Ignazio Abate

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Ignazio Abate
  • Full Name: Ignazio Abate
  • Position: Defender
  • Birthday: November 12, 1986 (Age: 27)
  • Club: AC Milan
  • Height: 5' 11" (1.8m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 270 0 0 0

Ignazio Abate

After starting his career with Milan, Abate was forced to prove himself during loan spells and during stints with Empoli and Torini before returning to his first club and confirming his worth in their starting line-up.


A speedy performer down the flank, his bursts forward from his full-back spot make him a threat for club and country and Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli is clearly a fan of this rising star, as he handed him his full Italy debut at the less than tender age of 25 in the friendly against Poland last November.


He may not have played a role in the Euro 2012 qualifying push, but Abate looks certain to be one of the main men for Italy this summer. “It was a beautiful moment to play for Italy at last and now I want to have a shirt for the European Championships,” is Abate’s view of his belated international baptism.

Euro 2012

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