Federico Chiesa has been named the Italian Player of the Year 2021 award. After helping the Azzurri win Euro 2022.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is inviting fans to vote on the Italian Footballer of the Year via its website from December 14 to 30.
As a result, Chiesa received over 8,000 votes, representing 46 percent. He beating other contenders Nicolo Barella with 20 percent and Leonardo Spinazzola with 14 percent.
The 24-year-old attacker from Juventus, who has made 37 international appearances for the club. He was instrumental in helping the club win Euro 2020 last summer. By scoring goals in both the round of 16 and the semi-finals.
Federico Chiesa has been name the Italian Player of the Year 2021 award
After votes from more than 8,000 supporters drawn on the job by the official website of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) from December 14 to 30. The winner of the Pallone Azzurro 2021 is the Juventus Turin winger Chiesa who received 46% of the votes.
Chiesa was one of the key elements of the Nazionale with two important goals when his team won Euro 2020 at Wembley in England last July.
The Bianconero is 24 years old and already has 37 senior caps with Italy during which he signed 4 goals and 7 assists. Chiesa is ahead of Inter Milan midfielder Nicolò Barella (20%). And AS Roma full-back Leonardo Spinazzola (14%). Other names on the shortlist of nominees were Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lorenzo Insigne.
The title of the best Italian female player 2021 went to Cristiana Girelli.