Radja Nainggolan (born 4 May 1988) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Roma and the Belgian national team.
Considered by many experts one of the best midfielders in Europe, Nainggolan began his senior playing career with Piacenza in Italy, before signing with Cagliari in 2010. It was during his time in Cagliari he earned the nickname Il Ninja. After five seasons with the Sardinian club, he was signed by Roma in 2014.
A Belgian international since 2009, Nainggolan represented his country at Euro 2016.Close