Nicola Amoruso

Nicola Amoruso ( born August 29, 1974 in Cerignola (FG), Italy) is an Italian football player.

Amoruso is striker and is currently without a club.


Nicola Amoruso began his career in the youth department of Sampdoria. On December 12, 1993, he debuted at 0:3 in the match against Inter Milan for the Blucerchiati in Serie A. This season Amoruso could also celebrate the same as the first success of his career by winning the Coppa Italia.

Nevertheless, he came at Samp not right to train, so I went in 1994 to Fidelis Andria in Serie B, where he was a regular player and 15 times hit. In the following season Amoruso played for Calcio Padova in Serie A. He was in turn master drive and the highest scorer of the team, but could not avoid relegation with the team at the end of the season.

Record champions Juventus became aware of Amoruso Through his good services which obliged him in the summer of 1996. There he found the star striker Alessandro Del Piero and Filippo Inzaghi Although strong competition at his position before, but managed to still regularly used. With Juve he won under coach Marcello Lippi two Italian Championships, the World Cup and the European Super Cup in 1997 and 1998 and was the final of the Champions League. A total of 105 appearances for Juventus Amoruso completed and scored 29 goals.

Between 1999 and 2005, played Nicola Amoruso in every season for another Serie A team. First, he was loaned to AC Perugia, then to Napoli, 2001/ 02 he was playing for Juventus and won with the people of Turin his third championship. He then returned later loaned to Perugia Calcio Como and on. For the 2003/04 season Nicola Amoruso joined free transfer to FC Modena, 2004/ 05 he was at FC Messina under contract.

In summer 2005, he moved to Reggina Calcio. In the season 2005/ 06 Amoruso led with eleven goals in 29 games the team from Calabria to 13th place in the top Italian league. In the season 2006/ 07 the Reggina started because of their involvement in the match-fixing scandal with 15 penalty points and was, according to many experts, even as a pre-season relegated firmly. The team, managed, however, mainly because of the 35 goals scored by Nicola Amoruso and his strike partner Rolando Bianchi, the not considered possible relegation. In the summer of 2007 he extended his contract in Reggio Calabria until 2010. Also in the 2007/ 08 season he struggled with Reggina back against relegation from Serie A. 4 May 2008 Amoruso get the 2-1 win at Catania Calcio two hits, with whom he of his club's first away victory secured for a year and reached the 100 - goal mark in Serie A. Amoruso was the first player in the history of Italy's top league, to have managed this in nine different clubs. With twelve goals this season in 33 games Amoruso scored almost a third of all matches of Reggina and contributed significantly to turn relegation at.

On 8 July 2008 Nicola Amoruso moved to FC Turin, where he signed a two-year contract. The second half streak of the season 2008/ 09 he played on loan at Premier League rivals AC Siena, who had an option to buy, but this did not perceive.

For the 2009/10 season Nicola Amoruso joined the team FC Parma. During the winter break, he left Parma and moved to Atalanta.


In the club

  • Italian Championship: 1996/97, 1997/98, 2001/ 02
  • Coppa Italia: 1993/94
  • Champions League Runners-up: 1996/97, 1997/98
  • World Cup: 1996
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1996
  • Italian Supercup: 1997
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1999

In the National Team

  • U-21 European Championship: 1996


  • In summer 2006, Nicola Amoruso was questioned as part of the investigations against the player agency GEA World by Alessandro Moggi, the son of Luciano Moggi to the circumstances of its exchange for SSC Napoli in 2001 and for AC Perugia in 2002. It was suspected, the player had been put under pressure to agree to the changes.
  • Nicola Amoruso is not, as is often claimed, the brother of Alessandro Del Piero's wife Sonia Amoruso.