Sports Nicknames - Gigio

Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the best goalkeepers in the sport of football.


Nicknamed "Gigio", Donnarumma came through the AC Milan youth system and debuted for the first team in 2015 when he was just 16. He is the youngest ever player to start for the Italian national team at age of 17. In the most recent Euro 2020 tournament he won the Player of the Tournament award and later in the year the Yashin Trophy for the goalkeeper of the year.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has a large, slender frame and an extraordinary reach with both arms and legs. He is composed and explosive when necessary. Over the years he has become a penalty-saving master and is one of the most promising footballers in Italy, a successor to the legendary Gianluigi Buffon.

In the summer of 2021 Donnarumma left his boyhood club for a big pay cheque and a chance to play alongside Neymar, Mbappe and Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.


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