Daniele De Rossi



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 a...

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