Antonio Floro Flores

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Antonio Floro Flores
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Personal information
Full name Antonio Mariano Floro Flores
Date of birth (1983-06-18) 18 June 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 83
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Napoli 62 (3)
2004 Sampdoria (loan) 4 (1)
2004–2005 Perugia 27 (8)
2005–2007 Arezzo 79 (28)
2007–2013 Udinese 140 (26)
2011 Genoa (loan) 18 (10)
2012–2013 Granada (loan) 10 (1)
2013 Genoa 13 (2)
2013– Sassuolo 29 (7)
National team
2002–2004 Italy U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antonio Mariano Floro Flores (born 18 June 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays for Sassuolo as a striker.

Career[edit]

Floro Flores was born in Naples, and started his career at S.S.C. Napoli. He made his Serie A debut on 28 January 2001 against Roma. After six months on loan to Serie A Sampdoria, Floro Flores transferred to Perugia after the club had gone bankrupt. At Perugia, Floro Flores scored 8 goals in Serie B, and two more against Treviso in the promotion play-off second legs. But Perugia also faced bankruptcy, and Floro Flores joined Arezzo in the summer of 2005. He remained at the club for two seasons and scored 28 goals in 79 league matches.

Udinese[edit]

After Arezzo got relegated to Serie C1 on summer 2007, he was signed by Udinese Calcio in co-ownership deal. In June 2008 Udinese bought Floro Flores outright. In January 2011 he was loaned to Genoa and was in fine form for his new club scoring 10 goals in 18 matches. In August 2011 he signed a new 5-year contract with Udinese.[1] During the summer of 2012 he was sent on loan to Granada in La Liga. On 16 September 2012 Antonio Floro Flores scored his first goal for Granada in the 82nd minute against Deportivo to lead his side to a come from behind draw.

Genoa[edit]

In January 2013 he left for Genoa C.F.C. for about €6.3 million (cash plus 50% rights of Masahudu Alhassan and Alexander Merkel which tagged for €1.5M and €4.0 respectively).[2] However he only scored 2 goals in half-season, 10 goals behind team top-scorer Marco Borriello.

In 2013–14 season, despite Genoa did not purchase Borriello, as well as the sales of Ciro Immobile, Alberto Gilardino was recalled; Floro Flores was the substitute in the first game of 2013–14 Coppa Italia and the first round of 2013–14 Serie A; in the second round (1 September) Floro Flores was the starting forward, however he was substituted in the 57th minute,[3] as well as sold on the next day.

Sassuolo[edit]

On 2 September 2013 Floro Flores left for Sassuolo in temporary deal for €1 million[2] with option to purchase.[4] He retained his no.83 shirt number for his new team.[5]

At the end of season Sassuolo bought Floro Flores and Davide Biondini outright.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Floro Flores bianconero fino al 2016!". Udinese Calcio (in Italian) (www.udinese.it). 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Genoa CFC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA (Italian)
  3. ^ Match Report (Italian)
  4. ^ "Ufficiale: arrivano Floro Flores, Pegolo e Pucino. Bianchi al Modena, Laverone e Pavoletti al Varese." (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "I numeri di maglia dei neroverdi per la nuova stagione" (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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