Marco Silvestri
Marco Silvestri
Personal information
Date of Birth 2 March 1991
Place of Birth Italy
Leeds career
Playing position Goalkeeper
Number 1
Senior 7/2014 -

Marco Silvestri (born 2 March 1991) is an Italian professional association footballer who currently plays for Leeds United as a Goalkeeper.

On 8 July 2014, Silvestri signed a four-year contract with Leeds United along with fellow Italian Tommaso Bianchi. Silvestri's first appearance for Leeds came on 11 July in Leeds' first pre–season game, which resulted in a 16–0 victory against Italian side FC Gherdeina. On 1 August, Silvestri was assigned the Leeds number 1 shirt for the 2014–15 season. Silvestri made his debut for Leeds on 9 August against Millwall. Silvestri kept his first clean sheet for Leeds in his home debut at Elland Road on 16 August in Leeds' victory against Middlesbrough after a goal by Billy Sharp.

Silvestri kept a clean sheet and won the man of the match award after a string of saves in Leeds' 1–0 win on 30 August against Bolton Wanderers. The performance led to him being named in the Football League team of the week. Silvestri's impressive form continued against Bournemouth in a 3–1 win. With Silvestri earning praise from Caretaker Head Coach Neil Redfearn after a string of impressive saves to help keep Leeds in the game when they were 1–0 down.

Silvestri received the Man of the Match Award after keeping a clean sheet against the then league leaders Middlesbrough 1–0 on 21 February 2015. On 4 March, Silvestri saved a late penalty from David McGoldrick to help earn Leeds a 2–1 victory against Ipswich Town.

On 2 May 2015, Silvestri was one of five players nominated for the Fans Player Of The Year Award at Leeds United's official end of 2014–15 season awards ceremony, but lost out to eventual winner Alex Mowatt. After the end of the 2014/15 season, Silvestri after an impressive debut season proclaimed Life in Leeds is good. Me and my wife feel at home here.