Daniele Paponi

Daniele Paponi
Personal information
Date of birth April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16) (age 23)
Place of birth Ancona, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Bologna
Number 35
Youth career
1998–2004 Ancona
2004–2005 Parma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Parma 30 (3)
2008 Cesena (loan) 21 (2)
2009 Rimini (loan) 14 (0)
2009–2010 Perugia (loan) 21 (0)
2010– Bologna 14 (2)
National team
2007–2008 Italy U-20 4[1] (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 25, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniele Paponi (born 16 April 1988 in Ancona) is an Italian footballer who plays currently for Bologna.[2]


Paponi started his career with Ancona, playing into the biancorossi youth ranks. In the summer 2004, following the folding of his club, Paponi became a free agent; he then accepted an offer from Parma and joined the ducali youth team.

He made his Serie A debut at the age of 17 on October 22, 2005, then also making his debut at the European level in the UEFA Cup 2006-07, scoring also two goals. His first Serie A goal came in an away league match played against Messina on December 20, 2006, and ended in a 1–1 draw: Paponi's equaliser goal, a reversed bicycle kick immediately dubbed as "scorpion kick", was saluted among the finest scored in the league season. Nevertheless, Paponi struggled to find space in the first team in the following 2007–08 season, and on January 2008 he accepted a loan move to Serie B's Cesena, where he scored two goals in 21 games.

For the 2008–09 season he returned to Parma, now in Serie B, playing seven games and scoring twice, but on January 2009 he was loaned out again, this time to Rimini as part of the deal that brought then-Serie B topscorer Daniele Vantaggiato to join the gialloblu.

On 10 June 2010 Parma exchanged the 22-year old striker with Gabriele Paonessa of Bologna.[3]


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