Fabio Quagliarella (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfaːbjo kwaʎʎaˈrɛlla]) (born 31 January 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sampdoria.
Throughout his career, he has played for eight different Italian clubs, winning three consecutive Serie A titles during his spell with Juventus. At international level, he represented Italy from under-18 to under-21 youth levels before his debut for the senior national team in 2007. He was part of the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup squads. He wears the number 27 in honour of Niccolò Galli, a former friend and youth academy teammate of his who used to wear this number; Galli died in a road accident in 2001.Close