A former Inter Milan youth player, Paolo Tornaghi joined Whitecaps FC as a free agent on February 18, 2014 after spending two seasons with Eastern Conference Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire. He then re-signed with the club on March 5, 2016.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2016: Tornaghi made his first start of 2016 in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinals against Ottawa Fury FC. He made 2 saves in the match. Starting in the second leg of the semifinal series, Tornaghi earned a crucial clean seat for WFC, helping them to a 3-2 aggregate win over the Fury. On July 19, he recorded a first half clean sheet in the international friendly against Premier League club Crystal Palace FC. 2015: Started four CONCACAF Champions League matches (posting a 1W-2L-1D record and 1.25 GAA) and three Amway Canadian Championship fixtures (1W-0L-2D and 1.33 GAA), helping Whitecaps FC claim their first-ever Voyageurs Cup. He also started seven matches with WFC2, the club’s United Soccer League team, and was named the Whitecaps FC Humanitarian of the Year for his work in the community, which included a special hospital visit to an injured C.D. Olimpia player.
2013: Tornaghi appeared in six regular season matches with the Fire, posting a 2W-3L-1D record and recording victories against D.C. United and San Jose Earthquakes.
2012: In his first season with the Fire, Tornaghi started the first three matches of the season while Sean Johnson was away on international duty, posting a shutout while going 1W-1L-1D. He made his MLS debut in a 1-1 draw with Montreal Impact on March 17, making five saves in front of 58,912 fans at Olympic Stadium. The Italian keeper also started a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on March 24, making two saves to preserve the shutout. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS: Appeared in both of the Fire’s international exhibitions – as a second-half sub in the Fire’s 1-0 to Aston Villa on July 21 before playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Santos Laguna on September 9. LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Started in the Fire’s 3-2 loss to the Michigan Bucks on May 29. MLS RESERVE LEAGUE: Started three matches for the Reserve team, logging 225 minutes…
Before joining the Fire in 2012, Tornaghi was a member of storied Italian club FC Internazionale Milano. While on loan from Inter Milan between 2008 and 2011, Tornaghi enjoyed two stints with Serie C side Como, where he appeared in six league matches and two Coppa Italia matches. Tornaghi also played the 2009-10 season on loan with northern Italian side Rimini, where he appeared in two league matches and one Coppa Italia match.
Began his youth career with storied Italian side Inter Milan during the 2004-05 season.
Tornaghi has represented his native Italy at every level from U-16 to U-20 and was part of the Azzuri side that participated in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, where he appeared in two matches.