As one of the greatest Italian midfielders of his generation, he is most famous for his good performances in the 2014-15 Champions League with Juventus. In this article, we take a look at Claudio Marchisio biography.
Claudio Marchisio, born in Turin on 19 January 1986, is a former Italian football player, playing as a midfielder, most notably for Juventus and the Italian national football team. He has spent most of his career at Juventus, a club with which he won seven consecutive Serie A titles (2011-12 to 2017-18), one Serie B championship (2006-07), three Italian Super Cups (2012, 2013, and 2015) and four consecutive Italian Cups (2014-15 to 2017-18). He also holds a Russian Premier League championship with Zenit St Petersburg (2018-19).
Claudio played for the Italian Olympic team, with which he first won the Toulon Tournament in 2008 and then participated in the 2008 Beijing Games. With the Italian U21 national team, he was a semi-finalist at the Under-21 European Championship in Sweden in 2009.
Marchisio was also a finalist at the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine and finished third at the Confederations Cup in Brazil 2013 with the senior national team of Italy. In total, he has played 55 matches for Italy national team between 2009 and 2017 and scored 5 goals for his country.
He has also been included in the AIC Team of the Year for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012) and the UEFA Champions League Team of the Season in 2014-15.
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Claudio Marchisio Bio
Full Name: Claudio Marchisio
Nickname: Il Principino
Profession: Professional Footballer
Claudio Marchisio Physical Stats
Weight: 74 Kg
Height: 1.80 m
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Claudio Marchisio Football Information
Jersey Number: 8
Professional Debut: 2005
Claudio Marchisio Date of Birth and Personal Info
Date of Birth: 19 January 1986
Birth Place: Turin, Italy
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
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Claudio Marchisio was raised in Andezeno (about 15 km southeast of Turin), where his family was allJuventus
fans. His family attended Juventus matches and Claudio was a regular ball boy at home matches at the Stadio delle Alpi.
He was called "Il Principino" ("the little prince" in English) and had the opportunity to develop in the youth sector of Juventus, where he was coached by the former defender Vincenzo Chiarenza at the time. He won a number of trophies as captain with the Primavera team, where he played as a trequartista, an attacking midfielder, before moving to the back line at the age of 16.
During his final season with the club in 2006, he won the Primavera Championship, their first for 12 years, and reached the final of the Viareggio Tournament. He was even called up to Fabio Capello's first team during the 2005-06 season, but he never got the chance to appear on the pitch.
Together with other Juventus Primavera talents (such as Sebastian Giovinco), Claudio was selected to contribute to the club's return to Serie A in the 2006-07 season. Didier Deschamps coached the team at the time. He made his debut on 19 August 2006 in a 3-0 win over AC Martina in the Italian Cup and then played his first league game on 29 October 2006, replacing David Trezeguet in a 1-0Serie B
Having played the next three games as a substitute, he started his first game against Brescia on 1 November (2-0 win). Marchisio displayed a great personality and thus played in the big Napoli-Juventus match, a difficult away match for the Bianconeri.
In partnership with Matteo Paro, Marchisio played an excellent game, demonstrating an incredible maturity for a boy of his age. This high-level performance encouraged Didier Deschamps to play him more regularly, and he became one of the first choices in the Turin midfield.
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After the victorious year with Juventus, Marchisio was immediately able to play in the Serie A, but with a different jersey. Marchisio went on loan on 24 July 2007, together with the other Juventus player Giovinco, to the Empoli where they played the first Serie A matches of their careers.
He debuted in the highest category with Empoli the following 26 August, at the age of 21 years, where they defeatedFiorentina
(3-1) at the Artemio Franchi in Florence. He also made his debut in the UEFA Cup on 20 September of the same year, in the Tuscan club's European debut against Zurich.
He finished the season at Empoli with 26 appearances in the league, one in the Coppa Italia and 2 in the UEFA Cup, a total of 29 games in the season; however, Marchisio's contribution was unable to prevent the Tuscan club from being relegated to Serie B.
His fate looked to be black and white, as the club brought him back to the club at the end of the 2007-08 season along with teammate Sebastian Giovinco, with a view to their return to the Champions League and the Serie A title race.
He returned to Juventus in July 2008 and played his first official match of the 2008-09 season, as a starter, in the return leg of the third preliminary round of the Champions League on 26 August, played in Bratislava against Artmedia Petržalka. The game was drawn 1-1. His first goal in Serie A with the Juventus shirt was scored on 24 January 2009, and was decisive in the victory over Fiorentina (1-0), following an assist from Alessandro Del Piero.
Because of his performances that year, UEFA's website listed him as one of the ten youngsters who are shining in their first experience in the top continental competition, while the English newspaper The Times, in January, included him in tenth place, and best Italian, in the list of the 50 "rising stars" of international football.
He was forced to undergo surgery on his meniscus on 10 October 2009: he returned to officially play on 25 November in the Champions League, and played the last minutes of the Bianconeri defeat (0-2) on the field of Bordeaux, while four days later he returned as a starter in the league, againstCagliari
(2-0). He wore the club's captain's armband for the first time on 11 March 2010, when he was 24 years old, after David Trezeguet left the field, in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 match won 3-1 against Fulham.
In the following season, 2010-11, he scored a goal on 19 September in the 4-0 away win over Udinese to reach 100 appearances in the Bianconeri shirt, and on 3 April, in the 2-0 away win against Roma, for the first time as Bianconeri captain.
However, the definitive establishment of the midfielder at the highest level occurred at the same time as one of the most difficult periods in the history of the Bianconeri's club, which for the second consecutive season finished the league in an unimpressive seventh place, far from the minimum target; all despite Marchisio being one of the cornerstones of the starting eleven.
The 2011-12 season saw a Juventus team full of changes, with the arrival of Antonio Conte on the bench, in addition to Pirlo and Chilean Arturo Vidal as Marchisio's new team-mates. The midfielder scored his first double in the Bianconeri jersey on 2 October 2011, which earned him a 2-0 win over rivals AC Milan in the Scudetto race.
The following weeks he was first decisive in the away match against Inter on 29 October, where he scored the 2-1 which gave the Bianconeri the victory of the derby of Italy, while on 8 December in the extra time of Juventus against Bologna in the Coppa Italia he scored the 2-1 that allowed the Bianconeri to qualify for the quarter-finals.
After a 2-0 win against Cagliari on 6 May 2012 in the match played on a neutral field in Trieste, he won his first Scudetto with one day to spare, rising among the main stars of a Juventus team that finally left behind the dark years after Calciopoli. After the final defeat against Napoli in the Coppa Italia on 20 May, he concluded his best year with 10 goals in 39 appearances.
He began the 2012-13 season on 11 August in Beijing by winning the Italian Super Cup, his first-ever, thanks to a 4-2 win over Napoli in extra time. By the end of 2012, he netted his first goal in the Champions League on 7 November, in the 4-0 win over Nordsjælland, while he scored a brace in the 3-0 derby win over Torino on 1 December. Thanks to a 1-0 home win over Palermo on 5 May 2013, he won his second consecutive Italian league title with three matches to spare.
He was injured on 18 August 2013, in his first official match of 2013-14, in the Italian Super Cup final againstLazio
, which they won 4-0. The injury to the ligament in his right knee made him miss the start of the season. After his recovery, he struggled to find a starting place in the team, partly because of the growth shown by his young team-mate Paul Pogba, who had already started to take away playing time from the Italian midfielder in the second half of the previous season.
In the New Year, thanks to the various competitions of Juventus, he returned to have good minutes in the Bianconeri jersey, serving as a good midfielder even when deployed in different roles than those covered so far in his career, such as trequartista behind the forwards or low director in front of the defense. Marchisio won his third consecutive Scudetto on 4 May 2014, thanks to the defeat of rivalsRoma
Marchisio won his fourth consecutive Serie A championship with Juventus on 2 May, four days before the end of the season, following a 1-0 win over Sampdoria. In a season ending full of fixtures for the Bianconeri, on the 20th of the same month, despite failing to take part (due to disqualification) in the victorious final against Lazio, Marchisio also won his first Coppa Italia, while on 6th June he played his first Champions League final, lost 1-3 in Berlin against Barcelona.
Personally, this was the season in which the new Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri increasingly used the player in the position of low director, replacing a Pirlo now in the twilight of his career; a position that gave him, in the opinion of experts, the best season of his career. Furthermore, Marchisio entered the list of Juventus' most featured players on 29 April 2015, reaching 300 games in the black and white jersey, on the occasion of the home win (3-2) over Fiorentina.
Marchisio was by then firmly transformed into a playmaker in front of the defense in the 2015-16 season, making up a solid midfield pair alongside German Sami Khedira. The year started on 8 August with the club winning their third Super Cup of his career, beating Lazio 2-0 in Shanghai, while Juventus, after a major revamp of their ranks, struggled with a poor start to the season.
However, Marchisio soon emerged among the strengths of the Bianconeri who, following a comeback record, enabled the player to boast his fifth consecutive Scudetto, followed by his second consecutive Coppa Italia, which was won on 21 May in Rome against a Milan team overcome 1-0 in extra time.
Nonetheless, during the home match against Palermo (4-0), on 17 April 2016, he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in a clash with Rosanero Franco Vázquez, which forced him to go into surgery and end the season prematurely, which ended (unusual in his career) without ever finding the net.
Marchisio was forced to stay away from the pitch for six months, and only returned to play at the start of the following season, 2016-17, playing from the first minute in the victorious 26 October league game in Turin against Sampdoria. He returned to scoring the next 22 November after more than a year and a half, netting from the penalty spot against Sevilla in the Champions League match that Juventus won 3-1. He also scored on 17 February 2017, opening the scoring in the 4-1 home win over Palermo.
Marchisio won the Coppa Italia on 17 May, his first trophy of the season and third in a row for the Turin side, following a 2-0 win over Lazio in the final in Rome; Marchisio's sixth Italian title in a row came four days later with a 3-0 win at the Stadium over Crotone, enabling Marchisio and Juventus to rack up their third consecutive domestic double, and most importantly to break Juve's record for the five-year period after 82 years. He then played as a substitute in his second Champions League final in Cardiff on 3 June, which saw the Bianconeri defeated 1-4 by Real Madrid.
His successes were repeated in the 2017-18 season, his last at Juventus, in which he won his seventh consecutive Scudetto - an all-time record in the history of Serie A and Europe's major domestic leagues -, following a long head-to-head match against Napoli, as well as securing his fourth domestic double in a row - another new record in Italian football -, with a 4-0 win overAC Milan
in the Coppa Italia final on 9 May.
Together with team-mates Barzagli, Buffon, Chiellini, and Lichtsteiner, Marchisio was one of the five Italian champions of this Bianconeri season. But the midfielder had a bad season on an individual level, partly due to long-standing physical problems and also because of the competition in the Turin midfield, which prevented him from being part of the starting team. Another reason for this is that, after 25 years of playing in the Bianconeri jersey, he consensually terminated the contract that tied him to the club on 17 August 2018.
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Claudio Marchisio signed a two-year contract withZenit St Petersburg
on 3 September 2018 as a free agent. At the team, the midfielder was given number 10. Claudio went on to become one of the highest-paid players in the Russian Premier League. It was initially reported that the Italian's annual salary would be €6.5 million per season, however, the amount was later reduced to €3.5 million.
Marchisio's salary at Juventus used to be at €3.5 million per season. Claudio made his debut for the Blues and Whites on 9 September in a friendly against Kairat (1-0). In the 82nd minute of the match, the Italian replaced Matias Kranevitter. Before the game, Claudio was presented, where he said: "I want to express my gratitude to the club and to St. Petersburg. I'm really happy to be here. I will try to live up to your expectations and show my best."
Marchisio played his Russian Premier League debut againstOrenburg
on 16 September 2018, coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute. Zenit won the game 2-1. He scored in his third official game for Zenit, in an away league match against Anji. Nevertheless, his goal did not help Zenit avoid a 1-2 defeat. His penalty goal against Akhmat on 4 November was the winner for Zenit. The Russian club announced that they would part ways with the midfielder on 1 July 2019. Being a free agent, Marchisio announced the end of his career on 3 October 2019.
He made his debut for the U21 national team on 1 June 2007 in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2009 qualifier against Albania. He played only the first ten minutes of the match as he was injured while shooting towards goal and had to be substituted by Robert Acquafresca. In May 2008, he took part in the Tournament of Hope in Toulon with the U-23 national team. He scored a goal from 11 meters out against Turkey in the tournament, which they defeated 2-1.
Marchisio was called up for the 2008 Beijing Olympics football tournament but played in only one match as he suffered an injury and had to return toItaly
. He was back with the U-21 team in May 2009 and coach Pierluigi Casiraghi selected him for the Italian squad for the 2009 European Championships.
In the tournament he played every game and, although he missed the semi-finals against Germany due to suspension, he was one of the best players of the tournament. With the senior national team, he has been capped 55 times and has scored 5 goals. He debuted on 12 August 2009, in a friendly match against the Swiss national team that ended 0-0.
One month later he played in a 2010 World Cup qualifier againstBulgaria
. But he was forced to withdraw from the remaining qualifiers against Ireland and Cyprus after injuring the meniscus in his knee. Finally, he was called up for the World Cup, in which they were eliminated in the group stage. His first senior goal was scored on 7 October 2011 in a 1-1 draw against Serbia. For Euro 2012, he was included in the final squad. Italy started with a 1-1 draw against Spain, first Di Natale scored and after 2 minutes, Fabregas equalized the match.
The second game was a 1-1 draw against Croatia after a goal from Andrea Pirlo and another from Mario Mandžukić. Come the last match of the group stage and the Azzurri faced the danger that if Spain and Croatia drew 2-2, they would be knocked out. Italy beat Croatia 1-0 and Spain 2-0 against Ireland with goals from Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
They drew 0-0 with England in the quarter-finals but won 4-2 on penalties and progressed to the semi-finals where they defeated Germany 2-1 and went on to qualify for the final against Spain, which eventually won the title thanks to a 4-0 victory against Italy. He was included by Italian national team coach Cesare Prandelli in the preliminary 30-man squad for the 2014 World Cup on 13 May 2014.15 He was confirmed in the final 23-man squad on 1 June.
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Originally trained as a striker, a position he held until the age of sixteen, he subsequently moved back to the midfield due to his physical build, which was not well suited to the forward department. As a physically strong midfielder, he was blessed with vision and personality, which made him often decisive on the pitch. His greatest strengths were his shooting from long range, his ability to cover all midfield roles, his recovery, and subsequent ball distribution, along with his excellent individual technique combined with good dribbling in tight spaces.
Exploiting his different technical qualities, he has also been used with good results in different positions on the pitch, both more advanced as a trequartista, outside player, and second striker, as well as more back as a midfielder or low director in front of the defense.
He was considered for much of his career to be among the strongest central midfielders on the European scene and also one of the best Italian footballers of his generation. He has frequently been compared to Marco Tardelli for his ability to slot in and score goals, which is a legacy of his youthful experiences as a striker.
Although the impressive Italian midfielder never had a signature goal celebration to his name during his career, there was one goal celebration that we often saw from him. After scoring a goal, while he was running to the fans or the bench, he repeatedly knocked his right hand on his heart, showing his love for Juventus.
After his retirement, Marchisio is involved in the business field mainly in two areas: communication and catering. The Mate company already manages the image of famous athletes and friends of Marchisio such as Buffon himself, Miralem Pjanic, Bebe Vio, Danilo Gallinari, and Giorgio Chiellini, the latter of whom is also his partner. A project that looks not only at the sporting dimension of the athletes but also at what they can represent outside the playing fields and the competitive reality.
On the other hand, the restaurant is the result of a passion that the former midfielder shares with his wife, who is also a lover of fusion restaurants. "They were missing near our home, so we set about launching a chain of this type of restaurant. The first one, not by chance, was opened in Vinovo, home of the Juventus Center, with other openings planned in the near future in other Italian regions.
Marchisio, like so many of his colleagues at the end of their careers, has already been a TV commentator (national team matches as a pundit for RAI) and is now performing as a full-fledged columnist in the Corriere di Torino on subjects that are not usually the domain of a former footballer, going into depth on topics that he had only hinted at on his social channels.
During this journalistic experience, in his personal column, the first piece concerned the experience of Silvia Romano, on which there was much debate at the time of her release. He has published his autobiography Nero su bianco (Black on White) in 2016.
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Marchisio was born and raised in Turin, Italy, where he married Roberta on 8 June 2008. The couple has two children, born in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
Originally called Piccolo Lord by teammate Federico Balzaretti, he was later nicknamed Principino because of his manner of dress and behavior on the pitch. He was selected as a testimonial for the video game FIFA 13 in 2012, appearing on the cover of the Italian edition alongside Lionel Messi.
Be it against cyberbullying and racism or in support of the environment and the creation of a better world, Marchisio has always sought to raise awareness on social issues, a noble intent that has given him strong credibility outside the world of football.
Ever since he was still a Juventus star, his Twitter account, which is now followed by 2.1 million followers, has been a constant bearer of social messages, without fear of trolls or haters. In his profile he underlines with these words two themes that are very close to his heart: 'We only have one planet' and 'I don't like barriers, except on free kicks'.
The former footballer continues to reiterate his message in favor of the environment and social inclusion (both for the disabled and for foreigners), both on social networks and in the media, by participating in various projects.
At the time of writing this article, there aren’t any reports of legal issues or disputes about Claudio Marchisio on media.
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In a rather short 14-years football career, Claudio Marchisio played a total of 433 matches for Juventus, Empoli, and Zenit Saint Petersburg, scoring 39 goals. He played almost all of his career at Juventus, between 2005 and 2018.
Between 2009 and 2017, Claudio Marchisio played a total of 55 matches for his country and scored 5 goals. He has played in many tournaments with Italy, notably Euro and theWorld Cup
During his club career, Marchisio has won many awards and titles, includingSerie A
(7 times), Serie B, Supercoppa Italiana (3 times), and Coppa Italia (4 times) with Juventus, and the Russian Premier League with Zenit.
He was also runner-ups with the Italy national team in the 2012 UEFA European Championship and won the bronze medal at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
His notable personal awards and titles include the 2009 UEFA European under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament, Oscar del Calcio Serie A Team of the Year, and the 2014-15 UEFAChampions League
Team of the Season.