|Date of birth||24 January 1997|
|Place of birth||Ascoli Piceno, Italy|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2017–2018||→ Atalanta (loan)||8||(0)|
|2018–2019||→ Bologna (loan)||43||(8)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:26, 20 May 2023 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:06, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
Riccardo Orsolini (born 24 January 1997) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Bologna and the Italy national team.
Orsolini is a product of Ascoli's youth academy. He made his debut with the first team in the 2015–16 season in Serie B, obtaining 9 appearances in the league.
On 30 January 2017, Orsolini joined Juventus on a contract until June 2021, for a fee of €6 million, plus an extra €4 million dependent on certain conditions. However Orsolini remains in Ascoli Piceno until the end of the season.
On 14 July 2017, Orsolini joined Atalanta on a two-year loan.
Orsolini moved back to Juve and then on loan to Bologna F.C. 1909 in a January 2018 after making just substitute appearances for Atalanta. The loan is for 18 months with an option to buy. On 19 June 2019, Orsolini signed a deal with Bologna and signed the club on permanent basis.
With the Italy U-20 side, Orsolini took part at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and led the tournament in goals, scoring five, as Italy finished the competition in third place, their best ever result. Due to his prolific performances, he was named by many in the media as the outright best player on the Italian side.
He made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 1 September 2017, under manager Luigi Di Biagio, in a 3–0 friendly defeat against Spain.
Orsolini made his senior international debut for Italy on 18 November 2019, under manager Roberto Mancini, coming on as a substitute for Nicolò Barella in a 9–1 home win over Armenia, in Italy's final Euro 2020 qualifier; he marked the occasion by scoring his first international goal, and also later provided an assist for Federico Chiesa's goal.
Style of play
Orsolini is a physically strong and fast-paced winger, who excels in one on one situations due to his excellent dribbling ability. Although he is naturally left-footed, he prefers to play on the right flank, in either a 4–3–3 or 4–2–3–1 formation, a position which allows him to cut into the centre and shoot on goal with his stronger foot.
|Atalanta (loan)||2017–18||Serie A||8||0||1||0||1||0||—||10||0|
|Bologna (loan)||2017–18||Serie A||8||0||0||0||—||—||8||0|
- As of match played 11 November 2020
- Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Orsolini goal.
|1||18 November 2019||Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo, Italy||1||Armenia||8–0||9–1||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
|2||11 November 2020||Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy||2||Estonia||4–0||4–0||Friendly|
- FIFA U-20 World Cup bronze medal: 2017
- FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Boot: 2017 (5 goals)
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- Riccardo Orsolini at National-Football-Teams.com
- Riccardo Orsolini at Soccerway
- 1997 births
- People from Ascoli Piceno
- Sportspeople from the Province of Ascoli Piceno
- Living people
- Italian footballers
- Italy men's under-21 international footballers
- Italy men's youth international footballers
- Italy men's international footballers
- Serie A players
- Serie B players
- Ascoli Calcio 1898 F.C. players
- Atalanta B.C. players
- Bologna F.C. 1909 players
- Juventus F.C. players
- Men's association football wingers
- Footballers from Marche