Ignazio Abate (Italian pronunciation: [iɲˈɲattsjo aˈbaːte]; born 12 November 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full-back. A former winger, he is also capable of playing as a wide midfielder or as a wing-back, and has even been used as a centre-back on occasion; he is renowned for his stamina, quick sprints, and ability to make attacking runs down the right flank. In his prime, he was one of the fastest players in the top leagues of European football.

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  • Ignazio Abate (Italian pronunciation: [iɲˈɲattsjo aˈbaːte]; born 12 November 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full-back. A former winger, he is also capable of playing as a wide midfielder or as a wing-back, and has even been used as a centre-back on occasion; he is renowned for his stamina, quick sprints, and ability to make attacking runs down the right flank. In his prime, he was one of the fastest players in the top leagues of European football. Abate started playing football with amateur club Rescaldina, before joining Milan's youth system in 1999 and making his professional debut for the club in December 2003. From 2004 to 2009 he spent five years on various loan spells with several Italian clubs, before going back to Milan. He played an important role in helping Milan win their 18th Scudetto during the 2010–11 Serie A season. Abate has represented the Italian national team and the Italian U21 national team, and also played for the Italian U19 national team and the Italian U20 national team. Prior to starring for the senior team, he represented his country in the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2009 European U-21 Championship. He made his senior international debut in November 2011, in a friendly match against Poland, and has since then represented the country in UEFA Euro 2012, winning a runners-up medal, at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, winning a bronze medal, and at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Nearly two years after his debut, Abate scored his first international goal against Germany in November 2013. (en)
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  • Ignazio Abate (Italian pronunciation: [iɲˈɲattsjo aˈbaːte]; born 12 November 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full-back. A former winger, he is also capable of playing as a wide midfielder or as a wing-back, and has even been used as a centre-back on occasion; he is renowned for his stamina, quick sprints, and ability to make attacking runs down the right flank. In his prime, he was one of the fastest players in the top leagues of European football. (en)
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