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Andrea Barzagli

Andrea Barzagli

Clubs: AC Pistoiese, Piacenza FC, Ascoli Calcio 1898 (loan), AC Chievo Verona, US Città di Palermo, VfL Wolfsburg, Juventus

• A native of Tuscany, he made his Serie A debut for AC Chievo Verona in August 2003 after several seasons in Italy's lower leagues; moved to US Città di Palermo a year later.

• Won 15 Under-21 caps for Italy and was a European champion at that level in 2004; he also won an Olympic bronze medal a few months later in Athens.

• Chosen for Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad despite playing just six minutes in qualifying, he appeared twice at the finals in Germany − including the full 90 minutes of the quarter-final against Ukraine, replacing the suspended Marco Materazzi; dropped after the opening 3-0 defeat by Netherlands at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Served Palermo diligently for four seasons, amassing 142 Serie A appearances and playing in three UEFA Cup campaigns before moving to Wolfsburg and winning the German title in his debut campaign, starting all 34 matches for Felix Magath's side.

• Made his UEFA Champions League debut in 2009/10 but as Wolfsburg struggled the following season he returned to Italy mid-campaign, joining Juventus; recalled by the Azzurri in October 2011 after a three-year absence for UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

• Made 34 appearances as Juventus won their 28th Serie A title with the best defence in the league and helped his side reach the final of the Coppa Italia; made four appearances in Poland and Ukraine as Italy finished as runners-up to Spain at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Played in nine of Juve's ten UEFA Champions League games as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2012/13 competition, only to be defeated by eventual winners FC Bayern München, and was once again instrumental in helping his club claim successive Scudettos. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: runner-up 2012
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: winner 2004

Last updated: 21/08/13 11.27CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Andrea Barzagli
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/05/1981 (34)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 15
  • Club: Juventus ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 79kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: Palermo 2-1 Anorthosis
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    10/10/03: Italy 6-0 Azerbaijan

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-2180

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/11/2015 01:08 CET