Paolo Di Canio

Italian Footballer
Born Jul 9, 1968

Paolo Di Canio is an Italian former professional footballer. 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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paolo Di Canio.


1968 Birth Born in 1968.


1985 17 Years Old He signed for Lazio in 1985 and remained there until 1990. … Read More


1988 - 1990 2 More Events
1993 25 Years Old He left Juventus after an "animated exchange" with then manager Giovanni Trapattoni and spent the 1993–94 season with Napoli.
Two seasons followed at A.C. Milan, where, despite winning the Serie A title in 1996, he once again struggled to gain playing time due to heavy competition from his team-mates, culminating in another row, this time with Fabio Capello.
He then refused to join the Celtic squad in the Netherlands for their pre-season training during July 1997.


1998 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  However, his career was at times characterised by controversy: he received an eleven-match ban in 1998 for pushing a referee and attracted negative publicity over his self allegiance to fascism. … Read More
1999 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1999, Di Canio signed for West Ham United for £1.5 million. … Read More
2000 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He scored the BBC Goal of the Season in March 2000 with a flying 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 Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign him for Manchester United halfway through the 2001–02 season, but his attempts were unsuccessful and Di Canio remained in East London for another season and a half.
In 2003, with the Hammers struggling at the bottom of the league, Di Canio had a very public row with manager Glenn Roeder and was dropped from the first team. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On 10 March 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
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
On 20 May 2011, Di Canio was appointed manager of Swindon Town, following the club's relegation to League Two.
2012 44 Years Old Under Di Canio, Swindon reached the 2012 Football League Trophy Final, where they were defeated 2–0 by Chesterfield … Read More
In January 2013, with Swindon under a transfer embargo and in financial difficulty, Di Canio offered to pay £30,000 of his own money to keep loan players John Bostock, Chris Martin, and Danny Hollands at the club.
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