Gianluigi "Gigio" Donnarumma is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Milan and the Italy national team. He began his career with Milan in 2015, becoming the second-youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in Serie A, aged 16 years and 242 days; he immediately broke into the starting line-up, earning a reputation as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the world. He also broke the record as the youngest Italy under-21 player ever to play, aged 17 years and 28 days in March 2016. Six months later, he made his senior international debut, becoming the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear for Italy, aged 17 years and 189 days.
About Gianluigi Donnarumma
Professional soccer player recognized as a member of the Milan club Serie A and for playing with the Italian under-21 national team.
He began his youth soccer career in 2013 with Milan where, two years later, he would also make his senior debut.
In January 2016, he was praised by 1982 FIFA World Cup winning goalkeeper Dino Zoff, stating he was "predestined to become a great goalkeeper."
He was born in the commune Castellammare di Stabia in Naples, Italy to Alfonso and Marinella Donnarumma. His older brother, Antonio, is also a goalkeeper and has played for the Serie A club in Genoa.
He was lauded by his idol Gianluigi Buffon for being able to cope with the pressures of being a goalkeeper at such a young age.
Information related to Gianluigi Donnarumma
- Sportspeople from Campania
- Italy under-21 international footballers