By Anna Italia
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Getting to know our players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It’s time to meet Defender Leonardo Bonucci.
Leonardo Bonucci was born in Viterbo, Italy on 1st May 1987. He spent his youth with Inter and made his Serie A debut in 2006. After spells with Treviso, Pisa and Bari, he moved to Juventus in July 2010 and has since won three consecutive Serie A titles (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014).
Bonucci made his debut for Italy on 3rd March 2010 in Montecarlo, during a friendly against Cameroon, and scored his first goal in the following match against Mexico in Brussels.
He was part of Marcello Lippi’s squad at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was also part of Cesare Prandelli’s squad for UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland-Ukraine and for the 2013 Confederations Cup.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Serie A title (Inter, 2005/2006; Juventus, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014)
Italian Cup (Inter, 2005/2006)
Italian Super Cup (Inter, 2006; Juventus, 2012, 2013)
Player Profile — Leonardo Bonucci
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Date of Birth
- 01-05-1987 (27 yo)
- Squad Number
- 6‘2“ (1.9m)
- 181lbs (82kg)
Here is Italy 23-Official Players for the World Cup – Italy Squad. Questo l’elenco dei convocati per il Mondiale:
Goalkeepers / Portieri: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris St. Germain);
Defenders / Difensori: Ignazio Abate (Milan), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Darmian (Torino), De Sciglio (Milan), Paletta (Parma);
Midfielders / Centrocampisti: Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Thiago Motta (Paris St. Germain), Marco Parolo (Parma), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Verratti (Paris St. Germain);
Forwards / Attaccanti: Mario Balotelli (Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli).