Giorgio Chiellini

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Giorgio Chiellini
  • Full Name: Giorgio Chiellini
  • Position: Defender
  • Birthday: August 14, 1984 (Age: 29)
  • Club: Juventus
  • Height: 6' 4" (1.93m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
5 348 0 0 0

Giorgio Chiellini

A mainstay of Italy’s Euro 2012 qualifying push, Chiellini played in every minute of the preliminary games that secure the Azzurri’s place in this summer’s finals and, as ever, he rarely put a foot wrong.


At home in the heart of the defence or at left back, this former Livorno and Fiorentina defender has been at Juventus since 2005, with his dogged determination and positional awareness making his a formidable obstacle for any attacker to get around.


After making the central defensive position his own in recent years, he has been playing in a left-back role he started his career in at club level this season and the Italian coach Cesare Prandelli may look to use him in that role at Euro 2012.


This will be Chiellini’s second European Championship finals, after he impressed in Euro 2008 with a solid performance in neutralising Spain’s star-studded attacking line-up in a quarter-final tie that Italy eventually lost on penalties.


Euro 2012

Opposition APP G ASS SH TAR FC FS YEL RED
Spain 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
Croatia 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Republic of Ireland 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Spain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0