|Date of birth||25 February 1965|
|Place of birth||Pomezia, Italy|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
|Roma (youth manager)|
|1983–1984||→ Pescara (loan)||35||(10)|
|1984–1985||→ Arezzo (loan)||34||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tovalieri, nicknamed "Il Cobra", was born in Pomezia. He played for seven seasons (150 games, 48 goals) in the Italian Serie A for A.S. Roma, Avellino, A.S. Bari, Atalanta B.C., A.C. Reggiana 1919, Cagliari Calcio, U.C. Sampdoria and Perugia Calcio.
With Roma he won the Serie A title during the 1982–83 season, although he remained an unused substitute throughout the entire campaign and did not make a single appearance; he subsequently also won the Coppa Italia during the 1985–86 season, scoring a goal in the final. He later played in the UEFA Cup for U.C. Sampdoria.
- One of Top 10 scorers in Serie A: 1994–95 (tied for 5th place, 17 goals), 1996–97 (4th place, 16 goals).
- Minutiello, Valerio (2 March 2016). "Il cobra Tovalieri: "Quando sfiorai la panchina della Roma"". Corriere Dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.