Right back known for his long, effective runs down the right wing, he played for Italy in the 2008 Olympics and has played professionally since 2004.
He played amateur soccer for Rescaldina.
He played for Italy's under-18, under-19, under-20, and under-21 national teams.
He has a son named Matteo, and his father Beniamino was a goalkeeper.
He has played for Massimiliano Allegri at Milan.