The official website for European football

Andrea Ranocchia

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET
FC Internazionale Milano
Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET

Andrea Ranocchia

FC Internazionale Milano

Clubs: AC Arezzo, AS Bari (loan), Genoa CFC, FC Internazionale Milano

• Played youth football for AC Perugia before moving on to Arezzo and making his breakthrough in 2006/07, when his team suffered relegation to Serie C1.

• Genoa assumed half of Ranocchia's playing rights in August 2008 and immediately loaned him to Bari, whom he helped to the Serie B title.

• That convinced the Grifoni to buy him outright but he nonetheless continued his education at Bari the following season, forming a formidable central defensive partnership with fellow future Italian international Leonardo Bonucci, only to suffer a season-ending knee injury in January 2010.

• A member of Italy's 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squad, he played in the Azzurrini's unsuccessful 2011 qualifying campaign before making his senior international debut against Romania in November 2010.

• Inter acquired 50% of Ranocchia's rights in July 2010 but loaned him back to Genoa, where he played 16 Serie A matches before being signed outright by the Nerazzurri in January on a four-and-a-half year deal; made his first start, against Genoa, in a Coppa Italia tie.

Last updated: 02/03/12 13.52CET

Related information

Player profiles

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1586816.html#andrea+ranocchia

UEFA.com features

Who are Qarabağ FK?
  • Who are Qarabağ FK?
  • Kardemir forge on: Europe's men of steel
  • Izmailov, Krasnodar 'want to go as far as possible'
  • The Women's U19 finals in photos
  • Serbia aim to take final step
  • Concentration key to Germany progress
  • See the pick of the pictures from matchday three
  • Nemanja Maksimović: Serbia's man of many parts
  • Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Ireland's semi-final adventure: behind the scenes
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.