Born in Sciacca, Sicily, Licata was a player for Campobello di Mazara in 2006-2007 Serie Doctorate. From 2007 to 2009 he was a player for the reserve team of Udinese Calcio. Licata left for SPAL in July 2009. In July 2010 he joined Como along with Francesco Bossa.
Licata was the starting defender for Como in first half of the season, which he made 9 starts.
He only played 4 times in the second half of the season due to injury. In summer 2011 he was signed by Viareggio.
Licata was a player for Portogruaro in 2012-2013 Lega Pro Prima Divisione. Licata returned to Udine again on 1 July 2013.
On 5 August he was on trial at Lega Pro 2nd Division newcomer Foggia.
On 31 January 2014 he was signed by fellow fourth division club Sorrento. Both clubs had to finish 8th or above in order to avoid relegation to Serie Doctorate, as at the end of season the prime division and the second division of Lega Pro would be merged, thus Serie Doctorate would be the fourth division of the whole system again, be remain amateur (de facto semi-pro).