- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 05/28/2002
- Pro Team: Venezia
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 150
- Caps: 7
Gianluca Busio made a high profile move to newly-promoted Serie A club Venezia midway through the 2021 MLS season, highlighting his development as a player. Joining Sporting Kansas City’s academy in 2016 and becoming a Homegrown Player in 2017, Busio quickly moved up the ranks at a strong MLS team. For his country, Busio played at every age level before making his senior squad debut in 2021. Already a Concacaf Gold Cup winner, Busio is a key part of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.
2021: Named to the Gold Cup squad and subbed on in the Jul 11 opener against Haiti. Started and picked up an assist against Martinique on Jul 15 and started against Canada on Jul 18. Started against Jamaica on Jul 25 and Qatar on Jul 29. Subbed on in the final against Mexico on Aug 1. Subbed on against Costa Rica in Concacaf World Cup qualifying on Oct 13.
2021-22: Started the season with Sporting KC before a move to Venezia in Serie A during the summer transfer window. Played his first game in Italy on Aug 27.
2020: Scored two goals in 23 appearances with Sporting, winning the Western Conference and exiting the playoffs in the quarterfinals.
2019: Became a regular with Sporting, playing in 22 games and scoring three goals. Sporting missed the playoffs.
2018: In his first season as a pro, split time between Sporting KC playing 10 games and Swope Park Rangers playing 5. Won the West with Sporting, advancing to the semifinals.
Youth and college: A member of NC Fusion in his hometown of Greensboro.
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