|Date of birth||30 April 1978|
|Place of birth||Nocera Inferiore, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Midfielder|
|1999||→ Padova (loan)||28||(5)|
|1999–2000||→ Alzano Virescit (loan)||28||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In summer 2000, he joined Chievo in a co-ownership deal, where he played for 2 seasons. He was loaned back to Parma in 2002–03 season, then bought back permanently in 2003, with Amauri moved to Chievo.
On 5 August 2006, Simone moved to Serie A newcomer Torino after the club signed Mark Bresciano and Fábio Simplício from Parma. He played 3 seasons for the Serie A struggler and left the club after relegated in 2009.
Barone debuted for the Italy national football team on 18 February 2004, in a 2–2 tie against Czech Republic. Stefano Bettarini and Sergio Volpi also received their first call-up and made their debut under Giovanni Trapattoni. He was part of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, under Marcello Lippi, appearing two times as a substitute on Italy's quest to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In total, he made 16 appearances for Italy between 2004 and 2006, scoring his only international goal on 9 February 2005, in a 2–0 friendly home win over Russia, in Cagliari, at the stadio Sant'Elia.
Style of play
A versatile, energetic, and hard-working player, Barone was primarily deployed as a central or right sided midfielder, he was capable of playing in any midfield position, and was also deployed as a defensive midfielder, due to his stamina and ability to break down opposition plays.
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- FIGC (Italian)
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- Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (2009–10) (Italian)
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