Antonio Floro Flores

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Antonio Floro Flores
Floro Flores UDI-CAT 4-2.jpg
Personal information
Full name Antonio Mariano Floro Flores
Date of birth (1983-06-18) 18 June 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bari (on loan from Chievo)
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Napoli 62 (3)
2004 Sampdoria (loan) 4 (1)
2004–2005 Perugia 27 (8)
2005–2007 Arezzo 79 (28)
2007–2013 Udinese 140 (26)
2011 Genoa (loan) 18 (10)
2012–2013 Granada (loan) 10 (1)
2013 Genoa 13 (2)
2013–2016 Sassuolo 72 (12)
2016 Chievo (loan) 14 (1)
2016– Chievo 12 (0)
2017 Bari (loan) 13 (4)
2017– Bari (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Italy U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2015.

Antonio Mariano Floro Flores (born 18 June 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bari, on loan from Chievo.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Floro Flores was born in Naples and started his career at Napoli. He made his Serie A debut on 28 January 2001 against Roma. After six months on loan to fellow Serie A side Sampdoria, Floro Flores transferred to Perugia after Napoli had gone bankrupt. At Perugia, Floro Flores scored 8 goals in Serie B, and two more against Treviso in the promotion play-off second legs. But Perugia also faced bankruptcy, and Floro Flores joined Arezzo in the summer of 2005. He remained at the club for two seasons and scored 28 goals in 79 league matches.

Udinese[edit]

After Arezzo got relegated to Serie C1 in summer 2007, Floro Flores was signed by Udinese in a co-ownership deal. On 25 June 2008, Udinese bought Floro Flores outright.[1] In January 2011, he was loaned to Genoa where he scored 10 goals in 18 matches. In August 2011 he signed a new five-year contract with Udinese.[2] During the summer of 2012 he was sent on loan to Granada in La Liga. On 16 September 2012, Floro Flores scored his first goal for Granada in the 82nd minute against Deportivo to lead his side to a come from behind draw.

Genoa[edit]

In January 2013 he left for Genoa for a fee of around €6.3 million, made up of cash plus 50% of the registration rights of Masahudu Alhassan and Alexander Merkel which were valued at €1.5 million and €4 million respectively.[3] However, he only scored 2 goals during the remainder of the season, 10 goals behind team top-scorer Marco Borriello.

In the 2013–14 season, Genoa sold Ciro Immobile and elected not to sign Boriello but Floro Flores found himself behind Alberto Gilardino who had been recalled from loan. Floro Flores was the substitute in the first game of 2013–14 Coppa Italia and the first round of 2013–14 Serie A; in the second round (1 September) Floro Flores was the starting forward. However, he was substituted in the 57th minute,[4] as well as sold on the next day.

Sassuolo[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Floro Flores left for Sassuolo on a temporary deal for €1 million[3][5][6] with an option to purchase.[7] He retained his no.83 shirt number for his new team.[8]

At the end of season Sassuolo bought Floro Flores and Davide Biondini outright, for €2.5 million[6] and €1.3 million respectively.[6]

Chievo[edit]

On 1 February 2016, Floro Flores was signed by Chievo in a temporary deal, replacing Alberto Paloschi. Chievo also had an obligation to buy at the end of season.[9]

Floro Flores was loaned to F.C. Bari 1908 on 20 January 2017.[10] On 13 July, the loan was renewed.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "partecipazioni 2008–09" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Calcio. 26 June 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Floro Flores bianconero fino al 2016!". www.udinese.it (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 9 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "nota integrativa page 17; allegato: prospetto delle movimentazioni dei diritti pluriennali". Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A. bilancio d'esercizio al 31 dicembre 2013 [Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A. financial report on 31 December 2013] (in Italian). Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2014. 
  4. ^ Match Report Archived October 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  6. ^ a b c U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  7. ^ "Ufficiale: arrivano Floro Flores, Pegolo e Pucino. Bianchi al Modena, Laverone e Pavoletti al Varese" (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "I numeri di maglia dei neroverdi per la nuova stagione" (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Official: Antonio Floro Flores joining the Gialloblù!". A.C. ChievoVerona. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Floro Flores è del Bari" (Press release) (in Italian). F.C. Bari 1908. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Official: Antonio Floro Flores going to Bari" (Press release). A.C. ChievoVerona. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 

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