Guido Marilungo

Guido Marilungo (born 9 August 1989) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ternana.

Guido Marilungo
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Montegranaro, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2003–2008 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Sampdoria 22 (3)
2009–2010Lecce (loan) 35 (13)
2011–2018 Atalanta 42 (6)
2014Cesena (loan) 32 (6)
2015–2016Lanciano (loan) 34 (7)
2016–2017Empoli (loan) 20 (0)
2017–2018Spezia (loan) 39 (10)
2018– Ternana 66 (13)
2020–2021Monopoli (loan) 13 (0)
2021Carrarese (loan) 20 (5)
National team
2009 Italy U-20[1] 1 (0)
2009–2010 Italy U-21[1] 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2021

Club career

Born in Montegranaro, the Province of Fermo, in the Marche region, he moved his first footsteps with his hometown club until the age of 14, when he was noted by FIFA agent Silvio Pagliari who proposed him to Sampdoria, which successively chose to sign the player and include him in their Giovanissimi Nazionali (under-15) squad for the 2003–04 season.[2][3] He was pivotal in the 2007–08 Sampdoria under-20 double (Campionato Nazionale Primavera and Coppa Italia Primavera).

On 11 January 2009, he made his first team debut in a Serie A home league game as a second-half substitute against Palermo, a 2–0 loss for the Genoese club.[4] Three months later, exactly on April 26, 2009, he made his first start in a 3–3 draw with Cagliari, with Marilungo scoring two goals, the first ones in his senior career.[5]

On 27 August 2009, Marilungo joined Serie B outfit Lecce on a one-year loan spell.[6] On 12 September 2010, he signed a 5-year contract to stay with Sampdoria,[7] but only four months later, he joined Atalanta in a 4+12-year deal for €4.7 million.[8][9] Sampdoria relegated at the end of 2010–11 season, with Atlanta promoted to Serie A at the same time.

In 2013 he signed a new contract with Atalanta.[10][11][12]

On 17 January 2014, Marilungo was signed by Serie B club Cesena.[13]

On 28 August 2015 Marilungo left Bergamo again for Lanciano.[14] He left Bergamo again for Empoli on 26 August 2016.[15] In the third successive season, Marilungo joined Spezia on loan on 31 August 2017.[16][17]

On 18 September 2018, he joined Serie C side Ternana on a two-year contract.[18] On 3 October 2020 he moved to Monopoli on loan.[19] On 13 January 2021, he was loaned to Carrarese.[20]

International career

On 8 September 2009, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 team in a game against Luxembourg.[1] He scored 1 goal in 6 appearances with the U-21 team.[1]

Style of play

A diminutive, creative, and versatile player, Marilungo started out as an attacking midfielder, although he is capable of playing in several offensive positions, as a main striker, as a second striker, or as a winger, due to his ability to both score and set up goals; he is mainly known for his great pace, technique, powerful striking ability with his right foot, and eye for goal.[21][22][23] Once considered a promising young player, in 2010, he was named one of the 100 best young footballers in the world born after 1989 by Don Balón.[24]


  1. Nazionale in cifre Archived 2018-01-25 at the Wayback Machine FIGC (in Italian)
  2. ""E' cominciato tutto cinque anni fa grazie a Pagliari". Marilungo: da Montegranaro allo scudetto Primavera con la Samp". (in Italian). 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2009-10-24.[permanent dead link]
  3. Balsomini, Paola (2009-04-28). "GUIDO MARILUNGO". Tuttosport (in Italian). Retrieved 2009-10-24 via
  4. "Elogi della stampa nazionale per Fiorillo e Marilungo". Sampdoria News (in Italian). 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  5. "Il giovane Marilungo illude la Samp ma il Cagliari non molla: è 3–3". La Repubblica (in Italian). 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  6. "DALLA SAMP ARRIVA IN PRESTITO L'ATTACCANTE MARILUNGO". Lecce Prima (in Italian). 2009-08-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  7. "Il d.g. Gasparin: "Carattere e alternative di qualità"" (Press release) (in Italian). Genoa: U.C. Sampdoria. 12 September 2010. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  8. "GUIDO MARILUNGO È DELL'ATALANTA" [GUIDO MARILUNGO IS AT ATALANTA] (Press release) (in Italian). Bergamo: Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  9. "Nota Integrativa". U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. bilancio al 2011-12-31. Registro delle Imprese (statutory filing) (in Italian). Genoa: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2012.
  10. Di Marzio, Gianluca (10 July 2013). "Atalanta, Marilungo rinnova fino al 2017" (in Italian). Sky Italia. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  11. "Atalanta-Marilungo, rinnovo fino al 2017". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan: RCS MediaGroup. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  12. Written at Bergamo. "CALCIO, ATALANTA: MARILUNGO RINNOVA CONTRATTO FINO AL 2017". La Repubblica (in Italian). Rome: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  13. "Gagliardini e Marilungo in bianconero" (Press release) (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 17 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  14. "Ufficiale: Arriva Marilungo: L'attaccante arriva a titolo temporaneo" (Press release) (in Italian). S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  15. "Guido Marilungo all'Empoli" (Press release) (in Italian). Bergamo: Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  16. "Guido Marilungo allo Spezia" (Press release) (in Italian). Bergamo: Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  17. "Mercato: Guido Marilungo per l'attacco delle Aquile" (Press release) (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  18. "Ingaggiato Guido Marilungo: per l'attaccante contratto biennale con le Fere" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  19. "GUIDO MARILUNGO É BIANCOVERDE" (in Italian). Monopoli. 3 October 2020.
  20. "La Carrarese ci vede... Marilungo" (in Italian). Carrarese. 13 January 2021.
  21. Fornoni, Simone (9 August 2011). "Guido Marilungo dice 22. I gol saranno altrettanti?". Tutto Atalanta (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  22. Rossetti, Cristiano (24 February 2009). "I talenti della Viareggio Cup 2009". Sport Mediaset (in Italian). Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  23. Losco, Gianluca (4 September 2015). "Serie B -1 - Marilungo la stella, Crecco la sorpresa. Lanciano, giusta dimensione" (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  24. Calfapietra, Alessio (27 October 2010). "I 100 migliori giovani secondo Don Balon" (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. Retrieved 7 April 2017.