Fabio Galante

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Fabio Galante
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Personal information
Date of birth (1973-11-20) 20 November 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Montecatini Terme, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Empoli 48 (3)
1994–1996 Genoa 85 (7)
1996–1999 Internazionale 55 (2)
1999–2004 Torino 124 (6)
2004–2010 Livorno 149 (5)
Total 461 (23)
National team
1991 Italy U-18 10 (2)
1994–1996 Italy U-21 18 (4)
1996 Italy Olympic 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2008

Fabio Galante (born 20 November 1973 in Montecatini Terme, Province of Pistoia) is an Italian footballer, who played as a defender. He represented Italy at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

Galante started his professional career for Serie C1 side Empoli F.C., then coached by Luciano Spalletti. He successively moved to Genoa C.F.C. in 1994, where he won the 1996 Anglo-Italian Cup. He then switched to Internazionale in 1996. With Internazionale, Galante played three seasons, mostly as a backup player, winning an UEFA Cup title in 1998.

In 1999 he signed for Torino Calcio, initially on loan.[1] Torino paid 5.1 billion lire to sign Galante permanently in June 2000,[2] but at the same time selling half of the registration rights of Riccardo Fissore and Franco Semioli to Inter for 6 billion lire[3] (Fissore was later bought back by Torino the following summer for 2 billion lire, meaning the club had acquired Fissore by paying Inter 1.1 billion lire in cash and half of Semioli).[3] Galante spent four seasons with Torino in total, two of them in Serie A. He helped the club to gain Serie A promotion, winning the 2000–01 Serie B title; the following season he helped the club to win a spot in the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

In 2004, after having been relegated to the role of a backup defender in the Torino squad, he moved to Livorno, where he quickly became a key player and helped the team to maintain a Serie A place until 2008. He was subsequently released for free by the amaranto, but in November 2008 he agreed on a one-year contract with his former team, returning to Livorno for their 2008–09 Serie B campaign.

Honours[edit]

Genoa
Inter
Torino
Italy under-21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GALANTE CEDUTO AL TORO DI SIMONI" (in Italian). inter.it. 20 June 2000. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  2. ^ F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2000, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  3. ^ a b F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2001, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)

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