Salvatore Foti

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Salvatore Foti
Personal information
Full name Salvatore Foti
Date of birth (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
20xx–2005 Venezia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Sampdoria 19 (2)
2007 Vicenza (loan) 23 (6)
2008 Messina (loan) 17 (2)
2008–2009 Treviso (loan) 19 (1)
2010 Piacenza (loan) 18 (3)
2010–2011 Empoli (loan) 17 (3)
2012 Brescia (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2013 Lecce 15 (8)
2014– Chiasso 0 (0)
National team
2003 Italy U15 4 (1)
2003–2004 Italy U16 9 (4)
2004–2005 Italy U17 14 (4)
2007–2008 Italy U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2014.

Salvatore Foti (born 8 August 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Swiss side Chiasso in the Swiss Challenge League.

Club career[edit]


Foti started his professional career with Sampdoria, where he was occasionally featured under the guidance of Walter Novellino. Foti joined the club in mid-2005 after his previous team, Venezia, disbanded because of financial troubles.


He was sold to Udinese in summer 2006 in a co-ownership deal for €2 million.[1] At the same time Sampdoria acquired Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Pieri for €1.5M and €0.5M respectively[1] in co-ownership deal.[2] He was loaned back to Sampdoria for the first half of 2006–07 season, and then to Serie B's Vicenza for the second half in order to give him the opportunity to play more first team football.

Foti started the 2007–08 season again with Sampdoria, mostly being featured as a backup player, being later loaned again to a Serie B club, this time Messina. In the summer of 2008, he was loaned to Treviso for the entire 2008–09 season.

Return to Sampdoria[edit]

Foti returned to Sampdoria in June 2009 for free. Foti then spent 1½ seasons at Serie B teams Piacenza and Empoli. In January 2012 Foti was loaned to again to another Serie B team Brescia; while Juan Antonio joined Sampdoria definitely.


In the summer of 2012, he joined Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Lecce following their relegation from the Serie A and subsequent expulsion from the Serie B. On his debut, he scored the opening goal and created the second for Cosimo Chiricò in a 2–0 win over San Marino, and scored his second goal a week later in a 3–1 win against Treviso.[3] After scoring again in a 2–2 against Como, he made his first start for the club at home to Virtus Entella, and scored a hat trick, taking his tally to six goals from just one start and four substitute appearances.


Foti signed for Swiss side Chiasso in the summer of 2014.

International career[edit]

Foti played all five matches of 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. He also played seven friendlies for U17 team and twice in 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.


  1. ^ a b UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2007 (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Calciomercato: arrivano Pieri e Quagliarella". UC Sampdoria (in Italian). 7 July 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lecce inarrestabile, passa anche a Treviso". Yahoo Sport. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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