(born August 27, 1983 in Pomigliano d'Arco
) is an Italian football
player. He plays in the defensive position and currently plays for Romanian
side CFR Cluj
Juventus & various loans
Piccolo started his football career with Juventus youth team. Though he did not make any appearances and was loaned out to Serie C1
Tuscan side Lucchese
in order to gain some first team experience. Piccolo scored once for the club and took part to 24 games.
The 2003-04 season saw the player farmed out once more, this time to Serie B
(in co-ownership deal), being a regular in their first team and playing 35 times. As part of a co-ownership
deal, Piccolo moved to Reggina
the next year, for €1.25M.
He then spent a brief spell on loan at Lazio
in Serie A
during 2005-06. Piccolo then returned to Juventus after the co-ownership deal with Reggina was resolved in Juve's favour for undisclosed fees. He was offered a 2-year deal which last until June 2008. In the 2006-07 Serie B campaign
for the bianconeri
, Piccolo played a total of seven matches.
In July 2007, half of Piccolo's registration rights was sold to Empoli F.C.
Teammate Claudio Marchisio
also joined the club.
In summer 2008, Empoli gained full ownership for €300K.
After played once for Empoli at the start of season, he moved to Chievo
on loan, in exchange with......