Pelizzoli Ivan

Ivan Pelizzoli is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. After playing for Atalanta and Triestina from 1997 to 2000, he made his Serie A debut with Atalanta on 5 November 2000, during the 2000–01 season; the promising goalkeeper soon emerged to prominence, overtaking Alberto Fontana and Davide Pinato as the club’s starting goalkeeper, and was initially considered by the media to be one of the best young goalkeepers in Italy. Pelizzoli made his senior international debut with Italy in 2003, making 2 caps in total between 2003 and 2004. He was one of three over-age players representing Italy at the 2004 Summer Olympics, ahead of Marco Amelia, as first choice goalkeeper, winning a Bronze medal. He also played for the Italy under-21 side at the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, ahead of Generoso Rossi and Vitangelo Spadavecchia as first choice, where Italy reached the semi-finals.



Match Worn Shirt

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This shirt was worn by Ivan Pelizzoli during a Serie A game of the season 2004/2005. Pelizzoli signed for the Italian champions AS Roma for 33 billion lire in a 5-year contract in 2001, worth 3,372.2 million lire per season, (signed in June 2001; about €17,043,078 transfer fee and €1.742 million wage; paid via 27,000 million lire cash and Alessandro Rinaldi), winning the Supercoppa Italiana in his first season. He was initially a backup to Francesco Antonioli, but midway through the 2002–03 Serie A season, he became the club’s first choice goalkeeper under Fabio Capello, helping Roma to reach the 2003 Coppa Italia final. During the 2003–04 Serie A season, Pelizzoli conceded the fewest goals in the entire Serie A behind a defensive force which consisted mainly of Christian Panucci, Walter Samuel, Cristian Chivu and Vincent Candela, as Roma finished the season in second place; during the season, he also managed what is currently the 5th longest consecutive run without conceding a goal in Serie A, setting a 774-minute unbeaten streak. Despite his performances, he was not picked for the Euro 2004 (although he was included in the Italian Olympic squad instead, helping the team to a bronze medal), but looked set to become a long-term first choice in Roma. However, his subsequent unstable performances gave Gianluca Curci and Carlo Zotti the chance to play during the 2004–05 Serie A season.