These boots were worn by Daniele De Rossi during the Euro 2008 quarter-final against Spain National team. In the penalty shoot-out against eventual champions Spain, his shot was saved by Iker Casillas as Italy lost the shoot-out 4–2 after a 0–0 draw following extra-time. De Rossi played in all of Italy’s Euro 2008 qualifying games under new manager Roberto Donadoni, scoring a goal in Italy’s 3–1 away win against Georgia on 12 October 2006. After Totti decided to retire from international football following Italy’s victorious 2006 World Cup final, De Rossi was also given the honour of wearing the number 10 shirt. He also captained the team on three occasions: two friendly matches, against South Africa on 17 October 2007 (his first starting appearance as Italy’s captain), and Portugal on 6 February 2008, respectively, and in the Euro 2008 qualifier against the Faroe Islands. After missing out on Italy’s opening 3–0 defeat to the Netherlands, De Rossi featured in all of Italy’s remaining matches at UEFA Euro 2008. On 17 June, he scored from a free kick which was deflected off of Thierry Henry’s left boot, as Italy defeated France 2–0 in their final group match; this was his fifth international goal, and the win guaranteed Italy’s progress to the quarter-finals. De Rossi was named Man of the Match.
Things to Know:
Daniele De Rossi was sponsored during his career by Adidas. All his boots were very different from any other players since, while most pf the players have their name or kid’s names embroidered or printed on boots, De Rossi always had the Coliseum of Rome (De Rossi spent almost his whole career at A.S.Roma) embroidered on his boots together with his daughter’s name Gaia.