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|Date of birth||17 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Galatina, Italy|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Sambenedettese (loan)||22||(0)|
|2010||→ Livorno (loan)||3||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Bologna (loan)||11||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Lecce (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2016.
As a young boy, Esposito started his career in the local Lecce Primavera youth squad before being sent to Sambenedettese on loan for the 2006–07 season. He also played five Serie A games before left on loan, the first of which was on 25 January 2004, against Lazio.
After returning to the Lecce side in 2007, he scored his first professional goal in a 3–2 win over Rimini and helped the club win promotion from Serie B. In the following season in Serie A he scored a goal in a 1–1 home draw against A.C. Milan and impressed enough to force his way into the senior Italy squad at the end of the 2008–09 Serie A season.
He rejoined Lecce for the 2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season after the club's relegation from Serie A in 2011–12 and subsequent expulsion from the Serie B for their part in the Calcio Scommesse scandal.
Esposito has represented Italy at Under-17 level. Despite being uncapped for the Under-21 side, he was named in Pierluigi Casiraghi's preliminary squad for the 2009 Under-21 European Championships but did not make the final 23.