THE OLD FLAME OF PARMA VS. LAZIO: STEFANO FIORE
Parma, 6 February 2020 – Stefano Fiore is the Old Flame of Parma vs. Lazio, the Crociati’s next fixture on Sunday 9 February at the Tardini.
Born in ’75, the midfielder climbed up through the ranks at his hometown club, Cosenza. He made his Serie A debut for the Crociati just over the age of 18 in the 1994/95 season, making eight appearances and scoring the deciding goal in Parma’s 1-0 win over Bari. Fiore also started the second leg of the UEFA Cup final against Juventus as Parma won the first edition of the UEFA Cup in ‘95.
He then spent two seasons out on loan in Veneto, first with Padova and then with Chievo. Having returned to Parma, he gained a more permanent place in the team, helping the side to win both the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup.
Fiore’s career then took him to Udinese and Lazio, Stefano spending three years with the Biancocelesti and winning the Coppa Italia there. He moved to Valencia and won the Spanish Super Cup before returning to Italy with Fiorentina, Torino and Livorno, finishing off his career with spells at Mantova and Cosenza.
Fiore made a total of 38 appearances for the Italian National Team, winning the Mediterranean Games in 1997 and making it to the final of EURO 2000, where he scored a goal in the group stage against Belgium.