Chiellini was the only Italian player to be nominated for the 2013.
At club level, Chiellini began his career with Livorno in 2000, also later playing for Roma and Fiorentina, before moving to Juventus in 2005.
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Playing alongside Bonucci and Barzagli, Chiellini drew praise for his defensive performances, as he helped Italy keep clean-sheets in both of their opening two victories over and , which enabled the nation to top their group and advance to the second round.
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