Giampaolo Pazzini

  • Date of birth : 02/08/1984
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Giampaolo Pazzini

Giampaolo Pazzini

Clubs: Atalanta BC, ACF Fiorentina, UC Sampdoria, FC Internazionale Milano, AC Milan

• Originally a left-back, he became a forward and scored nine goals in his debut Serie B season for Atalanta BC in 2003/04, helping the Bergamo club to win promotion.

• Left Atalanta for Fiorentina halfway through his debut Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for each, including one apiece against Inter.

• Developed his game under Prandelli at Fiorentina and starred for Italy's Under-21 side, making history by scoring the first goal at the newly constructed Wembley Stadium just 30 seconds into a friendly against England and adding two more goals to complete a momentous hat-trick in a 3-3 draw.

• Left Fiorentina for Sampdoria in January 2009 and hit the ground running for his new club, scoring in five successive Serie A matches and also finding the net on his senior international debut − on 28 March of that year − during a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Montenegro.

• Taken to the World Cup finals in South Africa after a brilliant 2009/10 campaign for the Blucerchiati in which he struck 19 Serie A goals, he made just one substitute appearance − against New Zealand − as the Azzurri's trophy defence ended in early elimination.

• Made the third mid-season transfer of his career when he joined Inter in January 2011, adding 11 league goals for the Nerazzurri to the six (plus five in Europe) he had scored in the first half of the campaign for Sampdoria; ended a 16-game international drought by scoring against Estonia in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying win and then added the only goal at home to Slovenia in the same competition.

• Moved to AC Milan in August 2012 and returned 15 goals in 30 Serie A appearances. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-19 Championship:
winner 2003 

Last updated: 23/09/13 17.03CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/10/2015 03:47 CET
15.08.2015Italian CupThird roundVeronaVerona3-1FoggiaFoggia7800
22.08.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona1-1RomaRoma600
30.08.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0VeronaVerona2100
13.09.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona2-2TorinoTorino700
20.09.2015Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta1-1VeronaVerona6500
23.09.2015Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-0VeronaVerona2100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Giampaolo Pazzini
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/08/1984 (31)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Verona ( ITA)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Groningen 1-1 Fiorentina
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    10/03/01: Czech Republic 0-3 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-21172
Italy U-19107
Italy U-1653

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 24/02/2015 15:24 CET