| Candela, Italy|
| (1963-09-29) September 29, 1963 (age 52)|
Joao Paulo, Sandro Tovalieri, Giovanni Loseto, Massimo Orlando, Igor Protti
Pietro Maiellaro Wikipedia
Pietro Maiellaro (born 29 September, 1963 in Candela, Province of Foggia) is an Italian former football player and current manager. Gifted with good technique, throughout his footballing career he played as a midfielder, as either a central or attacking midfielder, for several Italian clubs, and is best known for his four-year spell with Bari.
After spending his youth career with Lucera, Maiellaro was promoted to the first team during the 1980–81 season and later played for various teams, such as Benevento and Avellino, as well as Palermo and Taranto, before moving to Bari in 1987.
He is best known for his four-year stay at Bari, scoring 26 goals (13 in Serie B and 13 in Serie A) with the biancorossi. One of his most memorable strikes was a 50-yard looping shot from inside the centre circle which sneaked in just under the bar, much to the horror of Bologna goalkeeper Gianluigi Valleriani, on 24 March 1991. Maiellaro earned a reputation as an enormously talented playmaker, displaying exceptional ball skills and scoring outstanding goals. He later moved to A.C. Fiorentina, where he was given the number 10 shirt, although he was not able to repeat his early successes, and faced competition from several other players in his role.
Afterwards, he played for Varese, Palermo and Cosenza. He also played with UANL Tigres before retiring and dedicating himself to coaching.
Maiellaro began his coaching career as head coach of his hometown club Lucera, and then for Noicattaro. He trained Barletta, a leading Serie D team with the goal of earning promotion to the professional Serie C2 league, until 9 January 2007, when he was fired. He currently coaches the youth team of A.S. Bari.