(born 11 June 1981 in Rome
) is an Italian football defender
, who currently plays for Genoa C.F.C.
Moretti started his career with local club Lodigiani
, and in 2000 transferred to AC Fiorentina
. He made his Serie A debut in March 2001, and was a member of the team that won the 2001 Coppa Italia
. In the 2001–02 season, he played in 27 matches. Right before the Fiorentina bankruptcy
, Moretti moved to Juventus
in June 2002, and was loaned to Modena F.C.
to help them avoid relegation. In 2003, Parma
signed Moretti for €1.8M, loaning him to Serie A team Bologna
. In 2004, with Parma facing financial problems and Claudio Ranieri
becoming head coach of Valencia CF
, the left defender was traded to Valencia CF. In July 2009 he was bought by the Italian club Genoa C.F.C.
Internationally, Moretti was never capped for the senior team. He was however part of the Italy U-21 team
that won the 2004 European Under-21 Football Championship
and the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics football tournament
. He was also in Italy's squad in the 1998 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, (now U-17 event
) which the azzurri
lost to Republic of Ireland in the final.
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