Domenico Criscito

  • Date of birth : 30/12/1986
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Domenico Criscito

Domenico Criscito

Clubs: Genoa CFC, Juventus, Genoa CFC, FC Zenit

• Left the south of Italy for the north in his early teens to launch his career with Genoa CFC and made his Serie B debut at 16 before establishing himself as a regular in central defence four years later following a two-year spell as a youth player at Juventus.

• Joined the Juventus first team in 2007/08 following the club's return to Serie A and made his top-flight debut in a 5-1 win against AS Livorno Calcio on 25 August 2007, but failed to command a regular berth in Claudio Ranieri's side and was released back to Genoa on loan midway through the campaign.

• Prospered at Genoa as a left-back, making his UEFA club competition debut in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League and also breaking into the senior Italy squad that season.

• Having represented Italy at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals of 2007 and 2009 and the 2008 Olympics in between, he made it four summer tournaments in a row by playing all three games for the Azzurri at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

• After 116 Serie A appearances and five goals for Genoa he left to join Italian coach Luciano Spalletti at Zenit for a fee of €11m; started all six UEFA Champions League group games for the Russian club as they advanced into the knockout phase.

• Called up to the Italy squad for UEFA EURO 2012, but was forced to drop out ahead of the tournament. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 18/10/13 14.22CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Domenico Criscito
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 30/12/1986 (28)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Play-offs)
    20/08/09: Genoa 3-1 OB
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    26/03/03: Italy 1-1 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-21181
Italy U-1930
Italy U-1750

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 30/09/2015 01:18 CET