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Angelo Palombo Player Profile

Angelo Palombo Player Profile
Angelo Palombo
Date of Birth:Sep 25, 1981 (Age 35)
Place of Birth:Ferentino (FR)
Nationality: Italy
Height:177 cm.
Weight:77 Kg.
Squad Number:17
Eto'o & Palombo - Sampdoria-Inter (Getty Images)
After starting his career with Fiorentina, Angelo Palombo has become a constant fixture with Sampdoria, making over 220 appearances for the club during the last eight years. Arguably, this past season was the best yet for the 28-year-old as he helped the Blucerchiati finish in fourth place and qualify for next season’s Champions League. Last year, he signed a four-year contract extension, but has caught the eye of bigger clubs in the league like Juventus.

A tenacious defensive midfielder, Palombo sits in front of the defence and, much like Nazionale team-mates Gennaro Gattuso and Daniele De Rossi, is known for his fighting spirit in midfield. He is a fearless player that coach Marcello Lippi will likely use in order to protect a lead or give the Azzurri more of a presence in the centre of the pitch. He made his Italy debut under Roberto Donadoni, but was not selected for Euro 2008.

Did you know?

Palombo, along with many players, left Fiorentina when the club declared bankruptcy in 2002.