|Date of birth||July 13, 1971|
|Place of birth||Rome, Italy|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He played with AS Roma over three periods, beginning from the 1989-90 season, in which he did not however play a single match for the giallorossi. He then went on to join lower division club Casertana, before moving on to Cosenza in 1992 and Serie A hopefuls Udinese in 1993. With Udinese being relegated in the sommer of 1994, Francesco joined capital club AS Roma for the new season. The club ended in a good fifth place being thus qualified for the UEFA Cup. After another fifth-place finish, the club disappointingly finished 12th in the 1996-97 season, and heads started to roll. Spending another half year in Rome, Statuto moved back to former club Udinese for the remainder of the 1997-98 season - finishing third with the Friuli-outfit - one spot ahead of Roma.
For the 1998-99 season, Statuto, who had played extraordinarily well for Udinese, was back with the giallorossi, leading the club to another 5th-place finish in the Serie A, playing alongside a young Francesco Totti. A memorable season for Statuto, which also included a short loanspell at Piacenza, the club he eventually joined fully in the summer of 1999.
Statuto earned also three caps for the Italian national side.
- "Calcio: Grosseto, nuovo allenatore e' Francesco Statuto Dopo l'esonero di Guido Ugolotti" (in Italian). Ansa. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- Francesco Statuto at National-Football-Teams.com