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Lorenzo Insigne was born on 4th June 1991 to the family of Carmine Insigne and Patrizia Insigne in Naples, Italy. Lorenzo is an Italian professional footballer. He plays the role of a winger for Major League Soccer club Toronto FC and the Italy national team.
Lorenzo started his professional career with Napoli in 2009, making his Serie A appearance in 2010, but was later sent on consecutive season loan spells to Cavese, Foggia and Pescara, before returning to Napoli in 2012. Lorenzo is capable of playing on either flank, or through the centre, but is usually deployed as left winger. He is popularly known in particular for his creativity, short height, speed and technical ability, as well as his accuracy from free-kicks.
Lorenzo has represented the Italy national under-21 team, with which he won a runner-up medal at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He made his appearance for the senior team in September 2012, and has represented Italy at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, and UEFA Euro 2020, winning the latter tournament.
|Toronto FC and the Italy national football team.
|June 4, 1991
|Place of Birth:
|5 feet 8 inches
|Carmine Insigne (father) and Patrizia Insigne (mother)
|Roberto, Marco, and Antonio Insigne
|Wife • Spouse:
|Zodiac sign: Gemini
|Christian Insigne and Carmine Insigne
Early Life & Education
Lorenzo started his career at a market stall selling clothes to back the struggles of his grandparents. It did not take long for him to gain enough to buy the Ronaldo R9 shirt, as his childhood football idol was the Brazilian Ronaldo.
Lorenzo Insigne started playing football as early as at age fifteen (15). Lorenzo was signed by Napoli from Olympia Sant’Arpino for a rumored fee of €1,500.
In 2008, he made his appearance for the Primavera team, and scored a total number of fifteen (15) goals in the 2009–2010 season.
He was first called-up to the first team under Roberto Donadoni, playing some friendlies in the summer of 2009, before making his Serie A appearance under Walter Mazzarri, on 24 January 2010, in a 2–0 win away to Livorno. He played the remainder of the season on loan at Cavese in Lega Pro Prima Divisione, where he made a total number of ten (10) appearances.
Lerenzo was the second child of his parents as he has three brothers named as follows, Marco, Antonio, and Roberto. All his brothers are footballers which is not surprising as the region they have been brought up in, Frattamaggiore, is famous for its famous footballers such as Arturo Lupoli and Francesco Lodi. Among Lorenzo’s brothers, the youngest is the most famous one. He is currently playing in Benevento as a forwarder, he also represented the Italy U-18, U-19, and U-21 sides. Lorenzo Insigne childhood wasn’t an easy period as his parents had difficulties raising him and his three brothers in a cramped home that could barely support a family the size of Lorenzo’s.
Things got worse when his father left his job. So the situation got critical and this not-welcomed change made Lorenzo’s grandparents work hard to raise their grandchildren. Despite the challenges he encountered as a child, Lorenzo, never give up to his passion on football. ‘As a kid, Lorenzo ate between mouthful and always had a ball at his feet while he was at it.
Lorenzo was in a serious relationship with Genoveffa Darone, and they both tied knot on 31 December 2012. The couple met each other in Naples while Lorenzo was playing in Pescara on loan.
After their marriage, Lerenzo said that from the moment he saw her, he was sure he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Many believed that Lorenzo owes his current position and success to his wife, who has had a profound impact on his life. Lorenzo and Genoveffa gave birth to two children: Carmine, born on 4 April 2013, and Christian, born on 13 March 2015.
Lerenzo is a philanthropist. he has signed boot in 2008 for an auction planned by Ford Italia at the Centro Commerciale Campania Shopping Mall. His signed boot was sold out 670$ which was given to Autism which is a nonprofit association whose sole purpose is to pursue social solidarity by defending the rights and equal opportunities of people suffering from ASD.
Moreso, he also signed his shirt which is sold at 782$ which was directly donated to the Mobile Center of prevention and support against bullying and cyberbullying, a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly frequent and serious in Italy. This organization aims to tackle this socially negative issue through concrete activities involving education, prevention, and support, which aim to wipe out this phenomenon, which can destroy the lives of children.
From the beginning of his football career until today, he has received a total number of 23 yellow cards and two red cards. Between 23 May 2018 and 10 December 2019 Carlo Ancelotti was the head coach of Napoli and unfortunately, he was not that match successful. Following Carlo Ancelotti’s disappointing results, Napoli’s fans who are one of the most passionate and fanatical ones, rosed protesting severely that frightened the players. The situation worsened when two of Napoli’s players, Piotr Zielinski, and Allan faced vandalism and a house rubbery, so Lerenzo asked his wife to run away from Napoli. These incidents ended with the intervention and novelty of the club’s managers regarding the fines of the players.
Lerenzo was a regular member of the Italy under-21 squad, Lerenzo made 15 appearances for the “Azzurrini”, scoring seven goals. He made his appearance with the under-21 side on 6 October 2011 in a European qualifying match against Liechtenstein, scoring two goals and providing two assists in a 7–2 victory.
With the under-21 team, he participated in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship under manager Devis Mangia, playing an important role in Italy’s tournament run.
On 5 June 2013, he made his tournament debut against England, scoring a goal from a free-kick in Italy’s 1–0 opening victory. On 9 June, in Italy’s second match against hosts Israel, Insigne began the play which led to Italy’s first goal of the match in the 18th minute, which was scored by Riccardo Saponara. He injured himself later during the match and was forced to come off, although Italy won the match 4–0. Insigne was able to recuperate in time for the semi-final match against the Netherlands, and he came on to set up Fabio Borini’s winner which sent the Italians into the final. On 18 June, Italy was defeated 4–2 against Spain in the final, although Insigne was able to set up Italy’s second goal of the match, which was scored by Borini.
Lerenzo was called up for the first time for the Italy senior team in September 2012 at age 21 by coach Cesare Prandelli for Italy’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Malta. He made his senior appearance on 11 September 2012 in the World Cup qualifier match against Malta in Modena, coming on as a replacement for Alessandro Diamanti.
On 14 August 2013, Lerenzo scored his first goal in a friendly against Argentina, which ended in a 2–1 loss at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Lerenzo was named in Cesare Prandelli’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup and was eventually picked in the final 23-man squad. In Italy’s last warm-up match, against Fluminense in Brazil ahead of their World Cup opener against England, Insigne and his teammate Ciro Immobile scored five goals, with Insigne scoring two.
On 20 June 2014, Lerenzo made his appearance in the World Cup in Italy’s second group match, against Costa Rica, replacing Antonio Candreva in the second half of the 1–0 defeat. However, this was Insigne’s only appearance in the tournament, as Italy was eliminated in the group stage.
On 31 May 2016, Insigne was named to Antonio Conte’s 23-man Italy squad for UEFA Euro 2016. He made his first appearance of the tournament on 22 June, coming off the bench in Italy’s final group match, which ended in a 1–0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland, striking the post and later receiving a yellow card in injury time. In the round of 16, at the Stade de France in Paris on 27 June, he came off the bench once again to help set-up Graziano Pellè’s 91st minute volley to give the Azzurri a 2–0 win over defending champions Spain. On 2 July, he made a further substitute appearance in the quarter-final fixture against Germany and scored Italy’s first penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which ended in a 6–5 loss to the reigning World Cup champions.
In June 2021, Insigne was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. In the opening match of the tournament on 11 June, he scored Italy’s final goal in a 3–0 win over Turkey. On 2 July, he scored Italy’s second goal of the match in a 2–1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals of the competition, with a curling right-footed effort from outside the box following an individual run; for his performance, he was named star of the match by UEFA, while the goal later placed second in UEFA’s “2020–2021 Goal of the Season,” behind only Mehdi Taremi’s overhead kick goal for Porto against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals. On 11 July, Lerenzo 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; Insigne started the match, but was replaced by Andrea Belotti late in the second half of regulation time. Throughout the competition, Lerenzo made more solo runs into the penalty area (16) than any other player.
On 8 January 2022, Lerenzo signed a pre-contract to join Major League Soccer club Toronto FC as a designated player on a free transfer and four-year contract that started on 1 July, with a rumored annual salary of $15 million, making him the highest paid player in MLS. He made his appearance for the club on 23 July, in a 4–0 home victory against Charlotte FC, only featuring in the opening half, but setting up club captain Michael Bradley’s second goal of the match with a back-heel pass. On 6 August, Lerenzo scored his first goal for the club, converting a shot from outside the box for the game-winning goal in a 4–3 away victory against Nashville SC.
Lorenzo Insigne has worked as a Footballer right from youth. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Lorenzo Insigne has an astonished net worth of $35 million.
Lorenzo Insigne as humble and hardworking as he is discovered that he also has some social media platforms where he can be connected.
- @Lorenzo Insigne (@lorinsigneofficial) is his Instagram handle.
- @Lorenzo Insigne (@Lor_Insigne) is his Twitter handle.