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Simone Loria

Simone Loria

Italian footballer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Italian footballer
Countries Italy
Occupations Association football player
Gender male
Birth 28 October 1976 (Turin, Province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy)
Stats
Height: 186
Weight: 82
The details
Biography

Simone Loria (born 28 October 1976) is an Italian former footballer who played as a centre-back.

Loria is known for having scored a spectacular bicycle kick from the edge of the penalty area against Chievo while playing for Atalanta.

Career

Loria began his career at Juventus, club giant of his hometown Turin. After graduation from youth teams, he spent 5 seasons in Serie C1 and Serie C2. In mid-2002, he was signed by Cagliari of Serie B. He quickly became a regular starter and contributed to the team's promotion to Serie A in summer 2004. In his first Serie A season, he played 20 matches. At the end of season, he joined Atalanta (with Michele Canini moved to opposite direction), a club which had just been relegated to Serie B. He won the Serie B championship with the club and played in Serie A again.

Siena

In July 2007, he signed a 4-year contract with Siena for €750,000 transfer fee.

Roma

Loria completed a transfer to Roma from Siena along with his teammate Artur Moraes on 25 June 2008 in an exchange deal which saw Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci move to Siena in a co-ownership deal and Roma midfielder Ahmed Barusso move on loan to the Tuscan-based club. Daniele Galloppa, owned by both Roma & Siena, also became an exclusively Siena player as a part of the deal. He signed a 3-year deal and he was valued €2.8 million.

After disappointing performances, Loria was loaned to Torino which recently sold Cesare Natali on 6 July 2009. During 2010–11 Serie A Loria spent most of his time on the bench or even the stands until the classic match against Inter. Substituting Jérémy Menez in the second half he scored the (temporary) 4-3, his second goal for Roma.

Bologna

He moved to Serie A club Bologna in July 2011. He scored his first goal for Bologna on October 30, against Atalanta. Bologna won 3:1.

Cuneo

On 19 February 2013 Loria was signed by Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Cuneo in a 1½ year deal. On 4 July he was released.

Honours

  • Serie B: 2006
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