|Current Team:||Inter Milan|
|Birth Day:||February 16, 1988|
|Birth Place:||Assisi, Italy|
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He began his youth career with Perugia in 1998 and debuted professionally with Arezzo in 2006.
Andrea Ranocchia plays for the team Inter Milan
|#1||Andrea Ranocchia||32||N/A||1.7 million EUR (2012)||Italy|
|#3||Christian Eriksen||28||$5 Million||$1.5 Million||Denmark|
|#4||Ashley Young||35||$9 Million||N/A||England|
|#5||Antonio Conte||51||N/A||10 million euros||Italy|
|#6||Romelu Lukaku||27||$20 Million||N/A||Belgium|
|#7||Stefan de Vrij||28||N/A||1.3 million EUR (2014)||Netherlands|
|#8||Victor Moses||30||N/A||2.6 million GBP (2012)||Nigeria|
|#9||Kwadwo Asamoah||32||$6 Million||$2 Million||Ghana|
|#11||Alexis Sanchez||32||$50 Million||$21 Million||Chile|
On 21 August 2007, he made his debut with the Italy U21 squad in a friendly match against France, replacing Fabiano Santacroce. He took part at the 2009 U-21 Championship, where the Italy under-21 side reached the semi-finals, only to be defeated by eventual champions Germany.
In August 2008, Genoa purchased half of the registration rights of Ranocchia for €1.55 million and sent him on loan to Bari, rejoining Arezzo coach Conte, where he won the Serie B Championship, obtaining promotion to Serie A the following season, and forming a promising defensive partnership with fellow emerging Italian centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. On 26 June 2009 Genoa signed him outright for another €2.45 million from Arezzo; Genoa paid €4 million in total for him within a year.
On 1 July 2010, he moved back to Genoa. After a link with Inter Milan in February 2010, the clubs agreed a deal in June 2010 which involved the transfer of young striker Mattia Destro. The transfer became official on 20 July 2010, which Inter signed half of the registration rights of Ranocchia for €6.5 million and sent Destro on loan to Genoa with option to sign him in co-ownership deal (who later purchased outright for €4.5 million). Ranocchia also loaned back to Genoa for a season.
On 27 December 2010, Inter bought the remaining 50% registration rights of Ranocchia from Genoa for €12.5 million, valuing him at €19 million in total, which was later confirmed by Genoa chairman Enrico Preziosi who expressed his delight at doing business with Inter. The chairman of Inter, Massimo Moratti, spoke on the transfer to Sky Italia and said: "Finally an Italian. We had kept an eye on him from before. It is our project to go ahead with young players." On 9 January 2011, Ranocchia made his Inter debut in a 2–1 win over Catania in Serie A. He made his Champions League debut against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the round of 16; Inter eventually progressed to the quarter-finals where they were eliminated by eventual semi-finalists Schalke 04. Ranocchia completed his first season with Inter by attaining a second-place finish in Serie A, also winning the 2010–11 Coppa Italia; the following season, however, Inter lost out to Serie A Champions and cross-city rivals Milan in the 2011 Supercoppa Italiana Final.
He made his debut with the Italy senior team on 17 November 2010, in a friendly match against Romania, which ended in a 1–1 draw.
Regarded as one of the most promising Italian defenders of his generation in his youth, he was regarded as one of the best defenders in Serie A in his early career, even winning the Premio Armando Picchi in 2011, which is awarded to the best Italian under-23 defender in Italy, and pertains to playing ability as well as personality and fair-play. Former Inter full-back and captain Javier Zanetti has also praised Ranocchia for his leadership, which eventually saw him inherit the role of club captain in 2014. In February 2019, Inter manager Luciano Spalletti praised his leadership, stating: "Ranocchia is the real captain because he is the one who speaks often, whose messages on social media everyone gets. He is the leader that is in the squad but you don’t notice him, but during the difficult times steps out and says what needs to be said.”
Ranocchia was appointed as the new Inter captain ahead of the 2014–15 season, replacing the retired Javier Zanetti. On 30 June 2015 Inter announced that Ranocchia agreed to a four-year contract extension, keeping him with the club until 2019. During the 2014–15 season, Ranocchia made a total of 42 appearances and scored two goals, but was replaced as the club's captain by the young striker Mauro Icardi at the end of the season.
Under Prandelli's successor, Antonio Conte, Ranocchia was called up for Italy's Euro 2016 qualifying matches in August 2015.
During the 2015–16, Ranocchia's role was downgraded to that of a substitute under Roberto Mancini, which saw him make only 10 appearances during the first half of the season, mostly as a substitute. Since 2015, he has mainly been used as a back-up, playing seven to 13 games per season. On 28 January 2016, Ranocchia moved on loan to Sampdoria. On 31 January 2017, Ranocchia moved on loan to Hull City until the end of the 2016–17 season. He made his debut the following day when he came off the bench as a 66-minute substitute for Josh Tymon in a 0–0 away draw against Manchester United. He scored his first goal for the club on 1 April 2017 as Hull beat West Ham United 2–1 at the KCOM Stadium. At the end of season, Ranocchia returned to Inter. He was part of the squad on the first day of pre-season training.
In the following season, Ranocchia played only 7 matches across all competitions, although he scored his first goal in European competitions; his goal came with a volley outsite the penalty area in a 4–0 home win over Rapid Wien in Europa League on 21 February 2019.
On 29 April 2019, Ranocchia's contract with Inter was extended to 2021. Moreover, he reunited with his first coach in senior professional football, Antonio Conte, who was appointed manager of Inter ahead of the 2019–20 season. Although he was initially used as a starter for the first two games of the season, even earning praise in the media over his performances, he was once again relegated to the bench as the season progressed. However, he was given an opportunity to start on 20 February 2020, during which he made his 200th Inter appearance in all competitions by captaining the team in a 2–0 win at Ludogorets Razgrad in the first leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League.
Currently, Andrea Ranocchia is 34 years, 3 months and 7 days old. Andrea Ranocchia will celebrate 35th birthday on a Thursday 16th of February 2023.
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