U21 debut: 25.03.05 v Scotland
Qualifying Games: 12 – Goals: 1
• The Azzurrini captain and right-back appeared in all 12 qualifying matches, heading a crucial goal in the decisive final group game at Croatia (1-1).
• Started out at Atalanta BC and played for Udinese Calcio and Torino FC before moving to Roma (on loan from Udinese) in January this year.
• Received first senior Italy call-up in March.
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