Claudio Marchisio

Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.8 m / 76 kg
Born Jan 19, 1986
Nationality Italy Italy
Number 8
Team History
FC Zenit St. Petersburg Zenit 2018 - 2019
Juventus Juventus 2005 - 2018
Empoli FC Empoli 2007 - 2008 (loan)

Claudio Marchisio is an Italy international football player who plays for Serie A club Juventus and also for the Italian national team as a midfielder. A graduate of the Juventus youth system, Claudio spent his entire career at his hometown club though he played on loan for a team, Empoli (2007-08), making 26 appearances.

As he was rising through the ranks, he was the captain of the team and is famed for his exceptional personality due to which is one of the great hopes for the future of the team. On 29th October, 2006, he made his first team debut for the Turin giants and made a significant contribution as the club ended the 2006-07 campaign, thus earning promotion to Serie A. He eventually got loaned to Empoli along with Sebastian Giovinco prior to returning to Juve early 2008-09.

With the Bianconeri, Marchisio was introduced to the UEFA Champions League, where he took strides in the competition with 1-1 draw. The Times identified Claudio as the 10th best young player in Europe as on 14th January 2009. With right to international level, Marchisio represented Italy team right from his youth years and had contested in around 13 matches with the under 21s. He took active part in the Toulon matches held for the under 21 side in 2008 and made one appearance only prior to which he sustained a serious muscle tear hindering his development.

Due to his desperate attributes, he was called to play at a friendly match against Switzerland in 2009. After fielding for a few days, he returned to the squad to play at a friendly match in March 2009 against Cameroon.

Career Highlights

With Juventus team, Marchisio was the Viareggio tournament runner up in 2004-05 and 2005-06. The team received the Campionato Primavera in 2005-06, Supercoppa Primavera in 2006, Serie B in 2006-07 and Serie A as a runner up in 2008-09. Whilst playing for the Italy team, Claudio won the Toulon tournament in 2008.

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