Sports Nicknames - King Kong

Giorgio Chiellini is a defender of Juventus and the Italian national team, widely recognized as one of the best players in his position.

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With his charismatic personality and fearlessness on the pitch, Chiellini is among the most popular football players today.

Many have described him as an "old-fashioned" center-back but Chiellini has developed into a modern player who is often a real treat in the offense especially after corners and free-kicks.

His physicality and aggressiveness as a defender have earned him the nickname "King Kong".

Chiellini has won nine consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus as well as five Coppa Italia trophies and five Supercoppa Italiana.

"King Kong" has been awarded Serie A Defender of the Year in three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010.

Chiellini has played 121 times for Italy's national side which ranks him fourth in the nation's all-time appearance list.

Other than his fearless attitude on the football pitch, what makes Giorgio Chiellini stand out of other footballers is the fact that in 2010 he completed his bachelor's degree in economics and commerce and in 2017 got a Laurea Magistrale master's degree from the University of Turin in the business administration field.


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