Angelo Ogbonna is an Italian footballer of Nigerian descent and he plays as a centre back for Italian giants Juventus and the Italy national football team. Ogbonna is most notably known for his world class passing, pace and tackling abilities.
Ogbonna was born on the 23rd of May 1988 in Cassino Italy an he began his club career at Torino making his Serie A debut in February 2007 against Reggina. He made three further Serie A appearances that season. He then spent the 2007Ã¢â‚¬â€œ08 season on loan at Crotone, making 22 league appearances that season. Ogbonna's first full Serie A season was hampered by two lengthy injuries that limited the player to just 22 league matches.
Ogbonna officially signed for Juventus on 11 July 2013 for a transfer fee of Ã¢â€šÂ¬13 million to be paid to Torino over three years, with an additional Ã¢â€šÂ¬2 million to be paid in future bonuses. Ogbonna signed a five-year contract, tying him to La Vecchia Signora until 30 June 2018.
Having represented Italy at the Under-21 level Ogbonna made his debut for the senior side in November 2011 in a 2-0 win against Poland. Ogbonna signed a five-year contract, tying him to La Vecchia Signora until 30 June 2018.