|Date of birth||14 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Mazara del Vallo, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2004–2005||Campobello di Mazara||30||(?)|
|2007–2008||→ Vicenza (loan)||20||(2)|
|2008–2009||→ Livorno (loan)||21||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Lecce (loan)||27||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Frosinone (loan)||35||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2018|
Terranova started his career playing with a number of local amateur teams, including Eccellenza side Campobello, then joining the Palermo youth system in 2005 and playing with the Primavera under-20 squad with the rosanero.
He successively spent the entire 2007–08 season on loan to Vicenza of Serie B, being also often featured as a regular. He played the 2008–09 season again out on loan, this time to Livorno, being part of the Tuscans' successful campaign that led them back to Serie A after only one season. Livorno decided not to make an offer for a permanent deal, so Terranova returned to Palermo, and joined Walter Zenga's first team squad.
On 19 August 2009, Terranova was loaned out to Serie B outfit Lecce, with an option for the giallorossi from Apulia to buy half of the player's transfer rights at the end of the season, which the club did not use. In July 2010, Terranova went out on loan again, this time to Frosinone.
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