion to Serie A. Throughout his career, Pellissier has achieved several historical records for the club, which have seen him become an idol of the Chievo fans; he is currently the club's all-time top goalscorer in official competitions, as well as being the club's record appearance holder. He retired from professional football at the end of the 2018–19 season.
At international level, Pellissier played five times for Italy's national under-17 youth squad in 1997, and appeared in a single match for the Italy senior team in 2009, scoring a goal.
Pellissier was born in Aosta, and started playing football in the region of Aosta Valley. He was 12 when he scored three goals against Torino F.C. on a tournament in Nus and Fénis for the local team Fenusma, and Torino showed interest on him. He then moved alone to Turin but after some time he wanted to return to his home; when Pellissier was 14 he returned definitively to Torino. He made his senior debut and played one match in Serie B during the 1996–97 season against Salernitana. In 1998, Pellissier was on the team that won the under-21 tournament Torneo di Viareggio, and also appeared in a match of 1998–99 Coppa Italia. He moved on loan to the Serie C1 side Varese, where he made 53 appearances and scored nine goals between September 1998 and 2000.
Pellissier was signed by Chievo in 2000, but was loaned to Ferrara-based club SPAL during his first year with the Verona-based side; during his one and a half seasons with SPAL, he scored 17 goals in 44 appearances. He then returned to Chievo for the 2002–03 season, making his Serie A debut on 22 September 2002, when he played for 46 minutes in a 2–1 loss against Brescia Calcio. On 3 November, Pellissier played as a 63rd-minute substitute for Luigi Beghetto and scored his first goal in Serie A, that was also the only in that match against Parma F.C. During that season, he played 25 matches in the league and scored five goals—two of which were scored in consecutive matches against Piacenza and Como. Outside the Italian League, Pellissier appeared four times in the Coppa Italia, and once in the 2002–03 UEFA Cup as a 79th-minute substitute for Massimo Marazzina in the second leg of the club's first round match against Red Star Belgrade.
The following season (2003–04), Pellissier made 27 league appearances and scored three goals, two of which were scored against Siena in a 2–1 victory, and marked his first brace. During the 2004–05 season, he scored seven times in 34 appearances. He scored twice in a 3–1 victory against Brescia. 2005–06 was Pellissier's breakout season; he made a significant contribution to Chievo's campaign, scoring 13 of Chievo's 54 league goals. Among them, Pellissier scored in four consecutive matches and twice in the matches against U.S. Lecce and Reggina Calcio. The season was an important one; the 2006 Italian football scandal ensured that Chievo finished in fourth place because of various points deductions to other sides, qualifying Chievo for the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League.
In the Champions League, Chievo were eliminated by Levski Sofia after losing the first match 2–0 and drawing the second one 2–2; Pellissier played in these matches and did not score in either. Chievo were also knocked out of the UEFA Cup by Sporting Braga in two matches, in which Pellissier was not on the team's lineup. The 2006–07 season was a successful one for Pellissier from a personal standpoint; he was voted Chievo's best player by the club's supporters, winning the "Cangrande del Bentegodi". He scored 9 league goals in 36 appearances, but on the final day, Chievo were relegated to Serie B for the first time. Pellissier chose to stay with Chievo despite their relegation and was made the team's captain in the 2007–08 season. He was a key player for the club and played a pivotal role in Chievo's Serie B title victory and return to Serie A, scoring a career best 22 goals for the 2007–08 season, and winning the Cangrande award once again. His tally of 22 goals surpassed Raffaele Cerbone's club record of 20 goals in a single season for Chievo.
In 2008–09, Pellissier played all of Chievo's 38 Serie A matches and scored 13 goals, including two on 15 March 2009 in a 3–0 victory over S.S. Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. Three weeks later, on 5 April, he scored the first hat-trick of his career in a 3–3 draw against Juventus in Turin; this was followed on 19 April by a brace in a match against Siena. Pellissier's 2008–09 performance won him the Cangrande award for the third consecutive season. He played 35 matches and scored 11 goals in the following season (2009–10), with consecutive scores in the third and fourth round, in the 21st and 22nd, and in the 34th and 35th. In 2010–11, Pellissier made the same numbers of appearances and scored the same number of goals as in the previous season. He scored two braces in the season—the first in a 3–1 win against Napoli and the other in a 3–0 win against Brescia. He made his 300th appearance for Chievo on 6 February 2011 in a 2–1 loss against Lazio.
In a 2–1 victory against Novara Calcio on 2 February 2012, Pellissier scored his 100th goal for Chievo. On 18 February, he was accused of being involved on the 2011–12 Italian football scandal, which affected his performance. Nevertheless, he also scored in consecutive matches against Fiorentina and Catania Calcio, and a brace in a 4–4 draw against Palermo. He scored 8 league goals in 35 appearances in the 2011–12 season, when he won his fourth Cangrande award. On 26 August 2012, in his 300th Serie A match for the gialloblù, he scored his first goal of five in his 24 appearances of the Serie A 2012–13 season. He also scored a goal on his sole match in Coppa Italia on 18 August 2012 during a 4–0 win over Ascoli.
In July 2013, Pellissier renewed his contract with Chievo for two years. Starting the 2013–14 campaign as a first-team man, he eventually became a substitute under the coach Eugenio Corini. He made 22 appearances in the season and scored his only goal in a 2–1 victory over Udinese Calcio on 21 September 2013. On 22 August 2014, in a 1–0 defeat by Pescara during the Coppa Italia, Pellissier reached 400 appearances for Chievo. During the 2014–15 season, he played 27 matches and score seven goals in Serie A; among them, on 9 November 2014, Pellissier came as 46th-minute substitute and scored two goals on a 2–1 victory against Cesena after more than a year of his last goal.
Before the start of the 2015–16 season, Pellissier, at the age of 36, was "surprised" to get a three-year contract extension until June 2018. When he signed the contract he was expecting "to repay in full", seeking to reach the mark of 100 goals in Serie A. He had score 93 goals so far, and he was not able to reach the mark, scoring five goals in 19 appearances. During the season, he would "take the scene", as reported by Mediaset, scoring a brace in a 5–1 win against Frosinone. In the following season (2016–17), he would reach his 400th Serie A match on 6 November 2016 during a 2–1 defeat against Juventus when he also scored his 99th goal. His 100th Serie A goal, all of which came with Chievo, would be scored on 11 December 2016 in a 2–0 away win over Palermo. He also scored in consecutive Serie A matches twice—in the 16th and 17th round, and in the 19th and 20th round. In 2017–18, he played 20 matches and scored two goals, both goals were scored against Hellas Verona; the first, on 22 October 2017, in a Serie A 3–2 victory, and the other on 29 November in a Coppa Italia 1–1 draw, when he also missed a decisive penalty shot.
On 10 May 2019, almost a month after his 40th birthday, Pellissier announced that he would be retiring from professional football at the end of the 2018–19 season; Chievo subsequently announced that they would also be retiring the number 31 shirt that he wore for the club in his honour. On 19 May, he made his final home appearance for the club in a 0–0 draw against Sampdoria; in the 72nd minute, he came off for Manuel Pucciarelli, and was given a standing ovation by the fans and a guard of honour by his teammates, who saluted him. He made the final appearance of his career on 25 May, in a 0–0 away draw against Frosinone. In total, he made 517 appearances for Chievo in all competitions, scoring 139 goals. Chievo finished the 2018–19 Serie A season in last place and were relegated to Serie B.
Pellissier made five appearances for the Italy national under-17 football team between April and May 1997; he scored no goals for the Italian under-17 side. In May 2009, Pellissier received his first call up to the Italian senior national team by coach Marcello Lippi to play in a friendly against Northern Ireland. In the match, on 6 June, he entered as a substitute for Giampaolo Pazzini in the 62nd minute and scored a goal 11 minutes later in the 3–0 win. Regarding his debut with the national squad, he stated, "It's a dream that came true. L'azzurra is the cherry on the cake of an extraordinary season. However the merit is not mine, but all Chievo's." This was Pellissier's only senior appearance for Italy.
A versatile forward, Pellissier is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, although he usually plays in a free role as a second striker, a position in which he prefers to play alongside a larger, and more physically gifted centre-forward. He is also able to be deployed as an out-and-out striker, or as a right winger, due to his tendency to drift out wide, and then cut into the centre to strike on goal with his stronger left foot. Due to his elevation and heading accuracy, he excels in the air; he is also known for his speed, both on and off the ball, as well as his agility. Possessing a keen eye for goal, Pellissier is also an accurate striker of the ball from both inside and outside the penalty area, and has drawn praise in the media over his defensive work-rate and movement off the ball, as well as his ability to make late runs into the box and either get onto the end of passes or create space for his team-mates. He has also stood out for his longevity, leadership, and loyalty throughout his career.
Immediately after his retirment he became the Youth Academy Director. One year later he became the Sport Director of the club.
He made 22 appearances with Salernitana in Serie B 1996-1997 and in October 1997 he was bought by Monza, in Serie B, where he played two seasons (1997-1998 and 1998-1999), putting together 52 appearances.
In April 1999 his transfer to Parma was finalized from 1 July, but a knee injury, remedied in May of that same year still with Monza shirt, expelled him for a long time, putting his own career at risk and without ringing any presence in Malesani's Parma.
In February 2000, he was co-owned by Chievo Verona. In the first season he made only 8 appearances due to the injury.
Then he was promoted to starter (2000-2001) and contributed to the promotion of the team in Serie A by scoring a goal, repeating himself in the next five championships; he is one of the main authors of the so-called: "Chievo Fairy Story", proving to be one of the strongest full-backs in Serie A.
With Chievo shirt he played a total of 232 appearances in Serie A, 13 appearances in the Italian Cup, 3 in the Uefa Cup (2 vs Red Star of Belgrade, 1 vs Sporting Braga), 1 in the Champions League preliminary in Sofia against Levski and 62 in Serie B, scoring his first and only goal in Serie A with Chievo against Milan in the 2001-2002 season, a goal that earned Chievo the draw in the match played at Bentegodi and finished for 1 -1.
At the end of the 2006-07 season Moro follows Chievo in Serie B, helping the club to win promotion to the top category after only one year and totaling 20 appearances, scoring two goals.
Play his last game returning after a long left knee injury in May 2010 at home against Roma being captain of the team. Since his retirment he worked in the Technical Staff of Chievo Verona.