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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“Nothing is so threatening to conventional values as a man who does not want to work or does not want to work at a challenging job, and most people are disturbed if a man in a well- paying job indicates ambivalence or dislike toward it.”
—Alice S. Rossi (b. 1922)