Marco D'Alessandro Name: Marco Surname: D'Alessandro Date of birth: 17/02/1991 Place of birth: Rome (Italy) Nationality: Italy Height: 173cm Weight: 71kg Best foot: Right 1° position: Right winger 2° position: Left winger Club: Atalanta Contract: 30/06/2019 Transfer fee request: 3.000.000 (Euro)
History: Marco D'Alessandro started his career in the youth team of AS Roma, where, under the coach Alberto De Rossi (Daniele De Rossi's father), playing with players like Alessandro Florenzi and Andrea Bertolacci, he won the "Scudetto Primavera" (the title of the Italian youth league. He was immediatly moved to the first team, where he made is debut against Juventus in the March of 2009. In that game he was instantly noticed for his talent, he was close to score his first goal in Rome against Buffon. From the season 2009/10 to 2013/14 he was loaned to smaller team of Italian Serie B. He played for Grosseto, Bari, Livorno, Verona and Cesena, mading more than 150 apparences. He had his exploit during the season 2012/13, when he was loaned to Cesena. He played an amazing season, scoring 3 goals and serving 10 assists. He was voted the "Winger of the year". During the season 2013/14 he decided to play another season for Cesena. In that season he helped the team in find the promotion to Serie A. In the summer of 2014 he was bought from Atalanta that payed 2.000.000 for him. He played 33 games in his first year and an half, serving 3 assists. Many times he was a second half sub.
Technical qualities: Marco D'Alessandro is the fastest player of Italian Serie A (link) . He is really fast in the long spaces, using his amazing acceleration, and he is very quick too in the short spaces. He has a good ball control and a powerful dribbling that he uses continuously, helping his team in create goal chances. He has the crossing ability necessary for be a dangerous player for the opponents and a gifted resource for his team. He is a brave player, he has no fear of be mowed, he uses to suffer many fouls for games, often causing yellow and red cards for the opponents. He is a tenacious player, he often fight for recover the ball, helping a lot the team in the defensive phase.
Mental qualities: He is without fear, determinated and hungry. Tactically diligent and always ready to work hard for the team. He play at high level as starter and as weel as second half subb.
Physical qualities: He is aerodynamic, his body is designed for make him quick as lightning. He has a good resistance too, he is often able to make unstoppable run at the 90'.
Position: He is a winger, he can play on the left and as well on the right. I prefer to see him on the right where he can use his cross, that is quite better than his shoot. He uses to play in a 4-4-2 and in a 4-3-3. He even played as right midfielder in a 3-5-2.
Weaknesses: 1)He has to improve his shooting ability 2)He need to be colder in the decisive moments