Elia Petrelli

Elia Petrelli (born 15 August 2001) is an Italian footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Reggina, on loan from Genoa.

Elia Petrelli
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-08-15) 15 August 2001 (age 19)
Place of birth Cesena, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Genoa)
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2010 Savignanese
2010–2011 Ravenna
2011–2016 Cesena
2016–2020 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2021 Juventus U23 16 (5)
2021– Genoa 0 (0)
2021–Reggina (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2016 Italy U16 1 (0)
2018 Italy U18 3 (1)
2018–2019 Italy U19 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Club career

Petrelli joined the Juventus youth teams in the summer of 2016.[1] He made his Serie C debut for Juventus U23 on 23 December 2018, in a game against Virtus Entella as a 72nd-minute substitute for Stephy Mavididi.[2] On 22 November 2020, Petrelli scored a hat-trick during the 2020–21 season against Pistoiese, helping Juventus U23 win 3–2.[3]

On 29 January 2021, Petrelli moved to Genoa for a fee of €8 million, plus a maximum of €5.3 million in performance-related bonuses.[4] He was subsequently loaned to Reggina until the end of the 2020–21 season.[5]

International career

Petrelli was first called up to represent his country for the under-16 squad in a friendly against Turkey in December 2016. He was called up to the under-17 team for the Euro qualifiers in October 2017, but remained on the bench in all three games.[6]

In August 2018, Petrelli played in friendlies for Italy U18 and scored a goal against Serbia.[7] In October 2018, he participated in the Euro qualifiers for the under-19 squad.[8]


  1. "Alla scoperta di Elia Petrelli, il centravanti che guiderà la Juventus Primavera" [Discovering Elia Petrelli, the striker who will lead Juventus Primavera]. Spazio J. 23 July 2018.
  2. "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 23 December 2018.
  3. Baridon, Marco (2020-11-22). "Pagelle Juventus U23-Pistoiese: Petrelli decisivo, Di Pardo instancabile VOTI". Juventus News 24 (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  4. "UFFICIALE | Portanova, Petrelli, Rovella: gli accordi con il Genoa". Juventus.com (in Italian). 28 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. "Elia Petrelli è un calciatore amaranto" [Elia Petrelli is an amaranth footballer]. reggina1914.it (in Italian). 31 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  6. "Petrelli Italy U17 profile" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  7. "Petrelli Italy U18 profile" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  8. "Petrelli Italy U19 profile" (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2019.