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From Carbone to Barreca: all the Italians in Premier League

The full list of all the Italian players emigrated to the Premier League from 1995 to today

From Carbone to Barreca: all the Italians in Premier League The full list of all the Italian players emigrated to the Premier League from 1995 to today

The English top tier, a bit like English society in general, has always been a open world, not only for worthy people. Among the foreigners who have had a chance to express themselves across the Channel there have been players from all over the world, and of course also from Italy. From Andrea Silenzi, the first Italian to land in the Premier League back in 1995 before the transfer boom, to Antonio Barreca, the left-back who has just moved to Newcastle, almost 25 years passed: in the middle a long list made of big characters able to leave the mark forever in the memories of English fans, but also many meteors. Let's think about the Chelsea, for example, where have passed with alternating fortune icons such as Gianfranco Zola, Gianluca Vialli and Carlo Cudicini but also fleeting extras like Massimo Ambrosetti and Marco Ambrosio. Let's think about Paolo Di Canio's and Fabrizio Ravanelli's performances, or the mistake with which Massimo Taibi showed up in the Manchester United debut or the expectations placed on the young Arturo Lupoli at Arsenal. For someone, the English period ended triumphantly (Mario Balotelli was one the main protagonists in the historic title won by the City in 2014), for others an experience to be forgotten quickly (as happened recently with Simone Zaza and Alberto Paloschi). At the moment, if we count the newcomer Barreca, actually in Premier League only 6 Italians are playing: Matteo Damian (Manchester United), Adam Masina (Watford) and the three teammates at Chelsea, Davide Zappacosta, Emerson Palmieri and Jorginho. So why not list all those who played at least a minute (among these are not Marco Amelia and Emiliano Viviano who have never debuted with Chelsea and Arsenal), so as to whet the collective memory and give space to memories? They are many more than you imagine and we are sure you will not remember some of them at all!



Andrea Silenzi (Nottingham Forest) 1995/1997

Benito Carbone (Sheffield Wed., Aston Villa, Bradford, Derby County, Middlesbrough) 1996/2002

Gianluca Vialli (Chelsea) 1996/1999

Gianfranco Zola (Chelsea) 1996/2003

Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea) 1996/2001

Gianluca Festa (Middlesbrough) 1996/1997, 1998/2002

Fabrizio Ravanelli (Middlesbrough) 1996/1997, (Derby County) 2001/2002

Paolo Di Canio (Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham, Charlton) 1997/2004

Francesco Sanetti (Sheffield Wednesday) 1997/1999

Stefano Eranio (Derby County) 1997/2001

Francesco Baiano (Derby County) 1997/2000

Nicola Berti (Tottenham) 1997/1999

Attilio Lombardo (Crystal Palace) 1997/1998

Patrizio Billio (Crystal Palace) 1997/1998

Ivano Bonetti (Crystal Palace) 1997/1998

Michele Padovano (Crystal Palace) 1997/1998

Alessandro Pistone (Newcastle, Everton) 1997/2006

Paolo Tramezzani (Tottenham) 1998/1999

Dario Marcolin (Blackburn) 1998/1999

Marco Branca (Middlesbrough) 1998/1999

Stefano Gioacchini (Coventry) 1998/1999

Marco Materazzi (Everton) 1998/1999

Pierluigi Casiraghi (Chelsea) 1999/1999

Massimo Ambrosetti (Chelsea) 1999/2000

Carlo Cudicini (Chelsea, Tottenham) 1999/2011

Samuele Dalla Bona (Chelsea) 1999/2002

Massimo Taibi (Manchester United) 1999/2000



Roberto Mancini (Leicester) 2000/2001

Christian Panucci (Chelsea) 2000/2001

Daniele Daino (Derby County) 2001/2002

Corrado Grabbi (Blackburn) 2001/2004

Matteo Sereni (Ipswich Town) 2001/2002

Massimo Maccarone (Middlesbrough) 2002

Marco Ambrosio (Chelsea) 2003/2004

Lorenzo Amoruso (Blackburn) 2003

Dino Baggio (Blackburn) 2003/2004

Nicola Ventola (Crystal Palace) 2004/2005

Matteo Ferrari (Everton) 2005/2006

Arturo Lupoli (Arsenal) 2005/2006

Giuseppe Rossi (Manchester United, Newcastle) 2005/2007

Bernardo Corradi (Manchester City) 2006/2007

Vincenzo Montella (Fulham) 2006/2007

Daniele Padelli (Liverpool) 2006/2007

Gabriel Paletta (Liverpool) 2006/2007

Rolando Bianchi (Manchester City) 2007/2008

Rodrigo Possebon (Manchester United) 2008/2009

Federico Macheda (Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers) 2008/2012

David Di Michele (West Ham) 2008/2009

Alessandro Diamanti (West Ham) 2008/2010, (Watford) 2015/2016

Vito Mannone (Arsenal) 2008/2010, (Sunderland) 2012/2017

Andrea Dossena (Liverpool) 2008/2010, (Sunderland) 2013/2014

Stefano Okaka (Fulham) 2009/2010, (Watford) 2016/2019

Alberto Aquilani (Liverpool) 2009/2010

Fabio Borini (Chelsea) 2009/2010, (Liverpool, Sunderland) 2012/2017


After 2010 

Mario Balotelli (Manchester City) 2010/2013, (Liverpool) 2014/2015

Marcello Trotta (Fulham) 2011/2012

Davide Santon (Newcastle) 2011/2014

Marco Borriello (West Ham) 2013/2014

Antonio Nocerino (West Ham) 2013/2014

Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) 2013/2015

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Southampton) 2013/2015

Graziano Pellè (Southampton) 2014/2016

Alberto Paloschi (Swansea) 2015/2016

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) 2015/-

Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) 2015/-

Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) 2016/2019

Simone Zaza (West Ham) 2016/2017

Andrea Ranocchia (Hull City) 2016/2017

Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea) 2017/-

Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea) 2017/-

Ezequiel Schelotto (Brighton & Hove) 2017/2018

Adam Masina (Watford) 2018/-

Jorginho (Chelsea) 2018/-

Antonio Barreca (Newcastle) 2019