Jean Freddi Greco
|Full name||Jean Freddi Pascal Greco|
|Date of birth||12 February 2001|
|Place of birth||Andohatapenaka, Madagascar|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, defender|
|‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2019|
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Early and personal life
Born in Madagascar, in Andohatapenaka, in the suburbs of Antananarivo, Jean arrived in Italy with his elder brother José, on 11 September, 2004. Both brothers showed a great predisposition towards sport: José took the road (already high level) of athletics and now competes for the Fiamme Gialle, while Jean that of football, for nine years plays in Roma.
Greco's first football team was the Lodigiani, where he started playing football at the age of only 5 years. In 2007 he moved to the youth sector of Roma in the Pulcini championship. On 1 July 2017, he moved to under-17 side, in which he won the Supercoppa. The following July he was promoted to the under-19, and shortly thereafter in Primavera. He made his debut with Primavera on 15 September 2018, wearing shirt number 21. He scored his first goal in the Primavera, wearing the number 8, in a Primavera Championship match against Udinese in the 11th minute. In his youth career he has a total of 19 appearances in the Primavera Championship, the Uefa Youth League and the Primavera Cup, 3 goals in the Primavera Championship and 3 assists in the Primavera Championship.
In August 2017 Greco was called up to take part in the Italian Under-17 team. He made his national debut on 18 August 2017, in the 64th minute of play, replacing Darrel Emoshogue Agbugui, against Scotland Under-17. In May 2018 he participated in the final round of the European Championship for U17 Nations, scoring a headed goal in the debut match with Switzerland and the only penalty in the final lost by Italy against the Netherlands (on penalties).
The following August Greco was called up to take part in the Italian Under-19 team. He made his debut on 14 August 2018, playing until the 60th minute in the role of central midfield, then replaced by Lorenzo Gavioli, against Croatia Under-19.
- Supercoppa italiana Under-17: 2018
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2018
- Italian title Under-17 Serie A and B: 2018
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