Danilo D'Ambrosio

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Danilo D'Ambrosio
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D'Ambrosio playing for Inter Milan in 2014
Personal information
Full name Danilo D'Ambrosio
Date of birth (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Internazionale
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 51 (2)
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 24 April 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

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

Danilo D'Ambrosio (born 9 September 1988) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full back for Internazionale.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Naples, D'Ambrosio began 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.[2] He was part of the Fiorentina primavera until December 2007, but on 8 January 2008 he was sold to Serie C1 side Potenza in a co-ownership agreement. He made his professional debut on 20 January 2008 in Potenza-Juve Stabia 2-1, collecting 10 appearances during the season. In June 2008 Fiorentina bought back D'Ambrosio.[3][4]

Juve Stabia[edit]

On 11 July 2008 he joined Lega Pro Prima Divisione side S.S. Juve Stabia in another co-ownership deal, for €30,000,[5] making his debut for Le vespe on 31 August 2008 against Taranto.[6][7]

He became a starter for Juve Stabia in his first season, who decided to purchase his remaining contract from Fiorentina for another €75,500.[5][8] He spent the next season mostly playing as a right midfielder, even scoring his first goal in a home victory against Barletta 4-1.[9][10][unreliable source?]

Torino[edit]

On 12 January 2010 he was signed by Torino in a co-ownership agreement.[11] He made his Serie B debut on 16 January 2010 in a 4-1 home win against Grosseto. He was a regular for Torino during the season, scoring his first goal for the granata on 20 March 2010 in a 2-0 away win against Modena. Torino purchased the remaining half of his contract 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 a 3-2 home win against Modena, one of the only 2 goals of his season.[12] On 15 December 2010 he renewed his contract with Torino until 2014.[13] However, his season was characterised by negative performances and Torino's failure to reach the playoffs made him the object of much criticism.[14]

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.[15] He repeated this on 11 February 2012, scoring in a 3–1 win over Nocerina.[16] Throughout the season he contributed 26 appearances and 3 goals with Torino being promoted.

He made his Serie A debut on 26 August 2012 during the goalless draw against Siena, appearing as a 93rd-minute-substitute, but did not start until 26 September against Udinese (0–0).[17][18] He scored his first goal in Serie A during a 5–1 win away against Atalanta.[19] In December 2012 he became Torino's vice-captain after Angelo Ogbonna suffered an injury.[20] He was voted Torino's revelation of the year by the readers of Toro.it.[21]

D'Ambrosio covered as a left back in the 2013–14 season, scoring in the 2–2 home draw against Milan on 14 September 2013.[22] He scored again the following week away against Bologna, in a game won 2–1 by Torino.[23] On 13 December 2013, Torino chairman Urbano Cairo confirmed that D'Ambrosio would be leaving the club after turning down a contract extension.[24] The former vice-captain concluded his experience at Torino with 119 appearances and 10 goals.

Internazionale[edit]

D'Ambrosio playing against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in September 2014

2013–14 season[edit]

On 8 January 2014 Tuttosport reported that D'Ambrosio would join Inter Milan in a cash plus player deal.[25] On 28 January 2014 Tuttosport revealed that the fee was €1.75 million cash, plus the free loan of Matteo Colombi and 50% registration rights of Marco Benassi.[26][27][28] Two days later, Inter confirmed the deal.[29][30] Three days after that, he made his debut for Nerazzurri in Derby d'Italia against Juventus at Juventus Stadium where Inter lost the match 3–1.[31] On 15 March 2014, D'Ambrosio started his first match with Inter, defeating Hellas Verona 2–0 at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.[32] Following that result, he secured a place in the starting lineup. D'Ambrosio was an unused substitute in Javier Zanetti's last competitive match at the San Siro, in which Inter defeated Lazio 4–1 to secure a place in Europa League play-off for next season.[33] D'Ambrosio finished his first season with Inter having played eleven matches, three of which he played in their entirety.

2014–15 season[edit]

D'Ambrosio scored his first competitive goal for the club on his European debut, in a 3–0 away win over Stjarnan in the first leg of Europa League play-off.[34] With a 6–0 victory in the second leg, Inter advanced to the group stage 9–0 on aggregate.[35]

On 18 September, in the first Europa League group match against Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, he scored the only goal of the match.[36] D'Ambrosio described his goal as "the most important of his career".[37] He scored again in the second group match on 2 October, opening a 2–0 home victory over Azerbaijani side FK Qarabag.[38]

2015–16 season[edit]

On 20 February 2016, D'Ambrosio scored his first league goal for Inter during the 3–1 home win over Sampdoria, beating the goalkeeper with a volley in with the inside of his left boot at the back post.[39] That was the first "Italian" goal for Inter in Serie A since Andrea Ranocchia scored on 15 December 2014.[40] Eight days later against Juventus for the next league match, D'Ambrosio's misplaced a header resulting in Leonardo Bonucci scoring in 47th minute, in an eventual 2–0 win for Juventus.[41] Later, on 12 March against Bologna, he was again in the scoresheet for the second time this season, scoring the second goal of the match minutes before assisting the goal of Ivan Perišić, helping Inter to get its second consecutive league win.[42]

International career[edit]

On 11 August 2010, D'Ambrosio made his debut with the Italy U21 team in a friendly match against Denmark.[43]

Personal life[edit]

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

In April 2014, D'Ambrosio joined Twitter and with his first post claimed that for every follower he received, he would make a donation of €0.50 to the "Aiutare I Bambini" charity which gives aid to needy children in his home region of Campania. He eventually donated €11,500.[44]

Style of play[edit]

D'Ambrosio is a quick, energetic, offensive fullback, who is physically strong, and who also possesses good stamina, and reliable technical ability. He primarily plays on the right, but is also capable of playing on the left due to his tactical versatility. He has also been used as a wide midfielder in a 3-5-2 formation.[45]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 April 2016[46][1]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torino 2009–10 18 1 3[a] 0 21 1
2010–11 30 2 1 0 31 2
2011–12 26 3 1 0 27 3
2012–13 28 2 0 0 28 2
2013–14 14 2 1 0 15 2
Total 116 10 3 0 3 0 122 10
Internazionale 2013–14 11 0 11 0
2014–15 23 0 1 0 8[b] 3 32 3
2015–16 17 2 3 0 0[b] 0 20 2
Total 51 2 3 0 8 3 64 5
Career total 167 12 6 0 8 3 3 0 185 15
  1. ^ All appearances in Serie B Promotion
  2. ^ a b All appearances in Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Torino[46]

Serie B: Runner-up 2011–12

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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  46. ^ a b Danilo D'Ambrosio profile at Soccerway

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