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|Full name||Nicola Amoruso|
|Date of birth||29 August 1974|
|Place of birth||Cerignola, Italy|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Striker (retired)|
|1999–2000||→ Perugia (loan)||25||(11)|
|2000–2001||→ Napoli (co-ownership)||30||(10)|
|2009||→ Siena (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 July 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nicola Amoruso (born 29 August 1974) is a former Italian footballer who played as a striker. His nicknames were piede caldo (Hot Foot) and Dinamite. He is currently the sporting director of Palermo.
Amoruso grew up in the Sampdoria youth system, and made his Serie A debut on 12 December 1993 (Inter-Sampdoria 2–0). He has also played with Fidelis Andria, Padova, Juventus, Perugia, SSC Napoli, Como, Modena, Messina and Reggina. He scored 4 goals in the Juve's 1996–97 UEFA Champions League campaign, including one each in both of the semifinal legs against AFC Ajax. He only came on as a late substitute in the final that Juventus lost to Borussia Dortmund. He scored in the return leg of the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League semifinal against AS Monaco FC, but went as an unused substitute in the final.
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Amoruso signed with Reggina on free transfer, after terminated his contract with Modena. Along with Rolando Bianchi, they formed an effective striking partner for Reggina's survival battle. In 2007–08 season, Bianchi left the club and Amoruso became the team top-scorer, ahead Franco Brienza and midfielder Francesco Cozza. Reggina almost relegated that season, as ineffective of striker Christian Stuani, Joelson, Stephen Makinwa and Fabio Ceravolo.
Torino, Siena, Parma & Atalanta
In January 2010, Amoruso signed a contract with Atalanta B.C. which last until June 2011. Robert Acquafresca, moved back to Genoa from Atalanta, while Hernán Crespo moved to Parma from Genoa. Atalanta also paid Parma €1 million for the service of Amoruso.
He retired in September 2011.
He also won the 1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
- "Risolto il contratto con Amoruso" (in Italian). Modena FC. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "Amoruso al Toro" (in Italian). Torino FC. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
- "Mercato: Arriva Amoruso" (in Italian). A.C. Siena. 2 February 2009.
- "Amoruso al Parma" (in Italian). Parma F.C. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
- Parma FC SpA financial report and accounts (bilancio) on 30 June 2010, Require purchase in Italian Chamber of Commerce (Italian)