Pietro Maiellaro

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Pietro Maiellaro
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-09-29) 29 September 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Candela, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
retired
Youth career
Lucera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Lucera 24 (4)
1981–1982 Avellino 0 (0)
1982–1983 Benevento 17 (1)
1983–1984 Avellino 6 (0)
1984–1985 Palermo 29 (2)
1985–1987 Taranto 57 (10)
1987–1991 Bari 119 (26)
1991–1992 Fiorentina 25 (4)
1992–1993 Venezia 19 (1)
1993–1994 Cosenza 31 (7)
1994–1995 Palermo 30 (9)
1995–1996 UANL Tigres 8 (0)
1996–1997 Benevento 24 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Lucera
2005–2006 Noicattaro
2006–2007 Barletta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007-10-02.

Pietro Maiellaro (born 29 September, 1963 in Candela, Province of Foggia) is an Italian former football player and current manager. Gifted with good technique, throughout his footballing career he played as a midfielder, as either a central or attacking midfielder, for several Italian clubs, and is best known for his four-year spell with Bari.

Playing career[edit]

After spending his youth career with Lucera, Maiellaro was promoted to the first team during the 1980–81 season and later played for various teams, such as Benevento and Avellino, as well as Palermo and Taranto, before moving to Bari in 1987.

He is best known for his four-year stay at Bari, scoring 26 goals (13 in Serie B and 13 in Serie A) with the biancorossi. One of his most memorable strikes was a 50-yard looping shot from inside the centre circle which sneaked in just under the bar, much to the horror of Bologna goalkeeper Gianluigi Valleriani, on 24 March 1991. Maiellaro earned a reputation as an enormously talented playmaker, displaying exceptional ball skills and scoring outstanding goals. He later moved to A.C. Fiorentina, where he was given the number 10 shirt, although he was not able to repeat his early successes, and faced competition from several other players in his role.[1]

Afterwards, he played for Varese, Palermo and Cosenza.[2] He also played with UANL Tigres before retiring and dedicating himself to coaching.

Coaching career[edit]

Maiellaro began his coaching career as head coach of his hometown club Lucera, and then for Noicattaro. He trained Barletta, a leading Serie D team with the goal of earning promotion to the professional Serie C2 league, until 9 January 2007, when he was fired. He currently coaches the youth team of A.S. Bari.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gianni Gardon (17 June 2014). "BLOG Stelle Comete – Massimo Orlando" (in Italian). Il Guerin Sportivo. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.emozionecalcio.it/scheda_persona/Pietro-Maiellaro/13762.aspx