|Place of birth Palermo, Italy|
Height 1.68 m
Role Football player
Name Onofrio Barone
|Date of birth (1964-07-04) 4 July 1964 (age 51)|
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Onofrio Barone (born 4 July 1964) is an Italian football coach and former player.
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- Playing career
- Coaching career
Barone started his career at hometown club Palermo, a club he left in 1986 after it went bankrupt. He then joined Foggia in 1987 after a single negative season at Messina, and played 164 games in five seasons at the club, with whom he made his Serie A debut under the tenure of Zdeněk Zeman. In 1992, he joined Bari, with whom he enjoyed a promotion to Serie A in his first season and another taste of top flight in 1993–94. He then won a personal third promotion to Serie A with Verona in 1996, but only played at Serie B level and lower since then. This was then followed by a number of footballing seasons with several other teams, mostly from Southern Italy, including a comeback stint at Palermo under head coach Ignazio Arcoleo. Barone retired in 2006 after playing a single season at Eccellenza Sicily club Carini, then coached by his friend and former Palermo teammate Rosario Compagno.
In 2007 Barone returned to Bari as assistant to head coach Giuseppe Materazzi. In July 2009, he was appointed head coach of Tercera División club Ibiza-Eivissa after recommendation of Materazzi himself, who was serving as managing director at the time; he however left by the end of the season after the club went bankrupt.
In July 2011 he was announced as new member of the Palermo youth coaching staff, working initially as assistant to Under-20 youth coach Devis Mangia. On 31 August 2011, following Mangia's appointment as new Palermo caretaker, Barone was assigned first team duties too.