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Marco Verratti Biography

Thu 11 March 2021 | 6:30

A detailed look at Marco Verratti biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Marco Verratti is a professional player who is currently playing as a defensive midfielder for Paris Saint Germain Football club and Italy National team. Over the past few seasons, Marco Verratti has proven to be among the best in his position. A graduate of Pescara youth academy, Verratti made a name for himself first by guiding his boyhood club to the Serie B title and later for his consistent displays for his long-time club, PSG.

Verratti also had a very successful career spell with his first club, Pescara where he played a total of 79 games and won the Serie B title at the end of the 2011-12 season. He was rewarded for his amazing performances at the end of the season as he was voted the best player of the Serie B.

Verratti has won many trophies during his nine-year spell at PSG including 7

Ligue 1

titles. In the 2019-20 season, Verratti and co. reached the final of the Champions League for the first time in the club's history, but lost the title to Bayern Munich.

Verratti has been a player for Italy national team both at the youth and senior level. He represented his country in one World Cup and two European Championships. In total, Verratti has scored 11 goals and has provided 66 assists in 415 matches during his professional career. Stay tuned to read more about

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All You Need to Know about Marco Verratti Biography

In the following article, we will have a look at Marco Verratti biography which includes his career and personal life. We will go deep into every aspect of his personal and professional life to see why he is considered as one of the best forwards in the football world.

Marco Verratti Information

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Marco Verratti Bio

  • Full Name

    : Marco Verratti

  • Nickname

    : Little Owl

  • Profession

    : Professional Footballer

Marco Verratti Physical Stats

  • Weight

    : 62 Kg

  • Height

    : 1.65 m (5 ft.5 in)

  • Eye Color:

    Brown

  • Hair Color:

    Black

Marco Verratti Football Information

  • Position

    : Midfielder

  • Jersey Number

    : 7at Paris Saint Germain

  • Professional Debut:

    2010

Marco Verratti Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Birth Place

    : Pescara, Italy

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Scorpio

  • Nationality

    : Italian

Date of Birth

: 5

th

of November 1992

Marco Verratti Early Life

In this section of our article about Marco Verratti biography we will present you with the most interesting facts about

Marco Verratti childhood

and family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Marco Verratti date of birth

is at the fifth day of November 1992. It is interesting that He shares his birthday with Leicester City's goalkeeper,

Kasper Schmeichel

who is also born on the 5th of November.

Marco Verratti nationality

is Italian. He was born into a football-loving family from Pescara district in Italy. Verratti's parents supported their son on the early stages of his footballing career.

Marco Verratti impressed right from the start of his footballing journey. His passion for football and his clear talent, persuaded his parents to sign him up for a trial at Pescara youth academy when he was … years old. Marco Verratti passed the trial with ease and impressed his coaches.

He signed a 300 thousand euro deal at Pescara and stayed at the academy till 2010 when he got called up to the senior team, which market the start of his professional career at the age of 15 and 9 months.

Marco Verratti most inspiring footballing memory was when Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He was 14 years old at the time and was at awe of the amazing performances by Italy in Football's biggest international events. His footballing idol during his early years was Juventus legend, Alex Del Pierro and

Juventus

was his favorite team.

Marco Verratti Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Marco Verratti profile which includes his style of play, goal celebration and the reception he has received from media, fans and his colleagues.

Starting at Pescara and winning the Serie B

Marco Verratti professional career started in 2011 as he was promoted to Pescara senior side when he was only 15 years old. Despite his young age, Verratti continued to perform at a high level consistently and became a starter later in the season.

Verratti was a key player for Pescara in their historic 2011-2012 season. Under the guidance of famous manager, Zdenek Zeman, they won

Serie B

in dominating fashion. Verratti was chosen as the best player of Serie B and won The Bravo Award. He also received the 2012 Bravo Award for the best player under the age of 21 in Europe. .His excellent performances attracted the attention of many big European clubs including Napoli, Roma and Juventus, and Paris Saint Germain and eventually it was PSG who signed him on a five-year contract.

Overall, Marco Verratti scored 2 goals and assisted 11 times in 79 games for Pescara.

First milestones at Paris Saint Germain

In the summer of 2012 it was announced that Marco Verratti has signed a five year contract with Paris Saint Germain. Verratti made his debut for PSG against Lille in September 2012. He recorded his first assist two weeks later in a 2-0 win against Toulouse.

At the end of his second season, Verratti was voted as the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year and included in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year for 2013–14. He scored his first goal for PSG in September of 2014, in a 3-2 win against

Barcelona

at the Champions League group stage.

Verratti's best stats of his first few seasons at PSG was in the 2016-17 season in which he scored 3 goals in 43 games across all competitions.

The 2019-20 season

Verratti had the best season of his career at PSG in the 2019-2020 season. The Parisians won the domestic double and reached the final of the Uefa Champions League for the first time in their history. They eventually ended as runners-up behind Bayern Munich after eliminating the likes of Dortmund, Leipzig and Atlanta in the knockout stages.

Verratti was instrumental for Tomas Tuchel through the season, but missed the latter stages due to injury. Although Marco Verratti injury did not keep him out of play for a long period and He was back in time to play in the UCL semi-final and final game.

The 2020-21 season

Verratti suffered from a serious injury at the beginning of the 20-21 season which kept him on the sideline for the majority of the first half of the season. He returned to action at the end of the November 2021. As of March 2021, Verratti has played 21 games in the new season for PSG, assisting 3 times along the way.

Currently spending his ninth season with PSG, Verratti has won many trophies with the club including 7 Ligue 1 titles as well as 5 Coupe de France and 5 France Super Cup. With a total of 22 titles, the Italian midfielder is the player with most trophies in the history of

Paris Saint Germain

.

Overall, Marco Verratti has scored 9 and assisted 55 times in 336 games for Paris Saint Germain. His current market value is at 60 million pounds and he is under contract with PSG until the end of June 2024.

With Italy youth and senior national teams

On the international level, Verratti was invited to Italy U19 team in December 2010. He played 5 games for the team before making his debut for the U20 team the following year. He played 4 games for the

U21 Italy side

, followed by 7 games for the U21 team in 2012.

Verratti was first called up to Italy senior side in August of 2012, while He was still playing at the Serie B. He made his debut in a 2-1 friendly loss against England.

Verratti represented his country in the 2014 World Cup and 2016 UEFA European Championship. He was a member of the Italy team which lost the play-off game against Sweden and failed to reach the 2018 World Cup.

 As of February 2021, Verratti has played 38 games for Italy and has scored 3 goals. His first international goal was scored in February 2013, in a friendly against Netherlands which ended with a 1-1 draw. While His most important goal for the national team was scored in June 2019, in a 2-1 win over Bosnia at the UEFA Euro 2020 qualification.

Style of Play

Marco Verratti

is known the most for his ball control, passing ability and his tactical intelligence. A skillful defensive midfielder with the ability to read the game perfectly and make vital interceptions, Marco Verratti has been on the radar of big European clubs for many years, including Barcelona who desperately tried to sign him in 2016. However, PSG is not giving up on his Italian star because they know that a talent like Verratti is a hard to find in the market.

Marco Verratti position is a versatile midfielder. Although his main position is the central midfielder, he has played as a defensive midfielder. During his career, he has played 281 games as a central midfielder and 72 games as a defensive midfielder. He has also played as an attacking midfielder in 5 games throughout his career.

Reception

Marco Verratti is considered as one of the best holding midfielder of the football world at the moment. He has been praised by his coaches for his tactical understanding of the game.

Verratti received praise from many footballing figures for his amazing performances in the 2019-20 season. Below are some of the best quotes on Marco Verratti:

"He's one of the best midfielders in the world, and plays a little bit in the same way as I tried to do with Barcelona and the national team. He likes having the ball. He also has perfect mastery over long and short passing, he can play the final ball, and he doesn't lose the ball that easily. He's really a very high-class player. (Xavi)

Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Marco Verratti does not have a unique celebration and had celebrated his goals differently. However he has celebrated some of his goals with the "airplane" celebration.

Marco Verratti outside football

Verratti is a family man and he has admitted in interviews that he prefers to spend all his leisure time with his girlfriend and close family members. He shares the passion for foods with his first girlfriend, Laura Zazzara and once talked about their hobbies in the French capital.

"My Girlfriend buys French products and uses them in an Italian way. In fact, we eat a bit of both plates. A good dessert, some good cheese. There are lots of Italian restaurants in Paris. We are spoiled for choices"

Marco Verratti is active regularly on social media. His Instagram account is

@marco_verratti92

. He has around 5.1 million followers on Instagram.

Marco Verratti is also a fan of tattoo culture. He personally prefers colored tattoos and has most of his tattoos on his arms.

Verratti is also a fan of city night life and partying, for which he has been criticized by fans and media. However, he defended his choice of a life-style in an interview once:

"Whoever is a footballer is a person like many others. And we don't do anything special. I can go out like any other person. If I have a free day I go out, but there was a moment when if I went out and was recognized all this turned into "Marco Verratti goes out every night"

Marco Verratti Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of SportMob's article on

Marco Verratti biography

is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at

Marco Verratti life story

, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Marco Verratti was born into a hard working middle class family from

Pescara

in Italy. His father, Fabrizzio was once a promising amateur footballer, but chose to become a carpenter when he quit football at the age of 30. His older brother also tried to make it as a professional footballers, but were forced to quit too early due to various reasons. Verratti's mother, Lidia Cremonese is a house keeper. She is also a football fan and has attended some of Verratti's games, most memorable of those was his debut for PSG.

After making it big as a footballer, Verratti helped his father to grow his carpentry business by investing heavily in the family's old business. He also helped his brother, Stefano to start his agri-culture business. 

Marco Verratti was in a long relationship with his first girlfriend, Laura Zazzara. Their friendship goes back to their childhood years as they grew up in the same neighborhood. Their houses were a couple of blocks away of each other and through the years, their relationship grew stronger and finally turned into an intimate relationship.

Although never officially married, the couple had couple had two children together. They welcomed their first child, a boy named Tommaso on 12th of March 2014 and had their second child, Andrea two years later.

Verratti's relationship with Laura Zazzara ended in 2019 after more than 10 years of relationship.

Verratti next relationship was with the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Jessica Aidi. They first were seen together at the Monaco Grand Prix in May. According to unapproved rumors the pair started their relationship when Aid was working as a waitress. Verratti and Jessica Aidi have shared some of their intimate moments in reality shows.

Any new information about Marco Verratti love life and family will be published here at SportMob. You can also check out our article on

top facts about Laura Zazzara

if you want to know more about Marco Verratti's former girlfriend.

Philanthropy

It is really interesting to know if Marco Verratti has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Marco Verratti religion

is Christianity.

There are no information on Verratti's involvement in any big charity event. However, He has given some of his jerseys to charity websites.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have certainly gotten into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Marco Verratti has had no legal disputes throughout his life. His only controversial legal issue was when he fired his longtime friend and manager when the latter was saying untrue things to the press on behalf of the Italian star. Verratti then decided to choose the famous Dutch agent, Mino Raiola as his representative after consulting with his former PSG team mate,

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

.

Marco Verratti Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Marco Verratti career statistics both on the club and international level.

Club

Overall, Marco Verratti has played 415 games for two clubs (Pescara and Paris Saint Germain) during his career. He has registered 11 goals and 66 assists to his name.

Verratti registered 1 goal and 11 assist in Italy Serie B games which was followed by 5 goals and 39 assists in the 336 Ligue 1 games.

Marco Verratti best season individually was the 2016-17 Season in which he scored 3 goals and assisted further 8 in 43 games for PSG across all competitions. His worst season individually was the 2014-15 season in which he assisted 5 times in 28 games.

International

On the international level he has played 38 games for

Italy

, scoring 3 goals and assisting 8 times. His most important goal for the national team was in the 2-1 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina at UEFA Euro 2020 qualification.

He was also a member of Italy U19, U20, and U21 teams. In total played 16 matches for Italy youth teams without scoring any goals.

Marco Verratti Honors

We rap up our article on

Marco Verratti biography

with a look at his honors and achievements.

Marco Verratti celebrated his first major trophy in the 2011-12 season when he won the Serie B title with Pescara. While his first individual award was winning the best player award of the same competitions.

Marco Verratti's last collective achievement was winning the 2019-20 Ligue 1 title, while his last individual award was being elected in the FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee in 2019.

 Below is a list of Marco Verratti's most notable honors:

With Pescara:

Serie B title (2011–12), Bravo Award (2012) and Serie B Footballer of the Year (2012)

With Paris Saint Germain:

Ligue 1 (7 titles in 9 seasons from 2012 to 2021), Coppa Italia (2017- 18), French Super Cup (2017-2018)

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season (2018- 19 and 2019- 20), Ligue 1 Player of the Month (2 times), FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee (2019)

With Italy National team:

UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up (2013)

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