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Flavio Roma

Flavio Roma (born 21 June 1974) is an Italians Professional sports Association football Association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Serie A club A.C. Milan.

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Flavio Roma biography


Flavio Roma (born 21 June 1974) is an Italians Professional sports Association football Association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Serie A club A.C. Milan.

Club career

Roma started Flavio Roma career in the youth teams of S.S. Lazio. Flavio Roma was the 3rd goalkeeper behind Luca Marchegiani and Fernando Orsi before leaving the club to play for clubs in Serie B and Serie C1. In 1999 Flavio Roma was signed by the Serie A side Piacenza Calcio as part of Simone Inzaghi's deal, replacing Valerio Fiori as the first choice in Flavio Roma role, but the team got relegated at the end of season.

Monaco

In 2001 Flavio Roma was signed by AS Monaco FC, then coached by Didier Deschamps, where Flavio Roma constantly was the first choice goalkeeper ahead of Tony Sylva and Stéphane Porato until the 2008–09 season, when Flavio Roma lost Flavio Roma place to Stéphane Ruffier. Flavio Roma was also in the squad that played the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final. During Flavio Roma stay at Monaco, Flavio Roma only missed 3 months in the 2005–06 season due to injuries, and a shoulder injury ruled Flavio Roma out of the second half of the 2001–02 season in February 2002.

Milan

On 12 August 2009, Flavio Roma signed a 1-year contract with A.C. Milan to replace Željko Kalac who was released by the club on mutual consent. Roma was expected to compete for the starting position with Marco Storari while Christian Abbiati and Dida (goalkeeper) were recovering from injury, but the manager Leonardo Araújo preferred Storari and after Storari injury preferred Dida (goalkeeper). In January 2010, Storari left for Sampdoria and Abbiati was recovered from injury, making Roma the third goalkeeper. After the season, Flavio Roma contract was extended to undisclosed length and will complete the first choice with Marco Amelia and Abbiati.

In 2011, Roma started in two matches in Coppa Italia against A.S. Bari and Sampdoria, getting a clean sheet against Bari, and conceding only one goal in an away game against Sampdoria. On 17 May 2011, Milan announced that Roma extended Flavio Roma contract for one more year.

International career

Roma received Flavio Roma first call-up for Italy national football team on 17 November 2004 for a friendly game as Marcello Lippi was trying to identify a backup goalkeeper for Gianluigi Buffon. Flavio Roma made Flavio Roma debut on 30 March 2005 in a friendly match (that ended with a 0–0 draw) with Iceland national football team replacing Morgan De Sanctis at half-time. Flavio Roma played Flavio Roma first full match on 11 June 2005 against Ecuador national football team. Due to injuries, Roma was not called up for warm-up friendlies ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Roma received Flavio Roma last call-up to date on 16 August 2006, Italy's first game after the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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

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