Daniel Ciofani

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Daniel Ciofani
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-07-31) 31 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Avezzano, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Pescara 12 (1)
2006–2007 Celano (loan) 29 (6)
2008 Gela (loan) 15 (7)
2008–2011 Cisco/Atletico Roma 98 (53)
2011–2013 Parma 0 (0)
2011–2012 Gubbio (loan) 37 (8)
2012–2013 Perugia (loan) 28 (11)
2013– Frosinone 45 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Ciofani (born 31 July 1985) is an Italian footballer who plays for Frosinone.

A right footed striker, Ciofani had spent 3½ seasons in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (4th highest level), scoring 50 goals, and additional 2 in playoffs. He maintained his goal scoring ratio (about 0.45 goals per game) in Italian third highest level in 2010–11 season, made him signed by Gubbio, a Serie B club in 2011.



Born in Avezzano, Abruzzo, Ciofani started his career at Serie B side Pescara. In August 2006, he was loaned to Serie C1 side Celano along with Alessio Spoltore.[1] He made 29 league appearances for Celano and returned to Pescara on 1 July 2007. With Pescara which the team recently relegated to Serie C1 in June 2007, he only made 2 appearances. On 4 January 2008, he was loaned to Gela of Serie C2.[2] He scored 7 goals in half season.

Atletico Roma[edit]

Ciofani was loaned to Seconda Divisione (ex- Serie C2) side Cisco Roma in August 2008 (renamed to Atletico Roma in 2010) with option to buy half of the registration rights in June 2009, for €130,000.[3][4] He scored 37 goals in 2 seasons and won the promotion playoffs with Cisco Roma in 2010. He was the team top-scorer of Cisco Roma and top-scorer of the 2nd Divisione Group C in 2009–10 season. Which he was the joint-topscorer of the league along with Alessandro Marotta of Group B. He scored 2 more goals in the playoffs, just 1 goal short behind Alessandro Cesarini and Giacomo Casoli (both 3 goals) and shared the play-offs second highest scorer with Alessandro Cesca, Francesco Corapi, Antonio Montella and Antonio Gaeta; thus he was the overall top-scorer of the 2nd Divisione.

In June 2010, Pescara also won promotion (but to Serie B) and both clubs failed to agree the price of the remained 50% registration rights,[5] thus both clubs had to submit a bid in envelope to Lega Pro to decide the ownership. On 30 June 2010, Lega Pro announced that Cisco Roma won the closed tender as the highest bidder[6] for an additional €222,000.[3]


On 8 July 2010, he was signed by Serie A side Parma F.C. in another co-ownership deal, for €300,000 in 4-year contract.[7] As part of the deal, Atletico Roma signed Alessio Tombesi (for €50,000) and Abel Gigli (for a peppercorn fee) in co-ownership deal, Abdou Doumbia and Gianluca Lapadula on loan.[8] Ciofani also remained in Rome on loan for another season. He scored 16 goals in 2010–11 season as team-topscorer.[9] On 24 June 2011 Parma bought the remain 50% registration rights for €100,000[7] and bought back Gigli.

In July 2011, he was loaned to Serie B newcomer Gubbio, which Parma also bore part of the wage for €185,000 as premi di valorizzazione.[10] On 2 August 2012 he signed for A.C. Perugia Calcio.[11] ca. summer 2012 he added one more year to his contract with Parma (to 2015), made Parma still eligible to form co-ownership contract with any club until 2013.


On 30 June 2013 he was signed by Frosinone Calcio in co-ownership deal, swapped with Leandro Campagna.[12] Both 50% registration rights of the players were tagged for €600,000.[13] On 24 January 2014 Frosinone signed Ciofani outright.[14]


  1. ^ "Ferrante al Pescara ma firma lunedì". Pescara Calcio (in Italian). 25 August 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ceduti sei calciatori". Pescara Calcio (in Italian). 4 January 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Delfino Pescara 1936 Srl bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA (Italian)
  4. ^ "MERCATO: ceduti quattro calciatori". Pescara Calcio (in Italian). 21 July 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "RAFFAELE FRANCHINI ACQUISTATO DALLA CISCO ROMA. PER CIOFANI INCOGNITA BUSTE...". AS Cisco Calcio Roma (in Italian). 25 June 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Risoluzioni accordi di partecipazione ed esito apertura buste ( C.U. Lega Pro 156L del 18/05/10)" (IN PDF). Lega Pro (in Italian). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Parma FC Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian) Require purchase in CCIAA
  8. ^ "ATLETICO ROMA: QUATTRO COLPI DI MERCATO CHE ARRIVANO DA PARMA". Atletico Roma (in Italian). 9 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Classifica Marcatori - 1° Divisione gir. B" (in Italian). Lega Pro. ca. End of 2010–11 season. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Parma FC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  11. ^ "Calciomercato Perugia ecco Daniel Ciofani dal Parma". Legapro.it (in Italian). 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "CIOFANI E’ DEL FROSINONE" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (Italian) Require purchase in CCIAA
  14. ^ "Daniel Ciofani a titolo definitivo" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

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