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Happy birthday to Mauro Camoranesi as he turns 45!

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

Monday, October 4, 2021

Happy birthday to Mauro Camoranesi as he turns 45!

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

He developed as a player in South America before moving to Italy at the age of 24 and making his Serie A debut with Verona on 22 October 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 setup, giving him his debut against Portugal on 12 February 2003 at the age of 26. On 7 September 2005, he bagged his first Azzurri goal, scoring against Belarus in Minsk in World Cup qualifying. Above everything else, the 2006 World Cup in Germany was his main moment: he played a key role as Italy won the trophy for the fourth time. Away from that tournament, he 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 55 caps, making him the foreign-born player with the most appearances for Italy.