Pietro Ceccarelli, born on February 16, 1992, is an Italian professional rugby union player known for his expertise as a prop. Currently, he represents Brive in the French Top 14 and has also made notable contributions to the Italian national team.
Ceccarelli's career began with Lazio Rugby Club in Rome before he secured a move to the French side La Rochelle in 2012, where he gained valuable experience. Following a brief stint with AS Macon in the French Federal 2 league, he returned to Italy and signed with Zebre in the PRO14 in 2015.
During his time at Zebre, playing at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Ceccarelli showcased his talent and made 46 appearances for the team. In pursuit of new challenges, he then joined Oyonnax for the 2017-18 season, further enriching his rugby journey.
Ceccarelli's performances did not go unnoticed, and he earned his test debut for the Italian national team against Ireland in the 2016 Six Nations Championship. He continued to represent Italy at the international level and played a crucial role in their Summer Test defeat against Scotland in Singapore, contributing to the team's efforts.
Ahead of the 2020 Six Nations Championship, Ceccarelli received a national recall, highlighting his consistency and value as a prop. In March 2020, he left Edinburgh and joined CA Brive, a French Top 14 side, further expanding his rugby horizons.
Throughout his career, Ceccarelli has played for various clubs, including Lazio, La Rochelle, Mâcon, Zebre Parma, Oyonnax, Edinburgh, and his current club, Brive. His versatility and skills as a prop have made him a sought-after player in different leagues and competitions.
Ceccarelli's dedication and commitment to his craft have been evident through his representation of Italy at the international level. He has been part of the Italy Under 20 squad from 2011 to 2012 and the Emerging Italy squad from 2013 to 2015, showcasing his talent and potential from a young age.
Pietro Ceccarelli's journey in professional rugby has been characterized by his ability to adapt to different teams and leagues while consistently delivering strong performances as a prop. His contributions to both club and country have solidified his reputation as a valuable asset to any team he represents.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Ceccarelli has been named in the squad for Italy.
|2016 - present
|2023 - present
|2015 - 2017
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|2020 - 2023