Felice Natalino

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Felice Natalino
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Lamezia Terme, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Right back, Centre-back
Youth career
2008–2009 Genoa
2008–2009 Internazionale (loan)
2009–2011 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Internazionale 2 (0)
2011–2012 Verona (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Crotone (loan) 1 (0)
Total 3 (0)
National team
2008 Italy U16[2] 9 (0)
2008–2009 Italy U17[2][3] 21 (0)
2009–2010 Italy U18 6 (0)
2010–2011 Italy U19 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Felice Natalino (born 24 March 1992) is an Italian former footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Natalino arrived Internazionale's youth system in August 2008 from Crotone, via Genoa, which The Griffin signed him from Crotone weeks earlier, which cost €628,293.[4][5][6] Since 2009–10 season he was co-contracted by the two clubs, as Genoa sold half of the registration rights for €75,000.[7] Before joined Crotone, he also played a season for Virtus Sambiase, which the club eligible to receive €18,000 from Inter after Natalino made his Serie A debut.[8][9]

Natalino was included into the first team during the 2010–11 Serie A season due to an injury crisis. Natalino then made his competitive debut for the first team on 28 November 2010, aged 18 years and 8 months, coming on for Davide Santon in the half-time break of a home league match against Parma, then ended in a 5–2 win for Inter. Natalino was successively featured in the starting line-up by head coach Rafael Benítez in the next match against Lazio, that ended in a 3–1 defeat for the Nerazzurri. On 7 December, Natalino made his UEFA Champions League debut against Werder Bremen, coming on in the second half for the captain Javier Zanetti who suffered a knock, the game was ended by a 3–0 defeat to Bremen.[10]

Natalino went on loan in 2011–12 season, as Inter youth product often left the under-20 team a year earlier for senior football. However, Natalino only played once. In June 2012 Genoa transferred the remaining 50% registration rights to Inter for free.[11]

In February 2013, Natalino underwent emergency surgery after suffering a heart attack. He had previously been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. In October of that year, he confirmed his retirement from football, having chosen not to risk of putting undue strain on his heart by returning to the life of a professional sportsman.[12][13]

International career[edit]

Natalino was a member of the Italy U-16 national team in 2007–08 season. He also played for U17, U18 and U19 team. However, after he turned to play senior football he did not receive any call-up. Natalino was a member of 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualification which he played twice.

Career statistics[edit]

Natalino's autograph
As of 8 December 2010[14]
Club Season League Cup[15] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Internazionale 2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0


  1. ^ Profile, goal.com. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b FIGC
  3. ^ UEFA.com Archive FIGC Archive missed the qualification matches
  4. ^ Genoa CFC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2008, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  5. ^ "Italy U16 international joins Inter". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "IL GENOA INVESTE SU UN ALTRO GIOVANE". Genoa CFC (in Italian). 11 July 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  7. ^ FC Internazionale Milano Spa 2009–10 Bilancio. FC Internazionale Milano (PDF purchased) (in Italian). CCIAA. ca. January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  8. ^ "Article 99 bis of NOIF" (PDF). FIGC (in Italian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 27/D" (PDF). Commissione Vertenze Economiche, FIGC (in Italian). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Lazio-Inter: the official line-ups, inter.it. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  11. ^ Genoa CFC SpA Report and Accounts on 31 December 2012 (in Italian)
  12. ^ Digby, Adam (11 February 2013). "Heart surgery may force Natalino to quit". ESPN FC. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Russo, Alessandro (31 October 2013). "Natalino deve dire stop: 'Addio calcio ma conta vivere'" [Natalino has to say stop: 'Goodbye football but life is what matters]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  15. ^ Includes Coppa Italia

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