Marco Varnier

Marco Varnier (born 8 June 1998) is an Italian footballer who plays as a centre back for Serie B club Pisa on loan from Atalanta.

Marco Varnier
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-06-08) 8 June 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Padua, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Cittadella 48 (2)
2018–2019Atalanta (loan) 0 (0)
2019– Atalanta 0 (0)
2019–Pisa (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2017 Italy U19 4 (0)
2017 Italy U20 4 (0)
2017– Italy U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2020

Club career

Varnier made his professional debut with Cittadella on 30 December 2016, aged 18, in a Serie B match against Virtus Entella.[1] He obtained 14 league appearances on his first professional season. On 25 November 2017 he scored his career's first goal in the league match won 2–1 against Salernitana.

On 2 July 2018, he joined Serie A club Atalanta on a season-long loan with Atalanta holding an obligation to buy his rights at the end of the 2018–19 season.[2] During his second training with Atalanta, Varnier suffered anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee and was unable to make any appearances in his first season.[3]

On 27 August 2019, Varnier joined Pisa on loan.[4] After only 3 games, Varnier suffered anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee and is expected to miss all of the 2019-20 season.[5]

International career

He made his debut with the U21 team on 5 October 2017, in a friendly match won 6–2 against Hungary in Budapest.