Paolo Acerbis

Paolo Domenico Acerbis (born 5 May 1981) is an Italian footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie C club Giana Erminio.

Paolo Acerbis
Personal information
Full name Paolo Domenico Acerbis
Date of birth (1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Clusone, Italy
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Giana Erminio
Number 1
Youth career
1998–1999 Alzano Virescit
1999–2000 AlbinoLeffe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 AlbinoLeffe 137 (0)
2005–2006Livorno (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Triestina 1 (0)
2008–2010 Grosseto 42 (0)
2009Catania (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2012 Vicenza 1 (0)
2015–2016 Seregno 9 (0)
2016–2018 Trevigliese ? (0)
2018–2020 Tritium 48 (0)
2020– Giana Erminio 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2020

He also played for professional club Livorno in Serie A, as well as AlbinoLeffe, Triestina, Catania and Vicenza. He was suspended from 2012 to 2014. Since January 2015 Acerbis had played for several non fully professional clubs in Serie D and in Eccellenza Lombardy.


After playing at AlbinoLeffe, from 2000 to 2005, he went on loan to Livorno, exchange with Paolo Ginestra then, in the Serie A, before returning to AlbinoLeffe at the end of the 2005–06 Serie A season.

He is the first choice goalkeeper since 2002.

In January 2008, he left AlbinoLeffe, for Triestina, to replace the left of Generoso Rossi who went to Catania in Serie A on loan as the third choice goal keeper.

In mid-2008 Acerbis joined Serie B side Grosseto, from Triestina. In Tuscany, Acerbis was the starting goalkeeper for the first part of the year before his January 2009 transfer to Catania.

On 3 January 2009 Acerbis signed for Serie A club Catania on loan, with Ciro Polito going to opposite direction.[1] Both clubs would have the option to make the deals permanent at the end of the season. Acerbis became the third choice keeper at Catania behind veteran Albano Bizarri, and twenty-two-year-old Tomáš Košický.

On 31 August 2010 Acerbis was signed by Vicenza on a 2-year contract for €50,000 transfer fee.[2] He was the backup keeper for Alberto Frison, Danilo Russo (2010–11) and Carlo Pinsoglio (2012).

Italian football scandal

He was one of the footballers that involved in 2011–12 Italian football scandal. After a plea bargain, he was suspended by Italian Football Federation for 2+12 years.[3]

Non-professional years

Acerbis returned to football in January 2015, for Serie D,[4] a division one tier lower than the fully professional league, the Lega Pro/Serie C. He left Seregno in June 2016.

In October 2016, he was signed by Eccellenza club Trevigliese.[5] In mid-2018 he left for another Eccellenza club Tritium, which he won a Serie D promotion at the end of season.

Giana Erminio

On 30 January 2020, he returned to Serie C, signing with Giana Erminio.[6]


  1. "Acerbis al Catania - Polito al Grosseto" [Acerbis to Catania - Polito to Grosseto] (Press release) (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. Vicenza Calcio S.p.A. bilancio al 2011-06-30. (Report) (in Italian). C.C.I.A.A. 2011.
  3. "Disciplinare: Accettati i Patteggiamenti di Joelson e Acerbis" (Press release) (in Italian). FIGC. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  4. "UFFICIALE: Seregno, c'è anche il portiere Acerbis!". (in Italian). TMW Network S.r.l. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  5. "FINALMENTE, TREVIGLIESE!" (Press release) (in Italian). C.S. Trevigliese A.S.D. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  6. "PAOLO ACERBIS È UN GIOCATORE DELLA GIANA" (Press release) (in Italian). Giana Erminio. 30 January 2020.