Cristante with Roma in 2018
|Full name||Bryan Cristante|
|Date of birth||3 March 1995|
|Place of birth||San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2016||-> Palermo (loan)||4||(0)|
|2016-2017||-> Pescara (loan)||16||(0)|
|2017-2018||-> Atalanta (loan)||48||(12)|
|2018-2019||-> Roma (loan)||35||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:02, 16 September 2019 (UTC)|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019
Cristante was born in San Vito al Tagliamento but raised in the nearby San Giovanni di Casarsa, where he started playing football as a child. He moved on to Liventina Gorghense, an amateur club in the province of Treviso, before joining A.C. Milan in 2009.
Throughout his time in the club's youth system he was a member of the under-15 squad who won the Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali in 2010, scoring eight goals, as well as a member of the under-17 side who won the Campionato Allievi Nazionali in 2011.
He made his professional debut for the club on 6 December 2011, aged 16 years and 278 days, coming on as a substitute for Robinho in a UEFA Champions League group stage match against Viktoria Plze?, which ended in a 2-2 draw. He thus became the youngest ever Milan player to feature in a Champions League game and third youngest overall.
Cristante was elected as the best player at the Torneo di Viareggio 2013. On 4 March 2013, Cristante signed his first professional contract, which would have kept him at Milan until 2018. He joined the first team squad at the start of the 2013-14 season.
On 10 November 2013, he made his debut in Serie A, coming on as a substitute for Kaká in a match against Chievo Verona, which ended in a 0-0 draw. He scored his first goal for the club on 6 January 2014, set up by the Brazilian in a 3-0 victory at the San Siro against Atalanta.
On 12 December, he debuted in a 0-5 Primeira Liga victory at Vitória Setúbal. On 14 January, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win against Arouca in the third round of league cup.
Cristante joined Atalanta on loan from Benfica in January 2017; Atalanta later bought him outright in summer 2018 for the EUR4 million release clause, in a total fee of EUR9.5 million, with Benfica keeping 15% of Cristante's economic rights.
On 8 June 2018, Cristante was immediately loaned out to Roma in a one-year loan deal from Atalanta for a fee of EUR5 million with a compulsory purchase option for an additional EUR15 million and a further EUR10 million in performance-related bonuses. On 28 February 2019, Roma made the deal permanent.
Prior to representing the Italian senior side, Cristante also represented Italy at various youth levels. He was initially also eligible to play for Canada at international level, as he holds a Canadian passport through his father.
Cristante was called up to the senior Italy national team for the side's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia and Albania on 6 and 9 October 2017, respectively. He made his senior international debut on 6 October, coming on as a substitute in the second half of an eventual 1-1 home draw against Macedonia.
|Italy national team|