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Federico Marchetti Player Profile

Federico Marchetti Player Profile
Federico Marchetti
Date of Birth:Feb 7, 1983 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Bassano del Grappa (Vi)
Nationality: Italy
Height:188 cm.
Weight:76 Kg.
Squad Number:22
Federico Marchetti, Cagliari
Like Gigi Buffon, when he was young he played without gloves, covering the role of striker, but then discovered this 'vocation' and he has excelled in the role. He's considered one of the best Italian goalkeepers, for present and future, and currently he's the second-choice in National team.

Marchetti is the classic goalkeeper who developed in he minor leagues. He played for Pro Vercelli and Biella, then he went to Albinoleffe in Serie B and eventually onto Cagliari. In Lippi's hierarchies he has overtaken Marco Amelia, who no longer has a spot on the team, and in South Africa he will be Buffon's replacement if necessary.

Did you know?

In a tv spot, he organized a human barrier for a free kick in the Sky Italy studios.