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Paolo Di Canio

Italian Footballer
Male
Born Jul 9, 1968
Age 46
Hometown Rome
Team Juventus Football...
Position Striker

Paolo Di Canio is an Italian former professional footballer and current manager of newly promoted League One side Swindon Town. Di Canio made over 500 league appearances and scored over 100 league goals as a player. As a player, Di Canio played in Serie A for Lazio, Juventus, Napoli and Milan, before playing in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic and the English Premier League for Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic.… Read More

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  • Soccer Sunderland Director Of Football Leaves Club
    Yahoo News - Jan 17, 2014
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    Bognor Regis Observer - Jan 12, 2014
  • Soccer Sunderland's Cabral Seals Loan Move To Genoa
    Yahoo News - Jan 09, 2014
  • Soccer Di Canio Hits Back At O'neill 'Charlatan' Criticism
    Yahoo News - Nov 15, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born in 1968.

TEENAGE

1985 17 Years Old He signed for Lazio in 1985 and remained there until 1990, when he was sold to another of Italy's biggest clubs, Juventus.

TWENTIES

1993 25 Years Old He left Juventus "after an animated exchange with then manager Giovanni Trapattoni" and spent the 1993-94 season with Napoli. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996 he joined Celtic in Scotland, and his successful season in Glasgow (scoring 15 goals in 37 appearances) saw him make a move to the English Premiership as he joined Sheffield Wednesday for a sum of around £4.2 million.
1997 29 Years Old Whilst in Sheffield, Di Canio was the club's leading goal scorer for the 1997–98 season with 14 goals and he became a favourite of the fans.

THIRTIES

…  His playing career contained several controversial incidents including his push on referee Paul Alcock in 1998, for which he received an eleven match ban, and his self-proclaimed allegiance to Fascismo. … Read More
2000 32 Years Old He scored the BBC Goal of the Season in March 2000 with a volley against Wimbledon, which is still considered among the best goals in Premiership history and was named as the Premiership's goal of the decade in a December 2009 Sky Sports News viewers' poll, scoring 30% of votes. … Read More
2001 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, he won the FIFA Fair Play Award. … Read More
2003 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He remained a key figure at West Ham until 2003 when, with the Hammers struggling at the bottom of the league, he had a very public row with manager Glenn Roeder and was dropped from the first team. … Read More
2004 36 Years Old Even though he had already signed an extension to his Charlton contract, in August 2004 he returned to his home team of Lazio taking a massive paycut in order to return to the economically stretched Roman team. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old As a result, Di Canio's contract was not renewed in the summer of 2006. … Read More

FORTIES

2008 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 10, 2008, Di Canio announced his retirement from football, ending his 23-year playing career before the end of the season due to physical issues. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Di Canio played in Tony Carr's testimonial game at Upton Park on 5 May 2010, which featured a West Ham team against West Ham Academy old boys. … Read More
Di Canio has a UEFA Pro Licence for coaching. On 20 May 2011 Di Canio was appointed manager of Swindon Town, following the club's relegation to League Two.
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