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|Date of birth||19 April 1973|
|Place of birth||Jesolo, Italy|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2002–2003||→ Ancona (loan)||50||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2010.
Reggina & Cagliari
Although born in Veneto, Scarpi started his career at Cagliari. He played for Reggina in two Serie B seasons before returning to Cagliari in the summer of 1997; during the 1997–98 season, he helped Cagliari obtain promotion to Serie A with a third place finish in Serie B. He made his Serie A debut with Cagliari on 13 September 1998, in a 2–2 home draw with Internazionale.
He helped the team avoid relegation until the summer of 2000, as his side finished in second-last place in the league. Cagliari failed to obtain promotion back to Serie A in 2000–01 season, as they only managed a mid-table finish.
Scarpi joined Ancona of Serie B in February 2002.
He was signed by Serie A side Inter on 8 May 2002, but was loaned back to Ancona on 11 July 2002, where he won promotion from Serie B to Serie A once again.
Due to his successful season with the club, his loan was extended on 15 July 2003. Although his second Serie A season was less successful, as he conceded 25 goals in 13 games and failed to prevent the club's relegation, he was signed by Genoa of Serie B on 8 January 2004.
Once again, Scarpi helped Genoa obtain Serie A promotion during the 2004–05 season, but due to the club's involvement in a match fixing scandal, Genoa were relegated. He followed Genoa to play in Serie C1, making his personal debut in the Italian third division that season; he played only 14 times for the club during the 2005–06 season, as the regular starting spot was later given to second goalkeeper Massimo Gazzoli, who made 20 appearances. Scarpi returned to Serie B in the summer of 2006, for his 9th season in the Italian second division. Despite the departure of Gazzoli, and subsequently of the youth product Nicola Barasso in January, Scarpi lost his place in the starting line-up yet again to Rubinho. He played only once in the 2006–07 season.
Scarpi followed Genoa back to Serie A in the summer of 2007, his 4th Serie A season. He earned some chances play during the season and made 14 appearances. In 2009–10 season, Genoa swapped Rubinho with Marco Amelia, and that season Scarpi played 8 times. In the next season he became the understudy of Portuguese international Eduardo. On 19 May he signed a new 1-year contract with the club.
- "PROSEGUE L'AVVENTURA DI "GATTO" SCARPI" [Adventure continues "Cat" Scarpi]. Genoa CFC (in Italian). 19 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.