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Marco Amelia

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET
AC Milan
Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET

Marco Amelia

AC Milan

Clubs: AS Roma, AS Livorno Calcio, US Lecce (loan), Parma FC (loan), US Città di Palermo, Genoa CFC, AC Milan (loan)

• Amelia began his professional career in 2002 with Livorno in Serie B having played youth football for Roma; loan spells at Lecce and Parma followed before he rejoined Livorno in Serie A after the club's promotion and helped them to a surprise sixth-place finish in in 2005/06.

• Played eight UEFA Cup matches the following campaign, during which he headed a late equaliser against FK Partizan (1-1) in the UEFA Cup group stage.

• Ever-present in Italy's triumphant 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign and a bronze medalist at the Athens Olympics later that summer, he made his senior international debut against the Ivory Coast (1-1) in November 2005.

• Having been an unused member of Italy's victorious 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, Amelia appeared in Roberto Donadoni's first game as Azzurri coach – against Croatia (0-2) – on his home ground, the Stadio Armando Picchi in Livorno; one outing in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying but unused again at the finals in Austria/Switzerland.

• Landed at Palermo in a €6m deal in summer 2008 following Livorno's relegation and played 34 league matches for the Rosanero before joining Genoa in 2009/10, where he made 30 Serie A appearances.

• Moved on a year-long loan to Milan in summer 2010 to provide competition for Christian Abbiati and Flavio Roma following the departure of Dida; made his UEFA Champions League debut against Real Madrid CF (0-2) on Matchday 3 and his first league outing in a 4-4 draw with Udinese Calcio early in the new year.

• Milan made the move permanent but was limited to nine league appearances in 2011/12 and 11 in 2012/13 by the form of Abbiati. Made one UEFA Champions League appearance in each season, failing to record a clean sheet in either. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
 winner 2004

Last updated: 23/09/13 15.10CET

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