Cristiano Lupatelli is an Italian former goalkeeper. He is known for his trademark goatee and sideburns with his bald head. Hr played for Roma, Chievo before he joined Fiorentina, in summer 2004, on a free transfer. Lupatelli featured regularly for the Fiorentina first team in the 2004–05 season, but after the arrival of Sébastien Frey in 2005, Bogdan Lobonţ in the 2006–07 season, and Vlada Avramov in 2007, he became the club’s third choice keeper, and was loaned out to Parma during 2005–06 season for part of Frey’s deal. Whilst on loan at Parma F.C., he was exchanged with Matteo Guardalben mid-season. In September 2008, he joined Cagliari on a free transfer, acting as a deputy to Federico Marchetti. He was set to become a free agent on 1 July 2010, and was not called-up to the club’s 2010–11 pre-season training camp. During the 2010–11 summer transfer window, he joined Bologna on a free transfer, as Emiliano Viviano’s backup. On 8 July 2011, he joined Genoa on a free transfer, after being released from Bologna. He served as the backup to Frey once again. On 15 July 2012, he joined Fiorentina once again, on a free transfer. He retired from football after his contract with Fiorentina expired on 1 July 2015.