The no-nonsense aerial battles, the goal-saving tackles, the motivational fist pumps. There are many reasons why Giorgio Chiellini is a player that you’d want in your side and today UEFA has selected the experienced defender within its Squad of the Season for the 2017/18 Champions League.
Chiellini makes UCL Squad of the Season
The 33-year-old was undoubtedly a key player in the Bianconeri’s run to the quarter-finals, in which they overcame Tottenham Hotspur over two adrenaline-filled legs in the round of 16 before narrowly losing out to eventual champions, Real Madrid.
Technical Observers at European football’s governing body said this of Chiellini, who will now captain the club for the upcoming campaign:
“Juventus' key defender was at the heart of brilliant team defensive displays in London and Madrid.”