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Marco Amelia

Marco Amelia, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (born 2 April 1982) is an Italian people Professional sports Association football association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Marco Amelia was part of the Italy national football team that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Marco Amelia biography


Marco Amelia, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (born 2 April 1982) is an Italian people Professional sports Association football association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Marco Amelia was part of the Italy national football team that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Early career

Amelia grew up as part of the A.S. Roma youth system. In 2001 Marco Amelia left the giallorossi to join Serie C1 club A.S. Livorno Calcio on loan, playing only once in Marco Amelia first season with the Tuscan side; Marco Amelia was successively confirmed by Livorno in 2002–03 season. for a transfer fees of Euro2.8M, as part of the deal that acquired half of Giorgio Chiellini's registration rights for Euro3.1M, and promoted as regular by head coach Roberto Donadoni in the club's Serie B comeback campaign.

Amelia then spent two unremarkable loan spells at U.S. Lecce and Parma F.C. (both Serie A) before to return at Livorno in June 2004, becoming one of the team mainstays since then, and also having Marco Amelia chance to make a debut at European level in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup, where Marco Amelia even managed to score a goal, an injury time header against FK Partizan.

Palermo

In July 2008, after Livorno were relegated to Serie B, Amelia agreed a permanent deal to join U.S. Città di Palermo, for Euro6M; among the highlights of Marco Amelia season, Marco Amelia was mostly remembered by fans for a penalty save to Ronaldinho in the 2–1 Palermo win to A.C. Milan, but also, in a more negative fashion, for suffering a goal from 45-meter distance by Giuseppe Mascara in the Derby di Sicilia against Calcio Catania ended in a shocking 0–4 home loss for Marco Amelia side.

Genoa

In August 2009, Amelia moved to Genoa C.F.C. as part of a player exchange deal, with Rubens Fernando Moedim moving the other way, both player valued Euro5M. Marco Amelia was the first choice of the team except a few matches played Marco Amelia understudy Alessio Scarpi.

Milan

On the 23rd of June, 2010 and after the sale of goalkeeper Marco Storari to Juventus F.C, Amelia was signed by A.C. Milan on loan in a deal which included the right to purchase the player at the end of the year long loan. On the 24th of May, Milan took up the option to buy the keeper, despite Marco only making a handful of appearances and being second choice to Christian Abbiati all season.. Marco Amelia made Marco Amelia debut on 2011-12 season in Serie A on November 28, 2011 against Chievo, replacing Abbiati who suffered shoulder injury.

Honours

Club

A.S.Roma
- Serie A: 2000–01 Serie A
A.S. Livorno Calcio
- Lega Pro Prima Divisione: 2001–02 Serie C1 (girone A)
A.C. Milan
- Serie A: 2010–11 Serie A
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2011 Supercoppa Italiana

Country

Italy national football team
- UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Gold medal: 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
- Football at the Summer Olympics Bronze medal: Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
- FIFA World Cup: 2006 FIFA World Cup

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Amelia

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