Paolo Sammarco

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Paolo Sammarco
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-17) 17 March 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Como, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Milan 0 (0)
2002–2003 Viterbese (loan) 24 (0)
2003–2006 Chievo 39 (0)
2003–2004 Prato (loan) 30 (1)
2006–2007 Milan 0 (0)
2006–2007 Chievo (loan) 32 (2)
2007–2012 Sampdoria 64 (6)
2009–2010 Udinese (loan) 26 (0)
2011 Cesena (loan) 15 (1)
2011–2012 Chievo (loan) 28 (2)
2012– Spezia 63 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Italy U-18[nb 1] 3 (0)
2001 Italy U-19 5 (0)
2005–2006 Italy U-21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paolo Sammarco (born 17 March 1983) is an Italian football midfielder, currently playing for Spezia Calcio.

Club career[edit]


A product of European giants A.C. Milan's youth system, Sammarco never played a game for the side, serving consecutive loans: from 2002–04 in Serie C1, and from 2004–07 with first division side A.C. ChievoVerona (the first two in joint ownership, exchanged with Martino Olivetti[1]).


On 22 June 2007, U.C. Sampdoria announced Sammarco, in another co-ownership deal with Milan, for €1.5 million.[2][3] In Sampdoria, he broke through, playing almost every league game in a team that achieved UEFA Cup qualification, under coach Walter Mazzarri.

In June 2008, Sampdoria gained full ownership of Sammarco for another €2.5 million, made his valued increased to €4 million (made Milan register a financial income of €1million as the half retained had increased from €1.5 million to €2.5M) [4] Sammarco also signed a new contract which last until 30 June 2013 during 2009–10 season.[5] On 25 August 2009 he was loaned to Udinese for one season. Sammarco was a sub under Luigi Delneri at the first match of 2009–10 Serie A.

On returning to Sampdoria for the beginning of the 2010–11 season, he did not appear in any games, as the club now hired Domenico Di Carlo as coach. He was loaned to Cesena on 30 December 2010 for the rest of the season.[6]

He scored a goal in the first two games of 2011–12 Coppa Italia for Doria, however on 24 August he returned to Chievo in exchanged with Simone Bentivoglio, re-uniting Di Carlo.


On 9 August 2012 he joined Spezia Calcio.[7]

National team[edit]

Sammarco was first capped for the Italy national under-21 football team in August 2005, against France, and was part of the final squad in the 2006 European Championship, making three appearances as a starter.


  1. ^ U17 prior 2001 equivalent to today U18


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  3. ^ UC Sampdoria. "Sammarco joins Samp midfield" (in Italian). 
  4. ^ "AC Milan Group 2008 Annual Report". AC Milan (in Italian). ca. April 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2009 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Tomorrow, Paolo Sammarco will join the group" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 
  7. ^ "Mercato: per il centrocampo aquilotto ecco Paolo Sammarco" (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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