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: 15/07/2016 15:14 CET
13.09.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo2-2CarpiCarpi6300
19.09.2015Italian Serie AMilanMilan3-2PalermoPalermo3401
23.09.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
27.09.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino2-1PalermoPalermo3900
04.10.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo2-4RomaRoma4510
18.10.2015Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-1PalermoPalermo9000
24.10.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo1-1InternazionaleInternazionale9010
28.10.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-0PalermoPalermo9000
02.11.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-1EmpoliEmpoli9000
08.11.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo1-0ChievoChievo9010
22.11.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-1PalermoPalermo7300
29.11.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-3JuventusJuventus6700
06.12.2015Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta3-0PalermoPalermo9000
12.12.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo4-1FrosinoneFrosinone4510
20.12.2015Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria2-0PalermoPalermo6400
06.01.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo1-3FiorentinaFiorentina2910
10.01.2016Italian Serie AVeronaVerona0-1PalermoPalermo8500
17.01.2016Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa4-0PalermoPalermo2800
24.01.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo4-1UdineseUdinese7800
30.01.2016Italian Serie ACarpiCarpi1-1PalermoPalermo6810
03.02.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-2MilanMilan5800
14.02.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo1-3TorinoTorino9010
21.02.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma5-0PalermoPalermo7200
28.02.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-0BolognaBologna8400
06.03.2016Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale3-1PalermoPalermo7100
13.03.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-1NapoliNapoli5300
03.04.2016Italian Serie AChievoChievo3-1PalermoPalermo9010
10.04.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-3LazioLazio9000
20.04.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo2-2AtalantaAtalanta4500
24.04.2016Italian Serie AFrosinoneFrosinone0-2PalermoPalermo9010
01.05.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo2-0SampdoriaSampdoria9001
08.05.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina0-0PalermoPalermo9000
15.05.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo3-2VeronaVerona9010

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: 9
  • Club: Fiorentina ( ITA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • 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: 31/07/2014 11:20 CET