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Daniele Proch
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-11-08) November 8, 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Riva del Garda, Italy
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Position(s) Forward
Team information
Current team
Caldiero Terme
Youth career
2002–2012 Baone
2012–2014 Südtirol
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Catawba Indians 16 (8)
2017–2019 Duke Blue Devils 57 (28)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Südtirol 0 (0)
2014–2016Dro (loan) 57 (7)
2020 North Carolina FC 11 (0)
2021– Caldiero Terme
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 10, 2020

Daniele Proch (born November 8, 1996) is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Caldiero Terme in Italy's Serie D.



Proch played college soccer at Catawba College in 2016. In his one season there he recorded 8 goals and 7 assists in 16 games, he was also named South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year.[1][2][3]

In 2017, Proch transferred to Duke University, where he scored 28 goals and recorded 9 assists over three seasons with the Blue Devils.[4] In his junior year, he was named to the second team of the NCAA Men's Soccer All-American Team.[5][6]


Proch began his soccer career in the academy of U.S. Baone, before joining the academy of F.C. Südtirol, in Italy's Serie C. He spent two years on loan with U.S. Dro in Serie D playing 57 games and scoring 7 goals, before moving to the United States in the summer of 2016.[7][8][9][10]

After going undrafted in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft,[11] Proch signed with North Carolina FC of the USL Championship on February 6, 2020.[9][12][13] He made his debut for the side on March 7, 2020, as a substitute in their match against Louisville City FC.[14]

On December 10, 2020, Proch signed with Caldiero Terme of Italy's Serie D.[15]

Personal life

Proch grew up in Arco in northern Italy, before leaving for North Carolina to play collegiate soccer.[16][17] At Duke, Proch majored in policy journalism and media studies.[7][8][18] His brother, Davide, also plays soccer as a forward. He plays for S.S. Benacense in the sixth level of Italian football.[19]


  1. ^ "2016 (Catawba) (PDF)" (PDF). Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Proch Named SAC Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year". November 2, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "A Look at Men's Soccer's 9 Newcomers for 2017". Duke University. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  4. ^ "Daniele Proch – Men's Soccer". Archived from the original on 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  5. ^ "All-America Teams -". February 12, 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-02-12. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's All-America Team Announced". Archived from the original on December 9, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Il sogno a stelle e strisce del rivano Daniele Proch sta diventando realtà – Sport". Alto Adige (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  8. ^ a b Phillips, Gregory (November 21, 2019). "A Road Less Traveled to Duke". Duke Today. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "North Carolina FC Signs Duke Standout, Italian Striker Daniele Proch". North Carolina FC. February 6, 2020.
  10. ^ Proch, Daniele (2016-11-14). "Daniele Proch Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2020-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Dudko, James (January 9, 2020). "MLS SuperDraft 2020: Complete Round-by-Round Results and Twitter Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 9, 2020. ...Popovic, Brandon Williamson, Daniele Proch and Brian Saramago the highest-rated players to go undrafted today.
  12. ^ "Daniele Proch Biography". ESPN. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  13. ^ "North Carolina FC 2020 Roster". Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  14. ^ Doherty, Brennan (2020-03-07). "North Carolina FC Falls 1–0 in Season Opener to Louisville City". North Carolina FC. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  15. ^ "Dagli Usa al Caldiero: arriva Daniele Proch, l'attaccante laureato in giornalismo". (in Italian). L'Arena. December 10, 2020. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  16. ^ "Da Riva del Garda verso la Mls: l'american dream di Daniele Proch". La Gazzetta dello Sport – Tutto il rosa della vita (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  17. ^ Doherty, Brennan (2020-03-18). "Meet the New Guys: Daniele Proch". North Carolina FC. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  18. ^ "Daniele Proch a suon di gol si fa largo negli Stati Uniti". l' (in Italian). 2020-02-17. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  19. ^ "Scheda giocatore Proch Davide –". (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-03-24.

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