Nicola Pavarini

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Nicola Pavarini
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-02-24) February 24, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Brescia, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2001 Brescia 16 (0)
1995–1996 Cremapergo (loan) 31 (0)
1999–2000 Gualdo (loan) 25 (0)
2001 Cesena (loan) 0 (0)
2001–2003 Acireale 32 (0)
2003–2004 Livorno 37 (0)
2004–2006 Reggina 42 (0)
2006–2007 Siena 0 (0)
2007 Lecce (loan) 17 (0)
2007–2014 Parma 69 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicola Pavarini (born 24 February 1974 in Brescia) is a retired Italian footballer, who last played as a goalkeeper for Parma F.C. in Serie A.

Career[edit]

Pavarini started his career at Brescia. After he made his first team debut in 1996–97 season, he was loaned to Serie C1 clubs Gualdo and Cesena.

In summer 2001, he left for Acireale of Serie C2, where his started to play regularly in the second season. in summer 2003 he moved back to Serie B for Livorno, replacing Marco Amelia who left Livorno on loan.

Pavarini was signed for Reggina in summer 2004, along with new signing Salvatore Soviero to compete the first choice. In 2005–06 season, he became new signing Ivan Pelizzoli backup. But due to his injury, he managed to play 18 Serie A games.

In June 2006, he was signed by another Seire A club Siena, replacing Antonio Mirante and Marco Fortin. But he played as Austrian international Alexander Manninger's backup. In January 2007, he was exchanged with Francesco Benussi of U.S. Lecce, joining the Serie B team on loan.

In August 2007, he joined Parma and became first choice after the 2008 departure of Luca Bucci. He won promotion back to Serie A in the 2008-09, but lost his place in the team to new signing Antonio Mirante in the summer of 2009 and made just five league appearances in the following two seasons. After injuries to Mirante in 2011–12, Pavarini made 10 league appearances.

In 15 May 2014, Pavarini announced his retirement at the end of the season after seven years at Parma.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Serie B Champions and Promotion: 1997 (Brescia)
  • Serie B Third Place and Promotion: 2004 (Livorno)
  • Serie B Second Place and Promotion: 2009 (Parma)

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