Donnarumma Gianluigi

Gianluigi “Gigio” Donnarumma is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Italy national team. He began his career with Milan in 2015, becoming the second youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in Serie A, aged 16 years and 242 days; he immediately broke into the starting line-up, earning a reputation as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the world. He also broke the record as the youngest Italy under-21 player ever to play, aged 17 years and 28 days in March 2016. Six months later, he made his senior international debut, becoming the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear for Italy, aged 17 years and 189 days.

MILAN A.C.


2017-2018


Milan vs Crotone


Match Worn Shirt


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On 15 June 2017 it was initially announced that Donnarumma would not be renewing his contract with Milan,however on 11 July, after much speculation, he renewed with Milan until 2021. Donnarumma played his first European game in a 1–0 win against CS U Craiova in the first leg of Milan’s Europa League qualification match on 27 July 2017, in which he managed to keep a clean sheet. On 30 December 2017, Donnarumma played his 100th game for Milan in a 1–1 draw against Fiorentina, becoming the youngest player to make 100 appearances with Milan’s jeresy.

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This shirt was given by Donnarumma to a Milan’s fan after the game against Crotone, whom we got the shirt from. The curious thing was that the fan who got the shirt by the the player was heavily protesting against him because of the player’s agent who was pushing the player to leave A.C. Milan , but Donnarumma took his shirt off and friendly put it in the fan’s hands. Few days before the game against Crotone Gianluigi Donnarumma has hit back at supporters after they produced a scathing banner that told the 18-year-old: “Ora Vattene. La Pazienza è finita.” – ‘It’s time to leave.’ Donnarumma was reduced to tears in the Milan dressing room after supporters unveiled the brutal message in Milan’s comfortable 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Verona only few days before.

In the above and below pictures it’s very visible and recognizable the white stain on the back of the shirt that you can see on our shirt’s pictures above

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Since summer 2017, electing to turn down a contract extension with AC Milan in midweek, Gianluigi Donnarumma has become public enemy No. 1 of A.C. Milan’s fans. Milan were caught off guard by the 18-year-old’s decision and supporters of the Italian giants have been very vocal with their disapproval and frustration at the news. In June, during the “Under-21 European Championships” in Krakow, Poland, Milan supporters found a new way to protest and show their displeasure with Donnarumma showering the Italian goalkeeper’s goal with fake dollar bills. Supporters also hung a banner behind the goal that read “Dollarumma” and the match against Denmark U-21 even needed to be stopped briefly while workers tried to clear the pitch. Donnarumma and super-agent Mino Raiola have been widely criticized for the decision to turn down Milan’s contract offer, but this response was definitely a new one.

“He has great talent and I think he can do more than I did with Milan’s colours, because he is very young … Gigio has already demonstrated his value, and I think he’s going to develop even more” Dida

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Donnarumma was the starting goalkeeper for Italy’s under-17 team at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. The following year on 24 March, he made his debut for the under-21 side in a 4–1 win over the Republic of Ireland, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the team aged 17 years and 28 days, breaking the record previously held by Federico Bonazzoli. Though predicted to attend the 2016 UEFA European Championship, Donnarumma did not make Antonio Conte’s final squad for the tournament. On 27 August, he was called up to the senior squad by Gian Piero Ventura for a friendly against France on 1 September and a 2018 World Cup qualification match on 5 September against Israel, making him the youngest player, aged 17 years and six months, to be called up to the senior squad since 1911. On 1 September, in the match against France, Donnarumma made his senior debut, subbing out Buffon at the half-time mark of an eventual 3–1 home loss; the youngest goalkeeper to ever play for Italy aged 17 years and 189 days. On 28 March 2017, he made his first starting appearance in a 2–1 away win over the Netherlands; the youngest goalkeeper for Italy to do so aged 18 years and 31 days. In June 2017, he was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio.

Match Worn & Signed Boots


Milan A.C.Italy National Team


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Donnarumma grew up in the football academy of Club Napoli in his native Castellammare di Stabia. At age 14, he was signed for €250,000 by Milan, the team for which his elder brother, Antonio, had already played. Between 2013 and 2015, he was part of the Rossoneri youth academy, where he always played in the age group above him, beginning with the Giovanissimi, then the Allievi, and finally the Primavera. Three days before his 16th birthday, in February 2015, he received his first call-up to the senior team from manager Filippo Inzaghi; though he did not feature in the league match against Cesena, his presence on the substitutes’ bench had required a special dispensation due to his age.  At the beginning of the 2015–16 season, Donnarumma was promoted to the senior team by manager Siniša Mihajlović, initially as the third-choice goalkeeper behind Diego López and Christian Abbiati. During Milan’s pre-season tour of China, he made his debut in an International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid on 30 July. Replacing López in the 72nd minute, he kept a clean sheet for the remainder of the match, but was one of two Milan players to miss his penalty shootout attempt in an eventual 10–9 loss. His subsequent starting appearance against Sassuolo in the final of the TIM Trophy saw him save two penalties in the shootout to secure Milan’s victory. Donnarumma made his competitive debut in Serie A on 25 October against Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium; chosen to start ahead of López, he helped the team achieve a 2–1 victory after three matches without a win. At the age of 16 years and 242 days, he was the second youngest goalkeeper to start a match in the history of Italian football; 13 days older than Giuseppe Sacchi, who coincidentally made his Serie A debut with Milan on the very same date, 73 years earlier. López subsequently hailed him as “the future of Milan and of Italian football”. Donnarumma kept his first clean sheet three days later in a 1–0 win against Chievo. After three successive victories featuring Donnarumma in the starting line-up, Milan avoided a defeat against Atalanta as a result of an impressive display from their goalkeeper; “Donnarumma worked miracles,” commented the Gazzetta dello Sport. His performances that year earned him a place among the top 25 of Don Balóns ranking of the world’s best footballers under age 21. On 15 June 2017 it was initially announced that Donnarumma would not be renewing his contract with Milan, however on 11 July, after much speculation, he renewed with Milan until 2021.


MILAN A.C.


2019-2020


Lazio vs Milan


Match Worn Unwashed Shirt


Donnarumma Gianluigi


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This shirt was worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Serie A game between Lazio and Milan which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on July 4th 2020. Milan defeated Lazio 3-0 and at the end of the game Donnarumma gifted the Lazio goalkeeper’s coach with his shirt who later auctioned it for charity. During the 2019–20 season, Donnarumma maintained his place in the starting line-up. On 21 July 2020, he played his 200th game for the club in a 2–1 away win over Sassuolo in Serie A, during which he wore the captain’s armband for the first time in his career, after Alessio Romagnoli was subbed off due to injury.

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Long considered one of Italy’s most exciting prospects, and one of the most promising young footballers of his generation, Donnarumma is widely regarded as the successor to Gianluigi Buffon. Buffon has in turn praised the teenager’s physical strength and technical abilities, mental composure and decision making. Predicting an “extraordinary career” in his future, he commended Donnarumma’s maturity and ability to cope with the pressures of being a goalkeeper at such a young age. Another of Italy’s World Cup-winning goalkeepers, Dino Zoff, similarly said Donnarumma seems “predestined to become a great goalkeeper,” adding that “it all depends completely on him.” Former Milan and Italy goalkeeper Giovanni Galli also described Donnarumma as a potentially world-class goalkeeper, applauding him for his discipline, intelligence, concentration, and professionalism, despite his young age. A 2015 ESPN profile praised Donnarumma’s fundamental goalkeeping skills, identifying his large slender frame and reach, agility, and composed nature as his biggest strengths; writer Nick Dorrington additionally described the teenager as “a natural leader [with] the necessary confidence to organise a defence featuring players twice his age.” Despite his tall and imposing stature, Donnarumma possesses good reactions, and is effective at stopping penalties. Although he is regarded as being competent with the ball at his feet, several pundits, such as Mina Rzouki and Paolo Menicucci, have cited his ball control and distribution, as well as his positioning, ability to defend crosses, and his overall consistency, as areas in which he needs to improve as he gains more experience.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Wales


Match Worn Kit


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These kit was worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. The Azzurri beat the Welsh 1-0 in Rome on Sunday through a Matteo Pessina strike to confirm their strong finish and they are yet to concede this tournament with three clean sheets to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s name after their Stadio Olimpico stint. Italy have been impressive so far with 3-0 wins over Turkey and Switzerland followed up by a 1-0 success against Wales with several alterations in a show of strength on home soil that sets them up nicely to face Ukraine or Austria in London to start the knockout stage.

Euro 2020


Match Worn Gloves


Italy National Team


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These gloves were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the first three games of Euro 2020 between Italy and Turkey which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 11th 2021, Italy against Switzerland which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 16th 2021 and Italy against Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. Due the texture of the gloves with rubber details on, they are very recognizable from match’s footages. In June 2021, Donnarumma was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In his first game at the competition, on 11 June against Turkey, he kept a clean sheet in a 3–0 win for Italy. In the semi-final against Spain on 6 July, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, he saved Álvaro Morata’s spot-kick to help Italy to a 4–2 penalty shoot-out victory, which allowed Italy to advance to the final of the tournament. On 11 July in the final against England at Wembley Stadium, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, Donnarumma saved two spot kicks during the penalty shootout, including the decisive final kick, to win the tournament for Italy for the first time since 1968. For his performances throughout the competition, including keeping three clean sheets, making nine saves, and conceding only four goals in seven appearances, he was named player of the tournament by UEFA, the first time a goalkeeper had won the award.

Match Worn Boots


Milan A.C.Italy National Team


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These boots were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma in the last games of the season 2020/2021 with A.C.Milan and during the pre Euro 2020 training sessions with Italy National Team. In the 2020–21 season, Donnarumma continued to be a starting goalkeeper (with Ciprian Tătărușanu as a primary back-up) and the team’s occasional captain, in particular during the latter part of season. He appeared in all but one game in Serie A and 11 times in the Europa League as Milan finished second and reached the round of 16, respectively. Prior to and during the season, the club’s management made numerous attempts to extend Donnarumma’s expiring contract yet failed to meet the player’s wage demands of €1 million per month as well as €20 million in agent commission for Mino Raiola and pulled out of the negotiation in late May 2021. On 26 May 2021, Milan director of football Paolo Maldini confirmed that Donnarumma would leave Milan when his contract expired on 30 June. During his time with Milan, Donnarumma made 251 appearances for the club in all competitions, keeping 88 clean sheets, and played a key role in helping the club finish second in Serie A (and qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2014) in his final season. For his performances, Donnarumma was named Lega Serie A Best Goalkeeper. On 16 June 2021, Donnarumma agreed a five-year contract with Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), as reported by Fabrizio Romano and The Guardian. According to reports, PSG offered him a salary of €12 million per season. He passed his medical in Florence on 21 June.[59] On 15 July 2021, Donnarumma officially joined PSG and signed a five-year contract until 30 June 2026.

Euro 2020


Match Worn Shin Pads


Italy National Team


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These shin pads were worn by Donnarumma during the “Euro 2020” and they were exclusively released for him and never sold in shops. Apparently this style of shin pads were committed by Federico Bernardeschi for the whole team for the competition. While every player got one pair of these shin pads, however only few players decided to use them. For his performances throughout the competition, including keeping three clean sheets, making nine saves, and conceding only four goals in seven appearances, Donnarumma was named player of the tournament by UEFA, the first time a goalkeeper had won the award.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” Qualifiers


November 12th 2021


Italy vs Switzerland


Unwashed Match Worn Shirt


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This shirt has been worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” qualifying game between Italy and Switzerland which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on November 12th 2021. The shirt is still unwashed and it has several mud stains on front and on the sleeves that are very recognizable from game’s footages. 

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Uefa “NATIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021”


October 6th 2021


Italy vs Spain


Unwashed Match Worn Shorts


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These shorts were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” semi-final between Italy and Spain which took place in Milano, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium on October 6th 2021. Spain defeated Italy 2-1 and at the end of the game Donnarumma gave these shorts to an Italy team member whom we got these from. While the field’s players wore a new special shirt (see above) used for the last two games of the Uefa Nations League, Donnarumma and all the goalkeepers wore the same “Euro 2020” goalkeepers kits.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Uefa “Nations League 2023”


Italy vs Spain


125th Anniversary Special


Match Issued Shirt


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This shirt was issued for Gianluigi Donnarumma for the Uefa Nations League semi-final between Italy and Spain which took place in Enschede, “De Grolsch Veste” Stadium, on June 15th 2023. Like the shirt above this is a special shirt released by Adidas to celebrate the 125th FIGC Anniversary. While the shirt itself is not a special design but it is a regular 2022 goalkeeper’s kit, the team crest on chest has the special golden laurel wreath that surrounds it , with the inscription “125th anniversary 1898-2023” below. 

Milan vs PSG


November 7th 2023


“Dollarumma”


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On November 7th 2023 A.C.Milan played against PSG for the Champions League’s Group F game. A.C. Milan supporters gave Gianluigi Donnarrumma a hostile reception on his return to the San Siro, throwing fake money in the direction of the Italy goalkeeper. Donnarumma, 24, came through Milan’s academy and made his senior debut at the age of just 16. He left the club on a free in 2021, though, opting to join Paris Saint-Germain in the same summer in which he enjoyed Euro 2020 success with Italy. With Milan and PSG facing off in this season’s Champions League, the keeper was given a chance to take to the field in front of his old supporters for the first time. If he’d hoped for a rousing welcome home, he was out of luck. The ‘Dollarumma’ notes came after Milan ultras wrote to Donnarumma on the eve of the game. In it, they criticized his refusal to sign a new contract, a move which cost the Rossoneri the chance to recoup a hefty fee for one of their own. “Dear Mercenary… Being the romantic dreamers that we are, we Milanisti expected Gianluigi Donnarumma to behave like a declared Rossoneri fan,” the letter began, as translated by Football Italia. “We expected gratitude from someone who like us said he only had Milan in his heart, albeit aware that in today’s football it is difficult to resist certain calls. “Milan too certainly deserved recognition from Donnarumma for all the club had done for him, for having chosen him, raised him and launched his Serie A career. Milan, who in the years when negotiating with Donnarumma were struggling financially, could’ve earned an important sum from his sale, if he had not tried in every possible way to leave as a free agent. “If he had allowed Milan to earn from his sale, Donnarumma would’ve shown his recognition and even his love for the Diavolo, albeit in an unusual manner, to thank those who made his childhood dreams come true,” the letter continued. “But the story went a different way to what we hoped and deserved, as we were taken for a ride, with Milan forced to give up on an investment they had worked on. “For tonight we printed up a million fake banknotes to throw at Donnarumma. If the goalkeeper is under the Curva Sud in the first half, at the 10th minute to mark the 10 million he took to go to Paris, we will throw. If Donnarumma is under the Curva Sud in the second half, it will be just before the game restarts.” It ended up being the first half when the notes were thrown. PSG took an early lead in the game through Milan Skriniar, only for Milan to respond through Rafael Leao before taking the lead themselves early in the second half when Olivier Giroud headed home. Milan fans weren’t the only ones hitting out at perceived greed during Tuesday’s Champions League action. During the other game in their group, Borussia Dortmund fans unveiled a banner bearing the words “You don’t care about the sport – all you care about is money!”. Dortmund supporters, who also threw imitation gold bars from the stands, made it clear they were against the expansion of the Champions League. They have argued online that the expansion to 36 clubs – which comes into force next season – is motivated by TV money and at the expense of fans, among others. “It’s about the fan in front of the screen and an increase in the number of games that can be consumed in front of the screen,” a message on a url linked to on Dortmund fans’ banners reads. “This results in higher TV revenues and therefore more money for associations and clubs – at the expense of players, fans and national competitions.”