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Jorginho is a is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Chelsea and Italy national team.
Although he was born in Brazil Jorginho nationality is Italian. On the international level, he plays for Italy national team who is famous for being the most tactical national football league. So far they have won 48 European trophies and earned the name for the second most successful nation in European football.
The footballer is a versatile player with the ability to play in any midfield position. He also a great penalty taker and made wonders at Euro 2020 and his performance was praised by a lot of football pundits.
In 2014, Jorginho joined Napoli in a co-ownership deal with Hellas Verona for four and a half years. On 12 February he featured in a 3-2 first-leg win against Roma as he scored the last goal and the team got qualified for the 2014 Coppa Italia Final. On 3 May in the final game, he played the whole 90 minutes in a 3-1 thrashing of Fiorentina. On 22 December 2014, in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana in Doha over Juventus he came in during the second half of extra time replacing Jonathan de Guzman.
In the penalty shootout, he went on and aimed the net but the shoot was blocked by the legendary Gianluigi Buffon. Eventually, Napoli left the field winners. Back in his days at Napoli, the footballer had a hard time being in Rafael Benítez's lineup but things changed as Maurizio Sarri was assigned the new manager of the club. Sarri’s presence was vital for Jorginho’s development. He placed him in a deep-lying midfield position from which he could dictate play with his passing. The 2017-18 season was a big break for Jorginho as he was a key role player in their Serie A title challenge.
On 14 July 2018, the footballer reached an agreement with the Premier League club, Chelsea, on a five-year deal. Fortunately for the Jorginho the Napoli boss, Maurizio Sarri was appointed the new manager of the club on the same day.
Club director, Marina Granovskaia also commented: “We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea. He was one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe and will become an important member of the playing squad. He has demonstrated his quality working under Maurizio Sarri and we are convinced his signing will help bring further success to Stamford Bridge.” Prior to his signing the footballer was about to make a deal with Manchester City but eventually he went with the blues. Jorginho made his debut on August 5 in the 2018 FA Community Shield over Wembley and he was booed by Manchester City fans as Chelsea was defeated 2-0.
In June 2021, Jorginho was included in Italy’s team for Euro 2020 under the supervision of Roberto Mancini. On 6 July, after a 1-1 draw with Spain in extra time in the semifinal the footballer aimed the net for the penalty shootout and send his team to the final. In the aforementioned game, Jorginho completed a tournament-high of eight interceptions. On 11 July, in the final game over England following a 1-1 draw his kick in the penalty spot was blocked by Jordan Pickford but eventually, Italy won the game 3-2 in the penalties.
Jorginho made a lot of wonders during Euro 2020. He covered the ground more than any other player during the tournament and he made the most recoveries alongside Manuel Akanji. He also made a record for second most passes after Aymeric Laporte (497 out of 529 attempted, with a 93% passing accuracy). In addition to all of these records, he won the most fouls (19) and made the most interceptions (25) comparing to any other player and broke Marcel Desailly's record of 24 interceptions in a single tournament from UEFA Euro 1996.
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