16 Facts About Alessandro Diamanti


Alessandro Diamanti made 14 starts and 12 substitute appearances in his first season with the Tuscany side.


Alessandro Diamanti scored his first West Ham goal from the penalty spot, albeit controversially as he fell over on run up and kicked the ball with both feet, on his home debut against Liverpool on 19 September 2009.


Alessandro Diamanti scored eight goals, though only three came from open play with most coming from penalty kicks.


Alessandro Diamanti was unveiled at Brescia on 25 August 2010 and chose to continue wearing the number 32 shirt.


Alessandro Diamanti made his CSL debut at the CSL's opening match at Tianhe Stadium on 8 March 2014; he did not score a goal, and was substituted off the pitch in the 67th minute.


On 10 January 2015, Alessandro Diamanti moved to Fiorentina on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande.


On 17 August 2015, Alessandro Diamanti signed for English Premier League club Watford, on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande, subject to international clearance.

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On 13 January 2016, Alessandro Diamanti signed a season-long loan with Atalanta.


On 29 August 2016, free agent Alessandro Diamanti joined Palermo on a two-year deal.


On 24 July 2019, Alessandro Diamanti joined new A-League club Western United on a one-year marquee deal.


On 24 April 2023, Alessandro Diamanti officially announced his retirement from professional football via an Instagram post, as he was set to play his last game for Western United on 29 April, in the final match of the league's regular season against Perth Glory.


Alessandro Diamanti made his debut with the Italy national team on 17 November 2010, for manager Cesare Prandelli, in a friendly match against Romania.


Alessandro Diamanti played only the first half of his debut game before being substituted.


Alessandro Diamanti was selected for Italy's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.


Alessandro Diamanti scored one goal at the tournament, from a free kick in the bronze medal game against Uruguay, his first international goal; he was involved in Davide Astori's opening goal, as the latter scored off the rebound after Diamanti's free kick had hit the crossbar.


Alessandro Diamanti is predominantly known for his vision, passing, crossing, control, and dribbling ability, as well as his accuracy from penalties; he is a set-piece specialist, known for his delivery from dead ball situations, as well as his precise curling direct free kicks, and has scored directly from corner kicks throughout his career.