Ranocchia with Inter in 2011
|Date of birth||16 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Assisi, Italy|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2008–2010||→ Bari (loan)||34||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Assisi in the province of Perugia, Ranocchia started his career at Perugia then in Arezzo. Ranocchia played for Arezzo's Primavera team in 2005–06 season and promoted to the first team in the following year. He played one season at Serie B and followed the team to play at Serie C1.
In August 2008, Genoa purchased half of the registration rights for €1.55 million and sent him on loan to Bari, rejoining Arezzo coach Antonio Conte, where he won the Serie B Championship. On 26 June 2009 Genoa have signed him outright for another €2.45 million, made Genoa paid €4 million in total within a year.
He made his Serie A debut with Bari in the 2009–10 season, forming a widely praised centre-back duo of youngsters with Leonardo Bonucci. Unfortunately, in January he suffered a serious season ending knee injury.
On 1 July 2010 he moved back to Genoa. After a link with Internazionale in February 2010, the clubs agreed a deal in June 2010 which involved the transfer of young striker Mattia Destro. The transfer became official on 20 July 2010, which Inter signed half of the registration rights of Ranocchia for €6.5 million and sent Destro on loan to Genoa with option to sign him in co-ownership deal (who later purchased outright for €4.5 million). Ranocchia also loaned back to Genoa for a season.
On 27 December 2010, Internazionale bought full ownership from Genoa for €12.5 million (made him valued €19 million in total) which were later confirmed by Genoa President Enrico Preziosi who expressed his delight at doing business with Inter. The president of Inter, Massimo Moratti, spoke on the transfer to Sky Italia and said: "Finally an Italian. We had kept an eye on him from before. It is our project to go ahead with young players." On 9 January 2011, Ranocchia made his debut against Catania where Inter won the match 2–1. He made his Champions League debut against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Round of 16.
Club career statistics
- As of 5 December 2013
- "Primavera SQUADRA". AC Arezzo (in Italian). ca. September 2005. Archived from the original on 17 January 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
- Genoa CFC 2009 annual report (in Italian). C.C.I.A.A. & registroimprese.it. 28 April 2010.
- "Compartecipazioni". AC Arezzo (in Italian). 26 June 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2010.[dead link]
- Graziano, Mirko (22 June 2010). "Maicon, ci sono solo due milioni fra l' Inter e il Real". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 20 July 2010.
- "Andrea Ranocchia signs five-year contract". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
- Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
- "Mattia Destro on loan to Genoa". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 20 July 2010. Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
- FC Internazionale Milano Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
- "Ranocchia completes second training session with Inter". footballitaliano (www.footballitaliano.co.uk). 30 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010.[dead link]