|Full name||Luca Marrone|
|Date of birth||28 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Turin, Italy|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Siena (loan)||18||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
At age eight, Marrone joined the Juventus youth system and made his way up the youth ranks all the way to the Primavera youth squad for the 2007–08 season. After impressing in the Primavera side, new Juventus head coach and former youth director at the club Ciro Ferrara called Marrone to join the first team squad for the 2009–10 pre-season. After taking part in a number of friendly games and tournaments, including the Peace Cup and the TIM Trophy, Marrone was called up to the Juventus bench for the season opener against Chievo Verona, and went on to make his Serie A debut coming on as a 70th-minute substitute for Tiago. He also received a yellow card later in that match. In September, he made his second appearance against Livorno as a late substitute for Mauro Camoranesi and was also named on the bench for a number of important Serie A and European matches. In February 2010, he captained the Primavera team to a successful defence of the Viareggio Tournament title. He was also called up for the summer training camp with the first team.
In July 2010, Marrone was sent to Siena with Primavera teammate Ciro Immobile on a season-long loan for more playing time. He had a relatively successful spell with the Serie B side under former Juventus player Antonio Conte and helped them reach second-place and gain automatic promotion.
Return to Juventus
Marrone returned to Juventus after the loan ended. He was to be loaned out again but Conte, who had been recently appointed new Juventus manager, blocked the move and included the youngster in his plans for the upcoming season. He made his first start for the club in the Coppa Italia fixture against Bologna and first appearance of the season away at Lecce in January. His first assist came at the away win against Atalanta. He started his first Serie A match and scored his first top-flight goal in the return leg on the last matchday of the season.
Marrone started in the opening match of the 2012–13 season against Parma in a 2–0 win. He replaced the injured Giorgio Chiellini in an unfamiliar position as centre back but managed to help keep a clean sheet. Since then he has mostly been played in central defence for the first half of the season as a back-up for injuries and suspensions.
Marrone made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad on 13 October 2009, under coach Pierluigi Casiraghi, in a qualifier match against Bosnia-Herzegovina. In March 2010, he scored his first goal for the Azzurrini, a 20-yard volley, in a 2–0 victory over Hungary to put them second in their qualifying group. Under former Primavera coach Ciro Ferrara, he continued to be a regular.
As of 9 January 2013
|Siena (loan)||Serie B||2010–11||18||1||1||0||-||-||19||1|
- Viareggio Tournament (2): 2009; 2010
- Serie A: (2) 2011–12, 2012–13
- Supercoppa Italiana (2) 2012, 2013
- Coppa Italia: Runner-up 2012
- "Marrone, un ostinato juventino" (in Italian). La Stampa. 23 January 2012.
- "Juventus win the first of 38". juventus.com. 23 August 2009.
- "Juve nelle mani di Buffon, Livorno ko". La Stampa. 20 September 2009.
- "Juve, non-solo Immobile: protagonisti i ragazzi del '91". Tuttosport. 16 February 2010.
- "Bianconeri al raduno, si parte!". juventus.com (in Italian). 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- "Marrone a La Gazzetta: "Felice di essere rimasto alla Juve, mi ha voluto Conte. Spero di meritarmi qualche chance. Pirlo punto di riferimento"" (in Italian). tuttojuve.com. 10 October 2011.
- "Juve da record, Udinese in Champions" (in Italian). UEFA.com. 13 May 2012.
- "Champions of Italy: Luca Marrone". juventus.com. 28 May 2012.
- "Marrone, the dream continues". juventus.com. 28 August 2012.
- "Per Italia-Bosnia Under 21 convocati Marrone e Ariaudo" (in Italian). Tuttosport. 5 October 2009.
- "Italy keep Wales in their sights". UEFA.com. 3 March 2010.
- Profile on Juventus F.C. official website
- (Italian) Profile on Lega Serie A website
- (Italian) Profile on Italian FA website
- Profile on UEFA.com