|Full name||Marco Aratore|
|Date of birth||4 June 1991|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
(on loan from Basel)
|2008–2009||FC Basel U21||17||(6)|
|2009–2010||→ FC Thun (loan)||7||(2)|
|2010–2012||→ FC Aarau (loan)||45||(3)|
|2012–||FC Basel U21||16||(13)|
|2012–||→ Winterthur (loan)||36||(13)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2013.
Marco Aratore (born 4 June 1991) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a Midfielder. He has a professional contract with FC Basel, but currently playing out on loan to Winterthur in the Challenge League.
Aratore played in the Basel youth teams and for two years in their U21 team. He was brought up into their first team squad at the age of 18. He played his first game for the side against FC Santa Coloma in the Europa League, but was unable to obtain a place in the first team in the Swiss Super League. During this time he played one sole league match for Basel, one Swiss Cup game and four in the Europa league, scoring a goal in the cup game. Therefore he was loaned to FC Thun for three months at the end of the 2009-10 season. For the season 2010-11 he was loaned to FC Aarau. The loan was extended another year. In August 2012 he returned to Basel, but played for the reserve squad in the 1. Liga Promotion, the third highest tier of Swiss football. On 17 January 2013 it was announced that he was loaned to Winterthur so that he could gain playing experience in a higher league.
Arature has played for various Swiss youth teams, playing nine games for both the U-16 team and the U-17 team and seven games for the U-18 team. He has also played 13 games for the Switzerland U-19 team, scoring three goals.
He made his international U-20 debut as substitute on 6 September 2010 in the 2:3 home defeat in the Stadion Breite, Schaffhausen, against German U-20 team. He scored his first goal for the Swiss U-20 team on 31 August 2011 in the 3:2 home win against the Italian U-20 team.
Titles and Honours
- Swiss champion at U-16 level: 2005–06 2006–07
- Swiss Cup winner at U-18 level: 2007–08
- Swiss Super League champion: 2010
- Swiss Cup winner: 2010
- Marco Aratore on the website of the Swiss Football League
- FC Basel 1893 (2012). "Aratore leihweise zum FC Winterthur" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Zwei weitere Titel für FCB-Nachwuchs" (in German). FC Basel 1893. 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-18.
- "Die U16 ist Schweizer Meister" (in German). FC Basel 1893. 2006. Retrieved 2007-06-17.
- FC Basel 1893 (2008). "Zwei weitere Nachwuchstitel für den FCB" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2008-06-15.