Marco Sportiello

Marco Sportiello (born 10 May 1992) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Atalanta.

Marco Sportiello
Sportiello training with Atalanta in 2014
Personal information
Full name Marco Sportiello
Date of birth (1992-05-10) 10 May 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Desio, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 57
Youth career
1998–1999 Zibido San Giacomo
1999–2010 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Seregno 28 (0)
2011–2012 Poggibonsi 34 (0)
2012–2013 Carpi 30 (0)
2013– Atalanta 105 (0)
2017–2018Fiorentina (loan) 39 (0)
2018–2019Frosinone (loan) 35 (0)
National team
2015 Italy U21 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2021

Club career

Born in Desio, Sportiello finished his graduation with Atalanta's youth system, and subsequently moved to Seregno in a co-ownership deal.[1] A season later, Atalanta bought the remaining half of his rights back for free.

On 20 June 2011, Sportiello joined Poggibonsi, again in a co-ownership.[2] A year later his rights were fully assigned to La Dea.[3] On 14 July 2012, he moved to Carpi on a season-long loan deal.[4] After being a regular starter during the promotion campaign to Serie B, Sportiello returned to Atalanta, being third-choice (behind Andrea Consigli and Giorgio Frezzolini).

On 4 December 2013, Sportiello made his Atalanta debut, starting in a 2–0 home win over Sassuolo, for the season's Coppa Italia;[5] his Serie A debut came on 12 January of the following year, starting in a 2–1 home success over Catania.[6]

After Consigli's departure to Sassuolo, Sportiello was made starter for the 2014–15 campaign, overtaking veterans Frezzolini and new signing Vlada Avramov.

On 13 January 2017, Fiorentina confirmed the signing of Sportiello from league rivals Atalanta on an 18-month loan (with an option to purchase).[7] On 3 March 2018, the day before Fiorentina captain Davide Astori died in his sleep, Sportiello was the last person to see him alive.[8]

On 6 July 2018, Sportiello signed with Frosinone on loan from Atalanta until 30 June 2019.[9]

At the end of the loan spell he returned to Atalanta. On 11 March 2020, he made his debut with the club in the Champions League, in the round of 16 against Valencia.[10] However, 13 days later, he tested positive for COVID-19.[11]

International career

He has been called up for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship as a reserve goalkeeper, without having made his official debut with the Italy U21 side. He has been called up for the Italy training camp on 16 May 2016.

Career statistics


As of match played 9 May 2021.[12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Poggibonsi 2011–12 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 340340
Carpi 2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione 3003040370
Atalanta 2013–14 Serie A 301040
2014–15 37000370
2015–16 36010370
2016–17 8020100
2019–20 60002080
2020–21 1501050210
Total 105050701170
Fiorentina (loan) 2016–17 Serie A 200020
2017–18 37000370
Total 39000390
Frosinone (loan) 2018–19 Serie A 35010360
Career total 24309070402630


  1. Ufficiale: Sportiello va al Seregno (Official: Sportiello goes to Seregno); Tutto Atalanta, 21 August 2010 (in Italian)
  2. Marco Sportiello è del Poggibonsi (Marco Sportiello is a Poggibonsi player) Archived 15 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Poggibonsi's official website, 20 June 2011 (in Italian)
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF) (in Italian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Calciomercato: le ultime operazioni (Transfer market: the last moves) Archived 15 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Carpi's official website, 14 July 2012 (in Italian)
  5. Coppa: Atalanta eliminate Sassuolo; Football Italia, 4 December 2013
  6. Atalanta 2–1 Catania; Football Italia, 12 January 2014
  7. "ViolaChannel - Sportiello signs for Fiorentina". ACF Fiorentina. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  8. Pasqualetto, Andrea. "Morto Davide Astori, capitano della Fiorentina. Sportiello: "Sabato sera giocavamo insieme alla playstation"". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  9. "Sportiello on loan to Frosinone". Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  10. "Sportiello: esordio in Champions League". (in Italian). 11 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  11. "Comunicato Atalanta B.C." (in Italian). 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  12. "M. Sportiello". Soccerway.