Cristiano Novembre

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Cristiano Novembre
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Novembre
Date of birth (1987-06-15) 15 June 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Brindisi, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1994–2003 Brindisi
2003–2006 Lecce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Fano 32 (0)
2007–2008 Juventus 0 (0)
2008–2010 Figline 11 (0)
2010–2011 Caratese 17 (0)
2011 Brindisi 0 (0)
2011–2012 Nissa 15 (0)
2012 Nardò 2 (0)
2012– Brindisi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July 2013.

Cristiano Novembre (born 15 June 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie D club Brindisi.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Born in Brindisi, Apulia, Novembre started his career for Brindisi at the age of 7.[1] He would remain at the club, with the youth system until 2003, when he transferred into the youth squad of Serie A side U.S. Lecce.

In July 2003,[citation needed] Novembre was signed by another team from Apulia, in the form of U.S. Lecce, where he played 3 seasons in the youths system. He remained with the club until 2006, when he transferred to Serie D side Fano. He never made a senior appearance for Lecce.


Novembre officially began his senior career with non-(fully)-professional club, Serie D side Fano, where he was the starting goalkeeper for the entire 2006–07 Serie D season, making 32 appearances. Following several impressive displays, Novembre was scouted by European powerhouse[2] Juventus F.C., which the club won its historical Serie B champion title to back to Serie A after relegated due to 2006 Italian football scandal.


In July 2007, Juventus F.C. officially offered a contract to Novembre.[3] Juventus youth goalkeeper, Antonio Mirante was sent out on loan during that transfer window and hence, Novembre and Jess Vanstrattan were signed to provide extra cover for first choice Gianluigi Buffon and experienced backup Emanuele Belardi. Despite taking part in several friendly matches, as well as summer tournaments,[4] Novembre spent the entire 2007–2008 season behind Buffon, Belardi, and Vanstrattan in the pecking order, partially due to his young age and lack of experience. In June 2008, Novembre was released.

Lega Pro[edit]

In July 2008, Novembre joined Figline[5] as free agent, serving as a reserve to experienced goalie Stefano Pardini in his first season with the club. Novembre did make four league appearances in the first season for the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione Champions. In his second season with the club, Novembre continued to serve as a back-up to Pardini and made an additional 7 appearances in the league.

Return to Serie D[edit]

On 10 December 2010, Novembre was signed by Serie D, Girone B side Caratese,[6] following two disappointing seasons as a reserve for Figline. In June 2011 he was released.[7] In September, Novembre returned to his hometown club, Brindisi.[8] He left the club in November 2011 and returned to the hometown club in December 2012.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Novembre also holds a diploma in accountancy and has a sister Giada.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Scheda: Cristiano Novembre". Juventus FC. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ UEFA coefficient 2007
  3. ^ "UFFICIALE: è Novembre il quarto portiere della Juventus". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 16 July 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tim Trophy: Inter 0–0 Juventus (5–4 after pens)". FC Internazionale Milano. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  5. ^ La Nazione 2008-07-14 copy (in Italian)
  6. ^ "Nuovo portiere per la Caratese: Cristiano Novembre, l'anno scorso al Figline di Moreno Torricelli". US Caratese (in Italian). 10 December 2010. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
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