Danilo D'Ambrosio

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Danilo D'Ambrosio
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D'Ambrosio playing for Inter Milan
Personal information
Full name Danilo D'Ambrosio
Date of birth (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Number 33
Youth career
2004–2005 Salernitana
2005–2008 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Potenza 10 (0)
2008–2010 Juve Stabia 48 (3)
2010–2014 Torino 119 (10)
2014– Internazionale 11 (0)
National team
2004 Italy U16 5 (2)
2004 Italy U17 3 (0)
2010 Italy U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2010

Danilo D'Ambrosio (born 9 September 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a full back for Serie A club Internazionale.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began his playing career in Naples, playing for local Campania side Salernitana. However, the club went bankrupt and he along with his brother Dario joined the Fiorentina youth team in 2005.[1] He was part of the Fiorentina primavera until 2007, but on 8 June 2008 he was sold to Serie C1 side Potenza in a co-ownership agreement. He made his professional debut on 20 January 2009 in Potenza-Juve Stabia 2-1, collecting 10 appearances during the season.

Juve Stabia[edit]

On July 11, 2008 he joined Lega Pro side Juve Stabia in another co-ownership deal, making his debut for Le vespe on 31 August 2008 against Taranto.[2][3] He became a starter for Juve Stabia in his first season, who decided to purchase his remaining contract from Fiorentina.[4] He spent the next season mostly playing as a right midfielder, even scoring his first goal in Juve Stabia-Barletta 4-1.[5][unreliable source?]


On 12 January 2010 he was signed by Torino in a co-ownership agreement.[6] He made his Serie B debut on 16 January 2010 during Torino-Grosseto (4-1). He was a regular for Torino during the season, scoring his first goal for the granata on 20 March 2010 in Modena-Torino (0-2). Torino purchased his remaining half from Juve Stabia in June 2010.

The following season he was also a starter for new coach Franco Lerda. He scored the first brace of his career in Torino-Modena (3-2), his only goals of the season.[citation needed] On 15 December 2010 he renewed his contract with Torino until 2014.[7] However, his season characterised by negative performances and Torino's failure to reach the playoffs made him the object of much criticism.[8]

New head coach Giampiero Ventura decided to focus on Danilo for the 2011–12 season, playing him as right back with Matteo Darmian. On 2 November 2011, he scored the winning goal against Reggina.[9] He repeated this on 11 February 2012, scoring against Nocerina 3-1.[10] Throughout the season he contributed 26 appearances and 3 goals with Torino being promoted.

He made his Serie A debut on 26 August 2012 against Siena 0-0, but did not start until 26 September against Udinese (0-0).[11][12] He scored his first goal in Serie A during a 5-1 win away to Atalanta.[13] In December 2012 he became Torino's vice-captain after Angelo Ogbonna suffered an injury.[citation needed] He was voted Torino's revelation of the year by the readers of Toro.it.[14]

D'Ambrosio covered as a left back in the 2013-14 season, scoring against Milan (2-2) on 14 September 2013.[citation needed] He scored again the following week away to Bologna, won 2-1 by Torino.[15] On 13 December 2013, Torino chairman Urbano Cairo confirmed that D'Ambrosio would be leaving the club after turning down a contract extension.[16] The former vice-captain concluded his experience at Torino with 119 appearances and 10 goals.

Inter Milan[edit]

On 28 January 2014 Sky Sport reported that D'Ambrosio would join Inter Milan for €1.5 million plus youngster Matteo Colombi.[17] On 30 January 2014 Inter confirmed the deal on their website.[18] D'Ambrosio scored his first official goal for the club in a 3-0 victory over Stjarnan in the Europa League.

International career[edit]

On 11 August 2010, D'Ambrosio made his debut with the Italy U-21 team in a friendly match against Denmark.

Personal life[edit]

He has a twin brother, Dario, who also plays as a defender for Lecce. Both grew up in Caivano in a football school, Sporting Caivano 94.


  1. ^ "Fiorentina Primavera 2005/2006". acffiorentina.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 29 October 2005. 
  2. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/serie-a/ufficiale-cinque-operazioni-minori-per-la-fiorentina-113089
  3. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2008/08/31/italy/serie-c1/taranto-sport/ss-juve-stabia/688013/
  4. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/serie-a/lega-calcio-tutti-i-risultati-delle-buste-157959
  5. ^ http://blog.libero.it/STABIA/7625339.html
  6. ^ "D'Ambrosio al Toro". Torino FC (in Italian). 13 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.calcionews24.com/ufficiale-torino-rinnova-danilo-d-ambrosio-fino-al-2014-115844.html
  8. ^ http://www.tuttosport.com/calcio/serie_b/torino/2011/06/20-131063/D'Ambrosio%3A+%C2%ABToro,+ho+deluso+ma+non+sono+un+montato%C2%BB
  9. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/01/italy/serie-b/reggina-calcio/torino-fc/1180760/
  10. ^ http://www.torinofc.it/content/view/9576/61/
  11. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2012/08/26/italy/serie-a/ac-siena/torino-fc/1351261/
  12. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2012/09/26/italy/serie-a/torino-fc/udinese-calcio/1351301/
  13. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2012/09/30/italy/serie-a/atalanta-bergamo/torino-fc/1351302/
  14. ^ http://www.lastampa.it/2013/05/15/sport/calcio/qui-toro/il-gran-gala-del-toro-incorona-cerci-xE6asAazzlFRokyIc8yWiI/pagina.html
  15. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2013/09/22/italy/serie-a/bologna-fc-1909/torino-fc/1551875/
  16. ^ http://www.football-italia.net/42762/d%E2%80%99ambrosio-will-leave-admit-torino
  17. ^ http://www.toronews.net/index.php/calciomercato/toro-d-ambrosio-inter-la-telenovela-e-finita
  18. ^ http://www.inter.it/en/news/44797

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