This page contains detailed information on the profile and career of Angelo Ogbonna, Juventus defender
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|Italian Super Cup||2013|
A new arrival in the 2013 summer transfer window after making the short journey from Torino, Angelo Ogbonna joined Juventus with a reputation as one of the best defenders in Italy.
Called up to represent the Azzurri in Euro 2012, the 26-year-old of Nigerian descent is a strong physical presence, supremely calm on the ball and extraordinarily athletic.
Born in Cassino, Ogbonna’s raw qualities were noted at an early age by the Granata, who swooped to add him to their academy.
A loan spell at Serie C1 outfit Crotone during the 2007/08 season enabled him to experience regular first-team action, making 22 starts for the Calabria-based side in a fundamental campaign for his development.
A return to Turin saw him push for a regular spot in the starting line-up, becoming a permanent fixture throughout the 2008/09 season.
After playing a crucial role in Torino’s 2011/12 promotion-winning side, Ogbonna capped off a memorable year by forming part of Cesare Prandelli’s Euro 2012 squad.
The centre-back made 16 appearances during the Bianconeri’s 2013/14 winning Serie A campaign and gives Massimiliano Allegri another strong option for his already formidable Juve rearguard.
Ogbonna has the potential to go on to achieve great things in the black and white stripes and was an ever-present during the Old Lady’s Asia-Pacific tour.