Marco Amelia with Milan in 2012
|Full name||Marco Amelia|
|Date of birth||2 April 1982|
|Place of birth||Frascati, Italy|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Lecce (loan)||13||(0)|
|2004||→ Parma (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:58, 14 May 2014 (UTC).
He won a Bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics when Italy beat an heroic Iraq side in the 3rd place playoff, 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.
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, 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.
In July 2008, after Livorno were relegated to Serie B, Amelia agreed a permanent deal and contract to join Palermo, for €6 million; among the highlights of his season, Amelia was mostly remembered by fans for a penalty save to Ronaldinho in the 3–1 Palermo win over A.C. Milan, but also, in a more negative fashion, for suffering a goal from 45-meter distance by Giuseppe Mascara in the Derby di Sicilia against Catania ended in a shocking 0–4 home loss for his side.
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. Amelia was the first choice of the team except a few matches played his understudy Alessio Scarpi.
On 23 June 2010, and after the sale of goalkeeper Marco Storari to Juventus F.C., 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.
On 24 May 2011, Milan took up the option to buy Amelia for €3.5 million in 3-year contract, despite Amelia only making a handful of appearances and being second choice to Christian Abbiati all season. Amelia made his debut in the 2011–2012 season in Serie A, on 28 November 2011, against Chievo, replacing 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. He appeared as an unused bench in the last match of the season against Sassuolo on 18 May. Amelia and Daniele Bonera had a fight on 19 May, in the return journey from the opening of Milan's new headquarter – Casa Milan . Amelia denied any fight but discussion.
Amelia became a free agent on 1 July 2014. He spent few months with amateur side Rocca Priora (where he served as a player and honorary president) before returning to professional football on 9 February 2015.
- Serie C1 (1): 2001–02
- As of 14 May 2014
|Lecce (loan)||2003-04||Serie A||13||0||1||0||—||—||14||0|
|Parma (loan)||2003-04||Serie A||0||0||1||0||1[a]||0||—||2||0|
As of 13 August 2010.
|Italy national team|
Amelia is currently married to an Italian woman, Carlotta Bosello. They have two children together, their son Giulio Cesare Amelia was born on 28 September 2009, and their daughter Matilde Amelia was born on 19 February 2013.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marco Amelia.|
- Official website (Italian)
- Profile at official club website
- Profile at Assocalciatori.it (Italian)
- International caps at FIGC.com (Italian)