Cristiano Lupatelli

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Cristiano Lupatelli
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Lupatelli
Date of birth (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Perugia, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Fidelis Andria 25 (-28)
1999–2004 Roma 12 (-8)
2001–2003 Chievo (co-ownership) 59 (-80)
2004–2008 Fiorentina 32 (-37)
2005 Parma (loan) 8 (-15)
2006 Palermo (loan) 5 (-10)
2008–2010 Cagliari 5 (-13)
2010–2011 Bologna 1 (0)
2011–2012 Genoa 0 (0)
2012– Fiorentina 1 (-1)
National team
2000 Italy U-21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristiano Lupatelli (born 21 June 1978 in Perugia) is an Italian football goalkeeper who is currently playing at Fiorentina. He is known for his goatee and sideburns with his bald head.

Career[edit]

Lupatelli won a scudetto while playing for A.S. Roma in season 2000-2001. A Roma youth product, Lupatelli was farmed to Chievo in 2001-02 to 2002-03 season, after he played just 12 Serie A games for the capital club. He was sold for 3 billion Italian lire in a co-ownership deal.[1] In the 2003-04 season, he returned to Roma for €0.9million,[2] as the backup of Ivan Pelizzoli.

In summer 2004, he joined Fiorentina on free transfer.[3]

Lupatelli was the regular feature of the Fiorentina team in the 2004-05 season, but after the arrival of Sébastien Frey (since 2005), Bogdan Lobonţ (2006–07) and Vlada Avramov (since 2007), he became the third choice, and was loaned to Parma during 2005-06 season for part of Frey's deal.

Whilst on loan at Parma F.C., he was exchanged with Matteo Guardalben mid-season.

In September 2008, he joined Cagliari on a free transfer,[4] acting as backup of Federico Marchetti.

He was set to became a free agent on 1 July 2010, and was not call-up to 2010-11 pre-season camp.[5] During the 2010-2011 Summer Window Transfers, he joined Bologna on a free transfer, as Emiliano Viviano's backup.

On 8 July 2011, he joined Genoa on a free transfer, after being released from Bologna. He was the backup of Frey again.

On 15 July 2012, he joined Fiorentina on a free transfer.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lupatelli va al Chievo, Di Francesco a Piacenza". AS Roma (in Italian). 2001-06-29. Archived from the original on 2002-06-02. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Comunicato Stampa". AS Roma (in Italian). 27 June 2003. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nakata lured by Viola overtures". UEFA.com. 2004-07-19. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lupatelli è del Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  5. ^ "I convocati per il pre-ritiro". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 29 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lupatelli rejoins Fiorentina". ACF Fiorentina. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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