| (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 25)|
Bayer 04 Leverkusen (#26 / Defender)
Giulio Donati Wikipedia
Giulio Donati (born 5 February 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Mainz 05.
Born in Pietrasanta, the Province of Lucca, Donati started his career at hometown club Lucchese. In July 2008, he was signed by Internazionale and played for its Primavera team (U-20 youth team).
At the start of 2009–10 season, Donati was called up to the first team for a number of friendlies. On 16 December 2009, he made his debut against Livorno at Coppa Italia. With both teams resting numbers of regular starters, the match ended in an 1–0 win. He subsequently also received call ups to the next two competitive matches (against Lazio and Chievo) and started a mid-season friendly.
On 25 June 2010, he was loaned to newly promoted Serie A team Lecce with option to sign him in a co-ownership deal. He made 16 appearances for Lecce in a season in which the Salentini were relegated. He was also a regular for the Italian u20 and u21 sides during the season. Lecce did not take up the option to sign him on a co-ownership deal.
Donati spend the 2011–12 season on loan at Serie B side Calcio Padova. On 25 August, he made his Serie B debut with Padova in the away draw against Sampdoria. There he found regular first team football and made a total of 30 appearances.
The 2012–13 season was another in which Donati was sent on loan again to a Serie B side, this time U.S. Grosseto F.C.. He made 27 appearances for Grosseto and made two assists throughout the course of the season.
On 21 June 2013, Bayer Leverkusen agreed a fee of €3m with Internazionale. He took part in 23 of the 34 Bundesliga games in the 2013–14 season, assisting once in a 2–1 win over Hertha BSC. He also made six UEFA Champions League appearances in a run that saw Bayer knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16.
He signed for Mainz 05 on 25 January 2016 on a contract running until 2019 for an undisclosed fee.
On 12 February 2010, Donati was called up by coach Pierluigi Casiraghi from the Italy U-21 team for a training camp, however he was not selected to the final squad for the upcoming qualifying match. On 17 November 2010, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 team in a friendly match against Turkey.As of match played 05 February 2017