Alberto Masi

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Alberto Masi
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Spezia (on loan from Bari)
Number 28
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Sampdoria 0 (0)
2009–2010 Lavagnese (loan) 20 (0)
2011–2012 Pro Vercelli 24 (1)
2012–2013 Juventus 0 (0)
2012–2013 Pro Vercelli (loan) 14 (1)
2013 Ternana (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2017 Ternana 62 (5)
2017– Bari 0 (0)
2017– Spezia (loan) 3 (1)
National team
2012–2013 Italy U20 2 (0)
2012–2013 Italy U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2018.

Alberto Masi (born 2 September 1992) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B side Spezia on loan from Bari.

Club career[edit]


Born in Genoa, Liguria region, Masi started his career at Serie A club U.C. Sampdoria. He was the member of U17 youth team during the 2008–09 season.[1] That season, he was booked 6 times in the league[2] and 3 times in the playoffs.[3]

Masi only played a single season with Sampdoria's U20 squad, despite being eligible to play 3 seasons, from age 18 to 20 (2009 to 2012). He also spent the 2009–10 Serie A campaign, on loan at Lavagnese in the 2009–10 Serie D (also within the Genoa province) before returning to the port city. Masi played 15 out of possible 26 matches of the 20 team league for Samp in 2010–11 season, missing one match due to suspension, after being booked 5 times that season. Sampdoria finished as the 8th of Group A that season, slipping from 1st of Group A (losing semi-finalists in playoffs) last season .

Pro Vercelli[edit]

On 8 July 2011 Masi left Sampdoria once again for F.C. Pro Vercelli along with teammate Tommaso Cancellotti.[4] Sampdoria gifted the Piedmont club half of the registration rights for a fee of €500 each,[5] in exchange for a chance to develop the players.

Masi became one of the protagonist of the club promotion as playoffs winner of 2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione. However Masi himself also suspended two times, both due to being sent off (one direct sent off, one due to second caution[6]). He was also booked 4 times, including the 2 aforementioned.[7] Moreover, Masi also booked once in the playoffs.[8]

At the end of season both clubs failed to agree a price for Masi before the deadline, thus both clubs submitted a bid in a sealed envelope to the Lega Serie B in order to buy the shares from opposite side. On 23 June 2012 Lega Serie B announced that Pro Vercelli had bidded a higher price to buy Masi outright from Sampdoria,[9] for €421,000 fee.[10]


After winning the bid for the young defender, Pro Vercelli decided to sell Masi immediately. On 5 July 2012, Masi joined Serie A and Piedmont club Juventus F.C. in another co-ownership deal on a 4-year contract.[11][12] On 22 August 2012 Juventus bought the player outright, buying the remaining half of his registration rights from Pro Vercelli by selling the co-ownership of Elio De Silvestro plus and undisclosed cash sum.[13] Juventus later revealed in its annual financial report that Masi had cost the club €2 million and 50% of De Silvestro's contract which was valued at €800,000; thus, the fee involved €1.2 million cash.[14]

On 31 August 2012, Masi returned to Pro Vercelli from Juventus on a temporary loan deal along with Gabriel Appelt Pires. After spending the first half of the 2012-13 Serie B season in the Pro Vercelli starting line-up, making 14 league appearances, Masi was surprisingly called back to Turin in order to be re-located during the 2013 January transfer window. He was sent out on loan to fellow Serie B outfit, Ternana Calcio until 30 June 2013, with an option to purchase.[15]


On 9 July 2013, Juventus announced the sale of Alberto Masi to Ternana on a co-ownership deal worth €2 million. (€1.35 million plus half of the registration rights of Simone Russini)[16][17] Masi's registration rights will therefore remain with the Umbria club for the 2013–14 Serie B campaign. In June 2014 the co-ownership deals of Masi and Russini were renewed.[18]

On 2 February 2015 Ternana signed Masi outright for €1.5 million,[19][20] as part of the deal that Juventus signed Alberto Brignoli from Ternana for €1.75 million on the same day.[19][21] In June 2015 Russini also returned to Ternana for €150,000 fee, matching the €1.5 million price tag of 50% registration rights of Masi.


On 11 July 2017 Masi joined Bari on a one-year deal.[22] However, on 31 August, he joined fellow Serie B club Spezia on a temporary deal, with an option to buy the player's contract.[23]

International career[edit]

On 15 August 2012, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 team in a friendly match against Netherlands.

Masi was also selected to play for the Italy Lega Pro representative teams (U20/U21) in 2011–12 season (along with teammate Angelo Bencivenga), against Palestine Olympic (no lineup available, for U21 born 1990 age group), England C[24] (for U20 born 1991 age group) and San Marino U21.[25] (for U20 born 1992 age group) He was also selected to a youth tournament in Dubai and winning Al-Shabab in the final.[26]


  1. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°29 (2008–09)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC Settore Giovanile e Scolastico (SGS). 3 March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "C.U. N°34 (2008–09)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC SGS. 31 March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "C.U. N°47 (2008–09)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC SGS. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cancellotti e Masi alla Pro Vercelli, D'Agostino al Ravenna" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  5. ^ UC Sampdoria SpA Report and Accounts on 31 December 2011 (in Italian)
  6. ^ "C.U. N°22/Div (2011–12)" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Pro. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "C.U. N°200/Div (2011–12)" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Pro. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "C.U. N°222/Div (2011–12)" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Pro. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Buste: Masi alla Pro Vercelli, Zampano resta a Chiavari" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 23 June 2012. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nota Integrativa: altri proventi finanziari". U.C. Sampdoria bilancio al 31 dicembre 2012 (in Italian). Genoa: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2013. p. 63. 
  11. ^ "Agreement with Pro Vercelli, Masi's co-ownership". Juventus FC. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Masi completes full Juventus move". Juventus FC. 22 August 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  15. ^ "DALLA JUVE ARRIVA MASI, L'ENNESIMO REGALO DEL PATRON LONGARINI" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 28 January 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Masi moves to Ternana". Juventus F.C. 9 July 2013. Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Relazione finanziaria annuale al 30 giugno 2014" (PDF) (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "alberto masi ancora rossoverde, rinnovata la comproprietà con la juventus f.c." (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Relazione finanziaria annuale al 30 giugno 2015" (PDF (1.24MB)) (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Alberto Masi "tutto" rossoverde" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Alberto Brignoli alla Juventus: resterà rossoverde fino al 30 giugno" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Masi, Capradossi, Improta e De Lucia in biancorosso" (Press release) (in Italian). F.C. Bari 1908. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  23. ^ "Mercato: la forza di Alberto Masi per la difesa spezzina" (Press release) (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  24. ^ "INGHILTERRA-ITALIA LEGA PRO 1–1" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 28 February 2012. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "L'ITALIA LEGA PRO CHIUDE LA STAGIONE CON UN SUCCESSO" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 12 June 2012. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "L'ITALIA LEGA PRO REGINA A DUBAI" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

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