Salvatore Sirigu is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for French outfit Paris Saint-Germain and the Italy national football team. Sirigu is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Born in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy, Sirigu started his football career in Venezia's youth system. In 2005 he joined Palermo and made his debut for the club as a regular in a 2006Ã¢â‚¬â€œ07 Coppa Italia match against Sampdoria and a UEFA Cup match against FenerbahÃƒÂ§e. Palermo loaned him to Serie C1 club Cremonese on 12 July 2007 in order to let him achieve some first team experience. He spent the 2008Ã¢â‚¬â€œ09 season on loan to Serie B side Ancona.
On 28 July 2011, Sirigu signed a four-year contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of Ã¢â€šÂ¬3.5 million. 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. 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 favourite. His name is often chanted during home games by the notoriously demanding Paris Saint-Germain supporters.
On 21 August 2007 he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a friendly match against France. He was in Lippi's 28-man provisional 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, but was not included in the 23-man final squad. Upon Cesare Prandelli taking the helm as national coach, Sirigu was named in his first squad list for the friendly against CÃƒÂ´te d'Ivoire. He made his international debut in that game losing 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0, on 10 August 2010.