Alessio Scarpi is a former Italian professional football player who played as a goalkeeper. He retired from football at the beginning of the 2012-13 season in Italian football.
Born on April 19, 1973 at Jesolo in Italy, the player started his footballing journey with Cagliari’s youth team in 1992. He played for their youth team for three years up until 1995 when he was signed by Reggina.
Reggina were operating in the second tier of Italian football – the Italian Serie B at the time. Scarpi would make a total of 65 appearances across two seasons for the second division club before returning to Cagliari in the summer of 1997.
In his first season back at Cagliari, Scarpi helped the team earn promotion to Serie A after they finished third in the second tier. His Serie A debut came on September 13, 1998 as Cagliari played out a 2-2 draw against Inter Milan.
Scarpi was excellent between the posts for Cagliari in their first season in the Serie A in 1998-99 but was unable to help the side stave off relegation in the summer of 2000. Subsequently, the club would fail to make it back to Serie A in their first attempt.
After making 130 appearances for his boyhood club, Scarpi lost his place in the side during the 2001-02 season and moved to Serie B side Ancona in 2002. The following summer, Scarpi was signed by Internazionale but the player was loaned back to Ancona.
In his first season back at Ancona on loan, Scarpi helped the side get promoted to Serie A. However, he could not keep them in the top-flight and were subsequently relegated. The goalkeeper had made a total of 64 appearances for the club in total.
On January 8, 2004, Scarpi moved to Genoa on a permanent deal from Inter. He once again helped his new side gain promotion to Serie A from Serie B. However, the club were found to be complicit in a match-fixing scandal that saw them demoted to the Serie C1.
Scarpi played the role of a squad player who made occasional appearances in the first XI during the next two seasons for Genoa. The club gained promotion to Serie A within two years of being demoted to the Serie C1. He played as a reserve goalkeeper for the club thereafter before going on to retire in 2012 after having made a total of 92 appearances for the club.