Dario Del Fabro

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Dario Del Fabro
Personal information
Full name Dario Del Fabro
Date of birth (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Alghero, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Juventus)
Number 26
Youth career
2008–2012 Cagliari
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Cagliari 6 (0)
2014–2015Leeds United (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016Ascoli (loan) 10 (0)
2016–2017Pisa (loan) 33 (0)
2017– Juventus 0 (0)
2017–2018Novara (loan) 19 (0)
2018–2019Cremonese (loan) 3 (1)
2019–Kilmarnock (loan) 11 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Italy U16 7 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U17 5 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U18 4 (0)
2013–2014 Italy U19 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:20, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 December 2012

Dario Del Fabro (born 24 March 1995) is an Italian footballer who plays plays as a central defender for Kilmarnock, on loan from Juventus.

Club career[edit]


Born in Alghero, but grew up in Sassari; Del Fabro started his career at Cagliari after being spotted by the head of the academy Gianfranco Matteoli. He made his debut in the Coppa Italia on 5 November 2012 against Pescara, playing the full 90 minutes. He made his Serie A league debut on 21 December 2012 against Juventus, coming on for Marco Sau in the 67th minute.

On 3 August 2014, Del Fabro joined Serie B side Pescara on a season-long loan. The move was later terminated so that he could join Leeds United instead.[1]

Loan to Leeds United[edit]

On 31 August, he signed for former Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino at Leeds United on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent move.[2] Del Fabro was given the number 35 shirt for the 2014–15 season.[3] On 4 January 2015, Del Fabro made his début for the club in a 1–0 defeat away to Sunderland in the FA Cup.[4] On 18 April 2015, Del Fabro was one of six Massimo Cellino signings (along with Mirco Antenucci, Giuseppe Bellusci, Souleymane Doukara, Marco Silvestri, Edgar Çani) who controversially pulled out of the squad with an 'injury' the day before a 2–1 loss against Charlton Athletic.[5]

Loan to Ascoli[edit]

On 20 September 2015, Del Fabro was loaned out to Serie B side Ascoli.[6] He debuted on 23 November 2015, in a 3–0 away loss against Cagliari, coming on as a substitute for Michele Canini after 5 minutes of the first half. He ended the campaign with a total of 10 appearances.

Loan to Pisa[edit]

On 10 July 2016, the Alghero-born defender completed the loan to another Serie B team, Pisa.[7] At the new team, Del Fabro became one of the starting central defenders for the team from Tuscany, appearing in 32 league and 2 Coppa Italia matches.


On 28 July 2017, Del Fabro joined Juventus on a permanent deal.[8]

Loan to Novara[edit]

He was loaned to Novara for the 2017–18 season.[9]

Loan to Cremonese[edit]

On 31 July 2018, Del Fabro joined Serie B club Cremonese on loan until 30 June 2019.[10]

Loan to Kilmarnock[edit]

On 29 August 2019, Del Fabro moved on loan to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock.[11]

International career[edit]

In 2010, Del Fabro was capped by Italy under-16s where he captained the side, before graduating in 2011 to Italy under-17, and then on to Italy under-18s in 2012. In 2013, Del Fabro made his debut for Italy under-19s and scored his first goal in the "Azzurri" shirt.


  1. ^ "Cagliari, greets Del Fabro goes on loan to Pescara". Tuttosport. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "DEL FABRO JOINS FOR THE SEASON". Leeds United official website. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Leeds United: 2014/15 SQUAD NUMBERS". Leeds United official website. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Sunderland 1 Leeds 0". Sky Sports. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Neil Redfearn: 'freakish events' caused six Leeds players to miss game". The Guardian. 19 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Dario Del Fabro all'Ascoli". cagliaricalcio.com. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Colombatto e Del Fabro al Pisa". cagliaricalcio.com. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Dario Del Fabro alla Juventus". www.cagliaricalcio.com. 28 July 2017.
  9. ^ "UFFICIALE: Novara, arriva il difensore Del Fabro dalla Juventus". www.tuttomercatoweb.com. 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Del Fabro joined to Cremonese". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Kilmarnock sign Dario Del Fabro from Juventus & admit Greg Taylor talks". BBC Sport. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

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