Giorgio Chiellini (Italian pronunciation: [?d?ord?o kjel?li?ni]; born 14 August 1984) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender and is the captain of Juventus and the Italy national team. Chiellini is considered to be one of the best defenders in the world. A physically strong, aggressive, and versatile defender, although he is usually deployed as a centre-back, he is also capable of playing as a left-back, both in a three or four-man defence.
At club level, Chiellini began his career with Livorno in 2000, also later playing for Roma and Fiorentina, before moving to Juventus in 2005. With Juventus, he has won eight consecutive Serie A titles from 2012 to 2019, as well as four consecutive Coppa Italia titles, and four Supercoppa Italiana titles. Chiellini has been named in the Serie A Team of the Year four times: in 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2017–18 and has been awarded the Serie A Defender of the Year also three times: in 2008, 2009 and 2010.He made his international debut for Italy in 2004, and currently has a total of 101 caps making him Italys seventh-highest appearance holder. He was selected in the nations squads for the 2004 Olympics, winning a bronze medal, as well as for three UEFA European Championships, two FIFA World Cups and two FIFA Confederations Cups, helping the Azzurri to reach the final of UEFA Euro 2012 and achieve a third-place finish at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.