(born on 27 June 1979) is an Italian football striker
who currently is playing for Serie A
After playing at youth level with Milan
, he returned to his native Apulia in 1995 to join Serie C1
, where he made his professional debut at the age of 17. He then agreed for a move to Serie B
in 1998, where he scored a total 32 goals in four season, 15 of which in his final year at the club.
Juventus and Perugia
Following his impressive performances, Juventus
showed interest in signing the player, and ultimately acquired his transfer rights from Ternana in July 2002, then loaning him to minor Serie A
for the 2002–03 season.
Miccoli showed great qualities during his first season in the top flight, scoring great goals and showing excellent technical ability. He was dubbed the Romario of the Salento
, the Maradona of the Salento
, and bomber tascabile
(pocket bomber), due to his small stature, pace and his technical ability. His efforts helped Perugia reach an UEFA Intertoto Cup
spot. For his efforts, he received an Azzurri
call-up during the season and Juventus recalled him back for the following season.
Fabrizio Miccoli played six UEFA Champions League
games for Juventus, and scored one goal. He also scored seven goals in Serie A
for Juventus. However, he did not get much of chance and the next season, half of Miccoli's registration rights was sold to newly promoted Fiorentina
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