Chelsea star Jorginho has shared that he didn’t start playing in a midfield regista role until the age of 13.

Jorginho, who earns £110,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge, has enjoyed a magical calendar year so far to win both the Champions League and European Championships. 

The 29-year-old is one of the world’s elite deep-lying midfield playmakers, with his ability to take possession under extreme pressure one of his greatest assets. 

His footballing brain often gets himself out of any trouble and the Blues are so hard to stop when he’s on form dictating the play.

However, Jorginho has revealed he didn’t mature into that role until the age of 13. 

“Actually, I started first as a striker. Then I moved back to be a No10 when I was a kid. From that position, I eventually moved back to be a regista, but I was still only 13,” Jorginho said, as quoted by the club’s 5th Stand app.

Jorginho isn’t only elite midfielder at Chelsea 

Jorginho is simply world class at what he does. 

The Italian midfielder plays to his strengths and in 2021 he deserves to be spoken about as one of the best around. Jamie Carragher waxed lyrical about him recently.

 

In addition, Chelsea have a player in N’Golo Kante that has been in the elite bracket of midfielders for several years now.

A Jorginho-Kante combination is almost impossible to stop when it’s flowing, plus you’ve got Blues teammate Mateo Kovacic as someone that can perfectly intertwine with either. 

Chelsea fans must enjoy 29-year-old Jorginho and 30-year-old Kante while they are at their peak.

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Where does Jorginho rank in history of Chelsea’s midfielders?

Jorginho started in a Champions League-winning Chelsea team, something that very few individuals to play for the club can match.

The Italian has endured some rough times in his Blues career where he’s been heavily criticised, so people will always remember that. But, his achievements speak for themselves. 

Frank Lampard is the standalone greatest midfielder in Chelsea history for many.

However, some may make a case for chucking Jorginho’s name into the conversation alongside the likes of Kante, Michael Essien, Claude Makelele, Dennis Wise, Michael Ballack and Ray Wilkins. He may need another few strong years to convince others, though.

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