Simone Perrotta

Simone Perrotta

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Simone Perrotta, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI, (born September 17, 1977 in Ashton-under-Lyne, England) is an English-born Italian World Cup-winning footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Roma. He was a member of the Italian national football team that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Early life

Perrotta can operate as a box to box midfielder, a winger, a central attacking midfielder, or a defensive midfielder. Although he may lack some of the technical skills of his Italian and Roman peers, Perrotta makes up for it with his limitless stamina and endurance, reaction, tackling ability, and will to win. He is often used in an attacking role and surges up field and even goes for goal.

Perrotta lived in England until the age of 6, attending the former St Ann's RC Primary School, Burlington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. His parents, Francesco and Anna Maria, ran a pub in Ashton and lived on Fitzroy Street and briefly at the Chiltern Chapel before moving back to Italy in 1982. Perrotta is of Calabrian origins despite being born in England.

Reggina & Juventus

Perrotta grew up in the youth system of Reggina and debuted in Serie B in 1995, becoming an important fixture in their line-up. In 1998, Juventus decided to sign him, but with great midfielders like Antonio Conte, Didier Deschamps, and Zin├ędine Zidane ahead of him he only collected 5 appearances for the Turin club. In 1999, he was loaned to Bari in a...
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