Happy Birthday Claudio Marchisio!The former Azzurri and Juventus midfielder turns 34 today: He made 55 appearances for the National Team and scored five goals
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Claudio Marchisio was born in Turin on 19 January 1986. He wore the Bianconeri shirt since he was a child. He won many trophies with the youth teams, among them a Primavera Championship and a Viareggio Tournament. He made his Juventus first-team debut during their time in Serie B and helped his team return to the top flight. After a year on loan with Empoli, where he made his Serie A debut, before returning to the Bianconeri to become a regular fixture of the side. With him in the team Juventus won six Scudetti, three Italian Supercoppe and four Coppe Italia. ‘Il Principino’ transferred to Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg in 2018, and he retired from football on 3 October 2019.
Having won the Toulon Tournament in 2008 with Italian Olympic side, Marcello Lippi gave him his senior National Team debut on 12 August 2009 in a friendly against Switzerland.
Marchisio earned a spot in the squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where he played the opening two games. He scored the first of his five national team goals on 7 October 2011 against Serbia during European qualification. He was a key man as Italy came runners-up to Spain in Euro 2012, playing every minute of the competition alongside Pirlo and Buffon. He took part in the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil under Cesare Prandelli, where he scored Italy’s first goal against England. He remained a key man under coach Antonio Conte, but missed the 2016 European Championship due to a serious injury.
He made 55 appearances for the National Team, scoring five goals.