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Claudio Marchisio

Claudio Marchisio
Marchisio playing for Juventus
Personal information
Full nameClaudio Marchisio
Date of birth19 January 1986(age 30)
Place of birthChieri, Italy
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10.4 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubJuventus

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Claudio Marchisio (born January 19, 1986 in Chieri, Province of Turin) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team. A product of the Juventus youth system, he has spent his whole career thus far at his hometown club, with the exception of a season-long loan spell at Empoli. Since the 2009-10 season, he is fourth choice captain, behind Del Piero, Buffon and Chiellini.

Since making his breakthrough in the 2008 09 season, Marchisio has often been compared to former Juventus and Italy midfielder Marco Tardelli by the Italian press for his tenacious style of play and good reading of the game. A hard-tackling, versatile midfielder, he prefers to play in centre midfield although he is able to play as a wide midfielder. Though predominantly right-footed, he possesses a powerful shot in both feet, hence his penchant for attempting shots on goal from outside the penalty box if given the chance.

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