|Full name||Nicola Leali|
|Date of birth||17 February 1993|
|Place of birth||Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2012-2013||→Virtus Lanciano (loan)||37||(0)|
|2013-||Spezia Calcio (loan)||23||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Leali began his youth career with Brescia Calcio and played for the Brescia Primavera from 2009 to 2011. During the 2009-10 Serie B season, Sergio Viotti trained with first team instead and did not played for the reserve, but in the 2010–11 season, it was Leali who earned promotion to the first team. Michal Hrivňák was the first choice of the reserve (12 games) while Leali played 9 games. He also began his professional career with Brescia, after being called up to the first team for the first time in 2010. Initially, Leali was the club's third-choice goalkeeper for the 2010-11 Serie A season, behind veterans Matteo Sereni, and Michele Arcari, and was called up to the bench 17 times following an injury to Sereni, who terminated his contract with Bresica after failing to regain his place in the team following his return from injury. Leali made his Serie A debut for the club on 15 May 2011 in a 1-0 loss versus A.C. Cesena. He officially was promoted to the first team in July 2011, ahead of the 2011-12 Serie B campaign following the club's relegation from Serie A in 2011. He began the new season as the club's first choice goalkeeper, ahead of the aforementioned Arcari and fellow Brescia youth product Andrea Caroppo, although he eventually lost his place. In the second half of season Michele Arcari became the first choice after Leali was heavily linked with a transfer to other Italian teams.
In June 2012 Leali traveled to Turin to have a medical in Clinica Fornaca di Sessant and Istituto di Medicina dello Sport in order to formalize a possible transfer to Juventus F.C.. The deal was officially completed on 3 July 2012. On 30 August 2012, Leali was sent out on loan to Serie B side, Virtus Lanciano on a one-year loan agreement. During his loan stint at the second tier club, Leali appeared in 37 league matches. Leali returned to Juventus on 30 June 2013, before being loaned to Serie B side Spezia Calcio on 30 July 2013. Leali joined the second-tier outfit on a one-season loan deal with an option to purchase half of the player's contract at the conclusion of the 2013-14 Serie B season. He made his debut for Spezia on 25 August 2013 in a 0-0 home draw against Cittadella.