Salvatore Aronica

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Salvatore Aronica
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back / Left back
Club information
Current team
free agent
Youth career
Bagheria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Bagheria 32 (0)
1996–1998 Juventus 1 (0)
1998–2002 Crotone 107 (1)
2002–2003 Ascoli 31 (0)
2003–2006 Messina 97 (0)
2006–2008 Reggina 71 (0)
2008–2013 Napoli 111 (0)
2013–2014 Palermo 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Salvatore Aronica (born 20 January 1978) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender. He is currently without a club.

Biography[edit]

Aronica spent his early career with Juventus, but he was sent to Crotone on loan. The deal became a co-ownership deal for the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons, for €91,000.[1] In June 2002 Aronica returned to Juventus for an undisclosed fee but was loaned to Serie B side Ascoli with an option to purchase. However, the next season he moved to Messina from Juventus along with Luigi Lavecchia and Andrea Gentile in another co-ownership deal. Aronica was valued €1 million at that time, thus Messina purchased half for €500,000. In June 2006, Messina purchased Aronica for an undisclosed fee (around €240,000 to €300,000) and Lavecchia and Gentile outright for free. However, in July 2006 he was sold to Reggina.

He was signed by Napoli on 1 September 2008, for €2,675,000,[2] With the departure of Maurizio Domizzi and Erminio Rullo, Aronica was featured as left central back or left wingback ahead of Mirko Savini in the 3-5-2 formation, shared the role with Luigi Vitale (as left wingback).

In 2010-11 season he started to play with Paolo Cannavaro and Hugo Campagnaro consistently. Although they played well that season, in the following season the squad's lack of depth made it difficult to face both 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and 2011–12 Serie A, making the club slip from a third place finish in 2010–11 to fifth place in 2011-12. In May 2012 Aronica renewed his contract (1+1 year).[3]

On 29 December 2012 he moved to Palermo, signing a contract until 2015.[4] His Palermo stay was however difficult from the very beginning, as he did not succeed in helping his club to escape relegation, and was subsequently excluded from the first team for the whole 2013–14 Serie B season, as well as the early part of 2014–15. He mutually rescinded his contract in December 2014.[5]

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