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Gianluigi Donnarumma height: how tall is the italian's star?

It was a day of glory for the Scuadra Azzurra, who won their second European Championship,

Gianluigi Donnarumma
Gianluigi Donnarumma

Throughout its history, the Italian national team has had goalkeepers who have been stars and won important titles. The path left by world champions Dino Zoff (Spain 1982) and Gianluigi Buffon (Germany 2006) began to be trodden by Gianluigi Donnarumma, who became the great figure of the Azzurri champions of Euro 2021. Gigi saved two penalties in the penalty shootout in the final against England, saving Sancho's and Saka's shots (Rashford's shot bounced off one of the posts). Earlier, he had already shone from the penalty spot in the semifinals against Spain, saving Alvaro Morata's attempt. As a result, he was voted MVP of the tournament.

His performance against Belgium also stood out. In a team with many young players and a granitic and experienced central pairing (Chiellini and Bonucci), he represents the guarantee certificate in goal. However, beyond being Italy's star player at the European Championship, the 21-year-old goalkeeper is a free agent, as he did not renew his contract with Milan, although his work throughout the European Championship and especially during the last three games were the best showcase for him to have a club in the 2021/2022 season. Everything indicates that his next destination will be at PSG.

At the moment, he has 251 appearances for Milan and 33 for Italy. The first came in 2015, when he was 16 years old, thanks to an intuition of former footballer Sinisa Mihajlovic. He was little more than a child and, from that October 25, he never left the pitch again. Born in Castellammare di Stabia, near Naples, he always considered himself a Milanista tifosi, which is perhaps why the outcome of his Rossoneri adventure was so disappointing.

With his height of 1.96m, inside the goal he becomes bigger. He is Mancini's bet and so far he has performed as expected, as his national team reached an unbeaten 34 games. With today's match, Italy reached 25 wins and 9 draws. The last defeat of the Tans dates back to September 2018, against Portugal for the Nations League.

The previous streak of the Azzurri was between 1935 and 1939 and with Vittorio Pozzo as coach: in those years they achieved 24 wins and 6 draws, similar to the one led by Mancini. The difference is that in 1938 Italy won the World Cup that took place in France. On the other hand, beyond Donnarumma's performance and his level, he attracted attention with his gloves: Adidas Predator Pro Hibryd gloves, valued at about 120 euros. These feature 288 spikes on the backhand to help goalkeepers contain the ball.

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