Matteo Paro

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Matteo Paro
Matteo Paro Rimini-Juventus 2006.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-17) 17 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Asti, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
2000–2002 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Juventus 1 (0)
2003–2005 Chievo 0 (0)
2004–2005 Crotone (loan) 54 (5)
2005–2006 Siena 28 (0)
2006–2007 Juventus 28 (1)
2007–2012 Genoa 20 (0)
2009–2010 Bari (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Piacenza (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2012 Vicenza (loan) 47 (4)
2013–2014 SPAL 12 (0)
2014–2015 Mantova 29 (2)
2015– Crotone 13 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U-20 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8:08, 15 July 2016 (UTC).

Matteo Paro (born 17 March 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Crotone.



Paro made his Serie A debut on 17 May 2003, in a 2–1 loss to Reggina.


In the summer of 2003, Juventus sold half of Paro's contract to Chievo in July for €450,000 total fee along with Sculli and Gastaldello as part of the deal that sent defender Nicola Legrottaglie the other way.[1] Paro himself was valued for €50,000 only (50% rights).


In 2005, Juventus bought back all three for €1.05M (€350,000 each). But Paro and Gastaldello were sold to Siena in another joint-ownership deal for €450,000 each.

Return to Juventus[edit]

In 2006, Juventus relegated to Serie B, and bought back Paro's 50% rights from Siena, for undisclosed fee. He also holds the distinction of scoring Juventus' first ever Serie B goal, during Juventus' 1–1 draw with Rimini on 9 September 2006.


In summer 2007, he was sold to Genoa in joint-ownership deal, for €1.5million. reunited with Sculli. Also Gastaldello joined Genoa's city rival U.C. Sampdoria.

Juventus received another €2million for the player in June 2008.[2]

In July 2009. Paro joined newly promoted side Bari on loan. The club also signed Riccardo Meggiorini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Ranocchia (loan) and Giuseppe Greco (loan) from Genoa. On 29 January 2010 AS Bari loaned the midfielder to Piacenza.


In summer 2010 he left for Vicenza on loan. In summer 2011 Danilo Russo returned to Genoa and Paro joined Vicenza in another temporary deal.


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