Francesco Della Rocca

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Francesco Della Rocca
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-09-14) 14 September 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Brindisi, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Salernitana
Number 14
Youth career
2003–2005 Bologna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Bologna 36 (0)
2006–2007 Sambenedettese (loan) 16 (0)
2007–2008 Avellino (loan) 12 (0)
2008–2009 Sassuolo (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2010 Brescia (loan) 3 (0)
Jan.-Jun.2010 Perugia (loan) 6 (1)
2011–2015 Palermo 26 (0)
2012–2013 Fiorentina (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Siena (loan) 17 (0)
2013–2014 Bologna (loan) 9 (0)
2015–2016 Perugia 37 (0)
2016– Salernitana 1 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U-16 2 (0)
2005–2006 Italy U-19 3 (0)
2008 Italy U-20 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2013.


Francesco Della Rocca (born 14 September 1987 in Brindisi) is an Italian footballer currently playing for Salernitana.

Club career[edit]

Bologna[edit]

A Bologna youth product, he spent the early years of his professional career on loan to minor league clubs before playing his first full Serie A season in 2010–11.

Palermo[edit]

On 23 August 2011 he signed a new 5-year contract with Bologna,[1] but left the club only a week later to join Palermo in a co-ownership bid, for €3.5 million.[2]

In summer 2012, he joined ACF Fiorentina. However he was injured in September 2012.[3] On 12 January 2013, he moved on loan to Siena, and then spent the 2013–14 season on loan at his old club Bologna, playing only nine times.

He returned to Palermo after the end of his loan spell on 1 July 2014, and was called up for the Rosanero's first team pre-season camp. In summer 2014, Palermo also acquired the remain 50% registration rights of Della Rocca, for a peppercorn fee of €500.[4]

On 30 August 2015 the contract of Palermo and Della Rocca was canceled in mutual consent.[5]

Perugia[edit]

On 30 August 2015 Della Rocca was signed by Perugia.[6]

Salernitana[edit]

On 31 August 2016 he joined U.S. Salernitana 1919 in a 2-year deal.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of Luigi Della Rocca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ufficiali Raggi e Stojanovic" [Officially Raggi & Stojanovic]. Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 23 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "TRE ACQUISTI PER I ROSANERO" [THREE ACQUISITIONS FOR THE ROSANERO] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "DELLA ROCCA SI OPERA, TENDINOPATIA PER AQUILANI". Viola Channel (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  5. ^ "RISOLUZIONE PER DELLA ROCCA" (in Italian). U.S. Città di Palermo. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Della Rocca è del Perugia!" (in Italian). A.C. Perugia Calcio. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Della Rocca, Perico, Marchi e Ronaldo sono giocatori granata. Moro alla Cremonese" (in Italian). U.S. Salernitana 1919. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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