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Giorgio Chiellini
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Juventus
Giorgio
Chiellini

Defender

Date of Birth
Aug 14, 1984
Place of Birth
Pisa, Italy
Nationality
Italy
Height
186 cm
Weight
76 kg
Debut
15 October 2005

Bio

Giorgio Chiellini was born in Pisa, Italy on 14 August 1984. Having started his career as a left back, he gradually transitioned into a centre back and has since gone on to establish himself as one of the best defenders of his generation. In 2013, Bloomberg named him as one of the top 10 footballers in the world.

Having joined Livorno's youth academy at the age of six, Chiellini graduated to the senior side in 2000 and slowly began to make more and more appearances for the team. In 2002, Roma entered into a co-ownership deal for the player, but he remained with Livorno until the end of the 2003-04 season. That summer, Roma sold their stake in Chiellini to Juventus, while Livorno sold their half to Fiorentina. As a result, he spent the 2004-05 season with Fiorentina, before Juventus completed a deal for sole ownership ahead of the 2005-06 campaign.

Upon arriving at Juventus, Chiellini was still utilised as a left back, but occasionally played as a central defender. However, by the 2007-08 season, he was regularly operating as a centre back and in the years that followed, he played an important role in Juventus' impressive defensive performances. Individual accolades followed, as he was named Serie A Defender of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Chiellini became a firm fan favourite and was instrumental in helping the team to win the 2011–12 Serie A title, with Juventus lasting the entire league season unbeaten. The following year, the team retained their title and Chiellini was named in the 2012–13 Serie A Team of the Year.

On the international stage, Chiellini made his debut for Italy's senior national team in 2004 and has since represented his country in numerous major tournaments. His most notable performances came at Euro 2012, when he helped to guide the team to the final, although they were eventually beaten by Spain.

Headlines

Euro glory the target for Chiellini

Euro glory the target for Chiellini

by Football News

Giorgio Chiellini believes Juventus are primed for UEFA Champions League glory as Massimiliano Allegri's men target a place in the last four at the expense of Monaco... Read more

Bonucci: Juve fear no-one

Bonucci: Juve fear no-one

by Football News

Juventus fear no-one ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw on Friday, according to defender Leonardo Bonucci... Read more

Chiellini targets European success

Chiellini targets European success

by Football News

Ahead of Juventus' last-16 first leg with Borussia Dortmund, defender Giorgio Chiellini has urged his team-mates to demonstrate their quality in the UEFA Champions League... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Serie A
2340 26 26 0 0 2 0 7 0 0
2013/2014
Serie A
2775 31 31 0 1 2 3 5 0 0
2012/2013
Serie A
2040 24 23 1 2 4 1 5 0 0
2011/2012
Serie A
3025 34 34 0 2 1 2 7 0 0
2010/2011
Serie A
2880 32 32 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
2009/2010
Serie A
2880 32 32 0 0 1 4 3 0 0
2008/2009
Serie A
2411 27 27 0 1 3 4 5 0 0
2007/2008
Serie A
2688 30 30 0 0 1 3 9 0 1
2006/2007
Serie B
0 32 32 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2005/2006
Serie A
1367 17 15 2 4 8 0 6 0 0
2004/2005
Serie A
0 37 37 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2003/2004
Serie B
0 41 41 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2002/2003
Serie B
0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001/2002
Lega Pro
0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000/2001
Lega Pro
0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22406 377 366 11 10 22 29 50 0 1

Transfers & Loans

2005
31 Jul
€ 4,300,000
2004
31 Jul
€ 3,500,000
2004
30 Jun
€ 6,500,000

Games Played

Date Match  
18 Apr 2015 2 0 0 1 0
11 Apr 2015 1 0 0 1 0
4 Apr 2015 2 0 0 0 0
22 Mar 2015 1 0 0 0 0
14 Mar 2015 0 1 0 0 0
9 Mar 2015 1 0 0 0 0
2 Mar 2015 1 1 0 1 0
20 Feb 2015 2 1 0 0 0
15 Feb 2015 2 2 0 0 0
7 Feb 2015 3 1 0 0 0
1 Feb 2015 0 0 0 0 0
25 Jan 2015 2 0 0 0 0
18 Jan 2015 4 0 0 0 0
11 Jan 2015 1 3 0 0 0
6 Jan 2015 1 1 0 0 0
18 Dec 2014 1 3 0 0 0
5 Dec 2014 0 0 0 1 0
30 Nov 2014 2 1 0 0 0
22 Nov 2014 0 3 0 0 0
9 Nov 2014 7 0 0 0 0
1 Nov 2014 0 2 0 0 0
29 Oct 2014 1 0 0 1 0
26 Oct 2014 2 0 0 0 0
18 Oct 2014 1 1 0 0 0
5 Oct 2014 3 2 0 1 0
27 Sep 2014 0 3 0 1 0
24 Sep 2014 3 0 0 0 0
20 Sep 2014 0 1 0 0 0