Andrea Barzagli



Andrea Barzagli was born in Fiesole, Italy on 8 May 1981. A powerful, highly-rated central defender, he is known for his passing ability, concentration and strong positional sense. In 2012, he was named as the Serie A Defender of the Year.

A product of Rondinella's youth academy, Barzagli made his breakthrough into the club's first team squad in 1998. He went on to play over 50 games in Serie D and Serie C2, before moving to Serie B side Pistoiese in 2000 as part of a co-ownership deal. After briefly rejoining Rondinella, Barzagli moved to Piacenza in 2001, but was sent on loan to Ascoli for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 campaigns.

In 2003, Chievo signed Barzagli, allowing him to play Serie A football for the first time. Over the course of the 2003-04 season, he played 29 league games and weig...

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