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Daniele De Rossi Player Profile

Daniele De Rossi Player Profile
Daniele De Rossi
Date of Birth:24-Jul-1983 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Roma
Nationality: Italy
Height:184 cm.
Weight:83 Kg.
Squad Number:16
National Team Page: Italy
Daniele De Rossi, Italy (Foto Grazia Neri)
Coach Marcello Lippi said about him some months ago: "He is one of the five strongest midfielder of the world." This statement is enough to understand De Rossi's  important for the Italian Natioanl Team.

He is one of the stars of AS Roma, the club that have nurtured him since he was a youngster. His debut with the first team was in 2001, in a high-proflile match in the Champions League against Anderlecht. He was just an 18-year-old.

In a few years, he became the most important member of the Giallorossi team with Francesco Totti. His nickname is the 'Future Captain' because fans want him to take over the armband after Totti's retirement. He's had good experiences with the Azzurri, and he was also on the World Cup 2006 roster, but he didn't play much in Germany after he receieved a four-match ban for a red card versus the USA. He did return to score a penalty during the final against France.

Did you know?

His father, Alberto De Rossi, is a youth team coach at Roma.

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