Michele Paolucci

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Michele Paolucci
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-02-06) 6 February 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Recanati, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
2003–2006 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Juventus 0 (0)
2006–2007 Ascoli (loan) 32 (6)
2007–2009 Udinese 2 (0)
2008 Atalanta (loan) 9 (0)
2008–2009 Catania (loan) 26 (7)
2009–2014 Siena 39 (9)
2010 Juventus (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Palermo (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Vicenza (loan) 41 (11)
2014–2015 Latina 35 (5)
2016 Petrolul Ploiești 12 (1)
2016 Catania 18 (3)
2017 Ancona 14 (4)
2017–2018 Monopoli 4 (1)
2018– Floriana 0 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U-17 6 (1)
2004–2005 Italy U-19 4 (1)
2005 Italy U-20 2 (0)
2006 Italy U-21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2017.

Michele Paolucci (born 6 February 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a forward for Floriana.

Club career[edit]

Juventus and loans[edit]

Paolucci came through the ranks at Juventus. After graduating from their Primavera youth team. However, despite being called up to the first team he never made an official Serie A appearance for the Old Lady.

In 2006–07 season he was loaned to Ascoli, made his team and Serie A debut on 10 September 2006, against Atalanta B.C.. After his successful spell at Ascoli where he would go on to score 6 goals in 32 Serie A appearances, he returned shortly to Juventus.

Udinese and loans[edit]

In summer 2007, he moved to Udinese on joint-ownership deal, as part of the Vincenzo Iaquinta deal to join Juventus, as tagged for €1.35million.[1] He made his official game debut in Coppa Italia, scored two goals against A.S. Bari on 29 August 2007. . He made just 2 appearances in 5 months at Udinese

In January 2008 Juventus and Udinese loaned him out to Atalanta, where he would play until 30 June 2008.

During the 2008–09 summer transfer window, Juventus and Udinese again loaned Paolucci out, this time to Sicilian giants, Catania. He was a revelation for a high-flying Catania side who was fighting for UEFA Cup places until a mid-season stumble.[according to whom?] He scored 7 goals that season, in the Serie A and had been regularly included in first team action, under coach Walter Zenga. He made a total of 28 starts for the club. It was also the most successful Serie A season of his career.

Siena and loans[edit]

In June 2009, Paolucci returned to Udinese, but was immediately bought back fully by Juventus for €3.3million. On 8 July 2009 he joined Siena in co-ownership for the same price[2] in 5-year contract. Paolucci did not manage to hold down a regular starting place at Siena to some surprise, making just 10 Serie A appearances, and scoring just twice.

After not obtaining a regular starting place and also due to Juventus' striker injury crisis, he was loan back by Juventus on 16 January 2010, by Juve paid Siena €500,000.[3] Originally acquired as addition to an injury-ridden team, Paolucci never broke into the first team and ended his second Juve stint with only four league appearances before to return to Siena, now relegated in the Serie B league.

After a disappointing period at Siena, with only one second-division appearance with the Tuscans, Paolucci accepted a loan move to Palermo on 31 January 2011, replacing the left of former Siena teammate Massimo Maccarone.[4] He made his debut with the Sicilians only two days later, replacing Fabrizio Miccoli in the final minutes of a home game against his former team Juventus, ended in a 2–1 win for Palermo.[5] Siena elected to loan him out once again to Vicenza for the 2011–12 season after the club acquired the residual 50% rights from Juve for free.[6]


On 28 January 2014, Paolucci left Siena for Serie B side Latina, signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.[7][8] In 2015, he was released by Latina.[9]


On 9 December 2015, Paolucci signed a six-month contract with Romanian side Petrolul, with an option to extend it by a further year.

Catania ad Ancona[edit]

In the summer of 2016 he returned to Italy and moved to Catania; in January 2017 it was sold to Ancona.

Floriana Football Club and Malta[edit]

On the 18th of January 2018 , Paolucci after negotiating his release with Monopoli joined Maltese side Floriana who play in the BOV Premier League, the top league on the Maltese islands, Under the helm of president Riccardo Gaucci

International career[edit]

Paolucci made his U-21 team debut against Luxembourg U-21, 12 December 2006, replacing Nicola Pozzi at half time.


  1. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2007" (PDF). juventus.com. Retrieved 17 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Interim Management Statements at 30 June 2009" (PDF). Juventus FC. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Half-Yearly Financial Report at 31 December 2009" (PDF). Juventus FC. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "PRESO PAOLUCCI DAL SIENA, JOAO PEDRO CEDUTO IN PRESTITO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Serie A: le pagelle di Palermo-Juventus" (in Italian). Datasport. 3 February 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paolucci in prestito al Vicenza" (in Italian). AC Siena. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Paolucci è del Latina fino al 2018. Primo allenamento di Nunes" (in Italian). US Latina Calcio. 28 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Paolucci ceduto al Latina" (in Italian). A.C. Siena. 28 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Risoluzione per Michele Paolucci" (in Italian). U.S. Latina Calcio. 2015 [circa]. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 

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