Simone Loria

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Simone Loria
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-28) 28 October 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Olbia 31 (1)
1997–1999 Battipagliese 44 (2)
1999–2000 Nocerina 28 (0)
2000–2002 Lecco 52 (6)
2002–2005 Cagliari 87 (11)
2005–2007 Atalanta 63 (11)
2007–2008 Siena 36 (5)
2008–2011 Roma 15 (3)
2009–2010 Torino (loan) 29 (2)
2011-2012 Bologna 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 Oct 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Simone Loria (born 28 October 1976 in Turin, Italy) is an Italian football defender and free agent.

Career[edit]

Loria is known for having scored a spectacular bicycle kick from the edge of the penalty area against Chievo while playing for Atalanta.[citation needed]

He began his career at Juventus, club giant of his hometown Turin. After graduation from youth teams, he spent 5 seasons in Serie C1 and Serie C2. In mid-2002, he was signed by Cagliari of Serie B. He quickly became a regular starter and contributed to the team's promotion to Serie A in summer 2004. In his first Serie A season, he played 20 matches. At the end of season, he joined Atalanta, a club which had just been relegated to Serie B. He won the Serie B championship with the club and played in Serie A again.

In July 2007, he signed a 4-year contract with Siena.[1]

Roma[edit]

Loria completed a transfer to Roma from Siena along with his teammate Artur Moraes on 25 June 2008[2] in an exchange deal which saw Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci move to Siena in a co-ownership deal and Roma midfielder Ahmed Barusso move on loan to the Tuscan based club. Daniele Galloppa, owned by both Roma & Siena, also became an exclusively Siena player as a part of the deal. He signed a 3-year deal and he was valued €2.8 million.

After disappointing performances, Loria was loaned to Torino which recently sold Cesare Natali on 6 July 2009.[3] During 2010–11 Serie A Loria spent most of his time on the bench or even the stands until the classic match against Inter. Substituting Jérémy Menez in the second half he scored the (temporary) 4-3, his second goal for Roma.[4]

Bologna[edit]

He moved to Bologna in July 2011. He scored his first goal for Bologna on October 30, against Atalanta. Bologna won 3:1.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formalizzato l'acquisto di Simone Loria" (in Italian). AC Siena. 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2009-12-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO REALIZZATE ALLA DATA DEL 25 GIUGNO 2008" (in Italian). asroma.it. 2008-06-25. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Simone Loria al Toro" (in Italian). torinofc.it. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/serie-a/roma/2011/02/06/news/inter_roma-12143291/index.html?ref=search.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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