Simone Loria

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Simone Loria
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-28) 28 October 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Olbia 31 (1)
1997–1999 Battipagliese 44 (2)
1999–2000 Nocerina 28 (0)
2000–2002 Lecco 52 (6)
2002–2005 Cagliari 87 (11)
2005–2007 Atalanta 63 (11)
2007–2008 Siena 36 (5)
2008–2011 Roma 15 (3)
2009–2010 Torino (loan) 29 (2)
2011–2012 Bologna 9 (1)
2013 Cuneo 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Simone Loria (born 28 October 1976) is an Italian former footballer who played as a centre-back.

Loria is known for having scored a spectacular bicycle kick from the edge of the penalty area against Chievo while playing for Atalanta.[citation needed]


Loria began his career at Juventus, club giant of his hometown Turin. After graduation from youth teams, he spent 5 seasons in Serie C1 and Serie C2. In mid-2002, he was signed by Cagliari of Serie B.[1] He quickly became a regular starter and contributed to the team's promotion to Serie A in summer 2004. In his first Serie A season, he played 20 matches. At the end of season, he joined Atalanta (with Michele Canini moved to opposite direction), a club which had just been relegated to Serie B. He won the Serie B championship with the club and played in Serie A again.


In July 2007, he signed a 4-year contract with Siena for €750,000 transfer fee.[2][3]


Loria completed a transfer to Roma from Siena along with his teammate Artur Moraes on 25 June 2008[4] in an exchange deal which saw Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci move to Siena in a co-ownership deal and Roma midfielder Ahmed Barusso move on loan to the Tuscan-based club. Daniele Galloppa, owned by both Roma & Siena, also became an exclusively Siena player as a part of the deal. He signed a 3-year deal and he was valued €2.8 million.

After disappointing performances, Loria was loaned to Torino which recently sold Cesare Natali on 6 July 2009.[5] During 2010–11 Serie A Loria spent most of his time on the bench or even the stands until the classic match against Inter. Substituting Jérémy Menez in the second half he scored the (temporary) 4-3, his second goal for Roma.[6]


He moved to Serie A club Bologna in July 2011.[7] He scored his first goal for Bologna on October 30, against Atalanta. Bologna won 3:1.


On 19 February 2013 Loria was signed by Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Cuneo in a 1½ year deal.[8] On 4 July he was released.[9]



  1. ^ "no title" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 10 June 2002. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Atalanta B.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  3. ^ "Formalizzato l'acquisto di Simone Loria" (in Italian). A.C. Siena. 13 July 2007. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO REALIZZATE ALLA DATA DEL 25 GIUGNO 2008" (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 2008-06-25. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Simone Loria al Toro" (in Italian). 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  6. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Loria al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Simone Loria è un calciatore del Cuneo" (in Italian). A.C. Cuneo 1905. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rescisso il contratto con Simone Loria" (in Italian). A.C. Cuneo 1905. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 

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