Salvatore Masiello

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Salvatore Masiello
Personal information
Full name Salvatore Masiello
Date of birth (1982-01-31) 31 January 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
1996–1999 Venezia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Venezia 1 (0)
2001–2002 Lumezzane 49 (1)
2003–2005 Palermo 20 (0)
2004–2005 Piacenza (loan) 38 (6)
2006–2008 Udinese 1 (0)
2006–2007 Messina (loan) 36 (1)
2007–2008 Vicenza (loan) 39 (4)
2008–2012 Bari 50 (1)
2012–2015 Torino 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2015

Salvatore Masiello (born 31 January 1982) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a left-back and is currently Free Agent.

Club career[edit]

From Venezia to Palermo[edit]

Masiello started his career at Venezia, he made one Serie B appearances before moved to Lumezzane (Lega Pro Prima Divisione). In January 2003, he was signed by U.S. Città di Palermo, rejoined chairman Maurizio Zamparini. In 2004–05 season, he became a surplus of newly promoted Palermo, and he was loaned to Piacenza along with Simone Pepe. In 2005–06 season, he returned to Palermo, made his Serie A debut on 6 November 2005, against Sampdoria.


In January 2006, he was involved in the transfer deal of David Di Michele, to join Udinese along with Pepe and Nicola Santoni in joint-ownership.[1] Masiello's half registration rights was valued for €250,000 at that time.[2] In 2005–06 season, he played 3 Serie A games, two for Palermo and one for Udinese.

In 2006–07 season, he was loaned to Messina (Serie A) and 2007–08 for Vicenza (Serie B). In June 2008, Udinese acquired the whole rights for free.[3]


In summer 2008, S.Masiello joined AS Bari from Udinese by joint-ownership bid, for €200,000.[4] In June 2011 Bari acquired S.Masiello outright and sold Paulo Vitor Barreto back to Udinese.

Press reports in August 2011 stated that he was involved in a plate-throwing incident at a Bari team dinner. Fellow Bari player Alessandro Crescenzi was reportedly struck by the plate and had to have 40 stitches in the resulting wound. The club announded its intention to refer Masiello's conduct to the Court of Sports Arbitration of Lega Serie B and to seek termination of Masiello's contract.[5][6]


On 31 January 2012, the last day of the transfer market, he moved to Torino, with whom he signed a contract until 2013. At the end of the season he was promoted to Serie A, playing only the last league game AlbinoLeffe - Torino (0-0).

The following season competed in the top division with the Granata, he totalled 24 appearances. He remained a free transfer at the end of the season, but on 8 July 2013 signed a new contract with the Granata. He followed the same fate the following year: left without a contract, he signed with Torino for another season.

International career[edit]

On 14 January 2004, when he played for Palermo, he was summoned from Italy under-21 Serie B representative team for an internship at the Borghesiana,[7] not playing any games.


  1. ^ "Di Michele heads south to Palermo". 16 January 2006. 
  2. ^ US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2006 (in Italian)
  3. ^ US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (in Italian)
  4. ^ AS Bari Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (in Italian)
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