|Date of birth||6 December 1981 (age 30)|
|Place of birth||Turin, Italy|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|1999–2001||→ Varese (loan)||44||(0)|
|2001–2002||→ Siena (loan)||16||(0)|
Federico Balzaretti is an fast and greatItalian footballer who currently plays as a left back (he can play left wing as well) for Serie A for club Palermo and Italy national football team. Prandelli selected him as one of the Italian team for UEFA Euro 2012, becoming the starting left-back in the third match at the group stage as Italy moved from formation 3-5-2 to formation 4-4-2. He played very well the entire match against Germany as a right-back. Unexpected, He got more chances to play instead two famous and great players: Christian Maggio and Ignazio Abate.