Birth Date:11 March 1991
At AC Milan since:2021
Alessandro Florenzi, a versatile all-rounder, was born in Rome on 11 March 1991. Right from the outset as a young player, particularly in the AS Roma youth Academy, he operated predominantly on the right-hand side, being appreciated both as right-back and in midfield, but also in attack.
After captaining the Primavera to the title in 2011, the following season he was sent out on loan to Serie B side Crotone, collecting 35 starts and 11 goals. On the orders of Head Coach Zdeněk Zeman, he returned to AS Roma to set off a long relationship with the club, lasting over 9 years. In total, he played 279 times and scored eight goals for the Giallorossi, with his Champions League goal against Barcellona in 2015 being nominated for the Puskás Award. His arrival in Milan was preceded by two stays abroad: Valencia (14 appearances in 2019/20) and Paris Saint-Germain, where he played 36 times, grabbing two goals, and where he won the French Cup and Supercup in 2020/21. Meanwhile, his first season with AC Milan was nothing but a success, contributing to the 19th Rossoneri league title, making 30 appearances, in all competitions, with 2 goals, against Empoli and Hellas Verona.
In national colours, Florenzi first established himself in the Under-21 team, starting in the Final of the Euro 2013 tournament, before being called up to the Men's squad. He got his first cap at 21 and has received 48 more with the Azzurri, netting twice. He was a regular starter in Euro 2016 and experienced the joy of lifting the trophy at Euro 2020, where he returned from injury, caused in the opening game against Turkey, to play in the final against England at Wembley.