Antonio Floro Flores
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|Full name||Antonio Mariano Floro Flores|
|Date of birth||18 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Naples, Italy|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2004||→ Sampdoria (loan)||4||(1)|
|2011||→ Genoa (loan)||18||(10)|
|2012–2013||→ Granada (loan)||10||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 september 2015.
Floro Flores was born in Naples, and started his career at S.S.C. Napoli. He made his Serie A debut on 28 January 2001 against Roma. After six months on loan to Serie A Sampdoria, Floro Flores transferred to Perugia after the club 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.
After Arezzo got relegated to Serie C1 on summer 2007, he was signed by Udinese Calcio in co-ownership deal. In June 2008 Udinese bought Floro Flores outright. In January 2011 he was loaned to Genoa and was in fine form for his new club scoring 10 goals in 18 matches. In August 2011 he signed a new 5-year contract with Udinese. During the summer of 2012 he was sent on loan to Granada in La Liga. On 16 September 2012 Antonio Floro Flores scored his first goal for Granada in the 82nd minute against Deportivo to lead his side to a come from behind draw.
In January 2013 he left for Genoa C.F.C. for about €6.3 million (cash plus 50% rights of Masahudu Alhassan and Alexander Merkel which tagged for €1.5M and €4.0M respectively). However he only scored 2 goals in half-season, 10 goals behind team top-scorer Marco Borriello.
In 2013–14 season, despite Genoa did not purchase Borriello, as well as the sales of Ciro Immobile, Alberto Gilardino was recalled; 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, as well as sold on the next day.
- "Floro Flores bianconero fino al 2016!". Udinese Calcio (in Italian) (www.udinese.it). 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
- Genoa CFC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA (Italian)
- Match Report (Italian)
- U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
- U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
- "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 27 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- "I numeri di maglia dei neroverdi per la nuova stagione" (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- "Official: Antonio Floro Flores joining the Gialloblù!". A.C. Chievo Verona. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- Career statistics (Italian)