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|Full name||Davide Calabria|
|Date of birth||6 December 1996|
|Place of birth||Brescia, Italy|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
| *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:58, 23 May 2022 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:31, 14 June 2022 (UTC)
Calabria has been with AC Milan since 2006, playing for the club's youth teams of different age groups up until Primavera (U-19). He received his first ever call-up to the senior team ahead of the away game against S.S. Lazio played on 25 January 2015; he, however, remained an unused substitute. He made his Serie A debut on 30 May 2015 against Atalanta, replacing Mattia De Sciglio at the 84th minute in a 1–3 away win. On 15 July 2015 Calabria was officially promoted to the first team. He made his first start in a 3–2 win over Udinese on 22 September, playing 49 minutes, and was highly praised for his performance.
Ahead of the 2017–18 season, Milan acquired Atalanta's Andrea Conti for nearly €25 million, viewing the player as the most likely starter on the right side of the team's defensive line; Calabria had been persuaded yet refused to join one of the lower-ranking Serie A teams on loan to increase his playing time. In September 2017, Conti injured his anterior cruciate ligament for the first time, and in March 2018 suffered a recurrence of the injury, effectively ending his season. The club ruled out the possibility of any further emergency signings, thus trusting Calabria as a long-term replacement for Conti in the right full-back position. He completed the season with 30 appearances in all competitions and scored his debut goal in senior professional football on 25 February 2018 in the Serie A 2–0 away win against Roma.
Already a regular in Pioli's side, Calabria played 32 league games in this season, a personal record. He scored his first goal this season on 16 December 2020 at Luigi Ferraris Stadium against Genoa, a powerful shot from outside the box. His next goal came against Juventus on 6 January 2021, in eventual 1–3 loss. On 28 February in Stadio Olimpico Calabria won a penalty kick against Roma, which Kessie converted into Milan first goal in 2–1 victory. By the end of the season he held the record for most tackles by any player in Serie A.
In July 2021, Calabria renewed his contract with Milan until June 2025.
On 23 August 2021, at the first match of the season against Sampdoria, Calabria made his first assist in the season, a deep run into Sampdoria defense to set up Diaz's only goal of the match. Calabria wore the captain's arm band for the first time for Milan on 15 September, an away defeat to Liverpool, he described the moment as 'childhood dream'. On the 3rd of October, Calabria scored his first goal of the season at Gewiss Stadium against Atalanta in eventual 3–2 win, the goal came after merely 28 seconds from the kick off, making it third fastest AC MILAN goal since 2004–2005 season. On 23 October he scored against Bologna in eventual 4–2 win, with two goals in seven games, Calabria has already equalled his total goal tally on the entire 2020/21 Serie A season. In a post match interview during the season, Calabria credited his own professional growth to his team coach, Pioli.
On 5 February 2022 against Inter in Derby della Madonnina, he assisted Giroud second goal in 2–1 win. On 6 March he again set up Giroud only goal against Napoli, helping Milan to win and climb to the top of Serie A table.
In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio. Italy were eliminated by Spain in the semi-finals following a 3–1 defeat on 27 June.
He made his debut for Italy's senior squad, managed by Roberto Mancini, in a 11 November 2020 friendly against Estonia in Florence, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute of a 4–0 victory. He would see his first action in a competitive match on 18 November 2020, replacing Lorenzo Insigne in the 94th minute of Italy's 2-0 UEFA Nations League win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
Style of play
Having started his youth career as a defensive midfielder, Calabria soon switched to playing as a box-to-box in the 4–3–3 formation, which was then followed by a season-long spell at left back, despite being right-footed, and eventually settling on a right back, which became his primary position in senior football.
Calabria is a quick and modern full-back who likes to get forward and support his team's attacking moves. Regarded as one of the best Italian full-backs in Serie A, defensively, his positioning, vision, speed, decision-making, and tackling are commendable, and he has also drawn praise from pundits and former footballers for his maturity and personality in spite of his youth. Although he is not physically dominant, he is gifted with good pace and stamina, and can also recover to his defensive position quickly, which enables him to cover the flank effectively. A former midfielder in his youth, while he is mainly deployed as a right-back, he is a highly versatile player who is capable of playing in several positions, and is equally adept at left-back due to his ability with both feet, despite being naturally right-footed. He was used on several occasions as a central defensive midfielder by Stefano Pioli during the 2020–21 season.
- As of match played 22 May 2022
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- As of match played 14 June 2022
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