Padoin playing for Juventus (2012)
|Date of birth||18 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Gemona del Friuli, Italy|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Wingback|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018|
After starting out in the Atalanta youth side, he later also represented Vicenza, before returning to Atalanta to play for the senior side in 2007. He then transferred to Juventus in January 2012, where he remained until 2016, winning five consecutive Serie A titles with the club, among other trophies. In July 2016 he moved to Cagliari.
Vicenza and Atalanta
At the beginning of the 2007–08 season, he returned to Atalanta for € 1.9 million  when the club bought back half of his registration rights from Vicenza (€1M cash plus Brivio). On 4 January 2008, Vicenza signed Zampagna (€1.9M) and Brivio (€0.75M) outright; with the remain 50% registration rights of Padoin was sold from Vicenza for €1.55 million. The overall transaction means Vicenza paid Atalanta €100,000 cash in net, plus Padoin, to acquire Brivio and Zampagna outright.
Padoin added three more years to his contract on 13 May 2009, which took his deal to June 2013.
After the end of the 2009–10 Serie A season, he was borrowed by Juventus for their US tour, along with 4 other players. He played a few games for Juventus in their post-season tour and then returned to Atalanta for their own preseason work.
On 31 January 2012, he permanently moved to Juventus for a fee of €5 million in 4½ year contract. On 17 March of the same year, he scored his first goal with Juventus in an away fixture against Fiorentina which ended in a 5–0 victory; he scored the 5th goal of the match.
On 22 December 2014, in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana final against Napoli in Doha, Padoin came on as a substitute for Stephan Lichtsteiner after 79 minutes. In the resulting penalty shootout, which went to sudden death, he had the decisive spot-kick saved by Rafael, handing Napoli the victory.
On 4 July 2016, Juventus confirmed that Padoin had been sold to newly promoted Cagliari for a fee of €600,000. He made his debut for the team in a 5–1 win against S.P.A.L. in the First Round Coppa Italia, and scored his first, and so far only goal for the club in a 2–1 home league win against Crotone.
Style of play
Padoin has been praised by his managers for his work-rate, consistency, tactical intelligence, and versatility, as he is capable of playing in several positions, and adapting himself to different formations. Although he usually plays anywhere in midfield, throughout his career he has also been deployed in defence, as a full-back, as a central defender, and as a wing-back. A box-to-box player, he has also functioned as a central midfielder, as a defensive midfielder, as an offensive midfielder, and as a winger.
- As of 20 May 2018
1Includes Coppa Italia.
2Includes UEFA Champions League.
3Includes Supercoppa Italiana.
- Serie A (5): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Supercoppa Italiana (3): 2012, 2013, 2015
- Coppa Italia (2): 2014–15, 2015–16
- Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
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- "PADOIN IN NERAZZURRO FINO AL 2013". Atalanta B.C. (in Italian). 13 May 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
- "From Vinovo to New York!". Juventus FC. 20 May 2010. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
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- "Official: Juve's Padoin to Cagliari". Football Italia. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- Franco Balestrieri (29 November 2014). "Cosa vede Allegri in Simone Padoin" (in Italian). www.calcioblog.it. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
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