Iacopo Balestri

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Iacopo Balestri
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-06-21) 21 June 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Pisa, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Pisa 21 (0)
1997–1999 Castelfiorentino 61 (5)
1999–2000 Montevarchi 34 (0)
2000–2004 Modena 134 (3)
2004–2005 Reggina 38 (0)
2005–2007 Torino 70 (0)
2007–2009 Mantova 70 (0)
2010– Salernitana 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2009–10 season.

Iacopo Balestri (born 21 June 1975) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B team Salernitana in the role of a defender. He is 178 cm tall.


Balestri started his career at hometown club Pisa, where he won the Serie D champion. After just played twice at Serie C2, he returned to Serie D for Castelfiorentino. In mid-1999 he moved to Montevarchi of Serie C1, where he was spotted by Modena. At Modena he won two promotion in two season, from Serie C1 to Serie A the Italian top division. At Serie A he was the regular starter in the two seasons. After Modena finished as the second least and relegated, Balestri was signed by another Serie A struggler Reggina. With Reggina, he played 37 out of possible 39 matches for the club and finished in mid-table. After played the first match of 2005–06 season, Torino of Serie B signed Balestri. He won promotion with club again, and secured a place in their Serie A campaign. In July 2007 he left for Serie B club Mantova,[1] and continued to play as a regular.

Balestri was released in June 2009. After without a club for 6 months, he signed a 6 months contract with option of 1 more year with Serie B bottom club Salernitana.[2]



  1. ^ "Balestri ceduto al Mantova". Torino FC (in Italian). 6 July 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ingaggiato Balestri" (in Italian). Salernitana Calcio 1919. 3 January 2010. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 

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