|Marco Di Vaio (born July 15, 1976)
is an Italian football (soccer) striker, who is contracted to
Valencia in the Spanish La Liga, and is on loan at Monaco in
French Ligue 1.
Born in Rome, Di Vaio has played for Lazio (1994-95), Hellas
Verona (1996), Bari (1996-97), Salernitana (1997-99), Parma
(1999-2002), Juventus (2002-04), Valencia (2004-05) and Monaco
He was a revelation at Salernitana, leading them to their second
promotion to the Serie A in 1997-98. Despite Salernitana
relegating the following season, Di Vaio remained in the first
league, after being purchased by Parma. He scored an impressive
number of goals for the Gialloblu and he went on to become 2nd
best scorer of the league in his third season for the team.
Juventus won the race to sign him during the following summer
(2002), but Di Vaio never really got going while at Juve, mainly
because of the immense competition for a first-team place. Still,
he won one scudetto with the Juventus. Di Vaio then moved to
Valencia, where he became the best scorer for the Spanish side,
despite managing a mere eleven goals in La Liga. However, this
year his presence in the first team line-up of Valencia has been
constricted by the arrivals of Patrick Kluivert and David Villa.
In January 2006, Di Vaio was loaned to French side AS Monaco.
Di Vaio played for Italy at Euro 2004, though he is not
currently in the frame for a national team place.