Ivan De Santis
|Full name||Ivan Francesco De Santis|
|Date of birth||21 May 1997|
|Place of birth||Conversano, Italy|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2016–2017||→ Catania (loan)||2||(0)|
|2017||→ Paganese (loan)||15||(1)|
|2019||→ Virtus Entella (loan)||11||(0)|
|2020||→ Cesena (loan)||4||(0)|
|2021||→ Modena (loan)||5||(0)|
|2021–2022||→ Monopoli (loan)||0||(0)|
|2022–||→ Paganese (loan)||0||(0)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23 January 2022|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 October 2017
Ivan Francesco De Santis (born 21 May 1997) is an Italian professional football defender who plays for Paganese on loan from Monopoli. A centre-back, he made his professional debut on 2 November 2016, for Catania.
De Santis was born in the Apulian town of Conversano, but began his career in Lombardy in the youth teams of Serie A giants Milan. His progression through the youth teams was rapid, and he became a starter for the Primavera side aged just 16. Despite playing against opponents often two years older than himself, De Santis impressed coaches whilst playing in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera and UEFA Youth League, and made over 60 appearances for the Primavera side in total.
De Santis was sent on loan to Lega Pro side Catania at the beginning of the 2016–17 season. Here, however, De Santis received little game time and made just three appearances. Due to this lack of playing time, Milan recalled De Santis early, in January 2017, in order to loan him out again. He signed a six-month loan contract with Paganese, also of Lega Pro, on 27 January 2017.
He moved to Virtus permanently on 23 August 2019.
Loan to Cesena
Loan to Modena
Loan to Monopoli
Loan to Paganese
De Santis has played for every age category for Italy from under-15 to under-19, and also received a call-up to the under-20 side in September 2016 for the Under-20 Four Nations Tournament, after Fabio Della Giovanna was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Updated 1 January 2018
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- "ALTRO ARRIVO DALLA VIRTUS ENTELLA: È IVAN DE SANTIS" (Press release) (in Italian). Cesena. 20 January 2020.
- "Arriva il difensore De Santis" (in Italian). Modena. 14 January 2021.
- "IVAN DE SANTIS É UN NUOVO CALCIATORE DEL MONOPOLI" (in Italian). Monopoli]. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
- "IVAN DE SANTIS IN PRESTITO DAL MONOPOLI" (Press release) (in Italian). Paganese. 28 January 2022. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
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