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BornAugust 24, 1986

Fabiano Santacroce is an Italian Brazilian central or left defender who currently plays association football for Serie A club Parma, on loan from Napoli. He was born in Brazil to an Italian father and an Afro-Brazilian mother, then spending his childhood in the Lombard town of Casatenovo, in Northern Italy. Santacroce moved to Brescia and played for their Primavera team before making his first team debut for the rondinelle in a Serie B game on 23 April 2006, against Cesena. He played at Brescia from 2005 to 2007. During the January 2008 transfer window, Serie A club Napoli completed the signing of Santacroce in a permanent move, for €5.5 million. That half season he started 13 times as well as 27 times in 2008-09 Serie A.At the start of 2011-12 Serie A, Napoli sent Manuele Blasi and Santacroce to Parma F.C. as part of the compensation of signing Blerim Džemaili. Santacroce went on loan. He was largely used as a back-up central defender and made 12 league appearances
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