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Claudio Marchisio
Claudio Marchisio
Claudio Marchisio
Date of Birth:19-Jan-1986 (Age 28)
Place of Birth:Chieri (TO)
Height:179 cm.
Weight:70 Kg.
Squad Number:8
National Team Page: Italy
Claudio Marchisio - Italy (Getty Images)
He's one of the most interesting Italian talents to emerge in the post-Calcipoli era. He grown in the Juventus youth team along with several promising players: Giovinco, Criscito, Palladino, De Ceglie, Lanzafame. However, he is surely the most complete and mature of that group.

His debut was in the Serie B, when a lot of young players were given the chance to shine by coach Didier Deschamps. After he moved on loan to Empoli, where he played his first season in Serie A. His performances were good, and Juventus chose to bring him back to the club the next season. He is now one of their most important players.

He's a 'modern midfielder' - very complete, good technical skills, good athletic potential, good tactical sensibility. Italy boss Marcello Lippi hold him in high esteem and he could be a starter.

Did you know?

On his right forearm, there is a tatoo that is reminiscent of an Adidas campaign: "Impossibile is nothing."

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