Valerio Fiori

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Valerio Fiori
Valerio Fiori, August 2012 (2).jpg
Fiori with Milan in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-04-27) April 27, 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Milan (Goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Lodigiani 1 (0)
1986–1993 Lazio 117 (0)
1993–1996 Cagliari 82 (0)
1996–1997 Cesena 18 (0)
1997–1998 Fiorentina 1 (0)
1998–1999 Piacenza 28 (0)
1999–2008 Milan 1 (0)
Total 248 (0)
National team
1989–1990 Italy U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Valerio Fiori (born 27 April 1969) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and A.C. Milan coaching staff. He is currently a goalkeeping coach at Serie A club Milan.

Career[edit]

Fiori is currently retired from professional football and will pursue a career in law. He has made only two official appearances in eight seasons with the club: a 4–2 loss in Serie A to Piacenza Calcio, and a 1–0 Coppa Italia win over U.C. Sampdoria as a first-half injury replacement for Christian Abbiati. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani stated that Fiori's lengthy stint at the club, despite his lack of playing time, was due to his professional conduct.

Before AC Milan, he played for Lodigiani (one season), Lazio (6 seasons), Cagliari (three seasons), Cesena, Fiorentina and Piacenza (1 season apiece). It was because of his impressive performances with Piacenza that Milan decided to sign him, although at the time they already had Sebastiano Rossi and Abbiati in their ranks. Though he made four appearances for Italy's Under-21 squad, Fiori was never called up for the senior side.

He was Milan's starting keeper in a 2–2 friendly draw with Dynamo Kiev on September 6, 2007, which marked his first full match with the Rossoneri since a 1–1 draw with Chelsea F.C. in a friendly on August 1, 2005.

Fiori was a goalkeeping coach at A.C. Milan, along with Marco Landucci, from 2008 until 2016.[1] After that he followed Clarence Seedorf and joined Shenzhen.[2]

Trivia[edit]

Fiori graduated with a bachelor's degree in law from University of Rome La Sapienza on July 12, 2007.

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