England heartthrob Gianluigi Donnarumma marks his Wembley penalty feats with a Euro 2020 trophy tattoo after PSG goalkeeper knocked out Bukayo Saka and secured him Player of the Tournament
- Donnarumma also saved from Jadon Sancho when Italy won 3-2 on penalties
- He won the prize for best player in the competition, the first time a goalkeeper has won it
- The 22-year-old signed for Paris Saint-Germain in June on a five-year contract
Gianluigi Donnarumma, England’s heartthrob in the Euro 2020 final, has a tattoo of the trophy engraved on his arm.
Donnarumma, 22, crushed England’s dreams when he saved two penalties – from Jadon Sancho and then Bukayo Saka – when Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties at Wembley in the European Championship final on Sunday 11 July.
His exploits against both England and Spain in the semi-finals saw him named Player of the Tournament, the first time in history that a goalkeeper has won the award.
Gianluigi Donnarumma has a tattoo of the European Championship trophy on his left arm
Italy goalkeeper wants to commemorate victory over England at Wembley in Euro 2020 final
And the Paris Saint-Germain star has tried to commemorate the day by putting a large tattoo on his left arm.
As can be seen from his Instagram account, which has 3.2 million followers, his left arm now bears a permanent reminder of the victory, with the trophy flanked by ribbons in Italian colors and the date of the final inked below, just above his wrist.
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini compared him to legendary Azzurri goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after the final, saying: ‘I’m lucky because I’ve played with Gigi Buffon – now I’m playing with Gigi Donnarumma and it’s the same!’
Donnarumma won Player of the Tournament for his penalty heroes in the final and semi-final
The 22-year-old saved from Jadon Sancho and then Bukayo Saka, as Italy went on to win 3-2
This summer, the former AC Milan star signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract year
Donnarumma went on to join the Italian side when he was just 16 years old and was virtually ever-present after that, making 251 appearances in all competitions in his six seasons at San Siro.
But after his contract expired this summer and a host of clubs came after him, he eventually moved to PSG, where he signed a free transfer on a five-year contract.
After signing, he said: “I am delighted to be part of this huge club. I feel ready to take on this new challenge and grow further here. I want to win as much as possible with Paris and make the supporters happy.’