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Alberto Aquilani

Alberto Aquilani

A former AS Roma starlet, Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani has had his career repeatedly disrupted by injuries, not least following a move to Liverpool FC in 2009. A UEFA EURO 2008 participant, he was out of the international reckoning for a couple of years but impressive loan spells at Juventus and AC Milan have put him back in the frame.

• Born in Rome, he made his Serie A debut for Roma in May 2003 before spending a year on loan at second-tier US Triestina Calcio.

• Back with the Giallorossi in 2004/05 and made his UEFA Champions League debut in an abandoned game against FC Dynamo Kyiv; scored in the first minute of his UEFA Cup debut − against Aris Thessaloniki FC − the following term.

• Runner-up in Serie A behind FC Internazionale Milano three seasons running from 2005/06 to 2007/08 but constantly struggled for fitness.

• Won his first senior international cap in a November 2006 friendly against Turkey and scored two goals in four games for the Azzurrini at the 2007 U21 finals; started Italy's quarter-final against Spain at UEFA EURO 2008 as a replacement for suspended Andrea Pirlo.

• Left Roma for Liverpool in 2009 but continued to be hampered by injury, costing him a place in Italy's 2010 FIFA World Cup party; restored to life, however, by a season on loan at Juventus in 2010/11, in which he made 33 Serie A appearances − a personal record for a single campaign.

• After Juventus failed to meet the asking price for a permanent transfer he returned to Merseyside, only to be farmed back to Italy, where he joined Milan for another season-long loan.

Last updated: 06/03/12 21.06CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2016 16:44 CET
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly2-1AzerbaijanAzerbaijan1700
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-1ItalyItaly3100
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly1-0AlbaniaAlbania9000
22.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira6300
30.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-3Sporting CPSporting CP2010
13.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-2Sporting CPSporting CP9000
04.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP5-1GuimarãesGuimarães2800
17.10.2015Portuguese CupThird roundVilafranquenseVilafranquense0-4Sporting CPSporting CP9000
25.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica0-3Sporting CPSporting CP1200
05.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo0-1Sporting CPSporting CP2800
13.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP3-1MoreirenseMoreirense6710
16.12.2015Portuguese CupRound of 16BragaBraga4-3Sporting CPSporting CP9000
20.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionUniãoUnião1-0Sporting CPSporting CP3400
02.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP2-0PortoPorto100
06.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal0-6Sporting CPSporting CP1310
10.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP3-2BragaBraga900
23.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira1-3Sporting CPSporting CP000
13.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional0-4Sporting CPSporting CP1800
22.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP2-0BoavistaBoavista1100
29.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães0-0Sporting CPSporting CP2100
12.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril1-2Sporting CPSporting CP9000
19.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP5-1AroucaArouca2900
04.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses2-5Sporting CPSporting CP1800
09.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP3-1MarítimoMarítimo9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Alberto Aquilani
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/07/1984 (31)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Sporting CP ( POR)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 79kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    15/09/04: Roma 0-3 Dynamo Kyiv
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/01/01: Cameroon 0-1 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-21154
Italy U-19113
Italy MERI10
Italy U-1670

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP20
UEFA Europa League
Sporting CP61
Last updated: 23/05/2016 16:22 CET