Claudio Marchisio: “I wanted to find a club that shares my values”


The midfielder joins the blue-white-sky blues as a free-agent basis and has signed a two-year contract.

Claudio Marchisio was born on 19 January 1986 in Turin. At the age of seven he joined the Juventus Academy and has spent almost 25 years with only a single one year break with the Italian giants (he spent the 2007/08 season with FC Empoli). Marchisio has played 389 matches for Juventus, has scored 37 goals and made 42 assists.

Claudio is a seven-time Scudetto winner, Serie B league winner, three-time winner of the Italian Super Cup and four-time of the Italian Cup. While at Juventus, he played twice in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

In August 2009, Claudio Marchisio made his debut for Italy and has won 55 caps and scored 5 goals.

The first interview with our new Italian midfielder.

— I had no doubt about signing for Zenit. I like the club, I like the ambition. After leaving Juventus, I promised that I would not sign for any other Italian team, but I still wanted to find a place that shares my values. When I saw yesterday’s match [against Spartak]I was struck by the stadium, and the way the fans supported Zenit.

Before that, I talked to Domenico Criscito, and asked him to recommend a good restaurant! In fact, Mimmo confirmed that Zenit is a special club with amazing fans. At the end of the week, I will come to St. Petersburg to see everything with my own eyes.