Stefano Di Fiordo
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|Date of birth||5 February 1980|
|Place of birth||Civitavecchia, Italy|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|2000||→ Padova (loan)||4||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ Rimini (loan)||21||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:08, 5 April 2010 (UTC).
Born in Civitavecchia, the Province of Rome, Di Fiordo started his career at S.S. Lazio. In summer 1999, he joined Piacenza along with Stefano Morrone and Flavio Roma as part of Simone Inzaghi's deal. He then left for Padova on loan, then for Sora in co-ownership deal. (i.e. 50% rights) He won promotion playoffs to Serie C1 in 2001.
Roma & false accounting scandal
On 26 June 2002, he was bought back by Piacenza but on 29 June (one day before the end of 2001–02 fiscal year) left for Roma along with "team-mate" Davide Bagnacani, for Roma's Primavera youth team keeper Simone Paoletti and forward Alfredo Vitolo, in another co-ownership deal for a total cost €4.5M. He was immediately loaned to Serie C2 side Rimini. Roma also swapped youth players with other teams before the closure of the fiscal year and created a profit of €55 million by selling youth players, but almost all the "money" were in terms of youth players' registration rights from other teams. In June 2003, Di Fiordo and Bagnacani were bough back by Piacenza in undisclosed fees, and co-currently Roma bough back Paoletti and Vitolo for just €1,000. On 30 October 2007, Roma was fined €60,000 by Criminal Court of Rome for irregularity on youth player transfers.
At Rimini Di Fiordo played 4 seasons. In the first season, he played 21 times in Serie C2 Group B runner-up and won promotion playoffs. After Di Fiordo was bought back by Piacenza in June 2003, he was signed by Rimini in co-ownership deal in July. Di Fiordo was between regular starter and substitute player in 2003–04 Serie C1 season but played more regularly for Rimini 2004–05 season, which Rimini won the champion in Group B. He just played 9 times in his first Serie B season.
Di Fiordo then left for Benevento, played 40 times in 2 seasons both as starter and substitutes. After Benevento won Serie C2 champion, he left for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (ex-Serie C2) side Cisco Roma which he became the regular starter.
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