Cristiano Lupatelli

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Cristiano Lupatelli
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Lupatelli
Date of birth (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Perugia, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Fidelis Andria 25 (0)
1999–2004 Roma 12 (0)
2001–2003 Chievo (co-ownership) 59 (0)
2004–2008 Fiorentina 32 (0)
2005 Parma (loan) 8 (0)
2006 Palermo (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2010 Cagliari 5 (0)
2010–2011 Bologna 1 (0)
2011–2012 Genoa 0 (0)
2012–2015 Fiorentina 1 (0)
National team
2000 Italy U-21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

Cristiano Lupatelli (born 21 June 1978 in Perugia) is an Italian former goalkeeper. He is known for his goatee and sideburns with his bald head.

Career[edit]

Lupatelli won a scudetto while playing for A.S. Roma in season 2000-2001. A Roma youth product, Lupatelli was farmed to Chievo in 2001-02 to 2002-03 season, after he played just 12 Serie A games for the capital club. He was sold for 3 billion Italian lire in a co-ownership deal.[1] In the 2003-04 season, he returned to Roma for €0.9million,[2] as the backup of Ivan Pelizzoli.

In summer 2004, he joined Fiorentina on free transfer.[3]

Lupatelli was the regular feature of the Fiorentina team in the 2004-05 season, but after the arrival of Sébastien Frey (since 2005), Bogdan Lobonţ (2006–07) and Vlada Avramov (since 2007), he became the third choice, and was loaned to Parma during 2005-06 season for part of Frey's deal.

Whilst on loan at Parma F.C., he was exchanged with Matteo Guardalben mid-season.

In September 2008, he joined Cagliari on a free transfer,[4] acting as backup of Federico Marchetti.

He was set to became a free agent on 1 July 2010, and was not call-up to 2010-11 pre-season camp.[5] During the 2010-2011 Summer Window Transfers, he joined Bologna on a free transfer, as Emiliano Viviano's backup.

On 8 July 2011, he joined Genoa on a free transfer, after being released from Bologna. He was the backup of Frey again.

On 15 July 2012, he joined Fiorentina on a free transfer.[6]

He retired from football after his contract with Fiorentina expired on 1 July 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lupatelli va al Chievo, Di Francesco a Piacenza". AS Roma (in Italian). 2001-06-29. Archived from the original on 2002-06-02. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Comunicato Stampa" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian). 27 June 2003. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nakata lured by Viola overtures". UEFA.com. 2004-07-19. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lupatelli è del Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  5. ^ "I convocati per il pre-ritiro". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 29 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lupatelli rejoins Fiorentina". ACF Fiorentina. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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