Simone Tiribocchi

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Simone Tiribocchi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-31) 31 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Fiumicino, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Olbia (head coach)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Pistoiese 3 (0)
1996–2004 Torino 44 (11)
1998–1999 Savoia (loan) 28 (3)
1999–2000 Benevento (loan) 31 (9)
2000–2001 Siena (loan) 34 (8)
2002 Ancona (loan) 17 (3)
2002–2003 Siena (loan) 34 (16)
2004–2007 Chievo 59 (15)
2006–2009 Lecce 95 (39)
2009–2012 Atalanta 83 (26)
2012–2013 Pro Vercelli 19 (3)
2013–2014 Vicenza 38 (4)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Vicenza (youth)
2016–2017 Olbia (youth)
2017– Olbia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Simone Tiribocchi (born 31 January 1978) is a former Italian footballer who played as a forward. He is currently coaching Olbia in the Lega Pro league.

Playing career[edit]

A Lazio youth product, Tiribocchi made his debut playing for Pistoiese in 1995. He moved to Empoli in 1996, but failed to make an appearance, and was signed by Torino Calcio later that year. He played for the Turin club for 8 seasons, although he spent half of them loaned to Serie B and Serie C1 clubs Savoia, Benevento, and Siena, where he won the Serie B title and Serie A promotion in 2003.[1] He was signed by Serie A side A.C. Chievo Verona in July 2004.[2] He scored 12 goals in 43 matches during his first two seasons with Chievo, and 3 more in 16 appearances during the first half of the 2006–07 Serie A season.[3]

He moved to U.S. Lecce in January 2007, ending the season with 11 goals. Together with Lecce team-mate Elvis Abbruscato, in 2007–2008 he formed one of the best duos of strikers in the Serie B tournament and managed to end the regular season with 16 goals. Tiribocchi played all four play-offs matches and scored 2 goals as Lecce regained a spot in the Serie A. Here he was one of the key-players for the salentini with another 11 goals, but his team was eventually relegated.

On 5 June 2009 Atalanta B.C. have signed the striker from U.S. Lecce until June 30, 2012.[4][5]

He was transferred to Pro Vercelli in summer 2012 and to Vicenza in January 2013.[6]

On 4 October 2013 he extended the contract with Vicenza to 30 June 2016.[7]

Style of play[edit]

A strong and physical striker, with good technique and an eye for goal, Tiribocchi was known for his ability in the air, as well as his power.[8][9][10] A versatile player, who usually operated as a centre-forward,[11] a position which allowed him to utilise his skills to hold up the ball for team-mates and to provide depth to his team with his back to goal, he was capable of playing anywhere along the front-line.[12][13] Throughout his career he was given the nickname il Tir, as he would imitate honking the horn of a lorry whenever he scored a goal.[14]

Coaching career[edit]

On 14 July 2014 Vicenza announced that Tiribocchi had joined the youth sector as coach.[15] He would lead the 2002 team in the Esordienti League of the Province of Vicenza, which the club also fielded two other teams (born 2003 and 2004) in the same league.[16]

In July 2016, he joined Olbia as new Allievi youth coach.[17] On 5 March 2017, he was promoted as new head coach in place of Michele Mignani.[18]





  1. ^ a b c "Simone Tiribocchi" (in French). Yahoo. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Castellini leads Sampdoria arrivals". 2004-07-09. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Simone Tiribocchi" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "CONTRATTO TRIENNALE PER TIRIBOCCHI" (in Italian). 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Tiribocchi passa all'Atalanta" (in Italian). 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  6. ^ "Chiusura calciomercato di gennaio: tutte le operazioni" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vicenza Calcio e Simone Tiribocchi sino al 2016" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "CALCIOMERCATO/ Atalanta, ag. Tiribocchi: a giorni la risposta alla Pro Vercelli ma potrebbe... (esclusiva)" (in Italian). 20 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Le Pagelle" (in Italian). Il Tirreno. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tiribocchi stende il Toro L'Atalanta vola alto proprio all'ultimo assalto" [Tiribocchi provides the finishing blow against Toro Atalanta fly high right at the final assault] (in Italian). Il Giornale. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Nicolò Valle (8 August 2011). "Padova, è caccia all'attaccante di peso" [Padova, the hunt for a target man] (in Italian). Sampdoria News. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  12. ^ Arturo Zambaldo (19 October 2010). "Tiribocchi: "Doni è un esempio Sabato a Piacenza per vincere"" [Tiribocchi: "Doni is an example Saturday at Piacenza to win"] (in Italian). Eco di Bergamo. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tiribocchi, voglia matta di Bergamo "Mi volevano altri, ma ho scelto l'Atalanta"" (in Italian). Bergamo News. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "Atalanta: ecco Tiribocchi, il "Tir" Un colpo di clacson ad ogni gol" [Atalanta: here is Tiribocchi, the "Tir" A horn honk after every goal] (in Italian). Eco di Bergamo. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Simone Tiribocchi nei ranghi tecnici del Settore Giovanile" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 14 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Composizione organigramma Settore Giovanile" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 15 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Calcio, in attesa del ripescaggio in Lega Pro l'Olbia veste Macron e completa lo staff tecnico" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Lega Pro Olbia, via Mignani: squadra a Tiribocchi" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 

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