Center forward who made his senior career debut in 2004 for Lecce. He began playing for Shandong Luneng in 2016.
He played his youth career from 2001-2004 at Lecce, and was a member of Italy's U20 and U21 teams.
On December 28, 2008, as a member of AV, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over NEC Nijmegan.
He began dating Viktoria Varga in 2015.
While at Feyenoord he scored 27 goals in the 2013 campaign, which at the time made him the highest scoring Italian ever in a non-Italian league, surpassing legend Luca Toni.