Flavio Roma ( Italian. Flavio Roma ; June 21, 1974 , Rome ) - Italian footballer , goalkeeper best known for his performances for the French Monaco
The Root Roman bears a surname completely congruent with his hometown (translated from Italian “Roma” means “Rome”). True, Flavio absolutely does not associate anything with the eponymous metropolitan team . From childhood, Roma trained at Lazio , in which he began his professional career. But Flavio was unable to gain a foothold in the basis of the “biclocality” in the second half of the 90s. Then the first goalkeeper of the club was Luca Markedzhani . Therefore, in order to gain experience, Roma gave himself up in leasing to the clubs of the lower divisions: Mantova , Venice , Fiorenzuola , Foggia , Chievo .
In the end, at the turn of the century, he ended up in Piacenza, in the ranks of which the long-awaited debut in series A took place. In the 1999/2000 season, Roma spent 32 matches, missing 42 goals and ending 8 meetings. Despite this, Piacenza dropped out in the second division, and the following year, Flavio responded to the offer of Monaco. The first number of the club from Monte Carlo in May 2004, participated in the Champions League final, and in 2005 held three matches for Squadra Azzurra . The debut match took place on March 30, 2005 against Iceland (0: 0), the second match - on June 11, 2005 against Ecuador (1: 1), the third match - on August 17, 2005 against Ireland (2: 1). Looks like it was the peak of his career.
August 12, 2009 moved to Milan. He signed a one-year contract with Milan, replacing Zeljko Kalach, who left the club by mutual agreement. Roma had to fight for a position with Marco Storari , while Christian Abbyati and Dida were treated for injuries.
He was the 3rd goalkeeper of Milan after Marco Amelia and Christian Abbyati .
July 25, 2012 he returned to Monaco With whom he signed a one-year contract with the option of extending the contract for another season.
- French League Cup Winner: 2002/03
- Champions League Finalist: 2003/04
- Champion of Italy : 2011