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 35)
Place of birth Asti, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2002 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Juventus 1 (0)
2003–2005 Chievo 0 (0)
2004–2005Crotone (loan) 54 (5)
2005–2006 Siena 28 (0)
2006–2007 Juventus 28 (1)
2007–2012 Genoa 20 (0)
2009–2010Bari (loan) 0 (0)
2010Piacenza (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2012Vicenza (loan) 47 (4)
2013–2014 SPAL 12 (0)
2014–2015 Mantova 29 (2)
2015–2016 Crotone 13 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U-20 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Matteo Paro (born 17 March 1983) is a former Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.



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's 1–1 away draw with Rimini on 9 September 2006.[2]


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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ Juventus Football Club: Accordo con la società A.C. Chievo Verona per l’acquisizione del calciatore Nicola Legrottaglie (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Juve, il debutto in B è un flop a Rimini trova solo un pareggio" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Transfer market: joint-ownerships settled yesterday". Juventus FC. 26 June 2008. Archived from the original on 8 July 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 

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