Soriano in 2011
|Full name||Roberto Soriano|
|Date of birth||8 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Darmstadt, Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Empoli (loan)||27||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Soriano was born in the German city of Darmstadt to a family from Sperone, Province of Avellino, Italy. He started his career with Bayern Munich after being spotted by their scouts in the 2007 Champions Youth Cup while playing for Die Roten.
On 2 February 2009 Soriano moved to Italian club Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee. Soriano immediately entered Sampdoria's Primavera, or youth team, for the 2009 Torneo di Viareggio, where the Genoa based club finished as the runner-up. In the 2009–10 season, Sampdoria were eliminated in the semi-finals at the Campionato Nazionale Primavera, in which Soriano played.
In June 2010, he was loaned to Serie B side Empoli. Soriano made his club debut on 15 August 2010 in a friendly against Reggiana. Soriano was substituted by Gianluca Musacci during the second half. Empoli went on to win that match 4–1. He made his Serie B debut in Empoli's first Serie B match of the season as a defensive/holding midfielder along with Davide Moro. He was substituted by Mirko Valdifiori in the 66th minute. Empoli drew that game 1–1 against Frosinone. However, Empoli would win the away match 3–2. Soriano started from the bench in the next match, losing his starting spot to Gianluca Musacci. Soriano returned to the starting XI in Empoli's 5th Serie B game of the season, and played as central/defensive midfielder, a position he would be utilized in during the next 2 rounds (442 formation and 4312 formation). On 11 December, he scored his first Serie B goal in the game against Portogruaro.
- Italy U17
Soriano played all three matches in 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship elite round. He also received a call-up to 2008 Minsk under-17 International Tournament He scored a goal in the third place match.
- Italy U18/19
Soriano then received a call-up against Romania in December 2008 from Italy U19 team (born 1991 class). He started that match which Italy won Romania 3–1. He then received call-up to all upcoming U18/19 matches, played the friendly against Norway in March, unused member against Ukraine (born 1990 class) in April and a U18 international tournament in Slovakia.
- Italy U21 (2009)
In August 2009, he was promoted to U21 team despite young age, for the match against Wales. Coach Pierluigi Casiraghi called-up 6 new players in that match, only Mattia Perin and Lorenzo Crisetig younger than Soriano among the new faces. He made his debut in the first match of U21 qualification, a 1–2 lost to Wales on 4 September 2009. He also played in the subsequence 2 qualification match in September and October and played one of the two qualifying match in November. He was in the starting XI in the first 3 appearances, and substituted Luca Marrone in the 4th matches in November, which he also scored a goal in that 4–0 won against Luxembourg.
- Italy U19 return
- Italy U21 (2010)
On 3 September 2010, Soriano returned to U21 team and scored the winning goal for Azzurrini in the second last qualifying match. Italy must win the last 2 matches and depends the result of Wales verse Hungary (which Hungary lost eventually, certainly finished second or below). Soriano played the last match of the qualifying, substituted Marrone in the 56th minute. Italy won Wales 1–0 and made Italy ahead Wales as the first of Group 3, qualified directly to play-offs round while Wales eliminated .
In the play-offs round, he received the call-up but failed to enter the line-up nor on the bench in the first leg.
- Senior team
On 9 November 2014, he was called up by Antonio Conte to the senior Italy squad ahead of a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Croatia and a friendly against Albania. He debuted against Croatia at the San Siro on the 16th, replacing Manuel Pasqual in the 28th minute of a 1–1 draw.
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- The U19 team (born 1990 class) failed to qualify to 2009 final tournament and graduated, born 1991 players were fielded for U19 matches against born 1990 opponents
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- Soriano is eligible up to 2011–2013 season
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