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Daniele De Rossi
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Roma

Daniele
De Rossi

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Jul 24, 1983
Place of Birth
Roma, Italy
Nationality
Italy
Height
185 cm
Weight
83 kg
Debut
28 August 2005

Bio

Daniele De Rossi was born in Rome, Italy on 24 July 1983. Although primarily a defensive midfielder, he has demonstrated great versatility throughout his career and has played in central defence and in a more advanced attacking midfield position when required. He is regarded by many observers as a complete midfielder, due to his accurate passing, tough tackling, strong positional sense and high work rate.

De Rossi joined Roma's youth academy in 2000 and made his breakthrough into the first team squad the following year, playing a Champions League game against Anderlecht in October 2001. However, De Rossi did not make his Serie A debut until the 2002-03 season, appearing as a substitute against Como in January 2003. In May 2003, in a fixture against Torino, he made his first league start and also scored his first goal.

Over the course of the next few years, he was able to establish himself in the first team and earned the nickname 'Capitan Futuro', or 'Future Captain', due to the fact that he was widely considered to have the qualities required to succeed Francesco Totti as Roma's captain. In 2006, his breakthrough into the first team was recognised as he was named as Serie A's Young Footballer of the Year.

Both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons brought about major success for Roma and De Rossi, as they won the Coppa Italia in consecutive years. In between the two cup wins, the team were also able to successfully capture the Supercoppa Italiana. In 2009, De Rossi's impressive displays earned him the Italian Footballer of the Year award and despite being linked with numerous teams overseas, he signed a five year extension to his contract in 2012. In the process, he became Serie A's highest paid Italian footballer.

On the international stage, De Rossi enjoyed a significant triumph at youth level, helping Italy to win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2004. He made his debut for the senior national team later that same year and has since gone on to become a key player for the side. De Rossi was involved in Italy's 2006 World Cup win and was named in the Team of the Tournament for Euro 2012, where Italy finished as runners up.

Headlines

De Rossi: Italy need real men

De Rossi: Italy need real men

by Football News

Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi has slammed his team-mates following their shock FIFA World Cup exit, claiming the country needs "real men"... Read more

De Rossi set to miss Uruguay clash

De Rossi set to miss Uruguay clash

by Football News

Italy expect to be without Daniele De Rossi for their FIFA World Cup showdown with Uruguay, the team's head of medical staff has confirmed... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
Serie A
2724 32 31 1 2 1 1 4 0 1
2012/2013
Serie A
1755 25 21 4 4 7 0 6 0 1
2011/2012
Serie A
2834 32 32 0 2 0 4 10 0 0
2010/2011
Serie A
2377 28 28 0 4 1 2 7 0 2
2009/2010
Serie A
2809 33 33 0 5 1 7 8 0 0
2008/2009
Serie A
2875 33 33 0 1 0 3 9 1 2
2007/2008
Serie A
3046 34 34 0 2 1 5 13 0 0
2006/2007
Serie A
3014 36 34 2 2 2 2 7 0 0
2005/2006
Serie A
2964 34 34 0 5 1 6 10 0 0
2004/2005
Serie A
0 30 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2003/2004
Serie A
0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002/2003
Serie A
0 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Total 24398 338 331 7 27 14 34 74 1 6

Games Played

Date Match  
11 May 2014 0 1 0 0 0
4 May 2014 4 1 0 0 0
25 Apr 2014 2 0 0 0 0
19 Apr 2014 0 1 0 0 0
12 Apr 2014 3 1 0 0 0
6 Apr 2014 1 3 0 0 0
30 Mar 2014 0 2 0 0 0
25 Mar 2014 2 1 0 0 0
1 Mar 2014 0 0 0 0 0
22 Feb 2014 0 1 0 0 0
16 Feb 2014 3 0 0 0 0
9 Feb 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2 Feb 2014 4 2 0 0 0
26 Jan 2014 1 3 0 0 0
18 Jan 2014 3 0 0 0 0
5 Jan 2014 3 0 0 0 1
16 Dec 2013 2 2 0 1 0
8 Dec 2013 2 1 0 0 0
1 Dec 2013 1 1 0 0 0
25 Nov 2013 0 0 0 0 0
10 Nov 2013 1 1 0 0 0
3 Nov 2013 1 1 0 0 0
31 Oct 2013 1 0 0 0 0
27 Oct 2013 0 1 0 1 0
18 Oct 2013 2 0 0 0 0
5 Oct 2013 0 3 0 0 0
29 Sep 2013 5 0 0 1 0
25 Sep 2013 0 2 0 0 0
22 Sep 2013 2 0 0 1 0
16 Sep 2013 1 3 0 0 0