Alberto Gilardino

  • Date of birth : 05/07/1982
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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Alberto Gilardino

Alberto Gilardino

A FIFA World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, Alberto Gilardino is a calm, composed finisher with a happy knack of scoring vital late goals. A particularly outstanding header of the ball, he has long been the scourge of Serie A defences, finding the net consistently for Parma FC, AC Milan and ACF Fiorentina.

• Made his Serie A debut for Piacenza Calcio in January 2000; spent following two seasons at Hellas Verona FC, where he was called up by Italy Under-21s.

• Joined Parma in 2002 and made major breakthrough in second season, scoring 23 Serie A goals – second in league charts; starred in Italy's 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship triumph, scoring twice in semi-final and once in final, but not selected for UEFA EURO 2004.

• Another 23-goal Serie A haul for Parma in 2004/05 led to €24m move to Milan and place in Italy's 2006 World Cup squad; scored one goal – against the United States – and made five appearances but not used in final.

• Won UEFA Champions League with Milan in 2007 – late substitute for two-goal Filippo Inzaghi in final defeat of Liverpool FC.

• Joined Fiorentina in 2008 and excelled, scoring 19 Serie A goals plus six in Europe in first season and three more UEFA Champions League goals in 2009/10 group stage, including added-time winner at Liverpool. Also returned to the Italy setup for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying after missing UEFA EURO 2008 and scored last-minute equaliser in Dublin against the Republic of Ireland, securing the Azzurri's place in South Africa.

Did you know?
Gilardino scored a hat-trick in the last 12 minutes of Italy's final 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, transforming a 2-0 deficit against Cyprus into a 3-2 victory.

Last updated: 26/01/10 11.49CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/12/2014 01:38 CET
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-2ItalyItaly400
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly1-0BulgariaBulgaria9010
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-2ItalyItaly800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Alberto Gilardino
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/07/1982 (32)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Genoa ( ITA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second round)
    31/10/02: Parma 2-1 Wisła
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Intermediary round)
    19/04/00: Czech Republic 2-1 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Italy42
Italy U-211411
Italy U-1820
Total2013

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Milan284
Fiorentina179
Total4513
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Milan10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Fiorentina21
Parma144
Total165
Last updated: 31/07/2014 11:20 CET
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