Serie a Best Players of All Time

The Serie A is the top flight of Italian football and one of the most competitive leagues in Europe. It has been running since 1929-30, with some of Italy’s best clubs competing for the prestigious Scudetto trophy each season. Featuring world class players from all over the globe, it is a league full of passion, drama and excitement as teams battle for supremacy at both ends of table. The current champions are Juventus who have won 8 titles in a row.

1. Ciro Immobile

Ciro Immobile Career

  • 2002–2008: Sorrento
  • 2008–2009: Juventus
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2012: Juventus: 3: (0)
  • 2010–2011: → Siena (loan): 4: (1)
  • 2011: → Grosseto (loan): 16: (1)
  • 2011–2012: → Pescara (loan): 37: (28)
  • 2012–2013: Genoa: 33: (5)
  • 2013–2014: Torino: 33: (22)
  • 2014–2015: Borussia Dortmund: 24: (3)
  • 2015–2016: Sevilla: 8: (2)
  • 2016: → Torino (loan): 14: (5)
  • 2016–: Lazio: 220: (157)
  • 2009–2010: Italy U20: 6: (0)
  • 2009–2013: Italy U21: 16: (9)
  • 2014–: Italy: 55: (15)

Ciro Immobile is a Lazio striker who has played for Juventus, Siena and Grosseto in the Italian Serie A. In 2009, he signed for Juventus from Sorrento after impressing on loan at Grosseto earlier that year.

Ciro Immobile scored his first goal for Juventus in a 4-1 victory over Parma in 2010. He was sold to Sassuolo during the January transfer window of 2012 but returned to Juve six months later after failing to agree terms with Sassuolo's new owners.

On 1 September 2014 he joined Inter Milan on a season long loan deal but failed to make an impact and was released by the club at the end of the 2015–16 season having made just one appearance off the bench against Chievo Verona in December 2015 as part of Inter's relegation campaign..

Ciro Immobile only featured in competitive matches since 2013–14 due to injury

2. Sergej Milinković-Savić

Sergej Milinković-Savić Career

  • : Sporting
  • 2002–2006: Grazer AK
  • 2006–2013: Vojvodina
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2014: Vojvodina: 13: (3)
  • 2014–2015: Genk: 24: (5)
  • 2015–: Lazio: 247: (51)
  • 2013–2014: Serbia U19: 17: (6)
  • 2014–2015: Serbia U20: 10: (1)
  • 2014–2017: Serbia U21: 12: (3)
  • 2017–: Serbia: 39: (7)

Sergej Milinković-Savić is a midfielder for Lazio and was part of the Serbia national football team that competed at the 2018 World Cup. Sergej Milinković-Savić spent his youth career playing for Grazer AK in Austria before moving to Serbian side Vojvodina in 2013.

Sergej Milinkovič-Savic made his debut for Serbia in a 1-0 victory over Kosovo on 10 June 2018, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute. After impressing with Lazio during season 2017/2018, he signed an extension to his contract until 2021 which keeps him at the club until 2025.

He has represented Spain at under 17 level and also played twice for their U21s squad before making his full international debut against Poland on 15 November 2017 Sergej Milinković-Savić is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lazio. He made his senior international debut in 2013 and has since gone on to make 39 appearances for the Serbia national team, winning seven caps.

Milinković-Savić started his career at Partizan Belgrade before moving to Genk in 2014 where he has played consistently ever since, helping them win Belgian Pro League titles in both 2015 and 2017. With Lazio, he reached the UEFA Champions League group stage twice (in 2018–19 and 2019–20) but was eliminated on penalties by Liverpool in the round of 16 each time; this remains his only appearance in Europe's premier competition outside of qualifying rounds or cup competitions.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Career

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players in history. He started his career at Sporting CP and went on to play for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Ronaldo led Portugal to victory at the 2018 World Cup, becoming the most successful player in their history. In 2017 he was named FIFA Player of the Year after scoring 32 goals in 36 appearances for club and country that year.

Ronaldo has been married to Russian model Irina Shayk since 2009 and they have two children together - Cristiano Jr., who is nine years old, and Eva, who is seven years old. Ronaldo's net worth as of 2019 is estimated at $365 million dollars.[2] Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-renowned football player who has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, such as Manchester United and Real Madrid.

He is one of Portugal's most successful athletes ever, having won numerous awards and medals including two UEFA European Championships. Ronaldo was born in Lisbon, Portugal on December 13th 1988 and began playing football at an early age with local club Farense FC. After impressing during his time at Farense, he moved to Sporting CP where he became one of Europe's top young talents before joining Manchester United in 2003 for £12 million (an American record).

At Manchester United, Ronaldo helped lead them to several Premier League titles and Champions League successes; however his greatest achievements came when he led Portugal to their first major international tournament victory since 1966 by winning the 2016 UEFA European Championship trophy withReal Madrid later that year. In 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for a fee reported to be around €100 million (£89million), becoming the Italian champions' all-time leading goalscorer after netting 98 times in total throughout his career so far - breaking both Alessandro Del Piero’s record and scoring more goals than any other footballer in Serie A history.

In 2019 CR7 announced his retirement from professional football but will continue playing for Portuguese side Al Nassr until 2021 whilst also coaching youngsters within the club's academy system.[1]

4. Rafael Leão

Rafael Leão Career

  • 2006–2007: Amora
  • 2007–2008: Foot 21
  • 2008–2017: Sporting CP
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017: Sporting CP B: 12: (7)
  • 2017–2018: Sporting CP: 3: (1)
  • 2018–2019: Lille: 24: (8)
  • 2019–: AC Milan: 111: (30)
  • 2015: Portugal U16: 10: (2)
  • 2015–2016: Portugal U17: 11: (4)
  • 2016–2017: Portugal U19: 17: (5)
  • 2017–2019: Portugal U20: 8: (2)
  • 2017–2021: Portugal U21: 15: (1)
  • 2021–: Portugal: 16: (2)

Rafael Leão is a Portuguese forward who currently plays for AC Milan. He started his career at Amora before joining Sporting CP in 2017. Rafael made his senior debut with Sporting CP in 2017 and has since scored 7 goals in 12 appearances for the club.

Rafael is known for his pace and aggression on the pitch, which has seen him linked with several top European clubs including AC Milan. With just 3 appearances under his belt, Rafael is still young enough to develop into one of Europe's top forwards in the future Rafael Leão is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for AC Milan.

Rafael Leão made his international debut in 2015 and has since represented Portugal at various youth levels. Rafael Leão has experience playing both as a midfielder and forward, which could come in handy with AC Milan this season. The 24-year-old is known for his quick feet and ability to create chances for others, making him an important player for any side he joins.

Rafael Leão will hope to help AC Milan win trophies this season and add another accolade to his impressive international resume when the Serie A campaign concludes later this year

5. Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala Career

  • 2003–2011: Instituto
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2012: Instituto: 38: (17)
  • 2012–2015: Palermo: 89: (21)
  • 2015–2022: Juventus: 210: (82)
  • 2022–: Roma: 11: (5)
  • 2015–: Argentina: 36: (3)

Paulo Dybala is a world-class striker who currently plays for Roma. Dybala started his career at Instituto before moving to Palermo in 2012. In 2015, he joined Juventus and helped the club win Serie A and the Coppa Italia that year.

He then moved to Roma in 2017 where he has continued to be one of the best strikers in Europe. Dybala was named captain of Argentina by manager Jorge Sampaoli for their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, scoring two goals in four games as they reached the finals stages with a 4–2 aggregate victory over Ecuador.[citation needed] As of November 2019, Paulo Dybala holds 43 records with Juventus including most appearances (191), goals (83) and assists (44).

[1] Paulo Dybala is a world-class footballer who plays for Juventus and the Argentina national team. Dybala has an amazing scoring record, with 82 goals in 210 club appearances and 5 goals in 11 international appearances. He is one of the most sought-after players in Europe and Asia. Paulo Dybala was born on September 10th, 1995, in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina. At just 21 years old he already has a great resume as one of the best footballers in the world; his achievements include winning two World Cups with Argentina as well as numerous other titles including Copa América and UEFA Cup of Champions medals.

6. Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen Career

  • : Ultimate Strikers Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2019: VfL Wolfsburg: 14: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Charleroi (loan): 25: (12)
  • 2019: Charleroi: 0: (0)
  • 2019–2020: Lille: 27: (13)
  • 2020–: Napoli: 64: (34)
  • 2015: Nigeria U17: 7: (10)
  • 2015–2019: Nigeria U23: 4: (3)
  • 2017–: Nigeria: 22: (15)

Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian striker who currently plays for Napoli in Serie A. Born in Lagos, Osimhen started his career at Ultimate Strikers Academy before moving to VfL Wolfsburg where he made 14 appearances during the 2017-2018 season.

In 2018-2019, Osimhen spent time on loan with Charleroi, scoring 12 goals in 25 games. Victor Osimhen is considered one of the most promising young strikers in Europe and has been linked with a move to some of the biggest clubs in Europe including Manchester United and Barcelona.

Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Lille in the French Ligue 1. He has represented Nigeria at youth international level and earned a winner's medal at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015. Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria in 2017 and has since played 22 games, scoring 15 goals for his country.

Victor Osimhen was born on 2 September 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria to parents of Igbo descent

7. Marcelo Brozović

Marcelo Brozović Career

  • 2002–2010: Hrvatski Dragovoljac
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2011: Hrvatski Dragovoljac: 22: (1)
  • 2011–2012: Lokomotiva: 33: (5)
  • 2012–2015: Dinamo Zagreb: 64: (9)
  • 2015–: Inter Milan: 243: (24)
  • 2009–2010: Croatia U18: 4: (0)
  • 2011: Croatia U19: 1: (0)
  • 2011–2013: Croatia U20: 5: (3)
  • 2011–2014: Croatia U21: 13: (7)
  • 2014–: Croatia: 83: (7)

Marcelo Brozović is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Italian club Inter Milan. He started his career with Hrvatski Dragovoljac before joining Lokomotiva in 2011.

Brozović made 33 appearances for Lokomotiva over two seasons, helping the side to promotion to the Croatian top-flight in 2012. In July 2012, he joined Serie A side Inter Milan on a three-year contract and helped them win the 2014–15 league title.

He has represented Croatia at under-21 level and played at Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals but were knocked out by Portugal later that month.
After appearing regularly for Inter throughout 2017–18 season, Brozović was named captain of their senior team ahead of UEFA Nations League matches against Hungary and Switzerland in October 2018.
He will lead Croatia into UEFA Nations League play again when they take on Denmark next month.
Marcelo Brozovic was born 16 November 1992 in Zagreb, Croatia.[1]

(Updated 2019)

8. Dušan Vlahović

Dušan Vlahović Career

Dušan Vlahović is a young Serbian striker who was signed by Juventus in the summer of 2021. He has made his senior debut for them and scored on his first appearance.

Dušan Vlahović is tall and strong, with good dribbling skills and excellent shooting ability from distance. He will be an important player for Juventus over the next few years.

Dušan Vlahovič was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 2000 and started playing football at a very young age with local club Radnički Niš before moving to Partizan youth team aged just 14.

In January 2019, he joined Serie A side Juve on loan until the end of the season after impressing during a short trial period earlier that year On 9 August 2021, he made his official debut for Juve as part of their 4-1 victory over Chievo Verona; scoring one goal in what would prove to be his only appearance for the club that season Dušan Vlahović is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Juventus.

He made his senior debut with OFK Beograd in 2010 and has since played for Partizan, Fiorentina, and Juventus. Vlahović was part of the Serbia squad that won the 2016 UEFA European Championship and competed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In total he has earned 98 international caps, scoring 44 goals, most notably representing his country at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup where they reached the semi-finals both times.[1]

9. Nicolò Barella

Nicolò Barella Career

  • 2006–2015: Cagliari
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2020: Cagliari: 105: (7)
  • 2016: → Como (loan): 16: (0)
  • 2019–2020: → Inter Milan (loan): 27: (1)
  • 2020–: Inter Milan: 89: (11)
  • 2012: Italy U15: 5: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Italy U16: 4: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Italy U17: 5: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Italy U18: 8: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Italy U19: 16: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Italy U20: 8: (0)
  • 2017–2019: Italy U21: 10: (1)
  • 2018–: Italy: 42: (8)

Nicolò Barella is a 25-year-old Italian midfielder who currently plays for Inter Milan. He made his debut with Cagliari in 2015, and has since played for Como on loan and now Inter Milan.

Nicolò Barella is known for his accurate passing ability and work rate off the ball - he is considered to be one of the most promising young midfielders in Italy. With Inter Milan still searching for their first league title since 2010, Nicolò Barella could play an important role this season if he continues to develop at the same level as he has done so far.

Although born in 1997, Nicol Nicolò Barella was born in 1992, which makes him just 21 years old when he made his international debut for Italy. He has represented the nation at various youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2012. In 2017, he started playing for Serie A side Cagliari and helped them earn promotion to the top flight of Italian football that year.

Barella is currently with Italy's U21 team and has already won two UEFA European Championships (one as a player, one as an assistant coach). Nicolò Barella is considered one of the brightest young talents in Italian football and there are high expectations on him from both club and country fans alike going into future tournaments

10. Lautaro Martínez

Lautaro Martínez Career

Lautaro Martinez is a professional footballer who plays for Inter Milan. He was born on 22 August 1997 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina and started his career with local club Liniers.

In 2015, he joined Racing Club where he made 48 appearances over two seasons before joining Inter Milan in 2018. Lautaro is known for his ability to score goals from distance and has been praised by analysts as one of the best strikers in Serie A currently.

He represented Argentina at under-20 level and helped them win the 2017 South American Youth Championship.[4] Lautaro Martínez is a versatile midfielder who has played for both club and country. He first came to prominence with Argentine side River Plate, where he won several trophies, before moving to Europe to play for Inter Milan.

In 2018 he joined Argentina's national team and helped them win the Copa América tournament. Lautaro Martínez is an excellent passer of the ball and can be very creative on occasions, making him a key player for any team he plays for. He is currently contracted to Inter Milan until 2021 and will likely remain in Italy after that time if his performances warrant it

11. Theo Hernández

Theo Hernández Career

  • 2006–2007: Rayo Majadahonda[4]
  • 2007–2015: Atlético Madrid
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2017: Atlético Madrid B: 9: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Alavés (loan): 32: (1)
  • 2017–2019: Real Madrid: 13: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Real Sociedad (loan): 24: (1)
  • 2019–: AC Milan: 113: (20)
  • 2015: France U18: 4: (0)
  • 2015–2016: France U19: 9: (0)
  • 2016: France U20: 3: (1)
  • 2021–: France: 13: (2)

Theo Hernandez is a left-back for AC Milan. Hernandez began his career with Rayo Majadahonda before joining Atlético Madrid in 2015. He made 32 appearances for Alavés on loan in 2017, helping the club to promotion to La Liga.

Hernandez signed with AC Milan in August 2017 and has since made six appearances for the Serie A side Theo Hernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for AC Milan. He started his career at Real Madrid, but after being loaned to Sociedad he now plays for AC Milan.

Theo has represented France at youth international level and was part of the side that reached the finals of UEFA Nations League in 2021. In August 2019, he scored an incredible 113 goals in all competitions - breaking the La Liga record set by Cristiano Ronaldo. Theo is known as one of the best strikers in Europe and his goal-scoring exploits have earned him many accolades including PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2018/19 and FIFPro World XI selection that same year.

Outside of football, Theo enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing tennis and golfing

12. Milan Škriniar

Milan Škriniar Career

  • 2006–2007: Žiar nad Hronom
  • 2008–2012[3]: Žilina
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2016: Žilina: 77: (12)
  • 2012–2013: → ViOn Zlaté Moravce (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Sampdoria: 38: (0)
  • 2017–: Inter Milan: 189: (10)
  • 2011: Slovakia U17: 3: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Slovakia U18: 5: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Slovakia U19: 3: (0)
  • 2012–2017: Slovakia U21: 19: (3)
  • 2016–: Slovakia: 58: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:07, 7 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 15:37, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

Milan Škriniar is a Slovakian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Italian club Inter Milan. Hronom in 2006 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the club before joining Serie A side Sampdoria in 2016.

After impressing at Sampdoria, Škriniar joined Inter Milan in 2017 and has since become an important part of the team, making 36 appearances across all competitions this season. Slovakia at international level, making three appearances at under-21 level and one appearance at senior level.

His strong performances have seen him linked with a number of top clubs around Europe including Manchester United and Barcelona, but he remains firmly rooted at Inter Milan until 2021.. Milan Škriniar is a Slovak footballer who plays for Italian side Inter Milan. A versatile defender, Škriniar has been used across the back four as well as in midfield during his time at Inter.

Internationally, he has represented Slovakia at every level from under-17s to U21s and made 58 appearances over three years with the national team. After initially joining Sampdoria on loan in 2016, Škriniar moved to Inter permanently that year and has since helped them win Serie A twice (in 2017 and 2018). With both clubs now reportedly wanting to extend his contract beyond 2020, there seems little doubt that Milan Škriniar will continue playing international football for some time yet - hopefully for Slovakia.

13. Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku Career

Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea. Lukaku started his career at Rupel Boom, before moving to KFC Wintam in 2004.

He then played for Lierse and Anderlecht before joining Chelsea in 2014. In 2017–18, Lukaku won the Premier League with Manchester United and was named PFA Player of the Year, while also being nominated for the Ballon d'Or award that year.

On 31 August 2018, it was announced that he had joined Inter Milan on loan until 2020.[4] In May 2019, he helped Inter reach the UEFA Champions League final after scoring twice against Barcelona during their semi-final tie.[5] Lukaku has been capped over 100 times by Belgium and scored 27 goals for his country,[6][7][8] including 11 international goals in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches which led to Belgium reaching Russia.[9] He represented Everton from 2009 to 2015; however, he moved back to Stamford Bridge following their relegation from the Premier League in 2016 and has since made 146 appearances and scored 82 goals across all competitions for Chelsea – making him one of the most successful strikers in English football history Romelu Lukaku is a professional footballer who plays for Manchester United and the Belgium national team.

Lukaku scored his first goal for Chelsea in their 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on 21 September 2014. He was loaned to Everton from Chelsea during the 2013–14 season, scoring 15 goals in 31 appearances before returning to Stamford Bridge. On 1 January 2017, he joined Manchester United for £75 million ($112 million). In total, he has made 110 appearances and scored 53 goals for Everton and Manchester United combined. At international level, Lukaku has represented Belgium at every age group from U15s up to senior nationals, including appearing at both the World Cup (where they reached round of 16) and Euro 2016 (where they were knocked out in the group stage). After helping Inter Milan win Serie A title in 2018–19 season, Lukaku signed a contract with Chelsea until 2021 but left them after only 26 games due to poor form which led him being dropped by manager Maurizio Sarri

14. Edin Džeko

Edin Džeko Career

  • 1996–2003: Željezničar
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2003–2005: Željezničar: 35: (3)
  • 2005–2007: Teplice: 43: (16)
  • 2005: → Ústí nad Labem (loan): 15: (6)
  • 2007–2011: VfL Wolfsburg: 111: (66)
  • 2011–2016: Manchester City: 130: (50)
  • 2015–2016: → Roma (loan): 31: (8)
  • 2016–2021: Roma: 168: (77)
  • 2021–: Inter Milan: 53: (20)
  • 2003–2004: Bosnia and Herzegovina U19: 5: (0)
  • 2006–2007: Bosnia and Herzegovina U21: 5: (1)
  • 2007–: Bosnia and Herzegovina: 126: (64)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:00, 7 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 September 2022

Edin Džeko is a 36-year-old striker for Inter Milan. He was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and started his career with Željezničar. He has spent most of his professional career at Inter Milan where he has won numerous awards, including three Serie A titles and two Italian Cups.

In international competition, Džeko has represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at every level from youth to senior levels, making him one of the most capped players in their history. He is also an important member of the Inter squad who will compete in this year's UEFA Champions League tournament." Edin Džeko was born on March 17th 1986 in Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina),[4] to mother Selma (née Pecić) and father Safet Džeko.[5][6] From an early age it was clear that Edin had footballing talent; after watching Manchester United play on TV as a youngster,[7] he decided that he wanted to be like Paul Scholes when he grew up.[8] After leaving primary school,[9][10], young Džeko began his footballing journey by joining local club Željezničar,[11][12] before moving onto Dinamo Zagreb’s academy at the age of 16.[13][14].

Following successful trials with both clubs,[15], it wasn't long until Edin made his professional debut for Željezničar against FK Radnički Niš on October 18th 2003 aged just 17 years old - scoring within minutes of coming off the bench.[16][17] It would be another 3 years before Edin would score again for Željezničar but during this time he developed into one of Europe’s top strikers; finishing as joint top scorer during the 2005–06 season alongside Valencia’s David Villa[18]. The following season saw him join Italian giants Juventus FC on loan for 6 months but despite impressing throughout Italy,[19][20], poor form led to Juve cancelling Part II of his contract midway through 2006–07 campaign which allowed him return to Inter immediately.[21]; rejoining them permanently ahead of 2007–08 campaign where under

15. Mike Maignan

Mike Maignan Career

  • 2003–2009: Villiers le Bel JS
  • 2009–2015: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2015: Paris Saint-Germain B: 42: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Lille II: 10: (0)
  • 2015–2021: Lille: 149: (0)
  • 2021–: AC Milan: 39: (0)
  • 2010–2011: France U16: 10: (0)
  • 2011–2012: France U17: 12: (0)
  • 2012–2013: France U18: 5: (0)
  • 2013: France U19: 3: (0)
  • 2014: France U20: 1: (0)
  • 2015–2016: France U21: 6: (0)
  • 2020–: France: 5: (0)

Mike Maignan is a goalkeeper who currently plays for AC Milan. Mike Maignan was born in Cayenne, French Guiana in 1995 and started playing football at the age of six.

After impressing whilst on trial with Paris Saint-Germain, Mike Maignan signed his first professional contract with Lille II in 2015. In 2017, he moved to AC Milan where he has made 42 appearances so far as their first choice goalkeeper.

Outside of football, Mike Maignan enjoys spending time with friends and family and studying economics at university . Mike Maignan is a French international football player who currently plays for Lille in the Ligue 1. He represented France at various youth levels before making his senior debut in 2010.

Maignan has been a regular player for Lille since joining the club in 2016 and helped them win the 2017-18 Ligue 1 title. He was also part of the France squad that competed at UEFA Nations League Finals in Italy this year, where they were runners up to Italy

16. Gleison Bremer

Career

  • 2014–2016: Desportivo Brasil
  • 2016: → São Paulo (loan)
  • 2017: Atlético Mineiro
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Atlético Mineiro: 26: (1)
  • 2018–2022: Torino: 98: (11)
  • 2022–: Juventus: 14: (1)
  • 2022–: Brazil: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:35, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 5 December 2022

Gleison Bremer is a Brazilian centre-back who has recently signed for Juventus. Gleison began his career with local side Itapitanga, before joining Corinthians in 2015.

He made 51 appearances for Corinthians and was named the club's captain in 2018. Juventus announced their signing of Gleison Bremer on 10 July 2019, after he completed a medical at the club's headquarters earlier that day.

Gleison is expected to compete with Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci for a starting spot at Juve this season.. Gleison Bremer is a Brazilian football player who currently plays for Italian club Torino. Gleison started his career at Desportivo Brasil, before moving to Atlético Mineiro in 2017.

In 2018, he joined Juventus on loan and made 14 appearances for the Serie A side before returning to Atlético in early 2019. Gleison has represented Brazil internationally since 2022, making 3 appearances during that time span. He is considered one of the most promising young players in Europe and could have an incredible future ahead of him if he continues developing at the same rate as he has done so far.

17. Federico Chiesa

Federico Chiesa Career

  • 2002–2007: Settignanese
  • 2007–2016: Fiorentina
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2022: Fiorentina: 137: (26)
  • 2020–2022: → Juventus (loan): 44: (10)
  • 2022–: Juventus: 4: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Italy U19: 3: (0)
  • 2016: Italy U20: 5: (0)
  • 2017–2019: Italy U21: 13: (6)
  • 2018–: Italy: 40: (4)

At 25 years old, Federico Chiesa is already a well-established winger with Juventus. He started his career at Settignanese before moving to Fiorentina in 2007.

In 2016, he made the switch to Juventus and has since been an important part of the team's success both domestically and in Europe. With 137 appearances for Fiorentina as well as 26 for Juventus, Chiesa is a consistently talented player who should be very confident heading into 2021/22 season with Juve.

Chiesa is a midfielder who has played for both Juventus and Italy. Chiesa made his debut for Juve in 2015 and went on to play 40 times for the club, scoring four goals. He was part of the Italian team that won the UEFA European Championship in 2020. Chiesa signed with Juventus as a loan player in 2022 and he helped them win their fourth Serie A title at the end of that season.

In 2019, he rejoined Italy's U21 side where they finished sixth in Nations League qualifying group 1 before reaching the final tournament stages where they were beaten by Spain 2-1 after extra time

18. Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon Career

  • 1991–1995: Parma
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1995–2001: Parma: 168: (0)
  • 2001–2018: Juventus: 509: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Paris Saint-Germain: 17: (0)
  • 2019–2021: Juventus: 17: (0)
  • 2021–: Parma: 29: (0)
  • 1993–1994: Italy U16: 3: (0)
  • 1995: Italy U17: 3: (0)
  • 1994–1995: Italy U18: 3: (0)
  • 1995–1997: Italy U21: 11: (0)
  • 1997: Italy U23: 4: (0)
  • 1997–2018: Italy: 176: (0)

Buffon is a world-renowned goalkeeper who has played for Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. Buffon was born in 1978 in Carrara, Italy and began his career with Parma in 1991.

He made his debut for Juventus in 2001 and went on to make 510 appearances for the club, winning five Serie A titles and three Champions League medals. In 2018, Buffon joined PSG but left two years later after failing to agree new terms with the French side.

Buffon announced his retirement from football at the age of 44 following Juve's victory over Torino in the Italian Cup Final on 23 May 2019.* Buffon is currently officiating as goalkeper coach at Parma.* Buffon is one of the most decorated players in world football, having won numerous accolades including five Serie A titles and three Champions League crowns.

Buffon has made 176 appearances for his club side Juventus, and was an integral part of their back-to-back title successes in 2006 and 2007. Buffon's international career saw him feature at three World Cups - notably helping Italy to victory in 2006 - before he retired from international duty following Euro 2016. Buffon has since returned to playing for Juventus, but will now turn his attention to coaching as he takes up a role with Italian national team boss Giampiero Ventura ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers later this year.

Now into his 40s, Buffon continues to be a key player for Juve domestically and internationally, with rumours rife that he could retire at the end of next season should they win another league title...

19. Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham Career

  • 2004–2016: Chelsea
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2021: Chelsea: 58: (21)
  • 2016–2017: → Bristol City (loan): 41: (23)
  • 2017–2018: → Swansea City (loan): 31: (5)
  • 2018–2019: → Aston Villa (loan): 37: (25)
  • 2021–: Roma: 53: (20)
  • 2014–2015: England U18: 5: (2)
  • 2015–2016: England U19: 14: (5)
  • 2016–2019: England U21: 25: (9)
  • 2017–: England: 11: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:35, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:36, 11 June 2022 (UTC)

Tammy Abraham is a 25-year-old English striker who currently plays for Roma. Abraham made his Chelsea debut in 2016 and has since scored 50 goals in 127 appearances, making him one of the most prolific strikers in the club's history.

He was part of England's U21 team that won the 2017 European Championship, scoring five goals en route to the title victory. Abraham joined Serie A side Roma from Chelsea on 1 July 2019 for an undisclosed fee reported to be £32 million ($42 million).[4] Abramho holds dual UK/Ivory Coast nationality and could therefore represent either country at international level; he has not yet decided which nation he will play for.[5] He is often compared with Cristiano Ronaldo due to their striking ability and similarities in age, but feels he can improve further still: "I always want to learn more about my game so I can get better performances out there." [6]

20. Leonardo Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci Career

  • 2004–2005: Viterbese
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2006: Viterbese: 0: (0)
  • 2005–2006: → Inter Milan (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2006–2009: Inter Milan: 0: (0)
  • 2007–2009: → Treviso (loan): 40: (4)
  • 2009: → Pisa (loan): 18: (1)
  • 2009: Genoa: 0: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Bari: 38: (1)
  • 2010–2017: Juventus: 227: (13)
  • 2017–2018: Milan: 35: (2)
  • 2018–: Juventus: 123: (14)
  • 2010–: Italy: 120: (8)

Leonardo Bonucci is a world-class centre-back who has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Inter Milan and Juventus. He began his career with Viterbese before joining Inter Milan on loan in 2006.

He made an instant impact at the club, winning both Serie A and Coppa Italia honours that season. In 2009, he joined Treviso on another loan deal and helped them to promotion to Serie B. After two years there, he moved to Juventus where he has since established himself as one of the most important players in Italy's top division.

His versatility allows him to play anywhere across the back four and he is regularly used as a starter by Juve due to his formidable defensive abilities along with excellent passing range from defence into midfield or attack.. With 39 appearances for Treviso during his time out on loan, Leonardo Bonucci is arguably one of Italian football’s most successful ever loanees.

On 11 May 2017 it was confirmed that Leonardo Bonucci had signed a new contract extension with Juventus until 2021.[4] At international level, Leo has represented Italy at every youth level from U17 onwards and made over 80 appearances for their senior side between 2005 and 2018 inclusive.[5]

21. Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović Career

  • 1989–1991: Malmö BI
  • 1991–1995: FBK Balkan
  • 1995–1999: Malmö FF
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2001: Malmö FF: 40: (16)
  • 2001–2004: Ajax: 74: (35)
  • 2004–2006: Juventus: 70: (23)
  • 2006–2009: Inter Milan: 88: (57)
  • 2009–2011: Barcelona: 29: (16)
  • 2010–2011: → AC Milan (loan): 29: (14)
  • 2011–2012: AC Milan: 32: (28)
  • 2012–2016: Paris Saint-Germain: 122: (113)
  • 2016–2018: Manchester United: 33: (17)
  • 2018–2019: LA Galaxy: 58: (53)
  • 2020–: AC Milan: 60: (33)
  • 1999: Sweden U18: 4: (1)
  • 2001: Sweden U21: 7: (6)
  • 2001–: Sweden: 121: (62)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:44, 24 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:41, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Zlatan Ibrahimović is an award-winning striker who currently plays for AC Milan. He was born in Sweden and started his career with Malmö BI before transferring to FBK Balkan in 1995.

In 1999, he moved to Malmo FF where he enjoyed great success scoring over 150 goals in 200 appearances. Zlatan Ibrahimović joined AC Milan in 2009 and has since helped the club win several trophies including two Serie A titles and a Champions League trophy in 2016/17 season Ibrahimović is a superstar and one of the best players in the world.

He has won countless awards, including five Ballon d'Or trophies, three Premier League titles, two La Liga crowns, and one Champions League title. Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF before moving to Ajax in 2001. In 2004 he joined Juventus where he quickly became a key player on their championship-winning team. After leaving Italy, Ibrahimović signed for Barcelona where he helped lead them to multiple cups and league championships before transferring to AC Milan in 2011.

There was some speculation that Ibrahimović would leave Milan after failing to agree terms on a new contract but instead he re-joined PSG for an additional two seasons in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As of 2019, Ibrahimovic is currently playing for LA Galaxy where he continues to be one of the most dominant players in MLS history . With over 100 international caps under his belt as well as goals scored throughout Europe's major leagues , it is safe to say that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go down as one of football's all-time greats

22. Domenico Berardi

Domenico Berardi Career

  • 2008–2010: Cosenza
  • 2010–2012: Sassuolo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2013: Sassuolo: 37: (11)
  • 2013–2015: Juventus: 0: (0)
  • 2013–2015: → Sassuolo (loan): 61: (31)
  • 2015–: Sassuolo: 219: (73)
  • 2012–2013: Italy U19: 3: (1)
  • 2014–2017: Italy U21: 23: (4)
  • 2018–: Italy: 24: (6)

Domenico Berardi is a forward for Sassuolo and was born in Cariati, Italy on 1 August 1994. He made his professional debut with Sassuolo in 2012 and has since featured in 37 games over two seasons.

Domenico Berardi is contracted to Sassuolo until 2020. The 28-year-old has represented Italy at under-20 level and scored three goals in seven appearances before making his full international debut against the Czech Republic last year.

His skills as an attacking midfielder have seen Berardi called up to the Italian national team squad for Euro 2016 where he will compete alongside stars such as Antonio Conte and Marco Verratti, among others." Domenico Berardi signed a new four years contract with SSC Napoli on 6 July 2018 after impressing Maurizio Sarri during pre season preparations

23. Giorgio Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini Career

  • 1990–2000: Livorno
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2000–2002: Livorno: 8: (0)
  • 2002–2004: Roma: 0: (0)
  • 2002–2004: → Livorno (loan): 47: (4)
  • 2004–2022: Juventus: 425: (27)
  • 2004–2005: → Fiorentina (loan): 37: (3)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 11: (0)
  • 2000: Italy U15: 8: (0)
  • 2000–2001: Italy U16: 12: (2)
  • 2001: Italy U17: 1: (0)
  • 2002: Italy U18: 6: (1)
  • 2001–2003: Italy U19: 18: (1)
  • 2004–2007: Italy U21: 26: (6)
  • 2004: Italy Olympic: 2: (0)
  • 2004–2022: Italy: 117: (8)

Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for American club Los Angeles FC. Chiellini was born in 1984, and played his youth football with Livorno before moving to Roma in 2002.

He made his Serie A debut the following year, and went on to become a key player at Juventus over the next decade-and-a-half. In January 2021, Chiellini joined MLS side Los Angeles FC on a free transfer after he left Juventus having won four consecutive Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns.

At international level, Chiellini has represented Italy at every senior level from under-16 to senior team since 2006; he also captained them at the 2014 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 tournaments respectively. Known for his rugged defensive playstyle, Giorgio Chiellini is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, winning numerous honours including three league titles (two with Juventus) and two Champions Leagues (with Roma).

Outside of football, Chielli has worked as a TV presenter for Italy's RAI Sport channel since 2018

24. Fikayo Tomori

Fikayo Tomori Career

  • : Riverview United
  • 2005–2016: Chelsea
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2021: Chelsea: 17: (1)
  • 2017: → Brighton & Hove Albion (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Hull City (loan): 25: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Derby County (loan): 44: (1)
  • 2021: → AC Milan (loan): 17: (1)
  • 2021–: AC Milan: 48: (1)
  • 2016: Canada U20: 3: (0)
  • 2016: England U19: 5: (0)
  • 2016–2017: England U20: 15: (0)
  • 2017–2019: England U21: 15: (0)
  • 2019–: England: 3: (0)

Fikayo Tomori is a 25-year-old Canadian centre back who joined AC Milan in the summer of 2021. He started his career with Riverview United before moving to Chelsea, where he made 17 appearances over two seasons.

In 2017, he was loaned out to Brighton & Hove Albion and played 9 games for them before returning to Chelsea the following year. Tomori has represented Canada at under-17 and under-20 level, winning both tournaments he has competed in.

He is likely to become an important player for AC Milan as they attempt to return to their former glory Fikayo Tomori is a young English defender who has been playing for Derby County in the Championship. He made his international debut for England earlier this year and looks to be one of their more promising defenders.

Tomori was born in London, England but grew up in Nigeria before moving to the UK at the age of 10. He started playing football at a very early age and showed great potential at youth level before breaking into Derby's first team last season. At 23 years old, Fikayo Tomori has plenty of experience under his belt which should help him progress even further as he continues to play professionally.

His performances so far suggest that he may well have what it takes to become a top-class defender in Europe. With appearances for both club and country, Fikayo Tomori is likely already familiar with many different styles of play which will make him an asset on whichever side he plays for next season or beyond.

25. Lorenzo Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne Career

  • –2006: Olimpia Sant'Arpino
  • 2006–2010: Napoli
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2022: Napoli: 337: (96)
  • 2010: → Cavese (loan): 10: (0)
  • 2010–2011: → Foggia (loan): 33: (22)
  • 2011–2012: → Pescara (loan): 37: (18)
  • 2022–: Toronto FC: 11: (6)
  • 2010–2011: Italy U20: 8: (1)
  • 2011–2013: Italy U21: 15: (7)
  • 2012–: Italy: 54: (10)

Lorenzo Insigne is a talented Italian winger who has been playing for Toronto FC since the 2010 season. Lorenzo Insigne began his career with Olimpia Sant'Arpino in 2006 and then spent four years at Napoli.

Insigne joined Cavese on loan in 2010, where he scored 10 goals in 33 appearances before returning to Napoli that year. He made his Serie A debut for Napoli against AC Milan on 21 August 2010 and went on to make 337 appearances for the club over six seasons, scoring 96 goals along the way.

After leaving Naples, Insigne signed with Toronto FC as a free agent in July of 2020 and has played 28 matches so far this season (20 starts). With Juventus reportedly interested in signing him during the summer transfer window, it's clear that Lorenzo Insigne is one of Europe's top wingers.

26. Lorenzo Pellegrini

Lorenzo Pellegrini Career

  • 2007–2015: Roma
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2015: Roma: 1: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Sassuolo: 47: (9)
  • 2017–: Roma: 156: (24)
  • 2014–2015: Italy U19: 15: (1)
  • 2015: Italy U20: 2: (0)
  • 2016–2019: Italy U21: 14: (5)
  • 2017–: Italy: 24: (5)

Lorenzo Pellegrini made his Serie A debut for Sassuolo in 2015. He signed for Roma ahead of the 2017-18 season, and has since played 47 games for the club.

Pellegrini is a versatile midfielder who can play as an attacking or defensive midfielder, and also possesses good technical abilities. His strong performances at Sassuolo led to him being linked with Chelsea and Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but he eventually joined Roma instead.

He is seen as one of Rome's key players going forward, and will be looking to help them qualify for European competition next season Lorenzo Pellegrini is an Italian footballer who plays for Roma. Lorenzo Pellegrini started his career with Empoli before joining Roma in 2014. He has since made 24 appearances for the club and scored five goals.

Lorenzo Pellegrini was a part of the Italy U21 team that won 14 caps and 5 goals during his tenure there, including UEFA Nations League qualification campaigns in 2017 and 2019. Lorenzo Pellegrini is known for being very fast on the ground, which allows him to create chances for teammates easily as he often runs behind defenders looking to make passes into dangerous areas or score himself from short distances near the goal-line.

As one of Roma's most important players, it will be interesting to see how well Lorenzo Pellegrin performs this season as they compete in both Serie A and Champions League; two competitions where they have never reached the final stage before now..

27. Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona Career

Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder and second striker. He was part of the Argentina national team that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where he became known for his outrageous goals and on-field antics.

After retiring from playing football, Maradona had several business ventures, including owning a chain of pizza restaurants in Argentina and Italy. In January 2019, it was announced that Maradona had been diagnosed with cancer and would be receiving treatment abroad.[3] Maradona died on 25 November 2020 at the age of 60 after succumbing to his disease.[4] A controversial figure both on and off the pitch throughout his career, Diego Armando Maradona will always be remembered for being one of the greatest players in history Diego Maradona is one of the most iconic footballers of all time and was a key figure in Argentina's World Cup-winning team in 1986.

Maradona also played for Napoli, Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Atlético Madrid during his international career, winning numerous honours including five league titles with Boca Juniors. After retiring from playing professionally he embarked on a successful managerial career, taking charge of Deportivo Mandiyú, Racing Club and Al-Wasl before joining Dorados de Sinaloa last year. In September 2019 he was appointed manager of Gimnasia de La Plata following the sacking of Eduardo Berizzo. With Argentinian sides now being led by former players such as Gerardo Martino and Lionel Messi it is likely that Maradona will only ever be remembered for his achievements while representing his country rather than any individual clubs or stints at international level afterwards

28. Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo Career

  • 1992–1995: Brescia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1995–1998: Brescia: 47: (6)
  • 1998–2001: Inter Milan: 22: (0)
  • 1999–2000: → Reggina (loan): 28: (6)
  • 2001: → Brescia (loan): 10: (0)
  • 2001–2011: AC Milan: 284: (32)
  • 2011–2015: Juventus: 119: (16)
  • 2015–2017: New York City FC: 60: (1)
  • Total: : 570: (61)
  • 1994: Italy U15: 3: (0)
  • 1995: Italy U16: 6: (2)
  • 1995: Italy U17: 4: (0)
  • 1995–1997: Italy U18: 18: (7)
  • 1998–2002: Italy U21: 40: (16)
  • 2004: Italy Olympic (O.P.): 6: (0)
  • 2002–2015: Italy: 116: (13)
  • 2020: Juventus U23
  • 2020–2021: Juventus
  • 2022–: Fatih Karagümrük

Andrea Pirlo is an Italian midfielder who currently plays for Turkish club Fatih Karagümrük. Andrea Pirlo started his career at Brescia before moving to Inter Milan in 1998 where he made over 200 appearances and won the Serie A title twice.

In 2011, Pirlo moved back home to AC Milan where he retired from football later that year after winning another Serie A title with the club. Andrea has been capped 74 times by Italy and was a member of their successful 2006 World Cup squad, as well as their team that finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup.

After retiring from professional football, Andrea took up coaching duties with Wycombe Wanderers in England before joining Karagümrük earlier this season. Andrea is married to fashion designer Elisabetta Canalis and they have two children together - sons Matteo (born 2009) and Leonardo (born 2012). Although not fluent in English, Andrea tries his best to communicate with his players during training sessions using sign language

29. Wojciech Szczęsny

Wojciech Szczęsny Career

  • 2004–2005: Agrykola Warsaw
  • 2005–2006: Legia Warsaw
  • 2006–2009: Arsenal
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2017: Arsenal: 132: (0)
  • 2009–2010: → Brentford (loan): 25: (0)
  • 2015–2017: → Roma (loan): 72: (0)
  • 2017–: Juventus: 148: (0)
  • 2007–2010: Poland U20: 4: (0)
  • 2009–2012: Poland U21: 7: (0)
  • 2009–: Poland: 70: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:40, 7 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:41, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Szczęsny is a Polish goalkeeper who has been playing for Juventus since 2017. Szczęsny made his debut for Poland in 2016 and played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Szczęsny is 1.96 meters tall and plays as a goalkeeper for Juventus in Italy's Serie A. Szczęsny was born on 18 April 1990 in Warsaw, Poland and began his career with Agrykola Warsaw before moving to Juventus in 2017.

As of March 2019, he has kept 73 clean sheets in 222 appearances for Juve across all competitions.[4] Szczęsny was named the best goalkeeper at the 2018-19 Coppa Italia[5], UEFA Champions League[6] and Italian Supercup tournaments,[7] while also being recognised by Fifa as one of Europe’s top five goalkeepers during the calendar year.[8] On 11 May 2019 he signed an extension to his contract with Juventus until 2023

30. Stefan de Vrij

Stefan de Vrij Career

  • 1997–2002: VV Spirit
  • 2002–2009: Feyenoord
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2014: Feyenoord: 135: (7)
  • 2014–2018: Lazio: 95: (8)
  • 2018–: Inter Milan: 136: (8)
  • 2007–2008: Netherlands U16: 3: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Netherlands U17: 18: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Netherlands U19: 9: (0)
  • 2012: Netherlands U20: 1: (0)
  • 2011–2013: Netherlands U21: 12: (0)
  • 2012–: Netherlands: 59: (3)

De Vrij is a Netherlands international defender who currently plays for Italian side Inter Milan. De Vrij made his senior debut with Feyenoord in 2009 and went on to play 135 matches for the Rotterdam-based club before joining Lazio in 2014.

He helped Lazio win Serie A title in 2017/2018 season, becoming the first Dutch player to do so since Ruud Gullit in 1987/1988 season. In 2018, he joined Inter Milan on a free transfer and has since played 136 times for the Nerazzurri, scoring eight goals over that period of time.

De Vrij was named La Liga Defender of the Season in 2018–19 after helping Inter clinch their fourth consecutive league championship title under manager Luciano Spalletti . De Vrij was born and raised near Amsterdam and represented his country at every youth level from U17 through to U21 levels before making his senior international debut against Spain back in 2010

31. Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly Career

  • 1999–2003: Saint-Dié
  • 2003–2006: Metz
  • 2006–2009: Saint-Dié
  • 2009–2010: Metz
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Metz II: 31: (2)
  • 2010–2012: Metz: 41: (1)
  • 2012–2014: Genk: 64: (3)
  • 2014–2022: Napoli: 236: (13)
  • 2022–: Chelsea: 12: (1)
  • 2011–2012: France U20: 11: (0)
  • 2015–: Senegal: 68: (1)

Koulibaly is a world-class central defender who has played for several top clubs in Europe. He made his senior team debut with Saint-Dié in 2009 and went on to play for Metz, Chelsea, and Senegal over the next few years.

Koulibaly was instrumental in Senegal's qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring two goals during their campaign. The 31-year-old is known for his strong aerial presence and ball control, making him an effective defensive midfielder as well when required.

Koulibaly is one of the most consistent performers at each of his club teams, which may help him secure a long term deal at Chelsea ahead of the upcoming season Kalidou Koulibaly is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Senegal national team.

He was born in Dakar, Senegal on 10 January 1992. After playing youth football with local side AS Diamantino, he moved to Dutch side Roda JC in 2009. In 2012, he joined Serie A side Genk after being signed by then-manager Marcelo Bielsa. He made his debut for the Senegal national team in 2012 and has since played at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (winning one) and two World Cups qualifiers (both successful).

On 3 July 2019, Koulibaly was named captain of the Senegal national team following the departure of Yaya Touré to Manchester City FC..

32. Roberto Baggio

Roberto Baggio Career

  • 1974–1980: Caldogno
  • 1980–1983: Vicenza
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1982–1985: Vicenza: 36: (13)
  • 1985–1990: Fiorentina: 95: (39)
  • 1990–1995: Juventus: 141: (78)
  • 1995–1997: AC Milan: 51: (12)
  • 1997–1998: Bologna: 30: (22)
  • 1998–2000: Inter Milan: 42: (11)
  • 2000–2004: Brescia: 95: (45)
  • Total: : 490: (220)
  • 1984: Italy U16[3]: 4: (3)
  • 1988–2004: Italy[4]: 56: (27)

Roberto Baggio was a world-renowned forward who played for Juventus and Fiorentina during his illustrious career. He is best known for scoring the winning goal in the 1994 World Cup Final, which made him one of Italy's most celebrated footballers.

In 2013, Roberto Baggio announced his retirement from professional football after 20 years at the top level. Roberto Baggio was an Italian footballer who played for several clubs, most notably AC Milan and Inter Milan. Roberto Baggio is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in history, with many calling him "the best ever".

He holds the record for the fastest goal scored in a World Cup competition (against Argentina), and also holds multiple other records including Serie A appearances and goalscoring seasons. In 2004, he retired from professional football after playing his last match for Brescia aged 36 years old. Roberto Baggio currently works as a pundit on Rai 1's La Liga coverage, providing analysis on matches throughout Spain's top league season.

Roberto Baggio was born in Italy on July 17th 1975 to parents from Sicily; at the time of his death he resided in Switzerland with his wife and two young daughters.
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33. Fabio Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro Career

  • 1988–1992: Napoli
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1991–1995: Napoli: 58: (1)
  • 1995–2002: Parma: 212: (5)
  • 2002–2004: Internazionale: 50: (2)
  • 2004–2006: Juventus: 74: (6)
  • 2006–2009: Real Madrid: 94: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Juventus: 27: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Al-Ahli: 16: (2)
  • Total: : 531: (16)
  • 1993–1996: Italy U21: 21: (0)
  • 1997–2010: Italy: 136: (2)
  • 2013–2014: Al-Ahli (assistant)
  • 2014–2015: Guangzhou
  • 2015–2016: Al-Nassr
  • 2016–2017: Tianjin Quanjian
  • 2017–2021: Guangzhou
  • 2019: China
  • 2022–: Benevento

Fabio Cannavaro is a former Italian professional footballer who played as a central defender. Cannavaro made his senior debut with Napoli in 1991, and went on to play for Parma, Juventus, Real Madrid and Internazionale over the course of six seasons.

He won two Serie A titles with Juve before moving to Real Madrid in 2006 where he was part of the team that claimed La Liga and the UEFA Champions League twice apiece. In 2009 he joined Inter Milan but left just four months later after failing to agree terms on a new contract; subsequently joining Benevento as their head coach in December 2013.

At international level, Cannavaro represented Italy at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup where they reached both finals (the first time they had ever done so). After ending his playing career in 2014, Cannavaro became manager of Egyptian club Al Ahly SC but was sacked midway through the 2016–17 season following poor results.. Currently Fabio is Head Coach at Benevento Fc based out of Naples

34. Samir Handanović

Samir Handanović Career

  • –2003: Slovan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2003–2004: Domžale: 7: (0)
  • 2003–2004: → Zagorje (loan): 11: (0)
  • 2004–2012: Udinese: 182: (0)
  • 2005–2006: → Treviso (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2006: → Lazio (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2006–2007: → Rimini (loan): 39: (0)
  • 2012–: Inter Milan: 374: (0)
  • 2001: Slovenia U17: 3: (0)
  • 2003–2004: Slovenia U20: 4: (0)
  • 2003–2006: Slovenia U21: 9: (0)
  • 2004–2015: Slovenia: 81: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:01, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Handanović is a goalkeeper who has played for Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A. Handanović was born on July 14, 1984 in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia. He started his career with Slovan before moving to Italy and joining Inter Milan in 2007.

Handanović made his senior international debut for Slovenia in 2008 and has since represented them at numerous tournaments including the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals of both competitions. In 2015 he won the Coppa Italia with Inter Milan after saving two penalties during their final match against rivals AC Mailand Samir Handanović is a Slovenian international footballer who plays for Italian club Inter Milan.

He has played for numerous clubs in his homeland, Slovenia and abroad, including Udinese, Lazio and Inter Milan. He was part of the team that won the 2006 World Cup campaign. In 2015 he retired from international football after playing 81 matches for Slovenia over nine years.

35. Alessandro Bastoni

Alessandro Bastoni Career

  • : Cannatese
  • 2006–2016: Atalanta
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2017: Atalanta: 3: (0)
  • 2017–: Inter Milan: 102: (3)
  • 2017–2018: → Atalanta (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Parma (loan): 24: (1)
  • 2014: Italy U15: 7: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Italy U16: 15: (1)
  • 2015–2016: Italy U17: 17: (0)
  • 2016: Italy U18: 3: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Italy U19: 9: (2)
  • 2018–2019: Italy U21: 12: (1)
  • 2020–: Italy: 17: (1)

Alessandro Bastoni is a 23-year old centre back who currently plays for Inter Milan. Alessandro Bastoni began his career with Atalanta, where he made over 100 appearances in total between 2016 and 2018.

In 2017, Alessandro Bastoni joined Inter Milan on loan from Atalanta. He has since played 102 times for the club and scored three goals. Alessandro Bastoni is known for his commanding presence at the back and is considered one of the best defenders in Italy current day.

With Inter Milan set to compete in both Serie A and the Europa League next season, Alessandro Bastoni will be key to their success Alessandro Bastoni is a promising young Italian footballer who has been loaned out to Parma this season. Bastoni made his debut for Italy under-15s in 2014, before playing for the U16s and U17s teams over the next two years.

He was called up to the senior national team in 2016, but didn't make an appearance until 2017 – when he played against Gibraltar in a European Championship qualifier. In 2018, Bastoni helped Italy qualify for their first ever UEFA Nations League campaign and scored once during qualification play; also appearing in two of their three Group Stage matches as they finished bottom of their group with one point gained.

With 18 appearances and 1 goal already under his belt at 21 years old, Alessandro Bastoni looks like he has plenty of potential ahead of him on the international stage - although it will be interesting to see how he fares at Parma this season given that they are currently struggling financially.

36. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Career

  • 2012–2017: Dinamo Tbilisi
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Dinamo Tbilisi: 4: (1)
  • 2018–2019: Rustavi: 18: (3)
  • 2019: → Lokomotiv Moscow (loan): 7: (1)
  • 2019–2022: Rubin Kazan: 69: (9)
  • 2022: Dinamo Batumi: 11: (8)
  • 2022–: Napoli: 13: (6)
  • 2016–2018: Georgia U17: 21: (15)
  • 2017–2019: Georgia U19: 7: (3)
  • 2019: Georgia U21: 2: (1)
  • 2019–: Georgia: 19: (10)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:26, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:26, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is a 21-year old winger who currently plays for Napoli. Khvicha made his professional debut in 2012 with Dinamo Tbilisi, and has since played over 100 games for the club.

In 2017, Khvicha moved to Serie A side Napoli and has been an important part of their squad ever since. Khvicha is known for his pace and skill on the wing, which have seen him score eight times in all competitions so far this season.

As well as playing professionally, Khvicha also boasts a wealth of international experience having represented Georgia at youth level up to senior level. With two years remaining on his contract at Napoli, it looks likely that Khvicha will continue playing football for some time to come.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is a Georgian footballer who currently plays for Dinamo Tbilisi in the Georgia Premier League. He made his professional debut with Rustavi in 2018 and has since helped them win 18 trophies, including three Georgian Premier Leagues titles. In 2019 he moved to Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow on loan, before returning to Dinamo Tbilisi later that year.

Khvicha has also represented his country at U17 and U19 level, scoring 21 goals over two seasons combined. He is renowned for his technique and passing ability; most notably shown when he set up Giorgi Chanturia’s winning goal against Sweden at the UEFA qualification tournament earlier this year..

37. Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti Career

  • 1983–1984: Fortitudo
  • 1984–1986: Trastevere
  • 1986–1989: Lodigiani
  • 1989–1993: Roma
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1993–2017: Roma: 619: (250)
  • 1992: Italy U15: 6: (3)
  • 1991–1992: Italy U16: 13: (2)
  • 1993–1995: Italy U18: 14: (7)
  • 1995–1997: Italy U21: 8: (4)
  • 1997: Italy U23: 4: (2)
  • 1998–2006: Italy: 58: (9)

Francesco Totti is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Roma and the Italy national team. Totti started his career with Fortitudo in 1983 before joining Trastevere two years later.

He made his debut for Roma in 1993 and went on to become one of the most iconic players in Rome's history, helping them win six consecutive Serie A titles from 2001 to 2006 and being part of the side that reached both the Champions League semi-finals (2004) and final (2005) during that time.

In 2017, he announced his retirement from playing at age 41 following another championship triumph with Roma; he had previously stated that this would be his last season as a player. Totti has won 114 caps for Italy since making his debut in 1992, scoring 34 goals – second only to Silvio Piola's record tally of 47 – and represented his country at UEFA Euro 2004, World Cup 2002 and Copa America 2007.

After retiring from playing professionally, Totti became president of AS Roma Football Club shortly after their takeover by American businessman James Pallotta; under him they were twice runner-up in Europe's top competition—in 2016–17 and 2018–19—and lifted their first ever Intercontinental Cup trophy earlier this year

38. Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane Career

Zidane is one of the most decorated footballers of all time, with five Champions League titles, three La Liga titles and two Intercontinental Cups to his name.

He first came to prominence at Cannes, where he helped lead the club to Ligue 1 glory in 1989. Zidane then moved on to join Juventus, where he won four Serie A titles before joining Real Madrid in 2001.

In 2006, he left Madrid for a brief spell at Paris Saint-Germain before retiring from professional football later that year. Zidane made a return to coaching with Marseille in 2016–17 but was sacked after just six months due to poor results..

*Senior career includes matches played while manager of France Zinedine Zidane is a French football manager and former player. He most notably held the role of head coach of Real Madrid from 2001 to 2006, winning three La Liga titles, two UEFA Champions League trophies, one Copa del Rey title and one Spanish Super Cup during his time at the club.

Prior to taking over as head coach of Los Blancos, Zidane enjoyed a successful playing career with Lyon and Juventus FC where he won numerous honours including five league titles and four Italian Cups between 1992 and 1998 respectively. A hard-working midfielder who was known for his passing ability, Zidane made an impact in European competitions with France where he played at U17, U18s, U21s levels before making his international debut in 1988 against Switzerland.

Over the course of his 108 appearances for Les Bleus he helped lead them to victory at Euro 96 (the first ever European Championship) as well as reaching the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup which they eventually lost out on to Brazil after extra time. After retiring from playing full-time in 2006 following stints with Marseille FC and Atlético Madrid B (during which time he also managed both clubs), Zidane took up coaching duties with Valencia CF before moving onto become Carlo Ancelotti's replacement at Real Madrid – guiding them back to domestic glory within just two seasons under his charge whilst also helping guide France through their victorious campaign at UEFA Euro 2016 later that year en route to becoming world champions once again.

39. Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini Career

Maldini was one of the best defenders to ever play the game and he is still considered one of the greatest players in AC Milan's history. Maldini made his debut for AC Milan in 1985 at the age of just 18 and went on to make 647 appearances for them over a 23-year career.

He holds many records at AC Milan, including most appearances (647), goals (29) and clean sheets (124). Maldini was also part of Italy's World Cup winning squad in 2006 and their European Championship-winning side in 1984. After retiring from playing Maldini took up a role as technical director with AC Milan, helping them win two league titles during his time there so far Paolo Maldini was a world-renowned defender who played for Italy and Milan throughout his career.

Maldini is considered one of the greatest defenders in history and was named FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He also won two UEFA Champions League titles with Milan, as well as five Serie A titles. After retiring from playing, Maldini served as AC Milan's president for nine seasons before stepping down in 2015. Paolo Maldini is an honorary citizen of both Rome and Naples and has been awarded numerous other accolades, including a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.

His work with UNICEF has seen him recognised with the Nobel Peace Prize twice - once jointly with Nelson Mandela - making him the first footballer to receive the honour. In December 2016 he announced his retirement from all activities following medical advice that he needed more rest after suffering a heart attack earlier that year

40. Papu Gómez

Papu Gómez Career

  • 2003–2006: Arsenal de Sarandí
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2009: Arsenal de Sarandí: 77: (12)
  • 2009–2010: San Lorenzo: 48: (8)
  • 2010–2013: Catania: 106: (16)
  • 2013–2014: Metalist Kharkiv: 23: (3)
  • 2014–2021: Atalanta: 209: (50)
  • 2021–: Sevilla: 59: (8)
  • 2007: Argentina U20: 11: (2)
  • 2017–: Argentina: 17: (3)

Alejandro Gómez is a forward and winger who currently plays for Sevilla. He began his career with Arsenal de Sarandí before moving to San Lorenzo in 2009.

In 2010, he joined Catania where he spent three seasons before joining Sevilla in 2013. Gómez has made 77 appearances for Arsenal de Sarandí and 48 appearances for San Lorenzo combined, scoring 16 goals along the way.

He represented Argentina at U20 level but did not make any senior appearances while playing in Europe Papu Gomez is a Argentinean international footballer who currently plays for Spanish side Sevilla. Papu has played for Metalist Kharkiv, Atalanta, and now Sevilla since 2007.

In total, he has made 209 appearances and scored 50 goals in the Ukrainian Premier League, Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga respectively. He was part of Argentina's World Cup-winning team in 2022 Qatar, Copa América-winning squad in 2021 Brazil and UEFA Champions League winners in 2020 England with Sevilla.

Papu Gómez is known as a hardworking midfielder who likes to get forward into the attacking third of the pitch; this makes him an imposing figure on the field both offensively and defensively..

41. Silvio Piola

Silvio Piola Career

  • 1925–1928: Veloces 1925
  • 1928–1929: Pro Vercelli
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1929–1934: Pro Vercelli: 127: (51)
  • 1934–1943: Lazio: 227: (143)
  • 1943–1944: Torino: 23: (27)
  • 1945–1947: Juventus: 57: (26)
  • 1947–1954: Novara: 185: (86)
  • Total: : 619: (333)
  • 1933–1935: Italy B: 6: (11)
  • 1935–1952: Italy: 34: (30)
  • 1953–1954: Italy (assistant)
  • 1954–1956: Cagliari
  • 1957: Cagliari

Silvio Piola was an Italian international striker who played for several top-level clubs, most notably Juventus and Lazio. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of his era, and is also remembered for his scoring record in Serie A – he holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season (42) and in all competitions combined (83).

In 2009, he was named one of the 100 Greatest Footballers of All Time by Pelé International Foundation. Piola died at age 83 after a long illness; he had been retired from professional football since 1964. Silvio Piola was born on September 29 1913 in Robbio, Italy to Pietro and Maria Piola, both agricultural labourers.[2] Despite enjoying modest success with local side Veloces 1925 during his early career,[3] it wasn’t until joining Pro Vercelli that he started to make waves –scoring 27 goals over two seasons while helping them reach promotion to Serie A.[4] Following Pro Vercelli’s relegation at the end of 1928,[5] Piola joined Lazio[6], where he would spend nine hugely successful years playing alongside some illustrious names such as Alfredo Di Stéfano, Giorgio Chiellini and Gaetano Scirea amongst others.[7][8][9][10].

The 1934–1943 period saw him score 143 league goals including 43 consecutive matches between October 1933 and May 1934 which remains an Italian League record.[11] After leaving Lazio following their first championship victory in 1943,[12] it took Juventus just four months [13] to signs him up ahead of their title defence campaign - despite interest from Milan and Roma -and achieve another domestic double later that year against Torino thanks mainly to his 37 goal haul.[14][15][16]. At the conclusion of World War II however, football underwent its first globalisation wave with many European players moving abroad for new opportunities[17]; this included big name Italians such as Giuseppe Meazza, Ferenc Szuszczak et al., so unsurprisingly Silvio opted out retirement at only 32 years old [18], returning briefly to Torino before joining newly promoted Siena whereupon he finished his career 4 seasons later tallying 26 goals while

42. Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud Career

  • 1992–1999: Froges
  • 1999–2005: Grenoble
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2008: Grenoble: 23: (2)
  • 2007–2008: → Istres (loan): 33: (14)
  • 2008–2010: Tours: 44: (24)
  • 2010–2012: Montpellier: 73: (33)
  • 2010: → Tours (loan): 17: (6)
  • 2012–2018: Arsenal: 180: (73)
  • 2018–2021: Chelsea: 75: (17)
  • 2021–: AC Milan: 44: (16)
  • 2011–: France: 120: (53)

Olivier Giroud is a French professional footballer who plays for AC Milan as a striker. He started his career at Grenoble, before moving to Tours in 2005.

After three years with Tours, Giroud joined Arsenal in 2008 and made over 200 appearances for the club over the following four seasons. In 2011, he moved to Chelsea where he won two Premier League titles and one FA Cup during his five-year stay; however, he was unable to help them reach any other major finals throughout that time period.

In January 2017, Giroud moved back to France and signed with AC Milan on a three-and-a-half year deal worth €9 million (USD 12 million). The 36-year old has since helped Milan win both the Italian Serie A championship and Coppa Italia title in his first season with the team, making him their all-time top scorer in domestic competition (with 25 goals).

Giroud represented France at international level from under 15s onwards, scoring 29 goals in 104 total matches for Les Bleus[4]. He was part of their squads that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006 respectively – although they were unsuccessful on both occasions; as well as reaching UEFA EURO 2012 quarter finals but being eliminated by Spain there.[5]

43. Piotr Zieliński

Piotr Zieliński Career

  • 2003–2007: Orzeł Ząbkowice Śląskie
  • 2007–2011: Zagłębie Lubin
  • 2011–2012: Udinese
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2016: Udinese: 19: (0)
  • 2014–2016: → Empoli (loan): 63: (5)
  • 2016–: Napoli: 232: (34)
  • 2009: Poland U15: 5: (1)
  • 2009–2010: Poland U16: 6: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Poland U17: 10: (1)
  • 2012: Poland U18: 5: (1)
  • 2011–2012: Poland U19: 15: (5)
  • 2012–2013: Poland U21: 3: (1)
  • 2013–: Poland: 78: (10)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:30, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 4 December 2022

Piotr Zieliński is a Polish midfielder who currently plays for Napoli. He started his career with Orzeł Ząbkowice Śląskie and played for them until 2011.

In the meantime, he spent two seasons at Zagłębie Lubin before joining Napoli in 2017. Although primarily an attacking midfielder, Piotr has also been used as a central defender and even as a goalkeeper on occasions - something which evidently impressed Maurizio Sarri when he signed him up.

His combative style of play and accurate passing have seen him become one of the most consistent players in Serie A over recent years, securing multiple caps for Poland along the way too. Piotr Zieliński is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Napoli. Piotr Zielinski made his debut for Poland in 2009 and has since gone on to make 78 appearances, scoring 10 goals.

He joined Udinese in 2012 and played there until 2016 when he moved to Napoli. In January 2017, he was loaned out to Empoli where he stayed until the end of the season. He returned to Napoli in December 2016 but suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury shortly after and had surgery which kept him out of action for six months.
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Piotr Zielinski (born 5 February 1990) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Napoli, on loan from Udinese Calcio.[1] Born in Gdańsk,[2] he started playing football at local side Śląsk Wrocław before joining regional powerhouse Polonia Warsaw at the age of 12.[3][4] After making his senior debuts with them during the 2006–07 Ekstraklasa season,[5] he spent two seasons on-loan with Arka Gdynia[6][7], helping them reach promotion from II Liga;[8][9] later that year, however, due to paperwork errors by then-Polish Football Association president Witold Rubaszewski,[10][11] while still registered with Warsaw owing registration fees totaling PLN 200 thousand (€37 thousand or $51 thousand),[12]:95 transferred permanently – without having ever appeared – to Italian giants Juventus FC whereupon Ronald Koeman appointed him captain despite being only 18 years old.[13]:263 The fee paid by Juve was undisclosed though various reports put it between €350K [14]:105000 & €500K over three years).[15]:303 Under manager Antonio Conte[]Ziegler established himself as one of Italy's most promising young defenders appearing regularly both domestically and internationally winning U21 caps against Austria & Sweden respectively whilst also starting all Euro U21 qualifying games ahead of Italy’s successful campaign reaching their first final tournament which they narrowly lost 2–1 against Spain eventually ending up runners up behind hosts Greece.:294 In September 2013 following injuries sustained by incumbent

44. Pierre Kalulu

Pierre Kalulu Career

  • 2007–2010: Saint-Priest
  • 2010–2018: Lyon
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2020: Lyon B: 36: (0)
  • 2020–: AC Milan: 58: (3)
  • 2018: France U18: 5: (0)
  • 2018–2019: France U19: 12: (0)
  • 2019: France U20: 3: (0)
  • 2021–: France U21: 14: (2)
  • 2021: France Olympic: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:42, 9 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 September 2022

Pierre Kalulu was born in Lyon, France on 5th June 2000. He started his career with local side US Melun before joining AC Milan in the summer of 2017. He has made 20 appearances for Milan so far and is a key player at the club.

In 2020, he represented France at U-17 level and then played for their U-20 team at the European Championships later that year where they reached the semi-finals. Pierre Kalulu is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in French football and his progression over recent years has been impressive Pierre Kalulu is a French international footballer who plays for Lyon.

Pierre Kalulu made his professional debut with Saint-Priest in 2007 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the club, including 38 in Ligue 1. In 2010, he joined Lyon where he has since played 58 times in Ligue 1 and five times for France U18s. At international level, Pierre Kalulu has represented France at various age levels, most notably at the under-20 level where he won silver medals in 2019 and 2021 World Cups qualifiers respectively.

He is also a regular fixture for the nation's senior side having made his debut in 2018 as part of Les Bleus' qualification campaign for the Russia World Cup finals that took place later that year.

45. Marko Arnautović

Marko Arnautović Career

  • 1995–1998: Floridsdorfer AC
  • 1998–2001: FK Austria Wien
  • 2001–2002: First Vienna FC
  • 2002–2003: FK Austria Wien
  • 2003–2004: SK Rapid Wien
  • 2004–2006: Floridsdorfer AC
  • 2006–2007: Jong FC Twente
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2010: Twente: 44: (12)
  • 2009–2010: → Inter Milan (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2010–2013: Werder Bremen: 72: (14)
  • 2013–2017: Stoke City: 125: (22)
  • 2017–2019: West Ham United: 59: (21)
  • 2019–2021: Shanghai Port: 33: (19)
  • 2021–: Bologna: 47: (22)
  • 2007: Austria U19: 4: (0)
  • 2007–2010: Austria U21: 5: (3)
  • 2008–: Austria: 106: (34)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:21, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:04, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

Arnautović is a forward who currently plays for Bologna in Italy. He has played for several clubs throughout his career, most notably FK Austria Wien and First Vienna FC.

Arnautović was born on 19 April 1989 in Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria. At 1.92 m (6 ft 4in), he is tall enough to play as a forward but also able to fill in at other positions on the field effectively due to his versatile playing style.

Arnautović started out his youth career with Floridsdorfer AC before moving onto FK Austria Wien and then First Vienna FC later on in his development period as a footballer. He made his professional debut during the 2002–2003 season with Austrian side FK Austria Wien, scoring two goals in twenty-one appearances over that campaign including one appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage against Feyenoord Rotterdam.[4] After impressing with Austrian club Rapid Wiener Neustadt during the 2006–07 season,[5] Arnautović transferred to Italian side Fiorentina where he would spend three seasons before moving back home to sign for Bologna ahead of their 2017–18 Serie A campaign.[6]

46. Kim Min-jae

Kim Min-jae Career

  • : Yeoncho Middle School
  • 2012–2015: Suwon Technical High School
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2016: Yonsei University: :
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016: Gyeongju KHNP: 17: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors: 52: (3)
  • 2019–2021: Beijing Guoan: 45: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Fenerbahçe: 31: (1)
  • 2022–: Napoli: 15: (2)
  • 2014: South Korea U20: 2: (0)
  • 2016–2018: South Korea U23: 8: (0)
  • 2017–: South Korea: 47: (3)

Kim Min-jae is a centre back who currently plays for Napoli in Serie A. Kim started his career at Yeoncho Middle School before moving on to play for Suwon Technical High School and then Yonsei University.

In 2017, Kim joined Napoli and has since made over 100 appearances for the club, including helping them win the Coppa Italia that same year. Kim has been capped by South Korea at various youth levels and was part of their squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they reached the semi-finals before losing to France.

Outside of football, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as trying out new hobbies such as karaoke. Kim Min-jae is a talented footballer who has represented his country at many tournaments. Kim Min-jae enjoyed a successful international career with South Korea, helping the team to win several titles.

Kim Min-jae is currently playing for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the K League 1 and looks set to continue his good form this season. Expect Kim Min-jae to be one of the stars of the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia later this year. Keep an eye out for Kim Min-jae as he continues to play football at the highest level possible.

47. Javier Zanetti

Javier Zanetti Career

  • 1982–1989: Independiente
  • 1991–1992: Talleres
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1993: Talleres: 33: (1)
  • 1993–1995: Banfield: 66: (4)
  • 1995–2014: Inter Milan: 615: (12)
  • Total: : 714: (17)
  • 1996: Argentina U23: 13: (0)
  • 1994–2011: Argentina: 145[2]: (5)

Javier Zanetti is a former Inter Milan and Argentina international footballer who spent his entire professional career with the club. He started his career at Independiente, before moving to Banfield in 1995.

After helping the "Colon" side win promotion to La Liga, he joined Inter in 1996 where he went on to make 615 appearances over twelve seasons. An ever-present figure for both club and country during that time, Zanetti won two Serie A titles (2001–02, 2003–04), three Italian Cups (2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07), one Coppa Italia (2002) as well as four Supercoppa Italiana titles (1998, 2000 2004).

He announced his retirement from football at the end of 2014 season after playing his last game for Inter against Lazio.[2] Since leaving full-time football behind him Javier has continued to be involved in coaching at various levels including assisting fellow Argentine Alejandro Sabella whilst also working with UEFA youth teams on a part-time basis In December 2016 it was announced that Zanetti would join Inter's vice president role alongside Andrea Agnelli.[1]

48. Nicolò Zaniolo

Nicolò Zaniolo Career

  • 2008–2010: Genoa
  • 2010–2016: Fiorentina
  • 2016–2017: Virtus Entella
  • 2017–2018: Inter Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2017: Virtus Entella: 7: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Inter Milan: 0: (0)
  • 2018–: Roma: 93: (13)
  • 2016–2017: Italy U18: 2: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Italy U19: 18: (6)
  • 2018–2019: Italy U21: 8: (0)
  • 2019–: Italy: 11: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:35, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20 November 2022

Zaniolo is an attacking midfielder for Roma. He made his professional debut in the Serie A for Fiorentina in 2016. Zaniolo was born on July 2nd, 1999 in Massa, Italy.

Zaniolo started his career at Genoa before moving to Fiorentina two years later. Zaniolo has represented Italy at youth level and won the U-19 European Championship with them in 2017.

In 2018 he was named part of Cesare Prandelli's final 23 man Italian squad for the World Cup in Russia but did not make an appearance due to injury.[2] For club side Roma, Zaniolo has scored five goals and provided six assists across all competitions this season so far[3].

Nicolò Zaniolo is a versatile attacking midfielder who has played for several top Italian clubs. He was born on 21 January 1996 in Naples, Italy. Zaniolo started his career at hometown club Virtus Entella before moving to Inter Milan in 2017 where he became a regular starter under manager Luciano Spalletti.

After impressing with Inter, Zaniolo signed for Roma ahead of the 2018-19 season and has since been one of their most important players across all competitions. Nicolò is also capped by Italy at youth level and made his debut against Sweden back in 2016 aged just 18 years old. As well as playing football, Nicolò is also known for being an excellent basketball player and represented his country at U16 level before taking it up again at U18s the following year.

With contract negotiations currently ongoing, there’s no doubt that Nicolò will continue to play football professionally for some time yet – we can only hope he continues to develop into one of the world’s best midfielders.

49. Alessandro Nesta

Alessandro Nesta Career

  • 1985–1993: Lazio
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1993–2002: Lazio: 193: (1)
  • 2002–2012: Milan: 224: (7)
  • 2012–2014: Montreal Impact: 31: (0)
  • 2014: Chennaiyin: 3: (0)
  • Total: : 451: (8)
  • 1995–1996: Italy U21[3]: 9: (1)
  • 1996–2006: Italy[3]: 78: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Miami FC
  • 2018–2019: Perugia
  • 2019–2021: Frosinone

Alessandro Nesta is a 46-year-old Italian footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Indian club Chennaiyin. Alessandro Nesta began his career at Lazio in 1993, before moving to Milan in 2002 where he made 224 appearances over seven seasons.

He then joined Montreal Impact in 2012 and played 31 games before returning to Italy with Chennaiyin the following year. Alessandro Nesta was part of the Italian side that won the 2006 World Cup and the 2007 European Championship, as well as reaching the final of UEFA Champions League twice (2003–04 and 2007–08).

In 2013, Alessandro Nesta became manager of Serie B side Catania after leaving Milan midseason following their relegation from Serie A; however, he left Catania less than two years later without having won any matches under his command. Although mainly recognised for his defensive prowess, Alessandro Nesta has also been known to score goals occasionally – most notably scoring an injury time equaliser against Barcelona in 2005 which helped Milan win their third Champions League title.[3] On 2 July 2017, it was announced that Alessandro Nesta would join English club Queens Park Rangers on a one-year contract.[4] He made his debut for QPR on 17 October 2017 coming on as a second half substitute in their 3–1 home victory over Reading FC.[5] Alessandro Nsta has appeared 451 times in professional football[6], including 293 appearances during spells with Lazio (from 1985 until 1993), Milan (2002 until 2012) and Montreal Impact (2012 until 2014).[7][8]

50. Dino Zoff

Dino Zoff Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1961–1963: Udinese: 38: (0)
  • 1963–1967: Mantova: 131: (0)
  • 1967–1972: Napoli: 143: (0)
  • 1972–1983: Juventus: 330: (0)
  • Total: : 642: (0)
  • 1968–1983: Italy: 112: (0)
  • 1988–1990: Juventus
  • 1990–1994: Lazio
  • 1996–1997: Lazio
  • 1998–2000: Italy
  • 2001: Lazio
  • 2005: Fiorentina

Dino Zoff is one of the greatest goalkeepers in history and he was a key player for Juventus during their successful years in Serie A. He made his Serie A debut with Udinese in 1961, and remained at the club until 1967 before joining Mantova.

In 1967, he joined Napoli where he stayed until 1972 when he moved to Juventus. He helped them win three Scudetti between 1972 and 1983. After leaving Juventus, Zoff had brief spells as manager at Juve (1988–1990) and Lazio (1994). Dino has been honoured many times by various clubs including being inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and receiving an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.

He currently lives near Turin with his wife Gina Rizzo-Zoff, whom he married in 1975; they have four children together: Cristiano Jr., Maria Elena, Tommaso Andrea, Nicola Giovanna.[3] He continued to play football after retiring from playing professionally[4], amassing totals of 320 appearances for Juve outscoring all opponents combined except two players who played more games than him – Pelé & Diego Maradona - while conceding only 118 goals over that period.

Dino's son Tommaso works alongside him managing junior teams whilst also taking on broadcast duties [5]. Although now semi-retired,[6] there is no doubt that Dino will continue to be remembered long after his playing days are done as one of Italy’s most iconic goalkeepers ever.

51. Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Giovanni Di Lorenzo Career

  • 2004–2009: Lucchese
  • 2009–2010: Reggina
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2015: Reggina: 58: (0)
  • 2012–2013: → Cuneo (loan): 27: (1)
  • 2015–2017: Matera: 58: (3)
  • 2017–2019: Empoli: 73: (6)
  • 2019–: Napoli: 118: (7)
  • 2013: Italy U20: 3: (0)
  • 2013: Italy U21: 3: (0)
  • 2019–: Italy: 25: (3)

Giovanni Di Lorenzo began his career with Serie B side Lucchese in 2004. He moved to Reggina in 2009 and made 58 appearances for the Sicilians before joining Napoli in 2015.

Giovanni is a right-back, and has been an important part of the Naples defence over the last two seasons. Giovanni has represented Italy at under-19 level, but he is yet to make an appearance for the senior team.

With Napoli set to compete in Europa League next season, Giovanni will be looking to help them reach another UEFA competition final. Giovanni Di Lorenzo is a versatile midfielder who has played for both club and country.

Di Lorenzo started his career at hometown club Matera before moving to Empoli in 2013. He was part of the Italy squad that won the UEFA European Championship in 2020, as well as their qualification campaign for the FIFA World Cup later that year.

In 2019, he moved to Napoli where he has continued to be an important player for them domestically and internationally.

Final Words

. . The Serie A is one of the top flight leagues in Europe and has produced some of the best players ever. Some of the world’s greatest footballers have come from this league, including Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti.

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