Birth Date:11 March 1991
At AC Milan since:2021
Alessandro Florenzi, a highly versatile player, was born in Rome on 11 March 1991. From the start of his development, and especially during his time in the Giallorossi's youth sector, he has predominantly occupied the right flank, showing his worth as a full-back, a wide midfielder and an attacking winger.
After captaining Roma's Primavera side to the Scudetto title in 2011, he made a loan move to Crotone, where he netted eleven times in 35 matches during the 2011/12 Serie B campaign. Then, on the orders of Zdeněk Zeman, he returned to the Giallorossi, thus beginning a long chapter with the club from the capital. Indeed, he went on to make 279 appearances for Roma between 2011 and January 2020, scoring 28 goals along the way. Most notably, his wonder strike against Barcelona in the Champions League in 2015 was shortlisted for the Puskás Award. Before joining AC Milan, he had two experiences abroad, first with Valencia (14 appearances in 2019/20) and then with Paris Saint-Germain, where he scored twice in 36 appearances and won the French Super Cup and French Cup in 2020/21.
As for his international career, Florenzi flourished with Italy's U21s and was selected as a starter for the 2013 European Under-21 Championship final. At the young age of 21, he then made his debut for the senior side. So far, he has scored two goals in 45 appearances for the Azzurri, playing as a starter at Euro 2016. At Euro 2020, meanwhile, he recovered in time to feature in the final minutes of the Final against England after previously picking up an injury in Italy's opening match against Turkey. Following the victory at Wembley, he got to experience the joy of lifting a trophy in the Azzurri shirt.