[34], In 2014, Jorginho expressed his desire to represent Italy rather than Brazil internationally,[35] and he received his first call up to the Italy senior squad in March 2016, under manager Antonio Conte, for the team's international friendlies against Spain and Germany. Jorge Luiz Frello Filho, best known as Jorginho (Italian: [(d)ʒorˈ(d)ʒiɲɲo], Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒɔʁˈʒĩj̃u]; born 20 December 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the Italy national team.He is currently Chelsea's vice-captain. Jorginho held both Brazilian and Italian passports. Jorginho was impressive form in December with goals against Fiorentina and Atalanta. Jorginho opted to select the number five shirt ahead of his first Chelsea FC appearance. He made his Italy debut in a 1-1 draw with Spain at the Stadio Friuli in Udine. In 2004, Jorginho was transferred to the Japanese market to play at the biggest league of the country the J1 League. Jorginho’s representative is super agent Jorge Mendes, who helped to oversee his transfer to Chelsea FC. [31] On 20 September, Jorginho missed his first penalty for Chelsea in the same match in which he made his 100th appearance for the club; the game ended 2–0 to Liverpool. Given his impressive form in Serie A for Hellas Verona, Jorginho attracted interest from some top European clubs. Although he is not imposing physically, due to his slender build and relatively short stature, he is also capable of playing both in a box-to-box role or in a defensive role as a ball winner, courtesy of his tactical intelligence, positional sense, awareness, and ability to read the game, which enables him to cover ground, press opponents further up the pitch, intercept passes, and start attacking plays after winning back the ball. The Brazilian-born midfielder started his professional career as a youth player at Hellas Verona before he was loaned out Serie C2 side AC Sambonifacese. Chelsea FC signed Jorginho in a £57m deal from Napoli on 14 July 2018 to start a new chapter in the Premier League. For the 2014–15 season, he joined Hibernians, and proved to be one of the most lethal strikers in the Maltese Premier League. In 2012, he was called up for the first time for Italy U21. He went on to make further European appearances against Benfica and Bestikas. He made his competitive debut for Sweden in a goalless draw in their World Cup playoff in November 2017. [24] Jorginho went on to break the attempted passes record in Chelsea's sixth league match of the season on 23 September, attempting 180 passes in a 0–0 draw away at West Ham United, breaking the record of 173 attempted passes again set by Gündoğan in the same Manchester City–Chelsea match the year before. [48] He scored his fourth international goal from the penalty spot once again on 18 November, in a 9–1 home win over Armenia in Italy's final Euro 2020 qualifier, also assisting Nicolò Zaniolo's second goal during the match. Jorginho also played for Tokushima Vortis and FC GIFU during his stay in Japan. Jorge Luiz Frello Filho, best known as Jorginho (Italian: [(d)ʒorˈ(d)ʒiɲɲo], Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒɔʁˈʒĩj̃u]; born 20 December 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the Italy national team. Jorginho returned from his loan spell at AC Sambonifacese to stake a claim for a first-team spot at Hellas Verona. The Italian starlet netted in a 3-1 win against Modena in Serie B. The Brazilian-born star got his first taste of the Champions League in a 2-1 win over Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv.

Jorginho netted two goals in the same games for the first time in a 3-2 win against Parma. [25] On 24 February 2019, following a 0–0 draw after extra-time in the 2019 EFL Cup Final against cup holders Manchester City, Jorginho missed Chelsea's first penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which ultimately saw Manchester City triumph 4–3. Career. Per il Napoli... e l'Italia? Jorginho’s two goals helped Hellas Verona secure promotion to Serie A ahead of the 2013-14 campaign. • The Italy international won the Coppa Italia in 2013 and Suppercoppa Italia in 2014. He took Napoli's first spot-kick in the penalty shootout, and although Gianluigi Buffon saved it, Napoli were eventually victorious.