Marco Amelia

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Marco Amelia
Marco Amelia – A.C. Milan.jpg
Marco Amelia with Milan in 2012
Personal information
Full name Marco Amelia
Date of birth (1982-04-02) 2 April 1982 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Frascati, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 32
Youth career
1987–1991 Lupa Frascati
1991–2001 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Livorno 167 (1)
2003–2004 Lecce (loan) 13 (0)
2004 Parma (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Palermo 34 (0)
2009–2010 Genoa 30 (0)
2010–2014 Milan 29 (0)
2014 Rocca Priora 1 (0)
2015 Perugia 1 (0)
2015 Lupa Castelli Romani 0 (0)
2015– Chelsea 0 (0)
National team
1998 Italy U15 12 (0)
1998–1999 Italy U16 5 (0)
2000–2001 Italy U18 3 (0)
2002–2004 Italy U21 19 (0)
2005–2009 Italy 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:48, 3 October 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Marco Amelia, Ufficiale OMRI[2][3] (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko aˈmɛːlja]; born 2 April 1982) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English team Chelsea.

Developed at Roma, he spent most of his career at Livorno, where he made 181 appearances across all competitions, including playing and scoring in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup.

He won a Bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics, and earned 9 senior caps for Italy between 2005 and 2009. He was part of the squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and was also included for Euro 2008.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Frascati, Province of Rome, Amelia grew up as part of the Roma youth system. In 2001 he left the giallorossi to join Serie C1 club Livorno on loan, playing only once in his first season with the Tuscan side; he was successively confirmed by Livorno in 2002–2003 season, for a transfer fee of 2.8 million, as part of the deal that acquired half of Giorgio Chiellini's registration rights for 3.1M,[4] and promoted as regular by head coach Roberto Donadoni in the club's Serie B comeback campaign.

Amelia then spent two unremarkable loan spells at Lecce and Parma (both Serie A) before returning to Livorno in June 2004, becoming one of the team mainstays since then, and also having his chance to make a debut at European level in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup, where he even managed to score a goal, an injury time header against Partizan Belgrade.

Palermo[edit]

In July 2008, after Livorno were relegated to Serie B, Amelia agreed a permanent deal and contract to join Palermo, for 6 million;[5] among the highlights of his season, Amelia was mostly remembered by fans for saving Ronaldinho's penalty in a 3–1 win over A.C. Milan, but also, in a more negative fashion, for failing to deal with Giuseppe Mascara's 49-yard strike in the Derby di Sicilia which ended in a shocking 0–4 home loss for his side.

Genoa[edit]

In August 2009, Amelia moved to Genoa as part of a player exchange deal, with Rubinho moving the other way, both players valued 5 million.[6] Amelia was the first choice of the team except a few matches played his understudy Alessio Scarpi.

Milan[edit]

On 23 June 2010, and after the sale of goalkeeper Marco Storari to Juventus,[7] Amelia was signed by Milan on loan, in a deal which included the right to purchase the player at the end of the year-long loan.[8]

On 24 May 2011, Milan took up the option to buy Amelia for €3.5 million[9] on a three-year contract, despite Amelia only making a handful of appearances and being second choice to Christian Abbiati all season.[10] Amelia made his debut in the 2011–2012 season in Serie A, on 28 November 2011, against Chievo, replacing Christian Abbiati who suffered a shoulder injury. He went on to make 14 appearances for Milan that season.

In the 2012–13 season, his third season at Milan, he continued to be second choice to Abbiati, making 11 first team appearances. Milan did not renew Amelia's contract at the end of 2013–14 season.[11] Amelia and Daniele Bonera had a fight on 19 May, in the return journey from the opening of Milan's new headquarters, Casa Milan.[12] Amelia denied any fight, saying that it was only an argument.[13]

Later career[edit]

Amelia became a free agent on 1 July 2014. He spent a few months with amateur side Rocca Priora (where he served as a player and honorary president[14]) before returning to professional football on 9 February 2015, for Serie B club Perugia.[15]

On 23 August 2015, Amelia became the honorary president and a player for Lega Pro newcomers Lupa Castelli Romani.[16] Amelia had played twice for Lupa Castelli Romani in 2015–16 Coppa Italia Lega Pro.[17][18]

On 31 August, he cancelled his contract with the club.[19]

Chelsea[edit]

On 8 October 2015, he moved abroad for the first time, signing for English team Chelsea on a free transfer, on a deal until the end of the season, with the team adding him as back-up goalkeeper to Asmir Begović due to an injury to Thibaut Courtois.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Amelia is currently married to an Italian woman, Carlotta Bosello.[21] They have two children together, their son Giulio Cesare Amelia was born on 28 September 2009,[21] and their daughter Matilde Amelia was born on 19 February 2013.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 May 2014[23]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Roma 1999–2000 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Livorno 2001–02 Serie C1 1 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03 Serie B 35 0 2 0 37 0
2004–05 Serie A 31 0 2 0 33 0
2005–06 Serie A 36 0 3 0 39 0
2006–07 Serie A 30 0 0 0 8[a] 1 38 1
2007–08 Serie A 33 0 0 0 33 0
Total 166 0 7 0 8 1 181 1
Lecce (loan) 2003–04 Serie A 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total 13 0 1 0 14 0
Parma (loan) 2003–04 Serie A 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Palermo 2008–09 Serie A 34 0 1 0 35 0
Total 34 0 1 0 35 0
Genoa 2009–10 Serie A 30 0 0 0 5[a] 0 35 0
Total 30 0 0 0 5 0 35 0
Milan 2010–11 Serie A 4 0 1 0 3[b] 0 8 0
2011–12 Serie A 9 0 4 0 1[b] 0 0 0 14 0
2012–13 Serie A 11 0 1 0 1[b] 0 13 0
2013–14 Serie A 5 0 0 0 1[b] 0 6 0
Total 29 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 41 0
Career total 272 0 16 0 20 1 0 0 308 1
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

Italy national team[24]
Year Apps Goals
2005 1 0
2006 2 0
2007 2 0
2008 3 0
2009 1 0
Total 9 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Roma[25]
Livorno[25]
Milan[25]

International[edit]

Italy[25]
Italy U21[25]
Italy Olympics[25]

Orders[edit]

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5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: (2004)[26]
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Collar of Merit Sports: Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo: (2006)[27]
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4th Class / Officer: Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: (2006)[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Premier League Player Profile Marco Amelia". Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amelia Sig. Marco – Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana". quirinale.it (in Italian). Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana. 27 September 2004. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Amelia Sig. Marco – Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana". quirinale.it (in Italian). Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana. 12 December 2006. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Vittorio Malagutti (7 November 2002). "La Roma ha un buco nel bilancio? Per coprirlo basta vendere 26 sconosciuti" [Roma had hole in the budget? Sell 26 unknown is enough to cover.]. Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ "DICHIARAZIONE DI ZAMPARINI". ilpalermocalcio.it (in Italian). 2 September 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ Genoa CFC 2009 annual report. registroimprese.it (in Italian) (C.C.I.A.A.). 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Agreement with A.C. Milan for the acquisition of the registration rights of the player Marco Storari" (PDF). Juventus FC. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "A.C. Milan comunicato ufficiale" (in Italian). A.C. Milan. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  9. ^ page 134
  10. ^ "Boateng è del Milan Riscatto da 7 milioni". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 25 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Milan, Abbiati rinnova per una stagione. E Agazzi sostituisce Amelia". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 16 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Milan: litigio tra Amelia e Bonera" [Milan: Fight between Amelia and Bonera]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Alta tensione Milan: lite tra Bonera e Amelia. Il portiere: "Solo una discussione"" [High tension Milan: fight between Bonera and Amelia. Goalkeeper: "Just an argument"]. LA Repubblica (in Italian). 22 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.asdroccaprioracalcio.it/organigramma
  15. ^ "Amelia è del Perugia" (in Italian). AC Perugia Calcio. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Amelia presidente-giocatore: si tessera con la "sua" Lupa". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 23 August 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Coppa italia. La Torres ferma la Lupa Castelli Romani sul pareggio: è 1–1" (in Italian). Isola24Sport. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Rieti, Lupa, debutto ok allo Scopigno: batte la Torres 3–0 e passa il turno in Coppa Partita per pochi intimi" (in Italian). Il Messaggero. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Rieti, Amelia rescinde con la Lupa: più tempo per cercare altra squadra Intanto attesa per i gironi della D" (in Italian). Il Messaggero. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Amelia signing completed". Chelsea F.C. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "... Marco Amelia" (in Italian). tuttomercatoweb.com. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  22. ^ Matteo Calcagni (19 February 2013). "E' nata la seconda figlia di Amelia, la piccola Matilde" (in Italian). milannews.it. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Marco Amelia". AC Milan. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Marco Amelia". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f "M. Amelia". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  26. ^ a b "Onorificence" [Honors]. Quirinal Palace. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Coni: Consegnati i Collari d’oro e diplomi d’onore ai campionissimi". Italian Olympic Committee. 23 October 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 

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