Davide Calabria

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Davide Calabria
Calabria with Milan in 2018
Personal information
Full name Davide Calabria
Date of birth (1996-12-06) 6 December 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Brescia, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2001–2006 Virtus Adrense
2006–2015 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Milan 44 (2)
National team
2013 Italy U17 9 (0)
2013 Italy U18 1 (0)
2014–2015 Italy U19 12 (1)
2015 Italy U20 2 (0)
2015– Italy U21 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2018

Davide Calabria (born 6 December 1996) is an Italian professional footballer, who plays as a full-back for Serie A club Milan.

Club career[edit]

Calabria is a youth exponent from Milan. He made his Serie A debut on 30 May 2015 against Atalanta, replacing Mattia De Sciglio at the 84th minute in a 1–3 away win.[1] On 15 July 2015 Calabria was officially promoted to the first team.[2][3] He made his first start in a 3–2 win over Palermo on 22 September, playing 49 minutes, and was highly praised for his performance. He scored his first professional goal for AC Milan against AS Roma on matchday 26 of the 2017/18 Serie A season.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Calabria made his debut for the Italy U21 on 13 October 2015, in a qualifying match against Republic of Ireland.

In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio.[6]

Style of play[edit]

Calabria is a quick and modern full-back who likes to get forward and support his team's attacking moves. His strong overlapping offensive runs, crossing ability, and solid technique caused problems for Juventus in the 2016 Coppa Italia Final although it was him who did not chase Alvaro Morata down his flank properly to prevent a creation of scoring opportunity.[7] Regarded as a promising young player, defensively, his positioning, decision-making, and tackling are commendable, and he has also drawn praise from pundits and former footballers for his maturity and personality in spite of his youth. Although he is not physically dominant, he is gifted with good pace and stamina, and can also recover to his defensive position quickly, which enables him to cover the flank effectively. A former midfielder in his youth, while he is mainly deployed as a right-back, he is a highly versatile player who is capable of playing in several positions, and is equally adept at left-back due to his ability with both feet, despite being naturally right-footed.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]


As of 23 September 2018.[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 2014–15 Serie A 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 6 0 2 0 8 0
2016–17 12 0 1 0 13 0
2017–18 21 1 4 0 5 0 30 1
2018–19 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Career total 44 2 7 0 5 0 0 0 56 2