There are very few players who dive into tackles bravely and come out willing to make another and Radja Nainggolan is one of those. These players are set apart and they’re the leaders who inspire their teammates to play better. The Belgian central midfielder is an intelligent player and a good reader of the game which helps him make many interceptions.

The 27-year old has been a solid wall just ahead of the Roma defence this season and has been in an exceptional form. While the Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to grab the pacy defensive midfielder, we look at the 5 things you probably didn’t know about him:

  1. He made his senior debut for Serie B club Piacenza Calcio 1919.

Radja Nainggolan playing for Piacenza Calcio.
Radja Nainggolan playing for Piacenza Calcio.

At the age of 17, Radja Nainggolan made his debut for the Serie B club Piacenza Calcio and went on to play two games for the club that season. He spent many games on the bench waiting for his chance and also played many games for the club’s Reserve team.

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