|Full Name : Salvatore Sirigu
Date Of Birth: 12 January 1987
Place of Birth: Nuoro, Italy
Height: 1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)
Current Club: Paris Saint-Germain
National Debut: 2010
Caps: 2 (0)
Sirigu started his football career with Venezia youth system. On 2005 he joined Palermo and made his debut for the club as a regular in a 2006-07 Coppa Italia match against Sampdoria and a UEFA Cup match against Fenerbahçe.
Palermo loaned him to Serie C1 club Cremonese on July 12, 2007 in order to let him achieve some first team experience.
He spent the 2008–09 season on loan to Serie B side Ancona, but only played 15 games with his club, as Ancona managers Francesco Monaco, and later Sandro Salvioni, preferred Brazilian teammate Da Costa over him.
Sirigu successively returned to Palermo as a second-choice keeper, behind new signing Rubinho, for the 2009–10 season. Following a string of unimpressive performances by Rubinho, Palermo coach Walter Zenga, himself a former goalkeeper who was noted for his ability, moved Sirigu in the starting role for the Week 6 game, an away match against Davide Ballardini's Lazio on September 27, 2009. The game, which also represented Sirigu's official debut in the Italian Serie A, ended in a 1-1 draw, with the young goalkeeper being nominated Man of the Match due to his numerous saves throughout the match. He was subsequently confirmed for the following game, where Sirigu managed to keep a clean sheet in a 2–0 win against Serie A giants Juventus. Since then, Sirigu was regularly featured in the starting lineup and permanently confirmed as first choice keeper, leading the club to send Rubinho out on loan to Livorno later in January.
On 21 October 2009, Palermo announced to have agreed a contract extension with the young goalkeeper; the new contract will expire on June 2014. On 28 July 2011, Sirigu signed a four-year contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of 3.5M€. In August, his first month at the Parisian club, the shot stopper was named by the club supporters as their third best player of the month after Javier Pastore and Kévin Gameiro, indicating a swift adaptation to his new surroundings. He has quickly seen off competition from fellow new signing Nicolas Douchez to become the number 1 goalkeeper for the ambitious Parisian club, as well as a fan favorite. His name is often chanted during home games by the notoriously demanding Paris Saint-Germain supporters.
On August 21, 2007 he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a friendly match against France. Before making his debut with the Azzurrini, Sirigu had already had international experience at the youth level with the Under-18 and Under-19 teams.
On February 28, 2010 he received his first call-up for the Italian national team for a friendly game versus Cameroon to be played at Stade Louis II, Monaco, but was not featured on the field during the match. He was in Lippi's 28-men provisional 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, but was not included in the 23-men final squad.
Upon Cesare Prandelli taking the helm as national coach, Sirigu was named in his first squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast. With Buffon and Marchetti injured, Sirigu made his international debut with Italy losing 1-0 to the Ivory Coast, on August 10, 2010.