Daniel Rugani

Squad No. 24
Date of Birth July 29, 1994
Age 28
Height 190cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Sesto di Moriano
Previous Clubs Juventus

Daniele Rugani (born 29 July 1994) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Serie A club Cagliari, on loan from Juventus, and the Italy national team.

Rugani began his professional club career with Empoli in Serie B in 2013, where he immediately helped the club achieve Serie A promotion, and was named the 2014 Serie B Footballer of the Year. His defensive performances the following season saw him named to the 2015 Serie A Team of the Year, and earned him a transfer to Juventus, where he won five consecutive Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.

At the international level, he has represented the Italy U21 team at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2015 and 2017, and made his senior debut for Italy in 2016.

On 1 February 2021, Rugani joined Cagliari on a six-month loan. On 3 March 2021, Rugani scored his first goal for the club, in a home league match against Bologna that ended 1–0.