Goalkeeper who made his senior career debut in 2004 for Cesena, while on loan from Internazionale; joined Palermo in 2012.
He played youth soccer for Fiorentina from 1999 to 2002, and for Brescia from 2002 to 2004.
He was a member of Italy's 2008 Summer Olympics soccer team.
He married Manuela Tosini in 2008.
He started his international career as a backup to legend Gianluigi Buffon.