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Full name  Paolo De Ceglie
Name  Paolo Ceglie
Salary  1.3 million EUR (2012)
1995–2006  Juventus
Weight  75 kg
Number  25
Height  1.84 m
Place of birth  Aosta, Italy
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986 (age 29)
Playing position  Left back / Left wingback
Current team  Olympique de Marseille (#25 / Defender)
Parents  Rosita De Ceglie, Giulio De Ceglie
Similar People  Mauricio Isla, Antonio Conte, Giuseppe Marotta, Massimiliano Allegri, Luigi Delneri

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Paolo De Ceglie ([ˈpaːolo de ˈtʃeʎʎe]; born 17 September 1986 in Aosta) is an Italian footballer who plays as a left-back, wing-back, or as a winger.


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Club career

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De Ceglie joined the Juventus youth system as a schoolboy alongside former teammate Claudio Marchisio and idolized veteran left midfielder Pavel Nedvěd. He played in various youth competitions for Juve, including the Campionato Primavera and Coppa Italia Primavera. He scored a hat-trick in Juventus' 5–1 defeat of bitter rivals Internazionale in the 2006 Super Coppa Primavera.

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When Juventus were relegated to Serie B for the 2006–07 season due to the Calciopoli scandal, De Ceglie and fellow youngsters Claudio Marchisio and Sebastian Giovinco were all promoted to the first team. He made his senior team debut on 6 November 2006 for Juventus against Napoli, coming on as a substitute for Nicola Legrottaglie after 55 minutes, with the game eventually ending 1–1. His first ever senior goal came in his second game, as Juventus beat Lecce 4–1. In June 2007 he was loaned out to Serie A side Siena on a co-ownership agreement. He had a successful time there, starting nearly every match when fit and also scored twice and tallied several assists.

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De Ceglie was sold back to Juventus on 9 June 2008 after his first season in Serie A with Siena. Juve paid €3.5m for the other half of his contract, which was paid in installments during the 2008–09 season. He put in some good performances, most notably in the 4–2 win over Milan in December. He came on as a substitute for the injured Pavel Nedvěd and made an immediate impact, setting up Amauri's goal to put Juve 3–1 up and forcing a professional foul from Milan right back Gianluca Zambrotta which resulted in a free kick. That same month, he extended his contract until 2013. In the summer of 2009, he became the subject of transfer rumours but no move ever materialized as he did not want to leave Turin. He was a bit-part player during Ciro Ferrara's time as coach. Due to various injury problems, new manager Alberto Zaccheroni named him in the starting line-up more regularly in the latter half of the 2009–10 season. He has been played as a left winger to great effect in Zaccheroni's experimental 3–5–2 formation. In February, he set up Amauri to score the equalizer in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg match against Ajax and Juventus went on to win 2–1 on aggregate after a 0–0 draw in the second leg. He made his 50th league appearance for Juve on 25 April and played a part in their 3–0 win over Bari.

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De Ceglie was not expected to be a starter under new manager Luigi Delneri, who was appointed prior to the 2010–11 season. He took his chances and his improved performances earned him a place in the starting eleven. Unfortunately his season was interrupted with a ligament injury that required surgery in October. He made a comeback as a second-half substitute on the last matchday of the season against S.S.C. Napoli.

With the arrival of Antonio Conte, De Ceglie was given the number 11 shirt and a starting place at left back in the opening game of the 2011–12 season against Parma. His first competitive start in nearly a year was soured by a straight red card for a foul on his former Primavera teammate Sebastian Giovinco which resulted in a penalty. However, Giorgio Chiellini was moved back to left back and, along with Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Stephan Lichtsteiner became the first choice back four thus relegating him to the bench. He returned to the starting line-up for the Coppa Italia match as a stand-in for Chiellini and the league win against Novara when Bonucci was suspended and set up Simone Pepe's goal just 4 minutes after kick-off.

On 3 March 2012, De Ceglie scored his first goal since returning from Siena in a 1–1 draw against Chievo. After some good performances he was offered a contract extension and signed a new 5-year deal several weeks later.

De Ceglie joined Parma on a one-season loan deal from 1 September 2014 He scored a brace to seal a crucial 2–0 win against Inter on 1 November, the first time he has scored more than one goal in a match. The result ensured that Parma would not end the week at the bottom of the table, although they ended up being relegated at the end of the season partly due to the club's off-field problems and financial struggles. His loan spell ended on 30 January 2015. He spent the rest of the season as back up to Patrice Evra and Kwadwo Asamoah.

On 31 August 2015, De Ceglie was loaned out to French club Olympique de Marseille by Juventus, but only managed to obtain seven appearances with the club.

After returning to Juventus in the summer of 2016, and refusing to be transferred to Crotone, De Ceglie was left out of the first squad. During the January 2017 transfer window, he similarly refused to be transferred to Serie B side Pisa, despite not having made a single appearance for the Turin side since the 2014–15 season; his agent reported that De Ceglie wanted to see out his contract with Juventus, which will expire in June 2017.

International career

He made his Italy U-21 debut against Luxembourg, 12 December 2006, replacing Arturo Lupoli in the 62nd minute. Since making his U-21 debut, De Ceglie had been a regular in the Azzurrini squad, initially at left back.

De Ceglie was called up for the 2008 Toulon Tournament but had to return home due to an injury. He was a regular at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the summer of 2009, he was called up for the U-21 European Championships held in Sweden, playing in left midfield as Domenico Criscito was preferred at left back. He missed the semifinal loss to Germany due to an injury he picked up in the last group match against Belarus.


Statistics accurate as of match played 14 May 2016

1Includes Coppa Italia and Coupe de France.

2Includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.

3Includes Supercoppa Italiana and Coupe de la Ligue.


Juventus Primavera

  • Campionato Primavera (1): 2005–06
  • Super Coppa Primavera (1): 2006
  • Torneo di Viareggio (1): 2004–05
  • Juventus

  • Serie A (4): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
  • Serie B (1): 2006–07
  • Supercoppa Italiana (2): 2012, 2013
  • Coppa Italia (2): 2014–15
  • References

    Paolo De Ceglie Wikipedia