Paolo Dellafiore

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Paolo Hernán Dellafiore
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right / Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
1999–2004 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Internazionale 0 (0)
2005 Spezia (loan) 13 (0)
2005–2006 Treviso (loan) 23 (1)
2006–2009 Palermo 8 (0)
2007–2008 Torino (loan) 25 (1)
2009 → Torino (loan) 11 (2)
2009–2011 Parma 24 (0)
2011 Cesena (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Novara 17 (0)
2012–2014 Siena 37 (1)
2013 Padova (loan) 12 (0)
2014– Latina 36 (2)
National team
2001 Italy U-15 3 (0)
2004–2006 Italy U-20 3 (0)
2005–2008 Italy U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2015.

Paolo Hernán Dellafiore (born 2 February 1985) is an Italian Argentine footballer, who plays as a central defender for Latina.

Club career[edit]


Born in Buenos Aires to Italian parents, Dellafiore started his professional career with Internazionale. Dellafiore had played for Inter since the 1999–2000 season and was promoted to the Primavera team, during the 2002–03 season.[1] He made his debut with the nerazzurri in a UEFA Champions League match against R.S.C. Anderlecht, on 7 December 2004. He then spent two seasons on loan to Serie C1's Spezia (with Riccardo Meggiorini) and Serie A's Treviso.


In 2006, he was sold to Palermo for €1.5 million as part of the deal that brought Fabio Grosso to Inter for (€6.5M).[2][3] Dellafiore managed seven appearances in his first season with the rosanero. He was then loaned to Torino for €100,000 (with option to purchase),[4] where he had the opportunity to play more regularly, before being called back to Sicily in June 2008 (which Palermo paid Torino €400,000 to counter the buy option).[4] Dellafiore signed a five-year contract during the 2008–09 season,[5] but on 14 January 2009 turned back to Torino F.C. on loan for €400,000.[5][6] After 6 months with Torino, Torino president Urbano Cairo announced that Dellafiore will play for Palermo for 2009–2010[7] after the team was relegated.

Parma (loan)[edit]

On 3 July 2009, Parma signed Dellafiore on loan from Palermo, for €250,000, with an option to sign half of the rights for €1.75 million.[8][9] After the end of the season, Dellafiore returned to Sicily, but was later loaned out again to Parma on 20 August 2010, for free with an option to sign half of the rights for €400,000.[8][10] He was sub-loaned to Cesena on 7 January 2011, for €200,000.[11]

Parma & Novara[edit]

In August 2011 is permanently transferred to Parma F.C., for free.[12] In the same month he moved to Serie A newcomers Novara Calcio for a peppercorn of €500, in co-ownership deal. In May 2012 Dellafiore returned to Internazionale for its Indonesia friendly tour in a 1-month loan. In June 2012 Dellafiore returned to Parma for €250,000,[13] which also cost Parma an additional €200,000 as other fee.[14]


In late June to 1 July 2012, Dellafiore was involved in 8-men swap with Siena, which saw Coppola, Dellafiore, Doumbia and Galuppo went to Siena, with Brandão, Pacini, Rossi and Iacobucci went to Parma. Non of the new players actually played for Parma, only able to bring financial success to both clubs. [nb 1]

Dellafiore himself failed to play regularly for Siena in Serie A, only able to play twice before left for his first Serie B club Padova in temporary deal.[19] At the end of season Siena relegated, which Dellafiore followed the club for the new season.

Dellafiore made his best season with Siena in 2013–14 Serie B, in terms of total appearances of 35 Serie B games. At the end of season the co-ownership between Siena and Parma was renewed again, however Siena was expelled from Serie B due to financial difficulties. Dellafiore became a free agent soon after.


On 23 July 2014 Dellafiore was signed by Serie B club Latina[20] along with former Siena team-mate Ângelo, Farelli and Valiani.

International career[edit]

Although born in Argentina, he chose to represent Italy at international level and was capped for Italian junior teams a few times.

He made his U21 debut on 11 October 2005 against Moldova U21, he received his second cap for the Olympic team (de facto U21 team) at 2008 Toulon Tournament.


  1. ^ In accounting, Siena received a notional selling profit on Rossi (€3,592,198), Iacobucci (€3,394,779), Pacini (€1M)[15][16] and Brandão (€3,028,895)[17] as well as on Parma side (selling profit on Coppola (€1,311,000), Doumbia (€968,800), Galuppo (€2.4 million)[18] and Dellafiore €2.9 million.[14]) The overall transaction made a zero net balance as well as profit in terms of intangible assets increase, but would increase the amortization expense in the future seasons. (player contract was capitalized as a capital: intangible assets)


  1. ^ "INTER YOUTH TEAM CARNIVAL CUP SQUAD REINFORCED BY LOANS OF FERRARO AND PANDEV". FC Internazionale official site ( 14 February 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Us Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2006 and on 30 June 2007 (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Inter agree Grosso deal". Sky Sports. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (in Italian)
  5. ^ a b US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2009 (in Italian)
  6. ^ "Dellafiore al Torino". Torino FC (in Italian). 14 January 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cairo: "Dellafiore tornerà al Palermo"". Tutto Sport. 
  8. ^ a b US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2010 (in Italian)
  9. ^ Parma move for Palermo defender Dellafiore
  10. ^ "Dellafiore al Parma / Domani, 21 agosto la presentazione ufficiale" (in Italian). Parma FC. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  11. ^ Parma FC Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  12. ^ US Città di Palermo SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  13. ^ Novara Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  14. ^ a b Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  15. ^ AC Siena SpA bilancio on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  16. ^ Marotta, Luca (29 January 2013). "Il Peso del Monte Paschi nel bilancio dell’A.C. Siena." (in Italian). Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  17. ^ AC Siena SpA bilancio on 30 June 2013 (in Italian)
  18. ^ Parma FC Spa Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  19. ^ "Dellafiore al Padova" (in Italian). AC Siena. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Un italo-argentino per la difesa" (in Italian). U.S. Latina Calcio. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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