Alessio Romagnoli

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Alessio Romagnoli
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Romagnoli with Roma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Alessio Romagnoli[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Anzio, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
AC Milan
Number 13
Youth career
Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Roma 13 (1)
2014–2015Sampdoria (loan) 30 (2)
2015– AC Milan 197 (8)
National team
2011 Italy U16[3] 3 (0)
2011–2012 Italy U17[3] 6 (0)
2011–2014 Italy U19[3] 12 (0)
2014–2016 Italy U21[3] 15 (1)
2016– Italy 12 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:03, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:35, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Alessio Romagnoli (born 12 January 1995) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club AC Milan and the Italy national team.

Romagnoli began his career with Roma in 2012, and later spent a season on loan with Sampdoria in 2014, before moving to AC Milan in 2015. At the start of the 2018–19 Serie A season, he was named the team's captain following Leonardo Bonucci's return to Juventus.

Club career[edit]

Roma[edit]

A product of Roma youth academy, Romagnoli was included in the first team squad by new head coach Zdeněk Zeman at age 17. He made his senior debut on 11 December 2012 against Atalanta, playing the full game in Coppa Italia as a starter.[4] He made his Serie A debut 12 days later, as a substitute in the final minutes of a league game against AC Milan.[5] He scored his first goal in Serie A on 3 March 2013 against Genoa.

He found more first-team opportunities in the second half of the 2013–14 season under new manager Rudi Garcia, both at full-back and in the centre of defence. On 31 May 2014, Romagnoli signed a new four-year contract with Roma.[6]

Loan to Sampdoria[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Romagnoli was loaned to Sampdoria for €500,000, with an option to purchase for €2 million, as well as a counter-option of €750,000.[7][8][9] Romagnoli made his Sampdoria debut as a late substitute in a 2–0 victory against Torino on 14 September. He scored his first goal for Sampdoria on 24 September 2014 in a 2–1 defeat of Chievo. In June 2015, Roma activated the buy-back clause and he returned to the club.[10]

AC Milan[edit]

2015–16 season[edit]

On 11 August 2015, he was sold to AC Milan for a fee of €25 million, signing a five-year contract.[11] In addition, there is a sell-on clause entitling Roma to 30% over the value of €25 million.[12] He made his official debut for Milan on 18 August, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 win over Perugia in Coppa Italia.[13] Six days later, he made his first appearance in the league with the club, as Milan lost 2–0 to Fiorentina.[14]

On 1 March 2016, he scored his first goal for Milan in a 5–0 win against Alessandria in Coppa Italia. This match sent Milan to the final for the first time since 2003.[15] He concluded his first season with Milan with 40 appearances in all competitions and one goal.

2016–17 season[edit]

Romagnoli made his first appearance of the 2016–17 season in a 3–2 victory in Serie A against Torino.[16] On 23 December, Romagnoli helped lead Milan to victory in the Supercoppa Italiana, playing the full 120 minutes as Milan beat Juventus 4–3 in the penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw after extra time.[17] On 15 April 2017, Romagnoli scored his first ever Serie A goal for Milan in the Derby della Madonnina.[18]

2017–18 season[edit]

After missing Milan's first 4 games of the season due to injury,[19] he returned to the squad and he made his return to play the second leg of Europa league playoffs against Shkëndija.[20] On 19 September 2017, he made his first appearance of the Serie A season against Udinese.[21]

2018–19 season[edit]

Following Leonardo Bonucci's return to Juventus, Romagnoli was appointed as Milan's team captain a few months after he renewed his contract on 5 June 2018.[22][23] Romagnoli scored stoppage-time winning goals two times in five days for Milan, earning his club a 2-1 win over Genoa and a 1-0 over Udinese.[24]

2019–20 season[edit]

Romagnoli was the only player on the team to have been featured in every game of the season for its entirety before a muscle injury on 21 July 2020 in a home game against Sassuolo.[25] Having his captain's armband handed in to Gianluigi Donnarumma, he was substituted for Matteo Gabbia after 32 minutes and missed the last three games of the season.[26] He finished the season with 39 games in total and one goal.[27]

2020–21 season[edit]

In his sixth season for Milan, Romagnoli had a string of minor injuries and a series of poor performances, causing him to unexpectedly lose his place in the starting 11 to Fikayo Tomori, a loanee who arrived from Chelsea during the winter transfer window. Rarely playing in the second half of season, he made just 22 appearances in Serie A, scoring one goal on 29 November 2020 in a 2–0 home win over Fiorentina.[28] Following the sub-par season, Romagnoli was not called up by the national team coach Roberto Mancini to join the provisional squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 (competition postponed for a year due to the pandemic) and was also rumored to have been placed on a transfer market due to the approaching expiration of his contract and unwillingness of the club management to deal with agent Mino Raiola who had recently convinced the team's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to leave the club as a free agent.[29] He has a contract that runs till the end of June 2022.[30]

2021–22 season[edit]

On 28 November 2021, Romagnoli scored his first goal of the season against Sassuolo in eventual 3-1 loss. [31] On 9 February 2022 against Lazio he assisted the opening goal in eventual 4-0 win, a long pass through the field to his teammate Leao.[32]

Contract expiration : Romagnoli contract ends on the summer of 2022, an offer was made to him by team with a salary of €2.8 millions per year, however the player rejected the offer as he reportedly earns €6 millions per year in his current contract.[33][34]

International career[edit]

Romagnoli has represented Italy on multiple occasions at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels. He made his first appearance for the Italy under-21 team against Northern Ireland on 5 March 2014, playing the full 90 minutes. With the Italy under-21, he took part at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, forming an effective partnership with fellow centre-back Daniele Rugani.

On 27 August 2016 Romagnoli was called up to the senior squad for the first time for a friendly against France on 1 September and a 2018 World Cup qualification match on 5 September against Israel.[35] However, he was later moved to the under-21 squad for 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Serbia.[36]

Romagnoli made his senior debut on 6 October 2016, in a 2018 World Cup qualification match, playing all 90 minutes, in a 1–1 home draw against Spain.[37][38]

He scored his first senior international goal on 15 October 2019, in a 5–0 away win against Liechtenstein, in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match.[39]

Style of play[edit]

An elegant, versatile, composed and gifted left-footed centre-back, with good technique and distribution, Romagnoli is known for his confidence in possession, and ability to play the ball out from the back;[40] due to his ability to advance into more attacking positions or put pressure on opponents higher up on the pitch, he is also capable of functioning as a left-sided full-back.[41][42][43] Romagnoli is effective in the air and known for his ability to time his challenges;[44] regarded as one of the most promising young Italian defenders of his generation, his precocious displays, technique, positional sense, decision-making, and tackling abilities have led pundits to compare him with legendary Italian defender Alessandro Nesta, whom Romagnoli has described as his footballing idol.[40][41][42][45] In 2015, Romagnoli was named one of the top 100 young footballers in the world born after 1994 by Don Balón.[46]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2022.[47]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Roma 2012–13 Serie A 2 1 1 0 3 1
2013–14 Serie A 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 13 1 1 0 14 1
Sampdoria (loan) 2014–15 Serie A 30 2 1 0 31 2
AC Milan 2015–16 Serie A 34 0 6 1 40 1
2016–17 Serie A 27 1 1 0 1[a] 0 29 1
2017–18 Serie A 28 2 5 1 9[b] 0 42 3
2018–19 Serie A 32 2 4 0 4[b] 0 1[a] 0 41 2
2019–20 Serie A 35 1 4 0 39 1
2020–21 Serie A 22 1 2 0 6[b] 0 29 1
2021–22 Serie A 19 1 2 0 5[c] 0 26 1
Total 197 8 24 2 24 0 2 0 247 10
Career total 240 11 26 2 24 0 2 0 292 13
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 18 November 2019[47]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Italy 2016 4 0
2017 1 0
2018 3 0
2019 4 2
Total 12 2
As of match played 18 November 2019
Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Romagnoli goal[47]
List of international goals scored by Alessio Romagnoli
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 October 2019 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein 11  Liechtenstein 3–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
2 18 November 2019 Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo, Italy 12  Armenia 6–0 9–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Honours[edit]

AC Milan[47]

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