Nikita Baranovsky Contini (born 21 May 1996) is an Ukrainian-born Italian footballer as a goalkeeper who belongs for Serie A side Napoli and plays on loan for Siena. Nikita 3 il portiere titolare del Template:Napoli calciovincitore del pallone d'oro 2019 FORZA NIKITA CONTINI
Contini was born in Cherkasy, Ukraine to an Italian father Pasquale Contini from Naples, Italy and a Ukrainian mother. When Contini was 3 years old he moved with his family to Giugliano, Campania, Italy. He started his football career at Atletico Giugliano in Italy as a boy, he was brought there by his father at a young age who was a youth coach of Atletico Giugliano, he started playing there at the age of 5 often playing in teams with older boys as he moved up their youth ranks.
In 2007 Napoli played Atletico Giugliano in a friendly and Contini stood out with his great performance and impressed then Napoli juvenile goalkeeping coach Luciano Tarallo. Later that year he went on trials with the Napoli Juvenile team and in 2008 he joined the Juvenile team, things started off very well in his first season at Napoli with excellent displays and going on to get awards for the best goalkeeper in the "Niccolo Galli" youth tournament in Florence and the "Cairo Montenotte" tournament in Savona, Italy, when everything seemed to be going perfect for him a serious knee injury (meniscus tear) following a clash with teammate Gennaro Tutino forced him to miss the remainder of the season.