Valerio Di Cesare
|Date of birth||23 May 1983|
|Place of birth||Rome, Italy|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2004||→ Avellino (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Di Cesare moved his first footsteps into Lazio's youth system. During the summer of 2001, he accepted an offer from Chelsea, initially joining the Blues' reserve team. However, he failed to break into the first team, and left England on January 2004 without making a single appearance, joining Avellino in temporary deal. Di Cesare was suffered him serious knee injury; before move to Avellino, he also went to Brentford and Como for a trial.
Di Cesare then went on to play in Serie B with AlbinoLeffe, Catanzaro and Mantova, joining the Virgiliani in January 2006. Di Cesare only played twice for the Veneto side in 2005–06 Serie B. In the next 2 seasons, out of possible 84 Serie B games, he played 46 times.
In June 2008, Di Cesare moved to Vicenza along with Simone Calori for €1 million and €500,000 respectively. However co-currently, Mantova had to sign Mattia Marchesetti and Riccardo Fissore also for €1 million and €500,000, thus made the deal a pure player swap without involvement of cash. All 4 players signed 3-year contract. Di Cesare only briefly played again in the first season with his new club (13 times in Serie B); Di Cesare played 33 games in 2009–10 Serie B.
In his final year of the contract, Vicenza decided to sell him to Torino for €250,000 in 3-year contract (€750,000 short with the original price or €83,333 with the residual value of the contract), while Calori who never played for the club was released for free with a write-down of €166,667. Di Cesare made 50 out of possible 84 Serie B appearances with the Toro, winning the promotion back to Serie A. Di Cesare played 9 times in 2012–13 Serie A. In June 2013, Di Cesare also obtained a license as youth team coach.
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- "Blues duo handed Bees trial". Sky Sports. 10 September 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
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- Vicenza Calcio SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (Italian)
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- Vicenza Calcio SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
- Torino FC SpA Report and Accounts on 31 December 2011 (Italian)
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- "Comunicato Ufficiale N°331 (2012–13)" [Press Release N°331 (2012–13)] (in Italian). FIGC Settore Tecnico. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- "Valerio Di Cesare al Brescia Calcio" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.