Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players
- Join Date:16/07/2013
Emanuele swapped Serie A for the Barclays Premier League when he joined Sunderland from Juventus in July 2013.
The attack-minded midfielder, who can play down the middle or on either wing, signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
Emanuele was born in Bibbiena, Italy, and came through the youth system at Cesena.
He had loan spells at Forli, Bellaria Igea and Pavia before coming a regular with his parent club, for whom he scored 20 goals in 97 league appearances.
He moved to Juventus in August 2011 and enjoyed considerable success, winning the Serie A title in both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 campaigns.
The midfielder represented Juve in the Champions League and also won the Supercoppa Italia whilst with the club.
Sunderland pulled off a coup when Emanuele agreed to move to the Stadium of Light ahead of the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season.
Internationally, Emanuele has become a regular for the country of his birth and represented Italy at Euro 2012 as the Azzurri reached the final before being defeated by Spain.
He also starred at the 2013 Confederations Cup just before moving to Wearside.
- 22El-Hadji Ba
- 4Ki Sung-Yueng
- 6 Cabral
- 7Sebastian Larsson
- 8Craig Gardner
- 11Adam Johnson
- 14Jack Colback
- 15David Vaughan*
- 19David Moberg Karlsson
- 23Emanuele Giaccherini
- 33Lee Cattermole
- 35Charis Mavrias
- Alfred N'Diaye*