Emerson Palmieri

Emerson Palmieri dos Santos Cavaliere, known as Emerson Palmieri or simply Emerson, is a Brazilian-born Italian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Ligue 1 club Lyon, on loan from Premier League club Chelsea, and the Italy national team. Internationally, Emerson played for his native Brazil at under-17 level, but he later declared his desire to represent Italy, having been granted Italian citizenship in 2017. He has since been called up to the Italy national team, making his senior international debut with the side in 2018 and later taking part at UEFA Euro 2020, winning the tournament. Born in Santos, São Paulo, Emerson finished his formation in local Santos’ youth categories, and made his first team debut on 17 April 2011, coming on as a late substitute for Keirrison in a 3–0 Campeonato Paulista home win against Paulista. His first start occurred on 21 January 2012, in a 1–1 away draw against XV de Piracicaba. In February, he returned to the youth team, but he was called up to the match against Mogi Mirim in the following month. He also appeared against Ituano and Paulista, as the club was crowned champions of Paulistão for the third consecutive time. On 17 June, Emerson made his Série A debut, in a 0–1 defeat against Flamengo. He scored his first goal on 5 September 2013, but in a 1–2 loss at Atlético Paranaense.

Emerson Palmieri

Uefa “NATIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021”

Italy vs Belgium

Match Worn Boots

Italy National Team

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These boots were worn by Emerson Palmieri during the Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” 3rd place’s Final between Italy and Belgium which took place in Torino, “Allianz Stadium”, on October 10th 2021. Italy defeated Belgium 2-1 and at the end of the game Emerson Palmieri gave his boots to an Italy National team’s official whom we got them from. Emerson represented Brazil at under-17 level during the 2011 South American U-17 Championship and during 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, being crowned champions of the former. He was an undisputed starter during both tournaments, scoring a goal against Chile on 16 March 2011. In March 2017, after being close to acquiring Italian citizenship, Emerson was reportedly pursued by Italy head coach Gian Piero Ventura with the intention of switching his international allegiance to Italy. He officially switched allegiance to Italy on 29 March 2017. Emerson was called up by Ventura for matches against Uruguay and Liechtenstein in June 2017, however, withdrew due to injury and replaced by Andrea Conti. On 19 May 2018, new Italy coach Roberto Mancini called Emerson for Italy’s May and June friendly matches against Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands, however, he withdrew due to another injury. He was later called up again to the team in September 2018, for Italy’s opening UEFA Nations League matches against Poland and Portugal later that month. He made his senior international debut for Italy on 10 September, during the UEFA Nations League match against Portugal, coming on as a second-half substitute for Domenico Criscito in his team’s 1–0 away loss. In June 2021, Emerson was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. On 11 July, Emerson won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time; Emerson started the final, and was substituted by Alessandro Florenzi in extra-time.