Gianluigi Donnarumma Biography

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Quick Facts About Gianluigi Donnarumma

Celebrated Name Gianluigi Donnarumma
Age 22 Years
Nick Name Gigio, Donna
Birth Name Gianluigi Donnarumma
Birth Date 1999-02-25
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Italy
Place Of Birth Castellammare di Stabia
Nationality Italian
Race White
Ethnicity Italian-White
Father Alfonso Donnarumma
Mother Marinella Donnarumma
Siblings 3
Brothers Antonio Donnarumma and Alfredo Donnarumma
Sisters Nunzia Donnarumma
Horoscope Pisces
Religion Unknown
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Alessia Elefante
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth €15 Million
Salary £10,140,000 annually
Source of Wealth Football Career
Height 6 ft 5 in or 196 cm
Weight 90 Kg
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Chest Size 45 in
Arms/Biceps 15 in
Waist Size 35.5 in
Current Club Milan
Position Goalkeeper
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Gianluigi Donnarumma is a professional Italian footballer whose playing position is the goalkeeper for his current team, Serie A club Milan, and the Italy national team. He trained at the soccer academy of Napoli until the age of 14. He started his career with Milan in 2015. He played his first match for the first team of AC Milan against Real Madrid during the International Champions Cup held in China on 30th July 2015. He had his Serie A debut on October 25, 2015, in a match against Sassuolo. He also became the second-youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in Serie A at the age of 16 years and 242 days, in the history of Italian football; 13 days older than Giuseppe Sacchi, who coincidentally made his Serie A debut with Milan on the very same date, 73 years earlier. He also broke the record as the youngest Italy under-21 player ever to play, aged 17 years and 28 days in March 2016. He then made his senior international debut after six months, becoming the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear for Italy, aged 17 years and 189 days. He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2020. He s considered one of Italy's most exciting prospects, and one of the most promising young footballers of his generation. He is nicknamed Gigio, Donna. His shirt number/jersey number is 21 for Italy National Team and 99 for AC Milan. On 16th June 2021, he signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by Fabrizio Romano and The Guardian.

Gianluigi Donnarumma will sign at PSG on Monday (21st June 2021)

The Italian international goalkeeper and the capital club have definitively agreed on the terms of a five-year contract and the player will undergo his pre-signing medical examination next Monday, the day after Italy's last group game in Euro 2021, against Wales (Sunday, 6 p.m.). At twenty-two, Donnarumma arrives free from AC Milan and will compete with Keylor Navas if he is not loaned in the meantime. 

Professional Italian Footballer, Gianluigi Donnarumma

Source: @instagram.com/gigiodonna99

Famous For

  • Being an Italian professional footballer. 
  • Being compared to the legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
  • For possessing huge talent and being one of the top young Italian prospects because of his mental composure, technique, and intelligence.
  • Being the youngest goalkeeper to ever perform for the senior national team of Italy in 2016. At the time, he was only 17 years and 189 days old.

What is the Nationality of Gianluigi Donnarumma?

On 25th February 1999, Gianluigi Donnarumma was born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. He holds Italian nationality and his ethnic background is Italian-White. His race is White. About his parents, he was born to his father, Alfonso Donnarumma, and his mother, Marinella Donnarumma. Also, he has three siblings with whom he grew up. His siblings are Antonio Donnarumma (Older Brother) (Professional Soccer Player), Alfredo Donnarumma (Older Brother) (Professional Soccer Player), Nunzia Donnarumma (Sister). Pisces is his Zodiac sign. His religious beliefs and educational background are not known. His present age is 22 as of 2021. 

How was the football career of Gianluigi Donnarumma?

  • Gianluigi played football from the football academy of ASD Club Napoli in 2003. 
  • He was then signed for €250,000 by Milan in the year 2013 when he was 14. In March 2015, he signed his first professional contract with Milan, effective from 1 July 2015 until 30 June 2018.
  • He was promoted to the senior team by manager Siniša Mihajlović at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season. 
  • He made his debut in an International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid on 30th July during Milan's pre-season. 
  • He made his competitive debut in Serie A on 25th October against Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium.
  • During the season, he earned a place among the top 25 of Don Balón's ranking of the world's best footballers under age 21. 
  • In March 2016, he was briefly hospitalized after suffering a head injury in an on-pitch collision with Chievo's Fabrizio Cacciatore.
  • Starting the 2016-2017 season, his first match was against Torino on 21st August in which he saved the first penalty of his professional career. He also helped lead Milan to victory in the Supercoppa Italiana on 23rd December, saving Paulo Dybala's penalty in a 4-3 shoot-out win following a 1-1 draw after extra time. 
  • Later, he renewed his contract with Milan until 2021. 
  • He then played his first European game in a 1-0 win against CS U Craiova in the first leg of Milan's Europa League third-round qualification match on 27 July 2017, in which he managed to keep a clean sheet. 
  • He played his 100th game for Milan in a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina on 30th December 2017. 
  • He became the youngest player to reach 100 appearances in Serie A, aged 19 years and 49 days on 15th April 2018. 
  • He was named man-of-the-match in Milan's 1-1 away draw with Roma in the 21st Round of the 2018-19 Serie A season on 3rd February 2019. 
  • On 10th February, Gianluigi made his 150th Milan appearance in a 3-0 home win over Cagliari in Serie A; as a result he became Milan's tenth-most capped keeper of all time, behind Christian Abbiati (380), Sebastiano Rossi (330), Dida (302), Lorenzo Buffon (300), Enrico Albertosi (233), Dario Compiani (221), Fabio Cudicini (183), Giovanni Rossetti (180), and Mario Zorzan (176).
  • He played his 200th game for the club in a 2-1 away win over Sassuolo in Serie A on 21st July 2020 during which he wore the captain's armband for the first time in his career after Alessio Romagnoli was subbed off due to injury. 
  • During his 2020-2021 season, he appeared in all but one game in Serie A and 11 times in the Europa League as Milan finished second and reached the round of 16. 
  • The club's management tried to extend his expiring contract yet failed to meet the player's wage demands of €1 million per month as well as €20 million in agent commission for Mino Raiola and pulled out of the negotiation in late May 2021. Thus, Milan director of football Paolo Maldini confirmed on 26th May 2021 stating that Donnarumma would leave Milan when his contract expired on 30 June. 
  • He made 251 appearances for the club, Milan in all competitions, keeping 88 clean sheets, and played a key role in helping the club finish second in Serie A (and qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2014) in his final season.
  • Then, he signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on 16th June 2021 as reported by Fabrizio Romano and The Guardian. 

Gianluigi Donnarumma trained at the soccer academy of Napoli until the age of 14

Source: @instagram.com/gigiodonna99

How was the International Career of Gianluigi Donnarumma?

  • Gianluigi was the starting goalkeeper for Italy's under-17 team at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Later, he made his debut for the under-21 side in a 4-1 win over the Republic of Irelan on 24th March 2016.  
  • He was called up to the senior squad by Gian Piero Ventura on 27th August for a friendly against France on 1st September and a 2018 World Cup qualification match on 5th September against Israel, making him the youngest player, aged 17 years and six months, to be called up to the senior squad since 1911.
  • He made his senior debut on 1st September against Frace. 
  • He was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Luigi Di Biagio in June 2017. 
  • Furthermore, he played as a starter in all the matches of the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League disputed by the Azzurri.
  • That's more, he was included in Italy's squad for UEFA Euro 2020 in June 2021. 
  • During his first game of Euro 2020, he kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 win for Italy against Turkey on 11th June 2021. On 17th June 2021, he played for Italy National Team against Switzerland in which Italy won with a score of 3-0. 

Transfer News

  • 2003-2013 - ASD Club Napoli
  • 2013-Present - Milan

Honours, Awards, and Achievements

Milan

  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2016

Individual

  • Gazzetta Sports Awards Rivelazione dell'anno: 2016
  • Goal.com NxGn: 2017
  • AIC Serie A Team of the Year: 2019–20
  • AIC Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year: 2020
  • Serie A Best Goalkeeper: 2020–21

Who is Gianluigi Donnarumma Girlfriend?

Unmarried man, Gianluigi Donnarumma is currently dating. He is in a beautiful relationship with his girlfriend, Alessia Elefante. The duo is planning to get married soon. They have been dating for a long period of time. Their bond is going stronger with the passage of time. They are enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Gianluigi Donnarumma and his girlfriend, Alessia Elefante

Source: @sportblis

What is the Net Worth of Gianluigi Donnarumma?

The net worth of this famous footballer, Gianluigi Donnarumma is estimated to have €15 Million as of 2021. His annual salary is £10,140,000 from his team, AC Milan at present. In 2020, he made £9,568,000 as an annual salary and £9,984,000 in the year 2019. Recently, he made a five-year contract with PSG with an undisclosed fee as per sources. His current market value is €60 Million as of May 2021. The major source of wealth comes from a football career. He has not signed a sponsorship contract yet. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. He rides a Lamborghini Urus. 

How tall is Gianluigi Donnarumma?

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a handsome hunk with a tall height of 6 ft 5 in or 196 cm. His balanced weight consists of 90 Kg or 198.5 in. His body type is athletic. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. He has big ears and a big nose with a beard which suits him a lot. His chest size is 45 in, his arms size is 15 in and his waist size is 35.5 in. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. 

Did You Know?

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma started his career with Milan in 2015.
  • He played his first match for the first team of AC Milan against Real Madrid during the International Champions Cup held in China on 30th July 2015.
  • He is considered one of Italy's most exciting prospects, and one of the most promising young footballers of his generation.
  • Pisces is his Zodiac sign.
  • He played his first match for the first team of AC Milan against Real Madrid during the International Champions Cup held in China on 30th July 2015.