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Happy Birthday to Mauro Camoranesi as he turns 43!

A player of skill and character, he was a key figure at the 2006 World Cup win in Germany

Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy Birthday to Mauro Camoranesi as he turns 43!

On 4 October 1976, Mauro German Camoranesi was born in Tandil, Argentina and the naturalised Italian would go on to win the World Cup with the Azzurri in 2006.

He developed as a player in South America, moving to Italy at the age of 24 when Verona gave him his Serie A debut on 22 October in 2000. After two seasons at Hellas, Juventus decided to sign him. With the Bianconeri, he won the Scudetto once and Supercoppa Italiana twice and he stayed with the team following relegation to Serie B.

It was Giovanni Trapattoni who introduced Camoranesi to the Italy set-up, giving him his debut against Portugal on 12 February 2003 at the age of 26. Above everything else, the 2006 World Cup in Germany was his main moment as he was a key figure in Italy winning the trophy for the fourth time. Away from that tournament, the Italian-Argentine played in two European Championships, one Confederations Cup and another World Cup. It was in South Africa in 2010 that his international career came to an end after he won 55 caps which make him the foreign-born player with the most appearances for Italy.