Arturo Lupoli joined
Norwich City on loan from Italian side Fiorentina on 22nd July
Lupoli began his footballing career as a youth with Italian side
Parma. During his Under-17 season he scored 45 goals in 22 games,
one of the best tallies ever recorded in Italian youth history.
However, in 2004 he signed a scholarship contract with Arsenal.
The Gunners repaid Parma with £200,000 compensation.
He made his debut for Arsenal on 27 October 2004 against Manchester
City in the Carling Cup, an then scored two goals in the following
round against Everton.He scored prolifically for the youths and
reserves but made only one appearance in the Premiership.
Lupoli moved to Derby County on a season-long loan on August
18, 2006, and debuted for Derby in the 0-0 draw at home to Norwich
City the following day. He then got a brace against Colchester
United in a game which Derby lost 4-3. On January 6, 2007, Lupoli
scored Derby County's first hat-trick for over a decade in a 3-1
victory third round FA Cup tie against Wrexham.
On February 26th 2007, he signed a pre-contract with Fiorentina
despite interest from the 2 Milan clubs and Napoli. During the
2007/8 season, he was loaned out to Treviso for whom he made 16
appearances but failed to score.
He made his Norwich debut in the 2-0 defeat at Coventry City
on the opening day of the 2008/9 season. Hs first goals came in
the 2-2 draw at Cardiff on 23rd August 2008 when he scored twice.
At the end of November 2008, he was linked with a move to Wigan
with Southampton also keen on him.
On 2nd February 2009, Norwich terminated the loan deal with Fiorentina
with the agreement of all parties. He had started just threegames
since mid-September and seemed to be out of new manager Bryan
Gunn's plans. Gunn said: We wish Arturo all the best.
He's been frustrated with the lack of chances he has had to start
games and we had a chat last week and discussed the options which
were suitable for him. He's been a hero among City fans, with
the goals he has scored for us and when he ran up to them after
his goal at Charlton. I know he's been frustrated with the lack
of chances but after we signed Chris Killen
and Alan Gow, he now feels further down
the pecking order and we wish him well for the future.
Lupoli was then loaned to Sheffield United for the remainder of
the 2008/9 season.
Returning to Italy, he was sold to Ascoli on 25th June 2009 with
midfielder Francesco Di Tacchio going the other way
After 66 appearances and 11 goals for Ascoli, he joined U.S.
Grosseto in 2011. In July 2013, after two years, 45 appearances
and eight goals at Grosseto, Lupoli moved to another Serie B team
on a free transfer, this time Varese. He left Varese on 21st February
2014, to join Hungarian side Honved on loan.
On 2nd February 2015, he signed for Italian side Frosinone helping them to promotion to Serie A. On 31st August 2015, he returned to Serie B signing for AC Pisa. On 1st February 2016, he was loaned to Catania who play in the third tier of Italian football
On 27th January 2017, he moved to FC SudTirol, his tenth Italian club. They are based in Bolzano and play in Lega Pro, the Italian regional third tier with Sudtirol playing in Group B (North & Central West).
He has been capped at Italian Under-21 level.