Chiesa Federico

Federico Chiesa is an Italian professional footballer who plays for the Italy national football team. He primarily plays as a winger, but can also be deployed as a forward or an attacking midfielder. Chiesa began his youth career with U.S. Settignanese from Settignano, (a frazione northeast of Florence).He joined Fiorentina in 2007. Initially a member of their Giovanili side, Chiesa was assigned to the under-19 squad for the 2014–15 season, and scored a single goal in seven appearances for their Primavera side. The following season, he made 23 appearances and scored seven goals. Chiesa signed his first professional contract with Fiorentina in February 2016. He made his professional competitive debut for Fiorentina in a 2–1 away defeat against Juventus, during the opening fixture of the 2016–17 Serie A season. Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa opted to replace him at half-time with loan signing Cristian Tello.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Italy vs Portugal


November 17th 2018


Match Worn Shirt


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Chiesa was first called-up to the Italy U19 squad back in 2015. He along with fellow Fiorentina teammate Simone Minelli were selected as part of Paolo Vanoli’s preliminary 27-man squad for the 2016 UEFA Euro Under-19 Championship in Germany. Chiesa played for Italy U19s in friendlies against the Czech Republic, Spain and France. In 2016, he received a call-up from Italy U20s’ Alberigo Evani to represent the side at the 2015–16 Under-20 Four Nations Tournament. In March 2017, Chiesa was called up by Italy U21s’ boss Luigi Di Biagio to represent the Azzurrini in friendlies against Poland and Spain. He made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 23 March 2017, in a 1–2 victory against Poland. Chiesa provided the assist to Lorenzo Pellegrini’s opener. He retained his place in the starting line-up against Spain in a 1–2 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico. Despite only being called up to the under-21 side back in March 2017, Chiesa was selected by Italy’s senior head coach Gian Piero Ventura for the team’s unofficial friendly against San Marino in Empoli on 31 May. Chiesa made his unofficial senior international debut in the match, starting in Italy’s eventual 8–0 win. In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Di Biagio. In March 2018, he was awarded his first official senior call-up to the Italian national team, under interim manager Di Biagio, for Italy’s friendlies against Argentina and England later that month. On 23 March, he made his official senior international debut in the friendly against Argentina; Italy were defeated 2–0.

JUVENTUS F.C.


2020-2021


Juventus vs Spezia


Unwashed Match Worn Shorts


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These shorts were worn by Federico Chiesa during the Serie A game between Juventus and Spezia which took place in Torino, “Allianz Stadium”, on March 2nd 2021. Juventus defeated Spezia 3-0 and at the end of the game Chiesa gave his shorts to a Spezia’s player whom we got it from. The shorts are also very recognizable from video’s footages.

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Regarded as a promising young prospect, Chiesa is a talented, fast, skillful, and hardworking player, with good technique, a short stature, and a slender build. He usually plays as a left winger, a position which enables him to beat opponents with the ball, cut into the centre, and shoot on goal from outside the area with his stronger right foot, although he is also an accurate striker of the ball with his left foot; he is also capable of creating chances for teammates as well as scoring goals himself. He is also known for his defensive contribution off the ball, and has been deployed anywhere along the front line, as well as in several midfield positions, most frequently as either an attacking or central midfielder, although he has also been used as a main or second striker on occasion. Chiesa is the son of Enrico Chiesa, a former professional footballer who played for the likes of Cremonese, Sampdoria, Parma, Fiorentina, Lazio and Siena, and represented the Italian national team. He enrolled at the International School of Florence, where he frequently took lessons in learning English. Chiesa also spent two years at university, studying Sports Science.

Enrico Chiesa (father) and Federico Chiesa (son) match worn shirts

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Uefa “NATIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021”


October 10th 2021


Italy vs Belgium


Match Worn Shirt


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This shirt was worn by Federico Chiesa during the Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” 3rd place Final between Italy and Belgium which took place in Torino, “Allianz Stadium” on October 10th 2021. Italy defeated Belgium 2-1. This is a special shirt used by the team in the last two Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” games, against Spain in the semi-final and against Belgium in the 3rd place final. While the design of the shirt is very similar to the regular Euro 2020 version, this shirt has made by the team’s supplier Puma with a lighter fabric called “ULTRAWEAVE”. Chiesa scored his first senior international goal on 18 November 2019, in a 9–1 home win over Armenia, in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier, under manager Roberto Mancini; he also assisted two goals during the match: Ciro Immobile’s first goal, and Riccardo Orsolini’s goal. In June 2021, Chiesa was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. He was named Man of the Match by UEFA in Italy’s final group match, a 1–0 victory over Wales in Rome on 20 June, which saw them top their group. On 26 June, he scored the opening goal in a 2–1 extra-time win over Austria in the round of 16 of the tournament at Wembley Stadium. His father Enrico had scored 25 years and 12 days earlier in Italy’s second group match at UEFA Euro 1996 in England, a 2–1 loss against eventual runners-up Czech Republic; as such they became the first father and son pair to have scored a goal at the Euros. In the semi-final against Spain on 6 July, he scored the opening goal in a 1–1 draw; a game in which Italy advanced to the final of the tournament after extra time following a 4–2 penalty shoot-out victory. For his performance, Chiesa was named Man of the Match by UEFA for the second time. On 11 July, Chiesa suffered an injury late in the second half of regulation time in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final against England at Wembley Stadium, and was subsequently replaced by Federico Bernardeschi in the 86th minute; Italy went on to win the European Championship following a 3–2 victory in a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw in extra-time. For his performances throughout the competition, he was named in the “Team of the Tournament”. On 6 October, Chiesa assisted Lorenzo Pellegrini’s goal in a 2–1 home defeat to Spain in the semi-finals of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League. On 10 October, he won a penalty from which Domenico Berardi scored the match–winning goal to give Italy a 2–1 home victory over Belgium in the bronze medal match of the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals.

JUVENTUS F.C.


2020-2021


Champions League


Porto vs Juventus


Unwashed Match Worn Shorts


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These shorts were worn by Federico Chiesa during the Champions League game between Porto and Juventus which took place in Porto, “Estadio do Dragao”, on February 17th 2021. Porto defeated Juventus 2-1. The shorts were worn in the second half so they are the shorts that he wore when he scored at minute ’82. Shorts are very dirty on the back and they have several stains on front as well, recognizable from game’s footages and pictures. On 5 October 2020, Chiesa signed a two-year loan deal with Juventus; a €3 million loan for the first season and a €7 million loan for the second season, with a conditional obligation to buy for €40 million plus €10 million in variables. On 17 October, Chiesa made his debut for Juventus, providing an assist for Álvaro Morata and getting a straight red card in a 1–1 away draw to Crotone. He made his UEFA Champions League debut three days later, in a 2–0 away win over Dynamo Kyiv. He scored his first goal in the competition, and for Juventus, on 2 December, in a 3–0 home win against the same opponent. Chiesa’s first league goal for Juventus came on 16 December, scoring a long-distance goal in a 1–1 home draw against Atalanta. On 6 January 2021, Chiesa scored a brace against league-leaders Milan to help Juventus win 3–1 away from home; it was Milan’s first league defeat in 27 games. Chiesa scored three goals against Porto in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League round of 16: one in the first leg and two in the second leg. However, Juventus were eliminated on away goals rule. On 19 May, he scored the match–winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Atalanta in the 2021 Coppa Italia Final. At the start of the new season, on 29 September 2021, in the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League, Chiesa scored the winning goal in a 1–0 home win against title holders Chelsea in a group stage match, equalling Alessandro Del Piero’s record of four consecutive goals in the competition. On 9 January 2022, during a match against Roma, Chiesa suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, rulling him out for seven months. Chiesa ended his season early with four goals in 18 appearances.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


“Euro 2024” Qualifiers 


Ukraine vs Italy


Match Issued Shirt


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This shirt was issued for Federico Chiesa for the Uefa “Euro 2024” qualifiers game between Ukraine and Italy which took place in Leverkusen, “BayArena”, on November 20th 2023. Italy draw 0-0 and qualified for Euro 2024 final stage finishing second, level on 14 points with third-placed Ukraine but with a better head-to-head record after a tense affair that could have gone either way.

Match Worn & Signed Boots


Fiorentina A.C.Italy National Team


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Federico Chiesa joined Fiorentina in 2007. Initially a member of their Giovanili side, Chiesa was assigned to the under-19 squad for the 2014–15 season, and scored a single goal in seven appearances for their Primavera side. The following season, he made 23 appearances and scored seven goals. Chiesa signed his first professional contract with Fiorentina in February 2016. He made his competitive debut for Fiorentina in a 2–1 away defeat against Juventus, during the opening fixture of the 2016–17 Serie A season. Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa opted to replace him at half-time with loan signing Cristian Tello. On 29 September, Chiesa made his Europa League debut in Fiorentina’s 5–1 home win over Qarabağ. On 8 December, he marked his fourth Europa League appearance by scoring his first ever senior goal in a 1–2 away victory over Qarabağ; he was later sent off during the same match for a double booking. On 15 January 2017, Chiesa appeared to score the match-winner in a 2–1 home win over rivals Juventus, from a Milan Badelj pass; however, the goal was assigned to Badelj, as, following review, the replays did not confirm whether Chiesa had deflected the pass. Later that month, Chiesa extended his contract with Fiorentina until 30 June 2021. On 21 January, he scored his first goal in Serie A in a 3–0 away victory over Chievo. Just eight days later, Chiesa scored his second league goal in a 3–3 home draw against Genoa. On 7 May, he netted the opening goal for Fiorentina in an eventual 2–2 draw against Sassuolo; this being his third goal for the club, and his first in Serie A in nearly four months. The goal came just four minutes after teammate Nikola Kalinić’s penalty miss just after the half-hour mark. On 16 September, the following season, Chiesa marked his 30th league appearance for Fiorentina with a goal in the Derby dell’Appennino against Bologna; scoring the opener in the 51st minute of the game, in an eventual 2–1 home win. On 30 January 2019, Chiesa scored a hat-trick in the 7–1 home victory over Roma in the quarter-final match of the Coppa Italia.

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These boots were used by Federico Chiesa during the game against Cagliari which took place in Firenze on October 21st 2018. The player used the right boot with an hole in the heel probably due to an heel’s blister as you can see from the picture beside.