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Why Jorginho played for Italy? The curious story of the striker

By Alexis Almosnino

Why Jorginho played for Italy? The curious story of the striker

Jorginho is, without a doubt, one of the stars of world football, and today he established himself by converting, in a majestic and particular way, the last penalty of the Italian National Team, to achieve his pass to the final of the Euro Cup. However, in his love life he does not do as well as on the court.

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Jorge Luiz Frello Filho, better known in the football world as Jorginho, became the hero of the Italian team by scoring the last penalty, which led him to the final of the European Championship. The blue team beat Spain in the semifinals and will await tomorrow's result between England and Denmark. The player has a great story to explain why does he was born in Brazil, but he playes for Italy.

The Chelsea F. C footballer was born in Brazil, precisely in the city of Imbituba, located in the state of Santa Catarina. He went to live in Italy at the age of 15 and there he began his sports career. Paradoxically, he made his debut with the Italian national team on March 19, 2016, in a friendly against Spain.

The truth is that the footballer has become a fundamental value for the teams in which he acts, and has become a leading figure in world football today. Their numbers, without going any further, assure it. In fact, he has just won the last UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, winning the biggest club-level tournament in the world, and is just 90 minutes away from being crowned champion of the Euro Cup with Italy.

What position does Jorginho have?

Jorginho is a midfielder with special characteristics, since it can be dedicated both to the defensive part and the recovery of balls, as well as to the creation of play and ball possession.

Jorginho: His career as a professional

Jorginho made his debut as a professional footballer for Sambonifacese,  an Italy fourth division club. From there he went to Hellas Verona, a team that plays in the Serie B, to finally make the move to the big leagues, in this case the Serie A and Premier League. With Napoli, he not only fulfilled his dream of playing in the first division, but he even became champion of the Coppa Italia, his first tittle. Years later, he emigrated to Chelsea, to achieve the same milestone, which was accompanied by the UEFA Champions League.

Jorginho: Tournaments that he won

- Coppa Italia: 2013–14 (Napoli)

- Supercoppa Italiana: 2014 (Napoli)

- UEFA Champions League: 2020–21 (Chelsea)

- UEFA Europa League: 2018–19 (Chelsea)

Jorginho: How many games did he play for his National Team

Jorginho was summoned to his selection for the first time in 2016, something that has happened uninterruptedly until today. With the shirt of his selection he played 34 games, in which he scored 5 goals.

Jorginho Market Value

According to Transfermarket, the value of your pass is approximately 40 million euros.

Jorginho Net Worth

According to what can be calculated, it is estimated that N'Golo Kanté's Net Worth is 19 million euros.



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