Norberto Murara Neto

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Neto warming up with Fiorentina
Personal information
Full name Norberto Murara Neto
Date of birth (1989-07-19) July 19, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Araxá, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
2007–2009 Atlético Paranaense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Atlético Paranaense 36 (0)
2011– Fiorentina 72 (0)
National team
2012 Brazil U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 24, 2013

Norberto Murara Neto or simply Neto (born July 19, 1989), is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Italian club Fiorentina.


Atlético Paranaense[edit]

Born in Araxá, Minas Gerais, Neto was installed as Atlético Paranaense's first-choice goalkeeper for the 2010 Brazilian Série A season. After being sent off in the first match of the campaign and serving a two-match suspension, he returned and started every game for the club until October, when he was forced to miss several games after being called up for the Brazil national team.


Neto agreed a deal to play for Italian club Fiorentina on January 5, 2011,[1] signing the contract three days later.[2][1]

He made his competitive debut for Fiorentina in the 4th round of the 2011-12 Coppa Italia on November 24, 2011 against local rivals Empoli, which Fiorentina won 2–1.

On 3 January 2015, Fiorentina issued a statement that Neto would not extend his contract with the club.[3]

International career[edit]

Neto was in the Brazil squad for the 2012 Olympic tournament, playing in their two opening group stage wins over Egypt and Belarus before being replaced by Gabriel as the nation went on to win the silver medal.

He was one of seven stand-by players named by Dunga for the senior team at the 2015 Copa América,[4] but was eventually called into the main squad after a knee injury to Diego Alves.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Neto deixa o Atlético-PR e acerta com a Fiorentina" [Neto leaves Atlético-PR and joins Fiorentina]. Lance! (in Portuguese). January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Neto passa nos exames e é confirmado na Fiorentina" [Neto passes tests and is confirmed as a Fiorentina player]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). January 8, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Club statement: Neto will not extend Viola stay". Fiorentina. 
  4. ^ "Kaka among 7 alternates in Brazil's Copa America squad". ESPN. Associated Press. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Diego Alves Ruled Out of Copa America With Serious Knee Injury". beIN Sports. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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