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Giovanni Di Lorenzo

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Gender Male
Age 29
Date of birth August 4,1993
Zodiac sign Leo
Born Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana
Height 187 (cm)
Weight 83 (kg)
Current_teams Empoli F. C.
Date joinedMatera Calcio
Job Journalist
Current_team Napoli
Position Right-back
Number S.S.C. Napoli
Italy national football team
ParentsMarianne Matull
Carlo di Lorenzo
ChildrenElea Giulia Alva di Lorenzo
Movies/Shows III nach neun
Best of Talk 2014
Awards Ischia International Journalism Awards
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
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Giovanni Di Lorenzo Life story

Giovanni Di Lorenzo Cavaliere OMRI is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Serie A club Napoli and the Italy national team.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo (born 4 August 1993) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Serie A club Napoli and the Italy national team.

Club career

Early career with Reggina and loan to Cuneo

Di Lorenzo began his career with the Reggina youth system in 2009. On 29 May 2011, he made his professional debut for the senior side in a Serie B match at Sassuolo. He spent the 2012–13 season on loan with Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Cuneo, collecting 27 appearances and drawing attention due to his promising performances.

Matera and Empoli

Between 2015 and 2017, Di Lorenzo played for Matera, collectiong 58 appearances and scoring 3 goals.Di Lorenzo was signed by Empoli in August 2017. After helping the side achieve promotion to Serie A, he made his debut in the Italian top flight on 19 August 2018 against Cagliari; in the return fixture against the same opponent, he scored his first Serie A goal.


On 7 June 2019, Di Lorenzo joined S.S.C. Napoli for €8 million. During his first year at Napoli, Di Lorenzo became a first team starter, taking them to seventh in the Serie A and helping them secure a win against Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final. Napoli also reached the Round of 16, in the Champions League, with Di Lorenzo getting 2 assists and playing every game. In his second year at the club, he helped guide the team into the Round of 32, at the Europa League, however, they lost to Granada, 3-2 on aggregate. Napoli also finished fifth in the league. Di Lorenzo has scored 7 goals for Napoli, in the League and Domestic Cups.On 15 July 2020, the right-back was linked to a move with Manchester United, but instead opted to sign a 5 year deal with Napoli, seeing him remain at the club until 2026.

International career

Di Lorenzo has represented Italy at U20 and U21 youth levels.On 14 August 2013, Di Lorenzo made his debut with the Italy U21 national team under the guidance of coach and former Italian International footballer Luigi Di Biagio in a friendly match against Slovakia which Italy went on to win 4–1.

He made his senior international debut on 15 October 2019, playing as a starter in a 5–0 away win against Liechtenstein, in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match.In June 2021, he was included in Italy's 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. After beating Belgium on July 2, Di Lorenzo gained notoriety by celebrating his victory by taking off his shorts and running around in his briefs. On 11 July, Di Lorenzo won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time; during the final, Di Lorenzo played the entire match.On 8 September, Di Lorenzo scored his first goal for the Italy senior national team, the final goal of 5–0 home win over Lithuania in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier; he had also contributed to Giacomo Raspadori's first goal for Italy, the third of the match.

Style of play

Initially a forward in his youth, Di Lorenzo was nicknamed "Batigol" by his friends due to his goal-scoring ability, in honour of Argentine striker Gabriel Omar Batistuta. He later switched to playing in more defensive roles, and was occasionally deployed as a holding midfielder, before being moved to his current position of right-back; a versatile player, he is also capable of playing as a centre-back, as an attack-minded wing-back, or as a right winger, due to his offensive qualities. Although he is not the quickest player, he is a tall player, who possesses good technique, and is known for his stamina, physical qualities, and ability in the air; moreover, he is capable of using either foot.

Personal life

Di Lorenzo was born in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.

Career statistics


As of match played 15 May 2022


As of match played 11 June 2022Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Di Lorenzo goal.



Serie B: 2017–18Napoli

Coppa Italia: 2019–20Italy

UEFA European Championship: 2020

UEFA Nations League third place: 2020–21


5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 2021


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