Federico Balzaretti

  • Date of birth : 06/12/1981
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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Federico Balzaretti

Federico Balzaretti

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: runner-up 2012

• A native of Turin, he came up through the Torino FC youth system but spent the early years of his senior career on loan − with AS Varese 1910 in Serie C1 and AC Siena in Serie B.

• Made his Serie A debut for Torino in a 1-0 defeat by FC Internazionale Milano on 14 September 2002 but featured only occasionally as the Granata suffered relegation; by contrast he made 81 Serie B appearances over the next two campaigns before moving to Juventus.

• A fringe member of the Bianconeri side that won Serie A in 2005/06 but had the title stripped; much more prominent as Juventus returned to the top flight at the first attempt in 2006/07 but left for ACF Fiorentina after the club's promotion.

• Failed to make the grade under Prandelli's tutelage in Florence and left after just half a season for Palermo, where he finally found his feet at the top level, establishing himself immediately as the Sicilian club's regular left-back.

• Helped Palermo to three successive top-ten finishes from 2008/09-2010/11 and also into the final of the 2011 Coppa Italia, where they lost 3-1 to FC Internazionale Milano.

• Made his international debut in a friendly against Romania on 17 November 2010 and started four matches in UEFA EURO 2012 qualification, without conceding a goal; made four appearances in Poland and Ukraine as Italy finished as runners-up to Spain.

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/10/2013 01:36 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2010-12First roundEnglandEngland2-1ItalyItaly4600
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly3-1DenmarkDenmark9000
25.08.2013Italian Serie ALivornoLivorno0-2RomaRoma9000
01.09.2013Italian Serie ARomaRoma3-0VeronaVerona9000
16.09.2013Italian Serie AParmaParma1-3RomaRoma9000
22.09.2013Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-0LazioLazio9010
25.09.2013Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria0-2RomaRoma9000
29.09.2013Italian Serie ARomaRoma5-0BolognaBologna9000
05.10.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale0-3RomaRoma7900
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-2ItalyItaly9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Federico Balzaretti
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 06/12/1981 (32)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 42
  • Club: Roma ( ITA)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    07/12/05: Rapid Wien 1-3 Juventus
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    06/09/02: Azerbaijan 0-3 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Italy80
Italy U-2130
Total110

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Juventus40
Total40
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Fiorentina30
Palermo90
Total120
Last updated: 16/10/2013 01:36 CET
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