Luca Marchegiani

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Luca Marchegiani
Luca Marchegiani, 2003.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luca Marchegiani
Date of birth (1966-02-22) February 22, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Ancona, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Jesi 0 (0)
1985–1986 Latini Jesi 0 (0)
1986–1987 Jesi 33 (0)
1987–1988 Brescia 1 (0)
1988–1993 Torino 146 (0)
1993–2003 Lazio 243 (0)
2003–2005 Chievo 66 (0)
Total 489 (0)
National team
1992–1996 Italy 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luca Marchegiani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈluka markeˈdʒani]; born February 22, 1966 in Ancona) is a former Italian football goalkeeper. Marchegiani spent the majority of his career at Torino FC and SS Lazio.

At one time, Marchegiani was the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, when he joined Lazio from Torino in 1993 for £6m;[1] during this period he was regarded as one of the best and most reliable goalkeepers in Italy and in world football. He was also remembered for his professionalism, as well as his dedication.[2][3]

He played for Italy national football team and was a participant at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where he played in three matches,[4] including two in the group phase, the first of which was as a substitute following the sending off of first choice Gianluca Pagliuca.[5] Italy reached the final where they lost to Brazil.

He currently works as a pundit for Sky Italia and ended his playing career at Chievo Verona.


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