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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Sergio Floccari

Sergio Floccari was a big, strong, but modern centre forward. Skillful with his feet, good header, not a goal scorer like Ciro Immobile, but good for the team.

Born in Vibo Valentia on November 12 1981, he started his football career in Nicotera before his formative youth training for Catanzaro. After not much luck playing for Avezzano, Montebelluna and Mestre, he started to show promise in 2001-02 with Faenza in Serie C2. Genoa noticed him and he moved to Liguria to play in Serie B. However in January 2003 he was sold to Rimini, again in Serie C2. The seaside team in three years climbed to Serie B and Floccari made a good contribution of goals.

In January 2006 he made his debut in Serie A with Messina against Lazio. He would stay in Sicily for a year and a half before being signed by Atalanta. After two years he was back at Genoa but for the second time his spell in Liguria only lasted six months.

In January 2010 he started his adventure with Lazio. He scored two goals in his first match for the Biancocelesti, 8 goals in total in his first half season with Lazio. He however missed a decisive penalty in the derby, something which is not done!

In 2010-2011 he was Edy Reja’s centre forward and played 30 games. The next year he was sent out on loan to Parma. He returned to Lazio in 2012-2013 and was back-up for Miroslav Klose, so he did not play so regularly, but he was often used in Europa League where he scored 4 goals.

A winning header in injury time in the Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus, sent Lazio to the final which would see the Biancocelesti triumph against Roma.

He continued to play for Lazio until January 2014 when he was sold to Sassuolo. In Emilia-Romagna he played more for the team and started scoring less. He stayed there for two half-seasons and a full one before being sold to Bologna in January 2016. A year later he moved to Spal in Serie B and helped them to a historic promotion to Serie A. He played in Ferrara until the end of the 2020-2021 season when he quit football.

Sergio Floccari is now a commentator for DAZN.

He played 106 games for Lazio (83 in Serie A, 6 in Coppa Italia, 16 in Europa League and one in the Supercoppa) and scored 31 goals (21 in Serie A, 2 in Coppa Italia and 8 in Europa League).

He will be forever remembered for the wonderful header against Juventus and for being part of the team that won the 2012-13 Coppa Italia against Roma.

Lazio Career



Serie A

Coppa Italia

Europa League

Super Coppa

Jan-Jun 2010

18 (9)

17 (8)

1 (1)




31 (9)

30 (8)





36 (10)

22 (5)

4 (1)

10 (4)


2013-Jan 2014

21 (4)



6 (4)



106 (31)

83 (21)

6 (2)

16 (8)




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