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Angelo Pagotto (born 21 November 1973 in Verbania, Piedmont, Italy) is
                                                                                                   Angelo Pagotto
an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is four years into an eight
year ban from football for failing a drugs test.                                                   Personal information
                                                                                  Date of birth       21 November 1973 (age 38)
    Contents                                                                      Place of birth      Verbania, Piedmont, Italy
 1 Career                                                                         Height              6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
     1.1 Club                                                                     Playing position Goalkeeper
     1.2 National
                                                                                                      Youth career
 2 Drugs scandal
                                                                                  1992–1994           Napoli
 3 External links
                                                                                                      Senior career*
                                                                                  Years               Team                 Apps † (Gls) †
Career
                                                                                  1994–1995           Pistoiese                34     (0)
                                                                                  1995–1996           Sampdoria                24     (0)
Club
                                                                                  1996–1997           AC Milan                  8     (0)
He reached the peak of his career in the 1996-97 season when he joined
                                                                                  1997–1998           Perugia                  30     (0)
Serie A giants AC Milan after spells with Sampdoria and minnows Pistoiese.
                                                                                  1998                Empoli                    4     (0)
Giorgio Morini originally planned to use Pagotto as Rossoneri's first choice
                                                                                  1998                Reggiana                 12     (0)
goalkeeper, but by the end of the season he was only second-choice behind
                                                                                  1998–2000           Perugia                   8     (0)
Sebastiano Rossi. He spent just one season at Milan, making eight league
                                                                                  2001–2003           Triestina                52     (0)
appearances in the process, before moving on to fellow Serie A side
                                                                                  2003–2005           Arezzo                   82     (0)
Perugia.
                                                                                  2005–2006           Torino                    0     (0)
Following a short stay at the Stadio Renato Curi, Pagotto had spells at
                                                                                  2006–2007           Grosseto                  8     (0)
Empoli and Reggiana in Serie B before returning to Perugia for another
                                                                                  2007                → Crotone (loan)          5     (0)
season. After his second run at the Umbrian outfit, he dropped down two
                                                                                                      National team
divisions to play for the Serie C1/A side Triestina and was instrumental in
their successful 2001-02 season that saw them finish runners-up and earn          1991–1992           Italy U-18                3     (0)

promotion to the Serie B.                                                         1994–1996           Italy U-21               10     (0)
                                                                                   * Senior club appearances and goals counted for
He spent another season at Triestina, helping them finish 5th in their first                the domestic league only.
season in Serie B since the 1990-91 season before dropping back down a                       † Appearances (Goals).
division with Arezzo. Arezzo conceded just 27 times in 34 games in the
2003-04 season (with Pagotto playing on 30 occasions in the league) as they marched to the title, something Pagotto just
missed out on two seasons earlier with Triestina. He remained their first choice goalkeeper in Serie B as Amaranto survived
relegation.
Since leaving the Stadio Città di Arezzo in 2005, Pagotto has had spells with Torino and Grosseto, before ending his career
at Crotone.

National
Pagotto was the first-choice goalkeeper for the Italy Under 21's national side between 1994 and 1996. He is a two-time
winner of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, both times under the guidance of then manager Cesare
Maldini. He notched a total of ten caps for the Azzurrini. However, he was never capped with the Azzurri.
He was also part of the squad that competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics alongside such players as Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio
Cannavaro, Alessandro Nesta, Gianluca Pagliuca and Christian Panucci.

Drugs scandal
On 28 April 2007, just before a game in the Serie B between Pagotto's Crotone and Spezia, Angelo Pagotto tested positive
for cocaine. He pleaded guilty at a hearing on 30 July and was banned from professional football for life. However, Pagotto
appealed and on 14 September, his sentence was decreased to eight years. His ban will expire on 2015, when Pagotto will
be 41.

External links
     Angelo Pagotto career stats              at Soccerbase

     V   · T· E·                     Italy squad – 1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Winners (3rd Title)
 1   Buffon · 2 Ametrano · 3 Galante · 4 Brambilla · 5 Cannavaro · 6 Fresi ·
     7   Pecchia · 8 Morfeo · 9 Amoruso · 10 Totti · 11 Sartor · 12 Panucci ·
     13   Nesta · 14 Pistone · 15 Tacchinardi · 16 Delvecchio · 17 Tommasi ·
                           18   Pagotto · Coach: Maldini ·



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