Simone Perrotta

Italy 2017

Simone Perrotta spent much of his 18-year career at AS Roma. His first club was Reggina before he earned a move to Juventus, but with such experienced and world-class midfielders in Turin, he struggled for regular first team football. Perrotta had stints at Bari and Chievo before moving to Roma in 2004 where he spent nine years. While in the capital he won the Coppa Italia twice and the Supercoppa Italiana once, while finishing runners up in Serie A on four occasions. He was a versatile player capable of operating centrally, out wide, or in holding or attacking positions. Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester in England, he moved to Italy when he was five. He chose to play for Italy and turned out for the Azzurri 48 times, scoring twice. He started every game as his team won the 2006 World Cup. He also lifted the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in 2000.

Full name: Simone Pasquale Perrotta
Born: 17/09/1977, Aston-under-Lyne, England
Clubs: Reggina (1995-1998), Juventus (1998-1999), Bari (1999-2001), Chievo (2001-2004), Roma (2004-2013)
International: 48 apps, 2 goals (2002-2009)
Position: Midfielder

Honours:

  • Coppa Italia (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2007
  • FIFA World Cup (1): 2006
  • UEFA Under-21 European Championship (1): 2000