Events - 09 Jun 2006 - 4:45 PM
Marco Marchionni is officially a Juventus player. The winger, formerly of Parma, took and passed his club medical at the Fornaca clinic and the Turin Sports Medicine Centre this morning. Having returned from training with the National squad, he was accompanied by the new Team Manager – Gianluca Pessotto.
Following the tests he made his way to the Club’s offices where he was met by the Director of Sporting Affairs, Alessio Secco: “I’m really pleased with how this season has gone” – said Marchionni – “having recovered from my knee injury I secured Parma’s Serie A status, was called-up to the National squad and am now a Juventus player. It’s an incredible feeling: to be part of a club with such a glorious history that from the first instant stunned me with their incredible organisation.”
Marco Marchionni: The profile
Marco Marchionni was born on 22nd July 1980 in Monterotondo, a province of Rome. An exciting winger blessed with great dynamism and a good eye for goal, he began his career in the Monterotondo youth squad before moving to Empoli in the 1998/99 season with whom he made his Serie A debut on 31st January 1999. He spent the next two seasons playing for the Tuscans in Serie B before returning to Serie A with Parma in 2001.
After a brief spell with Piacenza in the 2002/2003 season, he returned to Parma where he became a key figure within the team over the next four years. His impressive form earned him a call-up to the National squad, and he made his debut with the Azzurri in the 3-1 victory over Poland in November 2003. In his final season with Parma he made 31 appearances, scoring 4 times and creating countless opportunities for his team mates. He was on the reserve list for a place in the 2006 World Cup squad.