Claudio Marchisio
Personal information
Full name Claudio Marchisio
Date of birth January 19, 1986 (1986-01-19) (age 33)
Place of birth    Turin, Flag of Italy Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Russia Good One Zenit Saint Petersburg
Number 10
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
Flag of Italy Empoli (loan)
Flag of Russia Good One Zenit Saint Petersburg
208 0(30)
026 00(0)   
National team
2009- Flag of Italy Italy 050 00(4)
Claudio Marchisio (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo marˈkiːzjo];[3][4] born 19 January 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Italian national team. A product of the Juventus youth system, he spent a large portion of his career at his hometown club, with the exception of a season-long loan spell at Empoli, winning seven consecutive Serie A titles between 2012 and 2018, and four consecutive Coppa Italia titles between 2015 and 2018. He was the club's second vice-captain, behind Giorgio Chiellini, before his contract was terminated in 2018 and subsequently signed with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Since making his breakthrough in the 2008–09 season, Marchisio has often been compared to former Juventus and Italian midfielder Marco Tardelli by the Italian press, due to his energy, tenacious style of play, and good reading of the game, as well as his ability to seamlessly switch between offence and defence.[5][6][7] A hard-tackling, versatile, and dynamic box-to-box midfielder, with good vision and technique, he is able to play as a defensive midfielder, as a playmaker, or out wide, but his preferred and most effective position is in the centre.[8] Though right-footed, he is also competent with his left, as evidenced by his penchant for attempting a shot or scoring goals from outside the penalty box with both feet, if given the chance.[9]

At international level, Marchisio has represented Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups; he also took part at UEFA Euro 2012, winning a runners-up medal, and at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he won a third-place medal.

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