U21 debut: 25.03.2008 v Azerbaijan
Qualifying Games: 3 – Goals: 0
• Signed by Genoa in summer 2008 from Frosinone Calcio, the centre-back had an outstanding first season with the Grifoni, earning a first senior Italy call.
• Came up through youth ranks at Ascoli Calcio and made Serie A debut before joining Frosinone in January 2007.
• Started all four games at 2008 Olympics as Italy reached the quarter-finals.
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