Emiliano Moretti

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Emiliano Moretti
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-06-11) 11 June 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left Back
Club information
Current club Torino
Number 24
Youth career
1991-1998 Lodigiani
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Lodigiani 5 (0)
1998–2002 Fiorentina 36 (0)
2002–2003 Juventus 8 (0)
2003 Modena (loan) 9 (0)
2003–2004 Parma 0 (0)
2003–2004 Bologna (loan) 32 (0)
2004–2009 Valencia 135 (4)
2009–2013 Genoa 107 (2)
2013- Torino 25 (1)
National team
1997–1998 Italy U-16 4 (0)
2001 Italy U-20 1 (0)
2001–2004 Italy U-21 / Olympic 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Emiliano Moretti (born 11 June 1981 in Rome) is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a central defender for Serie A side Torino.

Club career[edit]

Moretti started his career with local club Lodigiani, and in 2000 transferred to AC Fiorentina. He made his Serie A debut in March 2001, and was a member of the team that won the 2001 Coppa Italia. In the 2001–02 season, he played in 27 matches. Right before the Fiorentina bankruptcy, Moretti moved to Juventus in June 2002, and was loaned to Modena F.C. to help them avoid relegation. [1] In 2003, Parma signed Moretti for €1.8M, loaning him to Serie A team Bologna. In 2004, with Parma facing financial problems and Claudio Ranieri becoming head coach of Valencia CF, the left defender was traded to Valencia CF. In July 2009 he was bought by the Italian club Genoa C.F.C..

Valencia[edit]

In the summer of 2004 he was transferred outright to Spanish club Valencia, who had already purchased fellow Italians Bernardo Corradi, Marco Di Vaio and Stefano Fiore. On 27 August, while remaining on the bench, he was part of the team that won the European Super Cup, beating Porto 2-1. Claudio Ranieri would use Moretti predominantly at left-back , and, despite a difficult start due to competition with Fábio Aurélio and compatriot Amedeo Carboni, will soon earn the starting spot. 28 November 2004 would mark his first goal in the Primera División in a 2-0 home win against Mallorca. In the Champions League he played 4 games against Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and Anderlecht, with 29 appearances during the season.

The following season he was a starter, making 33 appearances and a decisive contribution to the achievement of a third-place finish. At the beginning of the following season, on 6 November 2006, in the match against Espanyol, Moretti was seriously injured, damaging his lateral ligament of the knee, forcing him to the sidelines for more than three months. Despite the injury, this season remains one of the most important on a personal level and as a team, which reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, defeated only by Chelsea . Moretti ended the year with 34 total appearances.

The Primera División 2007-2008 proves not to be as positive in the league, which concludes with Valencia tenth. Moretti remains at high levels and is a great protagonist in the ride that leads to victory, April 16, in the King's Cup , in which he plays all the matches from the initial stage to the final. The following season, he is still a starter in the Spanish team, which reached the first knockout round of the UEFA Cup, which concludes at the end of the year the national tournament in sixth place. Moretti disputed all 32 games.

Genoa[edit]

After 172 appearances and 4 goals with the Spanish company, July 11, 2009 leaving Spain to return home to Genoa , engaged in Europa League , who buys it outright for 3.7 million euro. On August 23, falls for the first time in the field with the new shirt in the 3-2 victory at home against the Rome and a week later scored his first goal in red and blue in 1 to 0 against external ' Atalanta. The first season with the Griffin finished with 37 appearances and one goal in total. The following year, Gian Piero Gasperini does take the field only 18 times, while the team finishes the tournament in tenth place. The 2011-2012 season is even difficult for the team, and despite 27 appearances and a net, marked to ' Inter , place it in fourth last position. The 2012-2013 season is confirmed genoani holder of the defense, with 33 appearances in total. On May 5, 2013 , celebrates the hundredth presence in the league with the shirt of Genoa , on the occasion of the match finished 4-1 against Pescara .

Torino[edit]

After being close to the renewal of the contract with the Genoa On July 11, 2013 was officially his arrival outright by the Turin, who buys it for 700 thousand euro , with a two-year agreement. On 17 August 2013 he made his debut officially in mesh grenade in the game of Cup Italy Turin- Pescara (1-2).

International career[edit]

Internationally, Moretti was never capped for the senior team. He was however part of the Italy U-21 team that won the 2004 European Under-21 Football Championship and the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics football tournament. He was also in Italy's squad in the 1998 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, (now U-17 event) which the azzurri lost to Republic of Ireland in the final.

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