|Full name||Paolo Vaccari|
|Date of birth||17 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Calvisano (Brescia), Italy|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|University||Politecnico di Milano
|Rugby union career|
|Position||Centre, Wing, Full-back|
Born and raised in Calvisano, Vaccari debuted with Rugby Calvisano's senior squad on 1 February 1987 against Petrarca in Padua. After six seasons with Calvisano he moved to Amatori Milano, then owned by Silvio Berlusconi and known as "Milan Rugby", and won an Italian title in 1995; got back to Calvisano he joined the Italian Championship's Final 6 times in a row, from 2001 to 2006, winning the title again in 2005.
Vaccari won his first cap in 1991 against Namibia in Windhoek (defeat 7–17, although he scored a try at his debut); he went on playing three consecutive editions of the Rugby World Cup (1991, 1995 and 1999).
Vaccari was part of the Italian team that won for the first time the 1997 FIRA Trophy against France. His most significant international performance was the 1997 FIRA Trophy Final, played in Grenoble, a 40–32 win which meant the first Italy win over France. The title was instrumental in Italy's admission to the Five Nations Championship, now renamed Six Nations Championship, in 2000.
- Italian Championships: 2
- Italian Cups: 2
- FIRA Trophy: 1
- Italy: 1997
- 64 caps between 1991 and 2003 (107 pts).
- 3 Rugby World Cups played: 1991, 1995 and 1999
- 2 Six Nations Championships played: 2002 and 2003
- Julian Guyer, «Vaccari embarks on mission of respect», The Independent, 30 January 2000.
- (Italian) Valerio Vecchiarelli, «Vaccari e Giovanelli, si laureano gli architetti del Sei Nazioni azzurro» (Vaccari and Giovanelli: the Architects of the Italian Six Nations Make the Grade), Corriere della Sera, 3 February 2003
- (Italian) Stefano Pozzi, «Ventitré anni di mete: Vaccari lascia il rugby» (23 Years of Tries: Vaccari Retires from Rugby), Corriere della Sera, 29 May 2006
- (Italian) Italian Rugby Federation's Executive Board, from federugby.it