Davide Santon

Soccer Player

Davide Santon was born in Portomaggiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on January 2nd, 1991 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 33, Davide Santon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1991
Place of Birth
Portomaggiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
33 years old
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Association Football Player
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Davide Santon Life

Davide Santon (Italian pronunciation: "davide san;ton]; born 2 January 1991) is an Italian professional footballer who competed as a left wing-back.

Santon, a former Inter Milan youth product, began his playing career with Inter in 2008 and continued with the club until 2011, save for a time on loan with Cesena. He spent four years with Newcastle United in England before returning to Inter in 2015. He signed with Roma after three seasons. Santon announced his retirement at the age of 31 in 2022.

Santon made his senior debut with Italy in 2009 and later represented his country at the FIFA Confederations Cup later this year.


Davide Santon Career

Club career

Santon joined Inter Milan's youth system from Ravenna at the age of 14. He started out as a winger before transitioning to a defensive role. He was recruited to join the first team in South Tyrol and training sessions during the first half of the season after assisting the Inter Milan under-20 team win the 2006–07 Campionato Nazionale Primavera and winning the final play-off for the second time in a row.

José Mourinho first called Santon to play in the UEFA Champions League match against Panathinaikos and the next three games in September, but he did not use him. Santon made his debut in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal victory over Roma on January 21, 2009, the first time the entire game was played. He made his Serie A debut against Sampdoria a few days later, with a 1–0 win. Cristiano Ronaldo, who made his European debut in the home draw against Manchester United, was tasked with marking Cristiano Ronaldo. Santon received acclaim for his work, prompting Ronaldo to say, "I was impressed by Santon, he is a very interesting lad and a good footballer." Mourinho praised Santon for his personality and tactical versatility, and Santon was given the starting role for the next game. He appeared in 13 league games and two substitute appearances, winning his first senior award, the 2008–09 Serie A Championship.

Former Italy national team head coach Marcello Lippi praised Santon in 2009, saying he is "a predestined player that reminds him of a teenage Paolo Maldini."

Santon made his first appearance for Inter in the third game of the season against Parma, the third game of the season, and then began the game against Cagliari the following week. Because of a right knee lateral meniscus injury while on international service, he was out before the new year. He returned to Bari in January as a replacement and was called back to the starting eleven to replace the injured Cristian Chivu. However, his recovery was short-lived as he sustained the same knee injury and required surgery after returning too soon from the previous injury and needed surgery, effectively sidelining him for another three to five weeks.

Santon first played understudy of Cristian Chivu in 2010-11 season, but Santon returned to the starting lineup in November after Maicon's injury (and later injury to Chivu). He then played twice as a right wing-forward at Inter, the first one in a 5–2 victory over Parma due to his injuries. In that match, boss Rafael Bentez preferred Iván Córdoba and Javier Zanetti in both full back and Champions League against Twente.

Santon was sent out on loan to Cesena on 31 January 2011, the last day of the transfer window, with Yuto Nagatomo joining Inter in exchange.

In the summer, Santon returned to Inter. Santon often played as a wing-back in their 3–4–3 formation in the friendlies under new coach Gian Piero Gasperini. However, the club retained Davide Faraoni as a backup wing-back and sold Santon near the end of the summer transfer window.

According to Inter, Santon decided to sign for English club Newcastle United for a five-year contract on an undisclosed fee; according to Inter, Santon was sold for €4 million on August 30. He made his Newcastle debut on October 16th, 2011 as a second-half replacement for Tottenham Hotspur. In December, he made his first Premier League appearance for the club against Norwich City before making his full home debut against Swansea City next week. In the Magpies' victory over Chelsea in the 19th minute, he set up Papiss Cissé's first goal. Santon was the first Newcastle player to have started every Premier League match halfway through the 2012-2013 season. He scored the first goal for Jonás Gutiérrez with a cross, and he assisted with the winning goal scored by Moussa Sissoko in the 3–2 victory over Chelsea on February 2, 2013. On March 17, he scored an equalizer against Wigan Athletic for Newcastle, his first goal for the Newcastle Eagles.

Santon returned to Inter in the 2015 January transfer window on loan, with the possibility to buy in the summer after losing his first-team spot to Alliance Dummett. Santon was also eligible for one of the four quotas for club-trained players in UEFA tournaments, so Inter's squad would have to be reduced by vacating the quota. (Inter filled the quota with reserve players Giacomo Sciacca and Isaac Donkor, first team player Rene Krhin (first half), Joel Obi and Marco Andreolli in the 2014–15 season) The loan was made permanent in summer 2015. According to Inter, the transfer (includes agent fees and other fees) cost the club €4.893 million.

Santon was once available in the 2016 transfer market, which Sunderland was in talks with Interferon, as well as a suspect failed medical at West Ham United. Santon stayed in Inter's squad, however, because they only had three available players eligible for the aforementioned quota in 2016-17 UEFA Europa League (himself, Marco Andrey and Jonathan Biabiany unit), with Serie A also enforcing a similar homegrown rule. As a result of violating UEFA Financial Fair Play Laws, the club was also compelled to limit the European squad to a maximum of 22 players. Inter had a 21-man squad when they were introduced, with one quota for an Inter youth product that was not used.

Santon was an ineffective substitute for Inter in the inaugural match of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League; he was the starting full-back in the Derby d'Italia over defending Serie A champions Juventus.

Santon was rarely used by new coach Stefano Pioli after Frank de Boer was fired in 2016. He was one of Luciano Spalletti's pre-season camp in July 2017. However, Santon was ruled out of the squad to Asia due to injury.

Santon and Nicola Zaniolo would join Roma as part of Radja Nainggolan's Internal agreement in June 2018. On June 25, Santon and Zaniolo arrived in Rome for medical treatment. The transfers were completed on June 26, 2011, when Santon had a €9.5 million price tag on a 4-year deal. Rick Karsdorp was on the bench for his debut for the capital club on August 31. On October 23, he made his Champions League debut with the Giallorossi as he was in the starting lineup of a 3–0 victory over CSKA Moscow.

Santon's Europa Leagueified debut against Wolfsberger AC was held on October 3rd, beginning at right-back.

He struggled to win the starting job for the third time due to recurring injuries, but he was not able to make any appearances in the 2021–22 season under new head coach José Mourinho.

Santon announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 31, owing to recurring knee injuries.

International career

Santon played for Italy from under-16 level and made his goal-scoring debut in April 2007 against Slovenia in a 3–1 win. He made his under-21 debut in a friendly against the Netherlands on March 31, 2009, playing at Parkstad Limburg Stadion, Kerkrade, ending in a 1–1 draw.

Santon made his senior Italian team debut in the 1960s in a friendly match against Northern Ireland played in Pisa on June 6, 2009. Shane Ferguson, a new Newcastle teammate, made his debut as a replacement for the visitors on the same night. He played the entire game, and his solid results in Italy's 3–0 win earned him praise from his peers as well as coach Marcello Lippi. Lippi was impressed enough to call him in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, but Santon did not have a chance to participate in the tournament after Italy lost in the first round. Santon was recalled to the national team under new manager Cesare Prandelli for the friendly against France in November 2012, but he did not come off the bench in the 1–2 home loss after some good results since signing with Newcastle United. In a 1–1 friendly draw against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on February 6, 2013, he started his Italian cap for his eighth international cap.

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