Simone Barone

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Simone Barone
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-04-30) 30 April 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Nocera Inferiore, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 Parma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Parma 2 (0)
1999 Padova (loan) 28 (5)
1999–2000 Alzano Virescit (loan) 28 (1)
2000–2002 Chievo 47 (4)
2002–2004 Parma 62 (4)
2004–2006 Palermo 71 (5)
2006–2009 Torino 82 (2)
2009–2010 Cagliari 16 (0)
2011–2012 Livorno 20 (2)
Total 356 (23)
National team
2004–2006 Italy 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Simone Barone, Ufficiale OMRI[1][2] (born 30 April 1978) is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a midfielder. He was part of the Italian side that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Barone started his career making his first team debut in 4 May 1997 for Parma, against Atalanta. He then played for Padova of Serie C1 in 1998, Alzano Virescit of Serie B in 1999.

In summer 2000, he joined Chievo in a co-ownership deal, where he played for 2 seasons. He was loaned back to Parma in 2002–03 season, then bought back permanently in 2003, with Amauri moved to Chievo.

On 16 July 2004, he transferred to Palermo for €5M. He signed a 4-year contract.[3] He was the regular of the team, and the team qualified for 2006–07 UEFA Cup (after the Calciopoli trials).

On 5 August 2006, Simone moved to Serie A newcomer Torino[4][5] after the club signed Mark Bresciano and Fábio Simplício from Parma. He played 3 seasons for the Serie A struggler and left the club after relegated in 2009.

On 6 August 2009 he was signed by Serie A side Cagliari.[6] He mainly a substitute, only played 5 times as starting XI, all appeared as right midfielder.

International career[edit]

Barone debuted for the Italy national football team on 18 February 2004, in a 2–2 tie against Czech Republic. Stefano Bettarini and Sergio Volpi also received their first call-up[7] and made their debut under Giovanni Trapattoni. He was part of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, under Marcello Lippi, appearing two times as a substitute on Italy's quest to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA.com
  2. ^ AscotSportal.com
  3. ^ "SIMONE BARONE E' DEL PALERMO". US Città di Palermo (in Italian) (ilpalermocalcio.it). 16 July 2004. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Channel4.com[dead link]
  5. ^ "Barone ceduto al Torino". US Città di Palermo (in Italian) (ilpalermocalcio.it). 5 August 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Saluto i miei nuovi tifosi". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 6 August 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Barone braced for Italy chance". UEFA.com. 15 February 2004. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 

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