Alberto Aquilani

  • Date of birth : 07/07/1984
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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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

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General info

  • Name: Alberto Aquilani
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/07/1984 (29)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Fiorentina ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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

TeamPGS
Italy100
Italy U-21154
Italy U-19113
Italy MERI10
Italy U-1670
Total447

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Milan70
Roma190
Liverpool20
Total280
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Liverpool51
Roma81
Fiorentina112
Total244
Last updated: 14/10/2014 01:37 CET
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