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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/05/2014 02:02 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1ItalyItaly1900
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-2ItalyItaly400
31.05.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundItalyItaly4-0San MarinoSan Marino5010
25.08.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale2-0GenoaGenoa9000
01.09.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-5FiorentinaFiorentina9010
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly1-0BulgariaBulgaria9010
15.09.2013Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria0-3GenoaGenoa9000
21.09.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-0LivornoLivorno9000
24.09.2013Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese1-0GenoaGenoa9000
28.09.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-2NapoliNapoli9000
06.10.2013Italian Serie ACataniaCatania1-1GenoaGenoa9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-2ItalyItaly800
20.10.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-1ChievoChievo9020
27.10.2013Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus2-0GenoaGenoa4500
30.10.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-0ParmaParma9010
03.11.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-2GenoaGenoa7710
10.11.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0VeronaVerona9000
23.11.2013Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-1GenoaGenoa9010
30.11.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-1TorinoTorino8400
08.12.2013Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari2-1GenoaGenoa9010
15.12.2013Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-1AtalantaAtalanta9000
22.12.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-0GenoaGenoa7600
06.01.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0SassuoloSassuolo9010
19.01.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-0InternazionaleInternazionale8500
26.01.2014Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-3GenoaGenoa9010
03.02.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-1SampdoriaSampdoria9000
09.02.2014Italian Serie ALivornoLivorno0-1GenoaGenoa9000
16.02.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa3-3UdineseUdinese9020
24.02.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli1-1GenoaGenoa4500
02.03.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0CataniaCatania9001
09.03.2014Italian Serie AChievoChievo2-1GenoaGenoa9010
16.03.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-1JuventusJuventus6400
23.03.2014Italian Serie AParmaParma1-1GenoaGenoa1000
26.03.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0LazioLazio9010
30.03.2014Italian Serie AVeronaVerona3-0GenoaGenoa9000
07.04.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-2MilanMilan9000
13.04.2014Italian Serie ATorinoTorino2-1GenoaGenoa1710
19.04.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-2CagliariCagliari9000
27.04.2014Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta1-1GenoaGenoa9000
04.05.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-0BolognaBologna9000
11.05.2014Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo4-2GenoaGenoa9011

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Alberto Gilardino
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/07/1982 (31)
  • 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

Italy U-211411
Italy U-1820

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 12/10/2013 01:27 CET
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