Gabriele Perico

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Gabriele Perico
Personal information
Full name Gabriele Perico
Date of birth (1984-03-11) 11 March 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Prato 12 (0)
2004–2010 AlbinoLeffe 68 (11)
2006–2007 Monza (loan) 36 (0)
2010–2014 Cagliari 78 (0)
2014–2016 Cesena 56 (3)
2016–2018 Salernitana 36 (1)
2018– Livorno 4 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Italy U17 10 (0)
2002 Italy U18 6 (1)
2002–2003 Italy U19 10 (2)
2004 Italy U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2018

Gabriele Perico (born 11 March 1984) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Livorno as a right back. He is a former Italy U20 international.

Club career[edit]

Perico started his career at hometown club Atalanta. In the 2003–04 season he left for Prato.


In summer 2004, he was signed by Serie B side AlbinoLeffe from Prato along with Mauro Belotti and Alessandro Diamanti. The Province of Bergamo based club, also signed Primavera team-mate Joelson (in a co-ownership deal) and Mauro Minelli (on loan) from Atalanta.

He made his Serie B debut for AlbinoLeffe in a 2–0 victory against Venezia, on 11 September 2004.[1]


On 9 August 2010 Perico joined Cagliari[2] along with Simon Laner on loan for €750,000 (€375,000 each or €350,000 each plus Cocco)[3] with option to co-own the players.

On 21 June 2011 Cagliari excised the rights to sign the player in co-ownership deal for €375,000 in a 3-year contract.[3][4][5] Cagliari also bought back Cocco for €150,000. In June 2012 Cagliari acquired Perico outright for €200,000, but Cocco also acquired by AlbinoLeffe outright for €200,000.[3] The deals made Cagliari paid €950,000 to AlbinoLeffe for Perico, or €725,000 cash plus signing Cocco twice.


On 16 July 2014, Perico signed for Serie A side Cesena.[6] After being relegated from Serie A after the 2014/15 season, Cesena finished 6th in Serie B during the 2015/16 season. He was released at the end of the 2015/16 season, after making 56 appearances and scoring 3 goals for the club.

In July 2016, Perico joined English side Leeds United on trial. He played for Leeds first team in their final preseason friendly against Serie A side Atalanta B.C. where he started in a 2-1 win.[7] However, he failed to earn a permanent deal at the club.


On 31 August he joined Serie B club Salernitana on a free transfer. He signed a 2-year contract.[8]

International career[edit]

Perico has represented Italy at various age groups including Italy U20's. He also won the 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Perico was capped for the Italy under-17 team at 2001 UEFA European Under-16 Championship (after 2001 the tournament was renamed the under-17 championship, but with the same age limit).



Italy Under-19


  1. ^ "PERICO Gabriele". Panini Digital (login required). Retrieved 2009-08-09. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Perico e Laner al Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 9 August 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c UC AlbinoLeffe S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  4. ^ Cagliari Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  5. ^ "Perico ancora del Cagliari". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gabriele Perico in bianconero". 16 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "WOOD + ROOFE STRIKES SEE OFF ATALANTA". Leeds United. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "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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