11 Players Who Have Played Their Entire Career In Serie A
It is very difficult to break into Serie A, and as a result, just 11 current players have spent their entire professional careers in Italy's top division. To qualify for this list, a player must have at least five years of experience in Serie A and have never played a professional match in a league other than Serie A.
Totti is the greatest to ever play for AS Roma. It is hard to believe that he and Alessandro Nesta were both born in the Eternal City and in the same year.
Daniele De Rossi
AS Roma's vice-captain, De Rossi is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.
Lorenzo De Silvestri
Another Roman, the Fiorentina right back grew up with Lazio before moving to Florence.
Dessena is a product of Parma's fine youth academy. The center midfielder is now with Sampdoria after spending time with Cagliari last season.
The Brazilian defender started his professional career with Udinese before moving to Fiorentina last January.
Gilardino made his pro debut with Piacenza. The center forward has also played for Verona, Parma and AC Milan, before joining Fiorentina.
Motta is a fine product out of of the Atalanta school. Motta is one of many stars that have come out of the Bergamo-based academy. Now with Juventus, the right back has also played for Udinese and AS Roma.
Pasquale is a left back who grew up with Inter. Now with Udinese, he has also played for Parma, Siena and Livorno.
A hard-working midfielder, this Roman native grew up with Lazio. Pinzi has spent much of his career with Udinese, but spent last season with Chievo.
The Argentine midfielder who now plays with Sampdoria, joined Udinese before he had ever played a professional match in his native country.
One of the greatest defenders of all-time, Nesta grew up with Lazio and moved to AC Milan in 2002 when the Roman-based side went into financial turmoil. He is one of five natives of Rome in this list.