U21 debut: 05.09.2006 v Austria
Qualifying Games: 10 – Goals: 0
• Showing good tactical awareness and passing ability; he was a regular presence in central midfield during qualifying.
• Joined Udinese Calcio from Atalanta BC in 2005 and made Serie A debut in October that year.
• Spent 2006/07 on loan at Bologna FC before moving to Vicenza, initially on loan until the Serie B club acquired 50 per cent of his playing licence from Udinese.
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