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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: I almost left Roma

De Rossi: I almost left Roma

by Football News

Daniele De Rossi admits there have been times when he almost left Roma, but claims his deep love of the club convinced him to stay... Read more

De Rossi suffers calf injury

De Rossi suffers calf injury

by Football News

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is set for a short spell on the sidelines with a calf injury. The Italy international has sustained a partial tear to his left calf and has already begun treatment on the issue... Read more

5 Contenders to Replace Steven Gerrard at Liverpool

5 Contenders to Replace Steven Gerrard at Liverpool

by Neil Leverett

Steven Gerrard's clock is ticking down at Anfield with his time on Merseyside set to end this summer with his departure for the LA Galaxy. Liverpool has begun in earnest the search for their talismanic captain successor... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Serie A
1255 16 15 1 5 3 1 6 1 1
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 25653 354 346 8 32 17 35 80 2 7

Games Played

Date Match  
2 Mar 2015 1 1 0 1 0
22 Feb 2015 1 1 0 0 0
15 Feb 2015 0 0 0 0 0
25 Jan 2015 1 1 0 0 0
11 Jan 2015 2 2 0 1 0
6 Jan 2015 0 1 0 0 0
20 Dec 2014 0 0 0 1 0
6 Dec 2014 2 2 0 2 1
30 Nov 2014 4 2 0 0 0
22 Nov 2014 1 2 0 0 0
9 Nov 2014 3 0 0 0 0
1 Nov 2014 2 0 0 0 0
29 Oct 2014 2 0 1 0 0
25 Oct 2014 0 0 0 1 0
18 Oct 2014 3 0 0 0 0
21 Sep 2014 2 0 0 0 0
13 Sep 2014 0 1 0 1 0
30 Aug 2014 2 0 0 0 0