|Full name||Gaetano Caridi|
|Date of birth||22 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Reggio Calabria, Italy|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2001||→ Avellino (loan)||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2012.
Caridi began his career playing for minor Tuscan club Pontedera. He made his debut with the then-Serie C2 club in 1999, aged 19, playing 22 matches and scoring four goals. He then earned a move to promotion chasing Serie C1 side Alzano Virescit, where he made 15 appearances before being loaned to Avellino in January 2001. With the biancoverdi, he played 10 matches scoring three goals before returning at Alzano.
The 2002-03 season proved to be a turning point for the 22-year-old Caridi. He agreed to sign for free with Mantova and proved instrumental to make telling passes as Mantova came close to promotion. In 2003-04 Caridi made 32 appearances, scoring 8 goals as Mantova earned promotion to Serie C1.
In 2004-05 Mantova earned promotion to Serie B at their first attempt, with Caridi helping to create many of the goals with his technique and vision, as well as scoring 10 goals.  Mantova finish fourth, losing a third consecutive promotion on playoffs to Torino, and Caridi scored 14 league goals in the process. In 2006-07 Caridi confirmed his qualities, scoring an impressive 11 goals in 35 matches, many of them coming from direct free kicks. 
In July 2010 he completed his move to Tuscan Serie B team U.S. Grosseto F.C.. Caridi played his first match in pre-season friendly on 22 July. On 13 July 2012, Caridi joined newly promoted Serie B club F.C. Pro Vercelli 1892 on a free transfer.
- (Italian) Caridi’s career details