Luigi Panarelli

Luigi Panarelli (born 26 April 1976) is an Italian football coach and a former player who played as a defender. He is currently the manager of Taranto.

Luigi Panarelli
Personal information
Full name Luigi Panarelli
Date of birth (1976-04-26) 26 April 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Taranto, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Taranto (Manager)
Youth career
000?–1995 Taranto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Taranto 38 (3)
1996–1999 Napoli 20 (0)
1999 Andria 15 (1)
1999–2002 Torino 5 (0)
2001–2002Crotone (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2004 Roma 0 (0)
2002–2003Florentia Viola (loan) 13 (1)
2003–2004Taranto (loan) 24 (1)
2004–2005 Teramo 7 (0)
2005–2006 Avellino 14 (1)
2006–2007 Salernitana 0 (0)
2007 Foggia 4 (0)
2007–2008 Cavese 16 (0)
2008–2009 Sorrento 28 (0)
2009–2010 Brindisi 17 (1)
2010–2011 Taranto 8 (0)
2012 Treviso 7 (0)
2012–2013 Cynthia 7 (0)
2013 Aversa Normanna 4 (0)
2013–2014 Gelbison 4 (0)
2014–2016 Team Altamura 0 (0)
Teams managed
2017 Team Altamura
2018–2019 Taranto
2019– Taranto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Early careerEdit

Panarelli started his career at hometown club Taranto. He won Serie D Champion in 1995. He played another season at Serie C2 before joined Serie A side S.S.C. Napoli, which he failed to play regularly. He followed Napoli relegated to Serie B in 1998, but just played 3 times before joined league rival Andria. In summer 1999, he joined Serie A side Torino and followed the team relegated in 2000 but just played 5 time in 2 seasons. In summer 2001, he left on loan to Serie B side Crotone as he was the surplus of Torino for the Serie A campaign.

Roma and loansEdit

In summer 2002, he was signed by A.S. Roma in co-ownership deal. That season Torino signed Alberto Maria Fontana (tagged for €5.5M), Giammarco Frezza (tagged for €5M) Daniele Martinetti (tagged for €1.6M) in co-ownership deal and Roma signed Panarelli in co-ownership deal for €5M, Gabriele Paoletti for €5.5M, Alberto Schettino for €1.6M,[1][2] which made there were no cash involved but generate €12.1M transfer income to both parties and €12.1M cost to amortize in instalments, generate "profit" in the first season. Panarelli was signed a 3-year contract, which he was rumoured to play for Palermo, also owned by Roma President Franco Sensi.[1] But after Palermo was sold 1 month later, he was loaned to Serie C2 side Florentia Viola, the new club to replace the bankrupted A.C. Fiorentina, but failed to play regularly. In the next season, he left for hometown club Taranto and played 24 matches at Serie C1. In June 2004, Torino signed remained rights of Frezza, Fontana and Martinetti for free and Roma signed Paoletti for fee and Panarelli Schettino for just €60,000 in total.[2] Panarelli then left for Teramo on loan.


In August 2005, Panarelli signed a contract with Avellino. He was not a regular of the team, and in March 2006 appeared in the reality TV show without asking the permission of the club.[3]

Lega ProEdit

He then released by Avellino and in November 2006 signed a contract with Salernitana.[4] But on 31 January 2007 he joined U.S. Foggia.[5] In August 2007, he signed an annual contract with Cavese.[6] In 2008–09 season, he played regularly for Prima Divisione side Sorrento. In August 2009, he was signed by Seconda Divisione side Brindisi where he played 17 out of first 18 matches.[7] In January 2010, he returned to Taranto.[8]



  1. ^ a b "Panarelli e Paoletti: 'Palermo, eccoci'". la Repubblica (in Italian). 29 June 2002. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Approvazione Situazione Mensile al 31 maggio 2004" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian). 30 June 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  3. ^ "GF: Panarelli alla riscossa". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 24 March 2006. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: la Salernitana ingaggia Luigi Panarelli". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 12 November 2006. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  5. ^ "FOGGIA, CHE COLPI! PRESI PECCHIA E PANARELLI". US Foggia (in Italian). 31 January 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  6. ^ "UFFICIALE: Panarelli alla Cavese OFFICIAL Panarelli to Cavese". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 10 August 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: Brindisi, acquistato Panarelli". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 19 August 2009. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  8. ^ "UFFICIALE: Taranto, torna Panarelli". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 7 January 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2010.

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