Domenico Berardi was born on 1st August 1994 to the family of Maria de Berardi and Luigi Berardi in Cariati, Italy. Berardi is an Italian professional footballer. He plays the role of a forwarder for Serie A club Sassuolo and the Italy national team.
Berardi started his club career with Sassuolo in 2012, helping the team win the Serie B title and as well earn promotion to Serie A in his appearance season, later also being named the best player of the competition. His outstanding performances in Serie A saw him emerge as one of Italy’s most promising young footballers, and earned him the Bravo Award in 2015. He is currently Sassuolo’s all-time record goal-scorer with over 100 goals in all competitions.
He made his senior international appearance with Italy in 2018, and was included in Italy’s UEFA Euro that won UEFA Euro 2020.
As of April 2021, Berardi has scored a total number of one hundred and eight (108) goals and has provided a total number of sixty-five (65) assists in 312 matches during his professional career. He has played a total number of twenty-three (23) games for Sassuolo in the 2020-2021 season, entering a total number of thirteen (13) goals and 5 assist to his name.
However, he has been a key player for Gasprini’s men as they are closing in on what would be yet another memorable Serie A campaign.
|Full Name:||Domenico Berardi|
|Current club:||Serie A club Sassuolo, the Italy national football team|
|Born:||August 1, 1994|
|Place of Birth:||Cariati, Italy|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches|
|Parents:||Luigi Berardi (father) and Maria de Berardi (mother)|
|Siblings:||Francesco and Severina|
|Wife • Spouse:||Francesca Fantuzzi|
|Zodiac sign: Leo|
|Net Worth:||$15.3 million.|
Early Life & Education
Domenico Berardi Cavaliere was born on 1st August 1994 to the family of Maria de Berardi and Luigi Berardi in Cariati, Italy.
Berardi was born into a football-loving family. Berardi’s parents were diehard Inter Milan fans and transfer the love to their son.
Berardi’s parents supported him right from early stage of his football career till today. Berardi’s passion and love for football was apperent, he persuaded his parents to sign him up for trial at Cosenza academy, which he passed with ease and stayed at the academy for the next three years before joining Sassuolo’s academy in 2010.
Years later Berardi revealed that Juventus was eager to sign him when he was 12 years old, but he refused to go to Turin because he was not ready to leave his family.
Berardi said thus..”In 2006 when I was 12, a Juventus scout came to watch me in a tournament. He wanted to take me to Turin immediately, but I refused because I did not want to leave my family or my home. I remember that I cried at the thought of going away.”
At the age of sixteen, Berardi was noticed by Sassuolo, when he was playing for amateur footbal game at the university at which his brother was studying.
Berardi made an immediate impact upon joining the club and rose through the academy ranks until 2012, when he was promoted to the senior team and made his professional appearance at the age of 16.
One of Berardi’s greatest childhood memories was when he won the 2006 World Cup, eliminating the hosts, Germany in the semi-final and France in the final. Berardi was 12 years old at the time and was at awe of his country’s performance at football’s greatest tournament.
Domenico Berardi is the youngest of three kids in his family. He has an older brother named Francesco who is also an Inter Milan fan, and an older sister whose name is Severina.
Rumor has it that Berardi has been in a relationship with Francesca Fantuzzi since 2014. Fantuzzi is a TV host who has worked with some of the channels of Italian media. Besides being a famous TV Host, Francesca is also active in the fitness and Yoga fields.
According to the couple’s interviews it was Francesca who approached Berardi first and contacted him on his birthday via Facebook after seeing him play outstandingly in one of Sassuolo’s games.
Francesca Fantuzzi was born on December 29, 1994, which means that she is 27 Years old, just six month younger than her boyfriend.
Francesca Fantuzzi is from Sassuolo, Italy, where Berardi has spent his entire career. According to her interviews, she was very adventurous from an early age and her dream as a teenager was to become a diver and tour the world.
Berardi and his girlfriend, Francesca Fantuzzi have been active in many charities event. He has given some of his jerseys to charity websites. During the Coronavirus epidemic, Francesca launched a fundraiser for the Sassuolo hospital, raising 25 thousand euros.
She also donated toys to the children department of the city’s hospital. She announce the project on her Instagram account and wrote the following caption:
“Merry Christmas Kids! Happy to give a smile on this difficult Christmas for everyone.”
Berardi has had no legal dispute unlike other footballers.
Berardi was a part of the Italian under-19 national team, but did not answer his call-up for qualifications to the European Championship of the age group and was disqualified for nine months for violation of the code of ethics.
Berardi has played for the Italian under-21 national team. He received his first call-up on 28 February 2014, for the team’s European qualifying match against Northern Ireland on 5 March.
On 2 March, however, he elbowed Cristian Molinaro during Sassuolo’s league fixture against Parma, and was subsequently excluded from the squad for violating the team’s code of ethics. He made his appearance under Italy under-21 manager Luigi Di Biagio on 4 June 2014, in a 4–0 home win over Montenegro.He scored his first goal on his third appearance for the azzurrini, the match-winning goal in a 3–2 win over Serbia in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying match, which allowed Italy to progress to the playoffs, and eventually qualify for the final tournament, which would be held in the Czech Republic.
On 1 June 2015, Berardi was selected in Di Biagio’s 27-man provisional squad for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship; on 7 June, he was included in the final 23-man squad which would take part at the tournament. Berardi scored a goal from a penalty in Italy’s opening match of the tournament, against Sweden, on 18 June, which ended in a 2–1 loss.
On 24 June, he set up Andrea Belotti’s goal in Italy’s 3–1 win over England in Italy’s final group match, although the result was not enough to see the Italian under-21 side progress to the semi-finals, as the azzurrini finished third in their group, behind the two eventual finalists Portugal and Sweden.
In June 2017, Berardi was included in the Italy under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by manager Di Biagio. In Italy’s second group match on 21 June, he scored his team’s only goal in a 3–1 defeat to Czech Republic. Italy were eliminated by Spain in the semi-finals on 27 June, following a 3–1 defeat.
Berardi received his first senior international call-up for Italy from manager Antonio Conte in October 2015, ahead of Italy’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway on 10 and 13 October; he suffered a muscular injury in Sassuolo’s pre-match warmup against Empoli on 4 October, however, which forced him to pull out of the national side for the two upcoming fixtures.
In May 2017, Berardi was selected by Italy’s senior head coach Gian Piero Ventura for the team’s unofficial friendly against San Marino in Empoli on 31 May. He made his unofficial senior international appearance in the match, captaining the squad, and starting in Italy’s eventual 8–0 win, setting up Gianluca Lapadula’s second goal.
appearance for Italy under Roberto Mancini, starting in a 3–1 friendly loss to France in Nice on 1 June 2018.
On 7 October 2020, Berardi scored his first senior goal for the national team, the final goal of a 6–0 home win against Moldova in a friendly match.
In June 2021, Berardi was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In the opening match of the tournament on 11 June, a 3–0 win over Turkey, his cross led to the opening goal of the game, an own–goal by Merih Demiral. In the following group match on 16 June, he set up Manuel Locatelli for Italy’s opening goal in an eventual 3–0 win over Switzerland.
On 11 July, Berardi won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time; Berardi came on as a substitute for Ciro Immobile in the second half of regulation time, and later scored Italy’s first spot-kick in the shoot-out.
Overall, Berardi has played 312 games for one team (Sassuolo) during his career. He has registered 108 goals and 65 assists to his name.
Domenico Berardi registered 11 goals and 6 assist in 37 games for Sassuolo at Serie B, which has been followed by 82 goals and 53 assists in 231 Serie A games.
Domenico Berardi best season individually was the 2014-2015 Season in which he scored 15 goals and assisted further 13 in 35 games for Sassuolo across all competitions.
On 10 October, Berardi scored the match–winning goal from a penalty in a 2–1 home victory over Belgium in the bronze medal match of the 2020–2021 UEFA Nations League.
Domenico Berardi has worked as a Footballer right from youth. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Domenico Berardi has an astonished net worth of $15.3 million.
Domenico Berardi as humble and hardworking as he is discovered that he also has some social media platforms where he can be connected.
- @Domenico Berardi (@berardi25) is his Instagram handle.
- @Domenico Berardi (@N/A) is his Twitter handle.