Born on 24 July 1983, Daniele De Rossi is a professional Italian footballer who plays for AS Roma and formerly Italy national team as a defensive midfielder. He was named the captain of Roma from the starting of the 2017-18 season. The club has won three titles of Serie A, nine Coppa Italia trophies and two Supercoppa Italiana trophies.
It is heartbreaking news for football fans of Italy national team that the team wasn’t qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Former captain Gianluigi Buffon was the first player who announced his retirement from Italy national team. After that, De Rossi also retired from the team. He had played for the team for 13 years, scored 21 goals and played eight World Cups for his nation. These players who had played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and won the trophy all bid farewell to Italy national team.
De Rossi is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. He is a hard-working and tenacious player with good technique and goal-scoring ability. De Rossi is known for his powerful long distance shooting and accurate penalty kick. He also gets a few individual awards, including Serie A Young Footballer of the Year in 2006, Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year and FIFA FIFPro World XI Nominee in 2009 and Italian Athlete of the Year in 2010.
His father was a former professional footballer and had been the coach of the Roma U-19 team for nine years. At the age of 12, De Rossi enjoyed Roma and gradually became a great defensive midfielder. He has played more than 100 games for Italy. Because of his excellent performances, a few famous football clubs, such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid, longed to sign a contract with him. However, the preeminent footballer chose to play for AS Roma.
“I will soon retire from football. I always want to be a good role model on and off the pitch. It is very important to be an example off the pitch because there are so many people who admire you. I am now a big Roma fan and I will always be in the future.” said De Rossi, in an interview.
Designed and manufactured by the global brand Nike, the 2017-18 AS Roma away shirt was unveiled in June 2017. It is predominately white with red and yellow elements, which continues the tradition of the club. Not only the shirt but also the shorts have red or yellow breathable stripes in order to keep players cool and dry when they running at football fields. “Roma Siamo Noi(We are Roma)” in red is printed inside of the collar to pay tribute to the club. The club crest and Nike Swoosh are also printed on the chest.
Nike Dri-FIT technology is used to produce the breathable and comfortable shirt while Grip technology is used to produce the socks.
Wearing a football shirt is a great way to show your loyalty. Football shirts have been increasingly popular among fans. Loyal fans will not miss the 2017-18 AS Roma Away Shirt.