Winger who joined Lazio in 2012 after playing for Udinese from 2007 to 2012. He became a member of the Italian national team in 2009.
He debuted professionally for Ternana in 2004.
He competed internationally for Italy at the U18 through U21 levels before his call up to the senior squad.
He was born in Rome, Italy.
He and Giorgio Chiellini became teammates on the Italian national team.