Nicola Amoruso

Nicola Amoruso (born 29 August 1974) is a former Italian footballer who played as a striker. An elegant, technically gifted, and agile forward, known for his delicate touch on the ball and use of feints,[1] he usually played in a central role; his nicknames were piede caldo (Hot Foot) and Dinamite (Dynamite), due to his eye for goal.[2] He is currently the sporting director of Palermo.[3]

Nicola Amoruso
Personal information
Full name Nicola Amoruso
Date of birth (1974-08-29) 29 August 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Cerignola, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Sampdoria 8 (3)
1994–1995 Fidelis Andria 34 (15)
1995–1996 Padova 33 (14)
1996–2002 Juventus 53 (9)
1999–2000Perugia (loan) 25 (11)
2000–2001Napoli (co-ownership) 30 (10)
2002 Perugia 7 (0)
2003 Como 14 (6)
2003–2004 Modena 25 (5)
2004–2005 Messina 22 (5)
2005–2008 Reggina 96 (40)
2008–2009 Torino 20 (4)
2009Siena (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 Parma 17 (5)
2010–2011 Atalanta 15 (1)
Total 405 (128)
National team
1995–1996 Italy U-21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 July 2011