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Marco Di Vaio
Personal information
Date of birth 15 July 1976 (1976-07-15) (age 33)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Bologna
Number 9
Youth career
1991–1994 Lazio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Lazio 8 (3)
1995–1996 Verona 7 (1)
1996–1997 Bari 27 (3)
1997–1999 Salernitana 67 (33)
1999–2003 Parma 83 (41)
2002–2003 Juventus (loan) 26 (7)
2003–2004 Juventus 29 (11)
2004–2006 Valencia 35 (11)
2006 Monaco (loan) 15 (5)
2006 Monaco 14 (3)
2007–2009 Genoa 44 (11)
2008–2009 Bologna (loan) 38 (24)
2009– Bologna 21 (9)
National team
1993–1994 Italy U18 3 (0)
2001–2004 Italy 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 2009

Marco Di Vaio (born July 15, 1976) is an Italian football striker, who currently plays for Bologna FC. In his long career, Di Vaio has played for the likes of Lazio, Hellas Verona, Bari, Salernitana, Parma, Juventus, Valencia and Monaco.

As of July 2009 he has scored 101 Serie A goals in 237 games.

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Club career

Early career

Marco Di Vaio started his career at his hometown club S.S. Lazio. He made his Serie A debut on 20 November 1994 against Padova. He then played for Serie B clubs such as Verona and Bari before moving to Salernitana in 1997.

Salernitana

He was a revelation at Salernitana, leading them to their second promotion to the Serie A in 1997-98 as the top scorer in Serie B for that season.

Parma

Despite Salernitana's relegation the following season, Di Vaio remained in Serie A, after being purchased by Parma. He scored an impressive number of goals for the Gialloblu and he went on to become the 2nd highest scorer of the league in his third season for the team.

Juventus

Juventus won the race to sign him during the following summer (2002), by paying Parma €7miilion (€2million plus 50% registration rights of Brighi) for the loan.[1]

But Di Vaio never really reproduced the form he showed at Parma, mainly because of the immense competition for a first-team places at Juventus. Initially a loan signing , he was signed permanently in summer 2003 for €14 million.

Durihng his stay with Juventus he managed to win one scudetto, and reached 2003 UEFA Champions League Final.

Valencia

Due to early end in UEFA Champions League 2003–04 and the arrival of new coach Fabio Capello, Juventus made a re-construction on the squad. Di Vaio and his striking partner Fabrizio Miccoli were soon frozen out. Di Vaio moved to defending UEFA Cup and La Liga champion Valencia on a 5-year contract, costing Valencia €10.5million, joining up with fellow countrymen, coach Claudio Ranieri and new signing Bernardo Corradi Di Vaio partner would partner Corradi up front in in 10 La Liga matches, creating a total of 4 goals. He managed a mere eleven league goals during his spell in Spain.

His presence in the first team line-up of Valencia became restricted with the arrivals of Patrick Kluivert and David Villa, along with the sacking of Ranieri. New coach Quique Sánchez Flores preferred to use Miguel Ángel Angulo as Villa's strike partner or else utilised a 4-5-1 formation, with Villa as the lone frontman. This restricted Di Vaio to only one league appearance during the 2005-06 season.

Monaco

In January 2006, Di Vaio was loaned out to Ligue 1 side Monaco with an option to make the deal permanent.[2] Along with Di Vaio, countryman Christian Vieri was also signed, who partnered him for 7 French league matchs, yielding 3 goals all of which were scored by Vieri.

In his second season DI Vaio became the 3rd choice striker behind new signings Jan Koller and Jérémy Menez, restricting him six first team appearances.

Genoa

On the 22 January 2007, after an unsuccessful spell in Ligue 1, Di Vaio surprisingly returned to Italy by signing with Serie B club Genoa.[3] ,a side strongly pushing for promotion. The club duly achieved promotion, but once in Serie A, the partnership ofMarco Borriello and Giuseppe Sculli was preferred, leaving Di Viao to make only 9 appearances.

Bologna

On 21 August 2008 it was confirmed that Di Vaio had signed for Serie A side Bologna FC,[4] ,recently promoted from Serie B. This reunited with former Genoa team-mate Adaílton. Di Vaio was a surprise star in the 2008–09 season, scoring an impressive 24 goals for a mediocre Bologna side. He finished the season as joint second top-scorer alongside Genoa striker Diego Milito.

International career

Di Vaio played for Italy at Euro 2004. He made his senior debut on 5 September 2001, in a friendly match against Morocco. He received several call-ups from Marcello Lippi who had previously coached Di Vaio at Juventus. A loss of form whilst with Valencia, coupled with the emergence of Luca Toni and Alberto Gilardino, led to Di Viao losing his place with the national team.

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1994–1995 Lazio Serie A 8 3
1995–1996 0 0
1995–1996 Verona Serie B 7 1
1996–1997 Bari 27 3
1997–1998 Salernitana 36 21
1998–1999 Serie A 31 12
1999–2000 Parma 23 6
2000–2001 27 15
2001–2002 33 20 10 1
2002–2003 Juventus 26 7 11 4
2003–2004 29 11 7 3
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2004–2005 Valencia La Liga 30 11 7 2
2005–2006 5 0 6 0
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2005–2006 Monaco Ligue 1 15 5 2 0
2006–2007 14 3 2 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2006–07 Genoa Serie B 22 9 22 9
2007–08 Serie A 22 3 2 1 24 4
2008–09 Bologna 38 24 2 1 40 25
2009–10 20 9 1 0 21 9
Total Italy 348 143
Spain 35 11 13 2
France 29 8 4 0
Career Total 412 162 4 0

International statistics

International appearances and goals
# Date Venue Opponent Result Goal Competition
1. 5 September 2001 Piacenza, Italy  Morocco 1–0 0 Friendly
2. 13 February 2002 Catania, Italy  United States 1–0 0 Friendly
3. 17 April 2002 Milan, Italy  Uruguay 1–1 0 Friendly
4. 21 August 2002 Trieste, Italy  Slovenia 0–1 0 Friendly
5. 20 November 2002 Pescara, Italy  Turkey 1–1 0 Friendly
6. 30 April 2003 Geneva Switzerland  Switzerland 2–1 0 Friendly
7. 3 June 2003 Campobasso, Italy  Northern Ireland 2–0 0 Friendly
8. 11 October 2003 Reggio Calabria, Italy  Azerbaijan 4–0 1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
9. 12 November 2003 Warsaw, Poland  Poland 1–3 0 Friendly
10. 16 November 2003 Ancona, Italy  Romania 1–0 1 Friendly
11. 28 April 2004 Genoa, Italy  Spain 1–1 0 Friendly
12. 22 June 2004 Guimarães, Portugal  Bulgaria 2–1 0 UEFA Euro 2004
13. 18 August 2004 Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 0–2 0 Friendly
14. 9 October 2004 Celje, Slovenia  Slovenia 0–1 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying

Honours

Juventus

Parma

Salernitana

Valencia

Individual

References

  1. ^ Juventus F.C.: Agreements with Parma A.C.PDF (Italian)) Juventus.com 30 August 2002
  2. ^ "Transfert : Marco Di Vaio prêté à Monaco" (in French). AS Monaco FC official site. 2005-12-28. http://www.asm-fc.com/article.aspx?id=1232. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ "E’ fatta per Marco Di Vaio al Genoa Cfc" (in Italian). genoacfc.it. 2007-01-22. http://www.genoacfc.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1253&Itemid=31. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ "DI VAIO E' MOLTO VICINO AL BOLOGNA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC official site. 2008-08-21. http://www.genoacfc.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5406&Itemid=31. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 

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Simple English

Marco Di Vaio
Personal information
Full name Marco Di Vaio
Date of birth 15 July 1976 (1976-07-15) (age 34)
Place of birth    Rome, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Bologna
Number 9
Senior clubs
Years Club
1994-1995
1996
1996-1997
1997-1999
1999-2002
2002-2004
2004-2005
2006
2007-2008
2008-
Lazio
Hellas Verona
Bari
Salernitana
Parma
Juventus
Valencia
Monaco
Genoa
Bologna
National team
2001-2004 Italy

Marco Di Vaio (born 15 July 1976) is an Italian football player. He plays for Bologna.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
ItalyLeague
1994/95LazioSerie A83
1995/96Hellas VeronaSerie B71
1996/97BariSerie B273
1997/98SalernitanaSerie B3621
1998/99Serie A3112
1999/00ParmaSerie A236
2000/012715
2001/023320
2002/03JuventusSerie A267
2003/042911
SpainLeague
2004/05ValenciaLa Liga3011
2005/0650
FranceLeague
2005/06MonacoLigue 1155
2006/07143
ItalyLeague
2006/07GenoaSerie B229
2007/08Serie A223
2008/09BolognaSerie A3824
2009/10
CountryItaly 329135
Spain 3511
France 298
Total 393154

International career statistics

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
200110
200240
200352
200440
Total142

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