Antonio Mirante is an Italian footballer who plays as goalkeeper. After starting his professional career with Juventus, Mirante was loaned to Crotone in 2004, before joining other Italian teams like Sampdoria, Parma and Bologna. Mirante was a member of Italy U-21 team in 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, as an unused substitute. He has not made his debut for Italy at U-20 or U-21 level, despite having been called up a total of six times. On 8 August 2010, he received his first senior international call-up, to replace the injured Federico Marchetti.
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In the 2007-2008 U.C. Sampdoria had a successful season in the domestic league, finishing in sixth place. The club also captured Antonio Cassano from Real Madrid, with the notorious troublemaker settling in well at Sampdoria, helping the club to European qualification. The season also saw the first Serie A derbies between Sampdoria and Genoa C.F.C. since 1995, with Sampdoria winning the second one with 1-0, following a goalless draw in the beginning of the league campaign.During the transfer window of 2008, Sampdoria bought half of the registration rights of Mirante for €1.5M from Juventus, on 19 July 2009 he went on loan to Parma F.C. in exchange for Marco Rossi. In June 2010, Sampdoria decided not to buy Rossi but sold Mirante to Parma
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Antonio Mirante returned to Juventus in 2006 due to the club’s relegation to Serie B following their involvement in the 2006 Calciopoli Scandal; he was capped for the first time when first choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was red carded in the 24th minute against U.C. AlbinoLeffe, on 18 November 2006.