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Roberto Gagliardini (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto ɡaʎʎarˈdiːni]; born 7 April 1994) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Italy national team.

Roberto Gagliardini
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Roberto Gagliardini in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Inter Milan
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2013 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Atalanta 14 (0)
2014Cesena (loan) 19 (1)
2014–2015Spezia (loan) 14 (1)
2015–2016Vicenza (loan) 16 (1)
2017– Inter Milan 67 (7)
National team
2014–2015 Italy U20 5 (2)
2015–2017 Italy U21 6 (0)
2017– Italy 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:15, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Contents

Club careerEdit

Atalanta and loan spellsEdit

Born in Bergamo to physical education teacher and a Sicilian mother, Gagliardini began his career at hometown club Atalanta playing for their youth teams and later for the reserves. He was promoted to the first-team squad for the 2013–14 season.[1]

On 4 December 2013, Gagliardini made his professional debut, starting in a 2–0 home win over Sassuolo, for the campaign's Coppa Italia.[2]

Loan to CesenaEdit

On 17 January 2014, he was loaned to Serie B side Cesena with a 6-month loan deal.[3] On 25 January he made his debut for Cesena as a substitute, replacing Guido Marilungo in the 74th minute and one minute latar he scored his first career goal in a 3–1 away win over Varese.[4][5] On 2 February, Gagliardini played his first full match for Cesena, a 1–1 away draw against Virtus Lanciano.[6] On 6 June, Gagliardini was sent-off with a double yellow card in the 67th minute of a 1–0 away win against Modena.[7] Gagliardini ended his 6-month loan to Cesena with 21 apparences, including 16 as a starter, and 1 goal.[8] He helped the team win promotion to Serie A.[1]

Loan to SpeziaEdit

On 1 September 2014, he was loaned to Serie B side Spezia on a season-long loan deal.[9] On 7 September he made his debut for Spezia as a substitute replacing Juri Cisotti in the 68th minute of a 2–1 home win over Frosinone.[10] On 24 January 2015, Gagliardini played his first entire match for Spezia and he scored his first goal in the 55th minute of a 1–1 away draw against Frosinone.[11] Gagilardini ended his season-long loan to Spezia with 14 apparences and 1 goal.[8]

Loan to VicenzaEdit

On 29 July 2015, Gagliardini moved to Serie B side Vicenza on loan, with an option to purchase.[12] On 9 August he made his debut for Vicenza in the second round of Coppa Italia in a match won at penalty 4–2 against Cosenza.[13] On 15 August, Gagliardini played in the third round of Coppa Italia, he was replaced by Giovanni Sbrissa in the 78th minute of a 1–0 away win over Empoli.[14] On 6 September he made his Serie B debut for Vicenza in a 1–0 away win against Modena.[15] On 27 October, Gagilardini scored his first goal for Vicenza in the 24th minute of a 2–1 away win over Trapani.[16] On 3 December he played in the fourth round of Coppa Italia in a 2–1 away defeat against Carpi, he was replaced in the 64th minute by Salvatore D'Elia.[17] Gagliardi finished his loan to Vicenza with 19 apparences and 1 goal.[8]

Return to AtalantaEdit

On 15 May 2016, he made his Serie A debut with Atalanta in a 2–1 away win over Genoa, on the final match-day of the 2015–16 season.[18][19][20] The first half of the following season, he was promoted to the starting line-up, making 13 more league appearances for the club.[21]

Inter MilanEdit

On 11 January 2017, Gagliardini joined Inter Milan on loan, with an obligation to buy in the summer of 2018.[22][23] He was presented two days later, where he was assigned the squad number 5 (previously worn by Felipe Melo, who left Inter in the same transfer window).[24][25] Gagliardini made his Inter debut on 14 January against Chievo at San Siro, playing the full-90 minutes in a 3–1 win to help the nerazzurri claim their fifth consecutive league victory.[26] On 5 March, he scored his first goal for Inter in a 5–1 win at Cagliari.[27] The following week, Gagliardini scored against his parent club Atalanta in a 7–1 thrashing by Inter.[28]

International careerEdit

On 28 February 2014, Gagliardini was called up to the Italy under-20 side.[29] On 12 August 2015, he made his debut with the under-21 side under manager Luigi Di Biagio, in a friendly match against Hungary, which ended in a 0–0 draw.[30][31][32]

In November 2016, Gagliardini was called up to the Italian senior squad for the first time by manager Gian Piero Ventura for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Liechtenstein and a friendly match against Germany, following an injury to Claudio Marchisio.[33][34]

On 28 March 2017, Gagliardini made his first senior appearance for the Italy national football team, along with four other players; he came off the bench to replace the injured Daniele De Rossi in the 37th minute of a 2–1 friendly away win against the Netherlands.[35][36]

In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Di Biagio.[37] Italy were eliminated by Spain in the semi-finals on 27 June, following a 3–1 defeat, during which Gagliardini was sent off.[38][39]

Style of playEdit

Gagliardini is a quick, hard-working, energetic, physically strong, and well-rounded midfielder, who is capable of playing as a box-to-box, central, attacking, or defensive midfielder. He is effective as a ball winner, but can also distribute the ball well and start attacking plays or provide assists after winning back possession, courtesy of his good vision and technique. He also possesses a good shot, which allows him to contribute to his team's offensive play with goals.[21][40][41]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 May 2019[42]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cesena (loan) 2013–14 21 1 21 1
Total 21 1 21 1
Spezia (loan) 2014–15 14 1 0 0 14 1
Total 14 1 0 0 14 1
Vicenza (loan) 2015–16 16 1 3 0 19 1
Total 16 1 3 0 19 1
Atalanta 2013–14 0 0 1 0 1 0
2015–16 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total 14 0 2 0 16 0
Inter Milan 2016–17 18 2 1 0 19 2
2017–18 30 0 2 0 32 0
2018–19 19 5 2 0 0 0 21 5
Total 67 7 5 0 72 7
Career total 132 10 10 0 142 10

InternationalEdit

As of 20 November 2018[42]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 3 0
2018 3 0
Total 6 0

ReferencesEdit

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