25 Facts About Antonio Nocerino


Antonio Nocerino currently serves as an academy coach at Orlando City.


Antonio Nocerino started playing at the age of five years at a small club in his neighbourhood, coached by his father.


In summer 2006 half of the registration rights of Antonio Nocerino was sold to Piacenza from Genoa.


Antonio Nocerino's performances saw coach Claudio Ranieri play him in the first half of the season.


Antonio Nocerino made 32 league appearances and four in the Coppa Italia.


Antonio Nocerino was used as coverage of the left wing when full-back Federico Balzaretti pushed forward.


Antonio Nocerino closed his second season with Palermo with 35 appearances and two goals in the league, plus three appearances in Coppa Italia.


Antonio Nocerino finished this season with 49 appearances in all competitions, being the most used player in the team and scoring four goals, all in the league.


Milan's elimination from the Champions League and failure to defend their league title, manager Massimiliano Allegri rejected speculation that Antonio Nocerino would be sold.


Antonio Nocerino said it was 'an honour' to receive the number 8 shirt as a worthy successor to Gattuso.


On 16 December 2012, Antonio Nocerino scored a goal 35 seconds into the game in which Milan defeated Pescara.


On 15 January 2015, Torino decided to terminate the loan and Antonio Nocerino moved to Parma until the end of the season.


On 14 February 2016, Milan announced that Antonio Nocerino would move to MLS club Orlando City after mutually terminating his contract, a signing he completed on 18 February.


On 8 November 2017, Antonio Nocerino stated that he would not extend his contract with Orlando and left the club at the end of the 2017 season.


On 6 July 2018, Antonio Nocerino signed with Serie B club Benevento.


Antonio Nocerino was released from his Benevento contract by mutual consent on 19 December 2018.


Antonio Nocerino announced his retirement from professional football on 23 January 2020, and was hired to coach in Orlando City's academy.


Antonio Nocerino played for Italy's under-20 in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and with their under-21 in the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.


Antonio Nocerino captained the Italy under-23 side in their triumph over Chile to win the Toulon Tournament for the first time in the team's history.


Antonio Nocerino competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as captain of Italy's Olympic squad.


Antonio Nocerino received his first call up to Italy's national team by Roberto Donadoni on 17 October 2007 in a friendly against South Africa.


Under Cesare Prandelli, Antonio Nocerino was selected to Italy's final 23-man squad at the 2012 European Championships.


Antonio Nocerino was primarily known for his pace, stamina, strength, and his tenacious tackling ability, as well his adeptness at reading the game and pressing opponents.


Antonio Nocerino was capable of being an offensive threat due to his tendency to make attacking runs into the box, as well as his eye for goal and powerful and accurate shot from distance.


On 18 September 2007, it was reported that Antonio Nocerino was hit by a car after leaving a restaurant in Turin and was hospitalised for scans when he suffered minor concussion and bruising.