Davide Santon

  • Date of birth : 02/01/1991
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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Davide Santon

Davide Santon

Club: FC Internazionale Milano, AC Cesena (loan), Newcastle United FC

• Born in Portomaggiore, Santon started as a trainee at Ravenna Calcio before joining Inter's youth system, aged 14, in 2005.

• Ascended to the first-team squad in 2008/09 and proved a revelation in the second half of the campaign, making his Coppa Italia and Serie A debuts in January and earning a regular start at left-back; he ended the season with 16 league appearances as Inter retained the Scudetto.

• Made his UEFA Champions League bow in the first knockout round, starting both games against Manchester United FC and marking Cristiano Ronaldo.

• First capped at Under-21 level in March 2009, he was earmarked for a place at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Sweden but went instead with the seniors to the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, having impressed on debut in a pre-tournament friendly against Northern Ireland (3-0 in Pisa).

• The 2009/10 campaign was disrupted by injuries, including a recurrent knee problem which led to surgery and reduced his contribution to 12 Serie A appearances and one outing − as a substitute − in the UEFA Champions League.

• Though he made just four league starts under Rafael Benítez before the winter break in 2010/11, he helped the Nerazzurri claim the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

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General info

  • Name: Davide Santon
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/01/1991 (23)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 3
  • Club: Newcastle ( ENG)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    24/02/09: Internazionale 0-0 Man. United
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/10/07: Italy 2-1 Armenia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Italy U-2180
Italy U-1930
Italy U-1761
Total171

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Internazionale70
Total70
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Newcastle60
Total60
Last updated: 01/08/2014 01:19 CET
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