|Date of birth||4 January 1999|
|Place of birth||Arezzo, Italy|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Reggiana (on loan from Fiorentina)|
|2018–2019||→ Cosenza (loan)||2||(0)|
|2019||→ Bisceglie (loan)||13||(0)|
|2020||→ Casertana (loan)||8||(0)|
|2020–||→ Reggiana (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:40, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
He is a product of Fiorentina youth teams and started playing for their Under-19 squad in the 2015–16 season at the age of 17. He started making bench appearances for Fiorentina's senior squad in the 2016–17 Serie A season. On 23 August 2017, he made his first appearance for Fiorentina's senior squad, coming on as an 87th-minute substitute for Bartłomiej Drągowski (becoming Fiorentina's third goalkeeper of the game) in a friendly Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu matchup against Real Madrid. In 2017–18 season, he appeared on the bench in most of the Serie A games for Fiorentina, but did not play in any, remaining a backup to Marco Sportiello and Dragowski.
Loan to Cosenza and Bisceglie
On 13 July 2018, Cerofolini joined Serie B club Cosenza on a season-long loan. He made his professional debut in Serie B for Cosenza on 26 September 2018 in a 2–0 away defeat against Cremonese. One month later, on 30 October, he played his second match for the club, a 1–1 home draw against Pescara. However, in January 2019, his loan was interrupted and he returned to Fiorentina leaving Cosenza with only these 2 appearances, remaining an unused substitute for 17 times during the loan, here he was the third goalkeeper after Pietro Perina and Umberto Saracco.
On 25 January 2019, Cerofolini moved on another loan, to Serie C club Bisceglie. Two days later, on 27 January, he made his debut in a 1–0 home defeat against Viterbese Castrense. Two weeks later, on 10 February, he kept his first clean sheet for the team in a 0–0 home draw against Trapani and two more weeks later, on 24 February, he kept his second in a 0–0 away draw against Paganese. He became Bisceglie's first-choice in the second part of the season. Cerofolini ended his 6-month loan to Bisceglie with 13 appearances, 11 goals conceded and 6 clean sheets.
Loan to Casertana
After appearing on the bench 3 times for Fiorentina in November/December 2019, on 9 January 2020 he joined Serie C club Casertana on loan. Three days later, on 12 January, he made his debut for the club in a 2–2 away draw against Rende. Ten more days later, on 22 January, Cerofolini kept his first clean sheet for Casertana in a 0–0 home draw against Potenza. On 9 February he kept his second clean sheet in a 0–0 home draw against Bisceglie. Cerofolini ended his 6-month loan to Casertana with 8 appearances, 8 goals conceded and 2 clean sheet.
Loan to Reggiana
Cerofolini was first chosen to represent his country when he was called up to Italy national under-18 football team for a series of friendlies in February 2017.
Later in the same year he began to be called up to the Under-19 squad, and eventually was included in Italy's roster for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, in which Italy was the runner-up to Portugal. He did not make any appearances at the tournament, serving as back-up to Alessandro Plizzari.
- As of 8 July 2020
|Cosenza (loan)||2018–19||Serie B||2||0||0||0||—||—||2||0|
|Bisceglie (loan)||2018–19||Serie C||13||0||—||—||—||13||0|
|Casertana (loan)||2019–20||Serie C||8||0||—||—||—||8||0|
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- "Bisceglie vs. Trapani - 10 February 2019". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
- "Paganese vs. Bisceglie - 24 February 2019". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
- "CEROFOLINI SUBITO A DISPOSIZIONE DI MISTER GINESTRA" (Press release) (in Italian). Casertana. 9 January 2020.
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- "Casertana vs. Potenza Calcio - 22 January 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
- "Casertana vs. Bisceglie - 9 February 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- "Tra i pali arriva il portiere Michele Cerofolini". reggianacalcio.it (in Italian). 20 August 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- "Cerofolini U-18 statistics by the Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Cerofolini U-19 statistics by the Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Cerofolini U-20 statistics by the Italian Football Federation" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 28 October 2018.