Archimede Morleo

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Archimede Morleo
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-09-26) 26 September 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Mesagne, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2000-2002 Lecce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Carrarese 12 (0)
2003–2005 Sora 58 (3)
2005–2006 Cisco Roma 28 (0)
2006–2008 Catanzaro 43 (2)
2008–2010 Crotone 68 (6)
2010– Bologna 131 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:06, 24 May 2015 (UTC).

Archimede Morleo (Italian: [arkiˈmɛde morˈlɛo]; born 26 September 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Bologna.


Lega Pro clubs[edit]

Born in Mesagne, Apulia, Morleo started his career at Apulian team Lecce. In 2002–03 season, he was loaned to Serie C1 club Carrarese. In 2003–04 Serie C1 season, he was loaned to Sora, and the club bought him in co-ownership deal at the end of season. Sora went bankrupt after the end of 2004–05 Serie C1 season. Morleo then moved to Cisco Roma of Serie C2.

In 2006 he left for fellow Serie C2 side Catanzaro. In August 2007, he was signed by Serie A side Udinese from Cisco Roma[1] but sold him back to Catanzaro in another co-ownership deal. He missed first few month in 2007–08 Serie C2 season due to injury and only played 14 times in Serie C2.


In June 2008, Udinese bought him back and re-sold Morleo to Lega Pro Prima Divisione (ex-Serie C1) side Crotone. He won the promotion playoffs in June 2009 with team and promoted to Serie B. Crotone also bought the remaining 50% registration rights from Udinese.[2] He started 32 times in 2009–10 Serie B and Crotone finished at the 8th.


In July 2010, he was signed by Serie A club Bologna in another co-ownership deal for €400,000.[3][4] In although wore no.3, he was not called up to the opening Serie A match of the season for Bologna. He became Matteo Rubin's backup and played 9 Serie A games.

In June 2011 Bologna acquired Morleo outright for another €550,000.[5]


  1. ^ D'Ambrosio, Germano (31 August 2007). "UFFICIALE: Morleo all'Udinese". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Crotone, colpo Morleo". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 26 June 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bilancio intermedio al 31 dicembre 2010: Nota integrativa: parte 1" (PDF). Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 4 April 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Domani la presentazione di Archimede Morleo". Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 21 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ Bologna FC 1909 Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)

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