U21 debut: 14.11.2006 v Czech Republic
Qualifying Games: 11 – Goals: 1
• A regular at the 2007 UEFA European U21 Championship and 2008 Olympics, the left-sided centre-back is one of the Azzurrini's most experienced players.
• Made Serie B debut with Genoa in June 2003, aged 16. Joined Juventus in 2004 but returned to Genoa for 2006/07 with the clubs sharing his playing licence.
• Played eight times for Juve in 2006/07 before losing place to Giorgio Chiellini. Rejoined Genoa on loan in January 2008 and now a regular.
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