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The Italian legend Giorgio Chiellini retires from professional football

The Italy national football team is one of the best football sides in the world. They have dominated every tournament and filled their cabinet with numerous trophies. A lot of credit goes to their player, and today, the Italian legend Giorgio Chiellini retires from professional football.

Chiellini was a wall when it came to defending and has always given his best for the national side. He has played a crucial role in whichever clubs he represented and has won at least one trophy with them.

His football journey began in 1990 with the Livorno youth team, when he was just 6 years old. After a decade of hard work and consistent performances, he made his professional career debut with their main squad. Chiellini played over 50 games for the club and won Serie C1, his first professional career title.

Later, a career-changing move to Juventus in 2004 completely transformed his life. No one knew then that this 18-year-old boy would represent the club for 561 games and win 20 trophies, along with a place in the Juventus All-Time Greatest 11.

On the other hand, for the Italian national football team, he made 117 appearances and won the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup, along with three bronze medals and two runner-up titles. He is the joint fifth-highest appearance holder for Italy, and after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he announced his retirement. Finally, on December 13, 2024, Chiellini announced his retirement from professional football. Let us have a look at his glorious football career stats and achievements.

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Giorgio Chiellini Stats and Achievements

Stats

Year Team Appearances Goals Assists
2000-2004 Livorno 62 4
2004-2005 (loan) Fiorentina 42 3 2
2004-2022 Juventus 561 36 26
2022-2023 Los Angeles FC 45 1 1
2004-2022 Italy National Football Team 117 8 4

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Club Achievements

Italy

  • UEFA Euro Cup (2020)
  • UEFA Euro Cup runner-up (2012)
  • Conmebol Cup of Champions runner-up (2022)
  • 3x Bronze Medal (FIFA Confederations Cup, Olympics, and UEFA Nations League)

Livorno

  • Serie C1 (2001-02)

Juventus

  • 9x Serie A (2011-20)
  • 5x Coppa Italia (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2019-20)
  • 5x Supercoppa Italiana (2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2020)
  • Serie B (2006–07)
  • 2x UEFA Champions League runner-up (2014-15 and 2016-17)

Los Angeles FC

  • Supporters Shield (2022)

Individual Achievements

  • 5x Serie A Team of the Year
  • 3x Serie A Defender of the Year
  • 2x UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
  • UEFA Team of the Year (2017)
  • Juventus Player of the Year (2021–22)
  • Juventus Greatest 11 of All-Time
  • IFFHS Men’s UEFA Team of the Year (2021)

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