Italy legend Giorgio Chiellini joins Fox Sports as UEFA Euro 2024 analyst

FOX Sports, America's new English-language home for UEFA Euro 2024, announced Wednesday that legendary Italian center-back Giorgio Chiellini will join the network's broadcast team as a studio analyst this summer. This will mark Chiellini's broadcast debut with FOX Sports.

During Chiellini's 18-year career with the Italian national team, he earned 117 caps and, most notably, captained Italy in their UEFA Euro 2020 title run. He was named defender of the tournament after the team's win at Wembley Stadium.

“The UEFA Euros are of great importance and a tournament that will always be special to me, so I was honored when I got the chance to comment,” Chiellini said. “I'm very proud to be a part of the FOX Sports family around such a great competition, and I'm looking forward to being a part of growing the beautiful game here, as well as having some serious fun at the desk.

After two successful seasons in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles FC, Chiellini announced his retirement from professional soccer in December 2023. In January, LAFC announced that Chiellini would return to the club as a player development coach.

Before joining LAFC, Chiellini was head of defense in Italy with Juventus, spending 18 years with the Serie A powerhouse. He was a key part of an unprecedented run between 2011 and 2020 that saw Juventus win nine consecutive Serie A titles. His 561 appearances rank third on Juventus' all-time appearances list, and was awarded Serie A Defender of the Year for three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010. His career also included spells at Fiorentina, Roma and Livorno, where he began his club career in 2000.

UEFA Euro 2024 kicks off Friday, June 14 at noon ET on FOX, when host nation Germany opens group stage play against Scotland. The full lineup of broadcasters, including several new faces joining Fox Sports, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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