Luca Pellegrini (footballer, born 1999)


Luca Pellegrini (born 7 March 1999) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Serie A club Genoa, on loan from Juventus.

Luca Pellegrini
Personal information
Full name Luca Pellegrini[1]
Date of birth (1999-03-07) 7 March 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Genoa (on loan from Juventus)
Number 88
Youth career
2011–2018 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Roma 4 (0)
2019Cagliari (loan) 12 (0)
2019– Juventus 0 (0)
2019–2020Cagliari (loan) 24 (0)
2020–Genoa (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Italy U16 9 (0)
2014–2015 Italy U17 12 (0)
2016 Italy U18 3 (0)
2016–2017 Italy U19 3 (0)
2018–2019 Italy U20 7 (0)
2018– Italy U21 5 (0)
2020– Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:37, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2020

Club career


Roma

On 17 April 2018, Pellegrini signed his first professional contract with A.S. Roma keeping him at the club until 2021.[2]

Pellegrini joined the first team in the 2018–19 season, aged 19. He made his professional and Serie A debut in a 4–0 win over Frosinone on 26 September 2018, making the assist for Aleksandar Kolarov's goal.[3][4] He made his UEFA Champions League debut on 2 October 2018, in the group stage match won 5–0 against FC Viktoria Plzeň.

Loan to Cagliari

On 31 January 2019, Pellegrini joined Cagliari on loan until 30 June 2019.[5]

Juventus

On 30 June 2019, Luca Pellegrini joined Serie A champions Juventus for €22 million, with Leonardo Spinazzola moving in the opposite direction for €29.5 million.[6] On 19 August 2019, he rejoined Cagliari on loan for the 2019–20 season.[7] On 26 September 2020, Pellegrini moved to Genoa on a one-year loan.[8]

International career


Pellegrini made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 11 October 2018, in a friendly match lost 1–0 against Belgium.

With the Italy U20 side he took part in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, in which Italy achieved a fourth–place finish.[9]

He received his first was call up to the Italy senior squad for the team's UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Armenia and Finland in September 2019.[10]

He made his senior debut with Italy on 11 November 2020, featuring as a substitute in a 4–0 friendly win over Estonia in Florence.[11]

Style of play


Although he usually plays as a left-back, Pellegrini has also been used as an offensive-minded central midfielder, known as the "mezzala" role, in Italian. A physically powerful and technically gifted defender, he is also known for his quality, stamina, consistency, and work-rate. Regarded in the media as a promising young player, in July 2019 he was included in UEFA.com's "50 for the future" list of "ones to watch in 2019–20."[4][12][13][14]

Personal life


On 30 September 2020, Pellegrini tested positive for COVID-19 amid its pandemic in Italy.[15]

Career statistics


Club

As of match played 20 February 2021[16]
Club Season League League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Roma 2018–19 Serie A 40002060
Cagliari (loan) 2018–19 Serie A 12000120
2019–20 Serie A 24000240
Total 36000 360
Genoa (loan) 2020–21 Serie A 11010110
Career total 560102000580

International

As of match played 11 November 2020[16]
National team YearAppsGoals
Italy 202010
Total10

Honours


Italy U20

References


  1. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: Italy" (PDF). FIFA. 13 June 2019. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020.
  2. "Luca Pellegrini signs long-term contract with Roma". www.asroma.com.
  3. "Roma vs. Frosinone - 26 September 2018 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com.
  4. Pietrella, Francesco (27 September 2018). "Luca Pellegrini, chi è il nuovo talento della Roma: dal no al Liverpool all'esordio in A" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  5. "UFFICIALE: Cagliari, rinforzo a sinistra. Preso il giovane Luca Pellegrini" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. "Benvenuto in bianconero a Luca Pellegrini!". Juventus.com. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  7. "Juventus starlet Pellegrini returns to Cagliari on loan". 19 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  8. Juventus.com. "Luca Pellegrini in prestito al Genoa - Juventus". Juventus.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  9. "Mina sparks historic finish for Ecuador". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2019.
  10. "Italia, in 26 per Armenia e Finlandia: prima chiamata per Luca Pellegrini – Archived copy". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 30 August 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  11. "A Grifo brace and goals from Bernardeschi and Orsolini secure a comfortable win against Estonia". www.figc.it. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  12. "Luca Pellegrini: 'Carichi per i quarti. Mezzala anche in futuro? Dipende...'" (in Italian). www.calciomercato.com. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  13. "Luca Pellegrini is Bianconero!". Juventus F.C. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  14. "50 for the future: UEFA.com's ones to watch in 2019/20". UEFA.com. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  15. "Nota della società" (Press release) (in Italian). Genoa. 30 September 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  16. "Luca Pellegrini". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.