The footballing story of Daniele Rugani has always been intertwined with the black and white stripes, and he is destined to remain tightly connected to the club, because his contract renewal will tie the defender to the club until 2023.
Born in Lucca, 29 July 1994, Rugani arrived at Vinovo as an 18-year-old, where he started to play in the black and white colours back in 2012. His time brought immediate success, as he went on to win the Coppa Italia Primavera – his first in what would be a growing list of trophies.
His first year as a professional saw him spend the year in Serie B with Empoli (2013/14), where he confirmed himself as a mainstay and helped them gain promotion. The following year, he showed off his quality and it earned him a recall back to Juventus.