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Name  Paolo Dellafiore
Career start  2004
Years  Team
Weight  74 kg

1999–2004  Internazionale
Height  1.86 m
Number  5
Role  Footballer
Salary  200,000 EUR (2012)
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Date of birth  (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Current team  U.S. Latina Calcio (#5 / Defender)
Similar People  Mario Beretta, Serse Cosmi, Luigi De Canio, Giuseppe Iachini

Playing position  Right / Centre back

Paolo Hernán Dellafiore (born 2 February 1985) is an Italian Argentine footballer, who played as a central defender for Latina.


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Born in Buenos Aires to Italian parents, Dellafiore started his professional career with Internazionale. Dellafiore had played for Inter since the 1999–2000 season and was promoted to the Primavera team, during the 2002–03 season. He made his debut with the nerazzurri in a UEFA Champions League match against R.S.C. Anderlecht, on 7 December 2004. He then spent two seasons on loan to Serie C1's Spezia (with Riccardo Meggiorini) and Serie A's Treviso.


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In 2006, he was sold to Palermo for €1.5 million as part of the deal that brought Fabio Grosso to Inter for (€6.5M). Dellafiore managed seven appearances in his first season with the rosanero. He was then loaned to Torino for €100,000 (with option to purchase), where he had the opportunity to play more regularly, before being called back to Sicily in June 2008 (which Palermo paid Torino €400,000 to counter the buy option). Dellafiore signed a five-year contract during the 2008–09 season, but on 14 January 2009 turned back to Torino F.C. on loan for €400,000. After 6 months with Torino, Torino president Urbano Cairo announced that Dellafiore will play for Palermo for 2009–2010 after the team was relegated.

Parma (loan)

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On 3 July 2009, Parma signed Dellafiore on loan from Palermo, for €250,000, with an option to sign half of the rights for €1.75 million. After the end of the season, Dellafiore returned to Sicily, but was later loaned out again to Parma on 20 August 2010, for free with an option to sign half of the rights for €400,000. He was sub-loaned to Cesena on 7 January 2011, for €200,000.

Parma & Novara

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In August 2011 is permanently transferred to Parma F.C., for free. In the same month he moved to Serie A newcomers Novara Calcio for a peppercorn of €500, in co-ownership deal. In May 2012 Dellafiore returned to Internazionale for its Indonesia friendly tour in a 1-month loan. In June 2012 Dellafiore returned to Parma for €250,000, which also cost Parma an additional €200,000 as other fee.


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In late June to 1 July 2012, Dellafiore was involved in 8-men swap with Siena, which saw Coppola, Dellafiore, Doumbia and Galuppo went to Siena, with Brandão, Pacini, Rossi and Iacobucci went to Parma. Non of the new players actually played for Parma, only able to bring financial success to both clubs.

Dellafiore himself failed to play regularly for Siena in Serie A, only able to play twice before left for his first Serie B club Padova in temporary deal. At the end of season Siena relegated, which Dellafiore followed the club for the new season.

Dellafiore made his best season with Siena in 2013–14 Serie B, in terms of total appearances of 35 Serie B games. At the end of season the co-ownership between Siena and Parma was renewed again, however Siena was expelled from Serie B due to financial difficulties. Dellafiore became a free agent soon after.


On 23 July 2014 Dellafiore was signed by Serie B club Latina along with former Siena team-mate Ângelo, Farelli and Valiani.

International career

Although born in Argentina, he chose to represent Italy at international level and was capped for Italian junior teams a few times.

He made his U21 debut on 11 October 2005 against Moldova U21, he received his second cap for the Olympic team (de facto U21 team) at 2008 Toulon Tournament.


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