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Franco Semioli
Franco Semioli
Personal information
Date of birth June 20, 1980 (1980-06-20) (age 29)
Place of birth Ciriè, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Club information
Current club Sampdoria
Number 77
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Torino 22 (1)
1999–2000 Salernitana(loan) 24 (0)
2002 Ternana (loan) 13 (0)
2002–2003 Vicenza (loan) 31 (3)
2003–2007 Chievo 133 (10)
2007–2009 Fiorentina 22 (2)
2009–present Sampdoria 5 (0)
National team
1999–2001 Italy U-20 7 (1)
2006–2007 Italy 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 18, 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 17, 2007

Franco Semioli (born June 20, 1980 in Ciriè, Turin, Italy) is an Italian footballer for U.C. Sampdoria of Serie A. He plays in the role of right wing.



Semioli, a Piedmontese who made his professional debut playing for Torino Calcio in 1998–99. He then signed by Internazionale in co-ownership deal as part of Fabio Galante transfer, along with Riccardo Fissore.[1] He spent seasons on loan to Salernitana, Ternana and Vicenza and loan back to Torino.



In summer 2003 Internazionale bought the reamain half from Torino,[2] and then joint-owned with A.C. ChievoVerona.[3] Chievo got full ownership in summer 2005.[4]

He became one of the most representative players for Chievo, and was one of the main protagonists of the very impressive 2005–06 season.


In July 2007 Semioli signed for ACF Fiorentina for a reported fee of €6.3m on a four-year contract.[5][6]

He scored Fiorentina's first UEFA Cup goal against FC Groningen and scored crucial goals against Atalanta and Parma which allowed Fiorentina to surpass AC Milan for the final Champions League spot. In the 2008–09 season Semioli was widely believed to be on his way out because of the tactic change and the arrival of players such as Stevan Jovetic. However after season ending injuries to Adrian Mutu and Mario Santana, Semioli found his way back onto the first team, and was a valuable asset to Gilardino, providing him with many crosses and being a terror on the wings.


Following the arrival of Marco Marchionni, in August 2009, it was confirmed that Semioli signed for Sampdoria an a three-year deal, [7] rejoining his former coach at Chievo, Luigi Del Neri.


He capped for Italy U18 team at UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship, lost to Portugal U18 at the final.

On 16 August 2006, Semioli made his Italy national team debut against Croatia.

Semioli was recalled to the Italy squad for the final Euro 2008 qualifier with Scotland.

Career statistics


National team Club Season Apps Goals
Italy Chievo 2006–07 2 0
Fiorentina 2007–08 1 0
Total 3 0
International appearances and goals
1. 16 August 2006 Livorno, Italy  Croatia 0–2 0 Friendly
2. 6 September 2006 Saint-Denis, France  France 1–3 0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3. 17 October 2007 Siena, Italy  South Africa 2–0 0 Friendly



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