My favourite footballer is Nicolò Barella. He is Italian, midfielder for Inter and the Italian national team , European champion in 2021.
He was discovered by Gianfranco Matteoli when he was only seven . He was added to the first team in the 2014-15 season, making his debut on the following 14 January, at the age of 17. The Serie A debut , dated May 4, 2015, takes place against the ducals, this time defeated 4-0 at the Sant’Elia stadium . In that year the Sardinian team relegated to Serie B after having played eleven consecutive championships . In the final of the season against Udinese , he also plays his first match as a professional starter.
Considered among the best midfielders of his generation, he grew up in the Cagliari youth sector , with which he made his professional debut in 2015. In 2019 he moved to Inter , with whom he reached a UEFA Europa League final ( 2019-20 ) and won an Italian championship ( 2020-21 ), an Italian Super Cup ( 2021 ) and a Coppa Italia ( 2021-2022).
From 2018 he plays in the Italian national team , with which he won a European championship ( 2020 ). With the Azzurri he played 31 consecutive games without defeat, setting a record previously held by Ugo Locatelli . On an indivual level he was inducted three times in the AIC team of the year ( 2019 , 2020 and 2021 ) and once in the UEFA Europa League team of the season ( 2020 ); in 2021 he was also elected best Serie A midfielder for the 2020-2021 season , as well as included in the list of 30 finalists of the Ballon d’Or .
The following season, in Serie B, he played only five games. On 5 January 2016 he goes on loan to Como , also a member of Serie B. he makes his debut with the Larians eleven days after against Perugia . In 2016 he made his return to the Sardinian team, newly promoted to Serie A , with which he made his debut for the second time on the following 15 August, on the occasion of the Coppa Italia match won 5-1 against SPAL . After lots of matches and success he closes his experience at Cagliari with 112 games played, 7 goals and 6 assists.