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- Angelo Ogbonna has spent his entire professional career to date in Turin, save for a brief loan spell at Crotone when he was a youngster.
- He was the first player to have captained Torino and then transfer to their city rivals Juventus.
- His home town of Cassino, in the Lazio region of central Italy, is best known as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in tremendous Allied and German losses and the near total destruction of the town itself.
- He wore the captain’s armband for the first time at Torino as a 22-year-old and helped the Grenata reclaim their place in Serie A with promotion in 2012.
- Ogbonna made his Italy debut when still a Serie B player, featuring in a 2011 friendly against Poland.
- He was part of the Azzurri’s squad for UEFA Euro 2012, and although he did not feature he has a runners-up medal from their run to the final.
- Juventus paid €13m to sign him from Torino in the summer of 2013, ending a seven-year spell with his first club.
- His two years at Juve were trophy laden, with two Serie A medals, a Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa Italiana in his trophy cabinet.
- He is known as a strong and powerful defender, with outstanding physical attributes.
- A natural at centre back, the 27-year-old has also featured at left back on occasion, due to his pace, technique and distribution skills.