Sandro Tonali Profile
|Player’s Name||Sandro Tonali|
|..Current Club||AC Milan|
|Position of Play||Defensive midfield|
|Other Position||Central midfield|
|Market Value||35 million euros|
|Age||21 years old|
|Place of Birth||Lodi, Italy|
|Date of Birth||May 8, 2000|
|Signed||July 8, 2021|
|Contract||June 30, 2026|
Sandro Tonali is a defensive midfielder playing his club football for Serie A AC Milan and the Italy national team. Tonali was born at Lodi in Italy on May 8, 2000. He began his football career at Lombardia Uno in 2007 and spent five years before he moved to Piacenza Youth.
At Calcio, he spent three seasons playing a total of 89 games scoring 6 goals and registered 16 assists. In the first season, he had two goals both in Serie B against Salernitana and Cittadella and assisting against Ternana and Novara.
In the second season, he became the first choice in the first team scoring 3 goals and had 7 assists in 34 Serie B games to see the club gain promotion to Serie A. In his final season with the club, Tonali assisted 7 times and scored a goal in Serie A.
Tonali joined Milan initially on loan with an option to buy on September 2020 and made a debut in a 2-0 win against Shamrock Rovers in Europa League on 17th of the same month and four days later played his first Serie A game against Bologna. He made a total of 37 appearances across all competitions but he never scored any goal.
The club then on July 8, 2021, made his move permanent as he signed a five-year deal. What followed was a great improvement and he looked promising unlike in his first season as he began scoring and providing assists. His first goal for the club was against Cagliari on August 29, 2021, from a free kick in a 4-1 win. Also, he scored against Atlanta.
The defensive midfielder has not only played at the club level but also represented his country beginning with U19 in the European Championship all the way to the finals only for them to lose to Portugal.
Before his call to the senior team, he played for the U21 team against Austria in a friendly match, and in November 2018, Manchini included him in the senior team ahead of the games against Greece and Lichtenstein in the 2020 Euro qualifiers. October 15, 2019, was the day he played the first game for the senior team as Italy beat Lichtenstein by 5-0 goals.
Tonali Market value and Net worth
The defensive midfielder’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Tonali has a market value of 35 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 250,000 euros as of August 2019 when he was 17 years old playing for Brescia Calcio. Tonali has an estimated net worth of 3.5 million pounds. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
Sandro Tonali Family and relationship
when finding out about his family, the names of his parents are Mariarosa Tonali and Giandomenico Tonali who are his parents and they originate from Lodi in Italy. He is the last born in a family of three with a brother a sister.
Globally, Tonali ranks at 156 among all players in the world. In his country Italy, Tonali is number 8. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Serie A, he settles for position 4 at AC Milan and position 22 in Serie A respectively.
At the defensive midfield, which is his main position of play, he ranks at number 15. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 2000, Tonali stands at position 13. This ranking is however subject to change from time to time.
FIFA 22 rating.
Tonali has an overall rating of 78 with the potential of 87. He has a rating of three in skill moves and four for the weak foot. His international reputation rating is one with a work rate as medium/high. Some of the players that he compares with include Alex Sandro, Wellington Dano, Sergi Roberto, Mario Fernandes, Herrera, and Reguilon.
When the transfer windows open, clubs get the chance to scout and sign players they feel will bring an impact on the strength of the squad. Tonali has been one of the many players that have had interclub transfers. His transfer history dates back to July 1, 2012, when his first transfer happened as he joined Piacenza youth on a free transfer from Brescia youth. At Brescia, Tonali rose through the club’s rank until January 1, 2018, when he joined the first team. After two years, AC Milan signed him on loan, and later on July 8, 2021, they made the move permanent.
Position and style of play
The Italian is well known as a defensive midfield which forms the main position of play. He can however be pivotal at the central midfield as his other position of play. The midfielder is seen as a reflection of his fellow countryman Pirlo from how he plays in the Centre of the pitch as a playmaker. He is a promising talent as evidenced by his selection by UEFA among the top young players emerging.
Salary and contract
When he joined AC Milan on July 8, 2021, Sandro Tonali had personal terms agreement with the club that saw him pen down a five-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2026. Tonali pockets a salary of 35,000 pounds a week totaling 1,82 million pounds per year at the club.
- On July 8, 2021 he made his debut for AC Milan on September 17,2020 when he was playing for the club on loan from Brescia in a 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League.
- At Brescia, Tonali first featured against Avellino in a game they won by 2-1 on August 26, 2017.
- At his country Italy, Roberto Manchini gave him a change in the first team on October 15, 2019 as a substitute in a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein.
Trophies won by Tonali
- Winner of Serie B with Brescia in 2018-2019 season.
- Runner up U-19 with Italy in the 2018 European Championship.
- Name the Italian Golden boy in 2020
- In 2020 he was in the IFFHS Men’s World Youth team for Under 20.
- He was the Best player for Serie B in 2019.
- 2018 Footballer of the Year in Serie B.
- Team of the tournament in 2018 Under 19 European Championship.