Lorenzo De Silvestri

  • Date of birth : 23/05/1988
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Lorenzo De Silvestri

Lorenzo De Silvestri

A regular performer at all youth levels for Italy before he was appointed Under-21 captain, Lorenzo De Silvestri is a highly-rated right-back who left his hometown club S.S. Lazio for ACF Fiorentina in August 2009. Fast and penetrative in attack, he is also a solid, reliable defender.

• Born in Rome, he came through the youth ranks at Lazio, making his first-team debut aged 17 in a 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup game against Tampere United.

• Made league bow almost two years later before establishing himself as a regular in Lazio's Serie A lineup, making 24 appearances in 2007/08 and also sampling first taste of UEFA Champions League (two starts, two substitute appearances).

• Less prominent in 2008/09 as he lost place at right-back to Swiss international Stefan Lichtsteiner; did, however, win his first major honour, coming on as extra-time substitute in final of Coppa Italia, which Lazio won on penalties against UC Sampdoria.

• Failure to agree contract terms with Lazio led to 2009 move to Fiorentina, with whom he signed a five-year deal.

• Faced another fight for first-team recognition with the Viola, playing second fiddle to Gianluca Comotto for most of 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage; made first start on Matchday 5 in 1-0 home win against Olympique Lyonnais.

Did you know?
De Silvestri played for Italy at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing but was not selected for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Sweden.

Last updated: 26/01/10 11.55CET


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Lorenzo De Silvestri
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/05/1988 (28)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 29
  • Club: Sampdoria ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    23/07/05: Tampere United 1-1 Lazio
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    21/09/03: Italy 2-2 FYR Macedonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-2170
Italy U-1920
Italy U-1772

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 23/05/2016 16:25 CET