Genoa Star Daniele Portanova Gets Unusual Tattoo Showing All His Football Teams

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Genoa Star Daniele Portanova Gets Unusual Tattoo Showing All His Football Teams
Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Getting a tattoo as a record of an important moment in your life is not unusual, but representing every club you've ever played for in the way Genoa's captain Daniele Portanova has chosen to do definitely is.

The Italian defender, now 35, rejoined Genoa for the second time in his career last year, and he has celebrated by revealing a tattoo that shows his long journey through football.

What it doesn't explain, however, is the choice of childlike stick figures, and even a queen in a little crown, to represent that journey:

"Eccola" broadly translates to "Look!" or "Here it is!" and it's certainly quite something. Eurosport shed a little more light on its significance:

The tattoo represents the teams he has represented, in this order: Fermana, Messina, Napoli, Bologna, Genoa, Siena.

What is not entirely clear is why one of the caricatures is of a woman with a crown on her head or why one of the men is wearing a cap while playing football—but hey, a touch of creative license is surely to be allowed.

Genoa are currently midtable in Serie A as the season heads into its final months.

[H/T Eurosport]

Load More Stories

Out of Bounds

Genoa

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.