Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi, (born 24 July 1983 in Rome) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Roma. He is the current Roma's vice-captain and nicknamed as Capitan Futuro (English: Captain Future) due to his high probability as heir-apparent to Francesco Totti's captain armband.

De Rossi is recognised as a "complete midfielder" by pundits, because of his tackling, passing, strength and shooting. He is a versatile player who can play in defence and in attack.

With Roma he has won the Coppa Italia twice and the 2007 Supercoppa Italiana. He was named Serie A Young Footballer of the Year in 2006 and the Italian Footballer of the Year in 2009.

De Rossi has represented Italy at under-19, under-20, under-21, and senior levels. He was part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup winning-squad and has also participated at Euro 2008, the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012.

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