Marco Amelia

  • Date of birth : 02/04/1982
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Marco Amelia

Marco Amelia

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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Marco Amelia
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/04/1982 (33)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 32
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Third round)
    03/03/04: Gençlerbirliği 3-0 Parma
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/03/99: Albania 1-5 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-21130
Italy U-1810
Italy U-1630

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 12/03/2014 01:06 CET