Neto (football goalkeeper, born 1989)
Neto warming up with Fiorentina
|Full name||Norberto Murara|
|Date of birth||19 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Araxá, Brazil|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 24, 2013
Norberto Murara, commonly known as Neto (born 19 July 1989), is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Italian club Juventus. Prior to joining Juventus in 2015, he also played for Brazilian side Atlético Paranaense and Italian side Fiorentina. He won the domestic double in his first season with Juventus, serving as a back-up to starter Gianluigi Buffon in the league, but appearing in all of the club's games in the victorious Coppa Italia.
Born in Araxá, Minas Gerais, Neto was installed as Atlético Paranaense's first-choice goalkeeper for the 2010 Brazilian Série A season. After being sent off in the first match of the campaign and serving a two-match suspension, he returned and started every game for the club until October, when he was forced to miss several games after being called up for the Brazil national team.
Neto agreed a deal to play for Italian club Fiorentina on January 5, 2011, signing the contract three days later. He made his competitive debut for Fiorentina in the 4th round of the 2011–12 Coppa Italia on November 24, 2011 against fellow Tuscans Empoli, winning 2–1.
Neto joined Juventus on a four-year contract on 3 July 2015. On 23 September 2015, Neto made his Juventus debut, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Frosinone. On 16 December 2015, Neto achieved his first clean sheet with the club in a 4–0 win over cross-city rivals Torino during a Coppa Italia match. He kept his first clean sheet in the league in the club's final match of the season, on 14 May 2016, which ended in a 5–0 home win over Sampdoria, as Juventus celebrated their Serie A title victory. On 21 May, he kept another clean sheet to win the Coppa Italia 1–0 against Milan in Rome's Stadio Olimpico.
Neto was in the Brazil squad for the 2012 Olympic tournament, playing in their two opening group stage wins over Egypt and Belarus before being replaced by Gabriel as the nation went on to win the silver medal.
He was one of seven stand-by players named by Dunga for the senior team at the 2015 Copa América, but was eventually called into the main squad after a knee injury to Diego Alves. Neto remained on the bench as Jefferson played as first-choice goalkeeper, and Brazil reached the quarter-finals.
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