|Date of birth||January 15, 1973|
|Place of birth||Turin, Italy|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|Bassano Virtus (Manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Bertotto started his professional career in season 1990–1991 for Alessandria of Italian Serie C2. He joined Udinese in 1993, quickly becoming a historical masterpiece for the team, and spending thirteen seasons with the Friuli side, also captaining his side to their to date only appearance in the UEFA Champions League, becoming also the Udinese player with the highest number of matches played for the team ever.
In July 2006, aged 33, he left Udinese to join Siena, another Serie A team, playing two seasons as a regular for the Tuscan side. He was successively released as a free agent in June 2008, and in January 2009 he accepted an offer from Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Venezia. He was released for free after the club was excluded from the Italian football panorama due to financial issues.
Bertotto has played 4 times for the Italy national football team between 2000 and 2001, all during his spell at Udinese, with his debut coming on a European qualification match against Georgia on 11 October 2000, in Ancona. He missed out on the 2002 FIFA World Cup due to injury.
Style of play
Bertotto was a hard-tackling, uncompromising central defender, who was solid in the air, and effective in the timing of his challenges. Although he was neither particularly quick nor technically gifted, he made up for his lack of pace and skill with his experience and positional sense, and his greatest strength was his ability to defend opposing forwards in one-on-one situations.
Italy U20 Lega Pro
- "Nazionale in cifre: Bertotto, Valerio". figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- "Italy squad at a glance". BBC. 14 November 2000. Retrieved 7 November 2015.