Federico Balzaretti came through the youth ranks at Torino before gaining experience in Serie C1 and B while on loan at Varese and Siena respectively. He returned to his parent club and made his Serie A debut in 2002/03. The team were relegated at the end of that season but Federico remained in Piedmont for two more seasons and was a key member of Toro's promotion charge in 2005.
However, in July of the same year Torino was declared bankrupt and he moved to city rivals Juventus. After two seasons with the Old Lady (the second of which in Serie B following the Calciopoli scandal), Balzaretti joined Fiorentina in the summer of 2007. His time in Florence lasted just six months, though, as Palermo followed up their strong interest by signing him in January 2008, offering him a three-year deal.
It was in Sicily that Federico really came to the fore and established himself as one of Italy's best full-backs, earning his first call-up to Cesare Prandelli's squad in November 2010. He has featured regularly for the Azzurri since then and played a part in Italy's run to the final of EURO 2012. His legendary status at Roma was confirmed with his goal in the derby on September 22, 2013. That strike in front of the Curva Sud left him with tears of joy. Thanks to Thanks to that goal (and one from Ljajic) the Giallorossi reclaimed the city bragging rights and Garcia 'put the church back in the center of the village'.
|Name||Competition||Season||Appearances||Total Goal||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|Torino||Serie B TIM||1998/1999||0||0||0||0|
|Varese||Serie C1 - Girone A||1999/2000||17||0||0||0|
|Varese||Serie C1 - Girone A||2000/2001||27||0||0||0|
|Siena||Serie B TIM||2001/2002||16||0||3||0|
|Torino||Serie A TIM||2002/2003||13||0||0||0|
|Torino||Serie B TIM||2003/2004||38||0||6||0|
|Torino||Serie B TIM||2004/2005||38||1||3||0|
|Juventus||Serie A TIM||2005/2006||20||0||0||0|
|Juventus||Serie B TIM||2006/2007||37||2||7||1|
|Fiorentina||Serie A TIM||2007/2008||6||0||1||0|
|Palermo||Serie A TIM||2007/2008||16||0||6||0|
|Palermo||Serie A TIM||2008/2009||33||0||7||2|
|Palermo||Serie A TIM||2009/2010||34||1||5||0|
|Palermo||Serie A TIM||2010/2011||33||2||5||0|
|Palermo||Serie A TIM||2011/2012||27||0||7||2|
|Roma||Serie A TIM||2012/2013||27||0||5||1|
|Roma||Serie A TIM||2013/2014||11||1||2||1|
|Roma||Serie A TIM||2014/2015|