Fabio Vignaroli

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Fabio Vignaroli
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Personal information
Full name Fabio Vignaroli
Date of birth (1976-06-07) June 7, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Finale Ligure, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Como 78 (7)
1998–2000 Monza 51 (7)
2000–2003 Salernitana 81 (26)
2003–2005 Modena 63 (6)
2005 Parma 16 (0)
2005–2006 Bologna 31 (2)
2007 Bari 15 (0)
2007–2008 Lazio 9 (0)
2009–2010 Newcastle Jets 15 (6)
2011 Monza 14 (5)
2011–2012 Savona 14 (6)
2013 Mosta
2013– Balzan
Total 367 (48)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fabio Vignaroli (born June 7, 1976 in Finale Ligure, Savona) is an Italian footballer currently playing for Maltese Premier League side Balzan, where he plays as an attacking midfielder.


He played three more season at Como, all in Serie C1, before joining Serie B side Monza in 1998.

In 2000, he moved to Salernitana, scoring a total of 26 goals in three Serie B seasons for the granata, with 20 of them in the 2001-02 season. In January 2003 he accepted an offer from newly promoted Serie A team Modena, and marked his top-flight début in a 0-2 home loss to Atalanta on January 25, 2003.[1] He stayed at Modena for three seasons before moving at Parma on January 2005.

He then signed for Serie B's Bologna six months later, but failed to impress, scoring only two goals in 31 matches, and was released for free on June 2006. After six months without a club, on February 2007 he accepted an offer from relegation-battling Serie B side Bari,[2] where he failed to score a single goal in his 15 appearances with the galletti.

Again without a contract, he was signed by Lazio on September 2007 in a one-year deal.[3] Following the expiration of his Lazio contract, Vignaroli signed for Super League Greece club Panthrakikos.[citation needed]


In October 2008, Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock took Vignaroli on trial for a week. With Kilmarnock unable to commit to the player until the January transfer window, Vignaroli was then taken on trial with fellow Scottish club Dundee F.C..[4]

Dundee caretaker manager Davie Farrell was hoping that he could play as a trialist in their league game against Morton, but SFA rules forbid players from abroad playing as trialists.[5]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

On February 8, 2009, the Newcastle Jets signed Vignaroli for a 6-month period on a deal which saw the veteran play for the club in the AFC Champions League 2009 tournament.[6] On 10 March 2009, he made his debut for Newcastle in their 2-0 AFC Champions League away loss to Beijing Guoan.

Vignaroli became the highest paid player in Newcastle Jets history, after the 33 year-old marquee player signed a 1-year contract worth more than A$300,000.[7] Vignaroli was ruled out for the rest of the 2009/2010 season after scans confirmed injuries to his right knee.[8] Vignaroli was released from the Newcastle Jets due to a long term knee injury.

Italy return[edit]

In January 2011 he returned to Italy.[9]


Vignaroli joined Maltese Premier League side Mosta on the 23 January 2013.



Newcastle Jets FC


  1. ^ "Serie B 2006/2007 - Fabio Vignaroli" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Vignaroli e la maglia del Bari al rush finale: "Potevo andare all'estero, ma il blasone dei galletti mi ha convinto"" (in Italian). Goal.com. 2007-02-05. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL, Lazio engage Vignaroli". TransferMarketWeb. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Lazio striker gets Dens chance". BBC News. 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Morton v Dundee". BBC Sport. 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Jets sign off on Italian job". Newcastle Jets website. 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  7. ^ V for Vignaroli - Jets splash the cash to get their man
  8. ^ "Newcastle Jets blow as marquee player Fabio Vignaroli to miss rest of season". Australian Associated Press (Published by foxsports.com.au). 14 December 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "C'è il transfert per Vignaroli" (in Italian). AC Monza. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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