|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.
Simone Barone, Ufficiale OMRI (born 30 April 1978) is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a midfielder. Primarily a central or right sided midfielder, he was capable of playing in any midfield position. He was part of the Italian side that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
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 2004-06, 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.
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- "Coni: Consegnati i Collari d’oro e diplomi d’onore ai campionissimi". coni.it (in Italian). 23 October 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
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- FIGC (Italian)
- Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (2006–07) (Italian)
- Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (2007–08) (Italian)
- Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport (2009–10) (Italian)
- Profile at AIC.Football.it (Italian)
- Profile at tuttocalciatori.net (Italian)
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