Sports Nicknames - Gufetto (Little Owl)

Marco Verratti is a central midfielder for the Italian national team and the Paris Saint-Germain football club.

One of the best midfielders in his generation - Marco Verratti, also known as Gufetto or Little Owl - Illustration, profile drawing.  Digital art.

Verratti is one of the best players in the world in his position. He reads the game, has vision and is a calming factor for the players around him, as well as the fans watching the game. The ball is safe in his possession. Verratti is creative, quick and agile. He is a dribbler, often showcasing his creativity and technical know-how.

Marco Verratti is often compared to another Italian legend, Andrea Pirlo, because of his precise passing and ball control. He is nicknamed "Gufetto" by the Italian fans, in English meaning "Owl", because of a similar facial physique, but also his owl-like vision on the football pitch.

Veratti started his career in Pescara in 2008 and earned a big money move to PSG in 2012. With the Italy national team he won the 2020 European Cup.

Off the pitch, "The Owl" enjoys the glamorous Paris nightlife and is often seen at red carpet fashion events.


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