Cesare Natali

  • Date of birth : 05/04/1979
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Cesare Natali

Cesare Natali

Signed by ACF Fiorentina in summer 2009, Cesare Natali joined the Viola after spells at four other Serie A clubs. A former Italian Under-21 international, he is a tall, imposing centre-back who is good in the air.

• Born in Bergamo, he started his career with local club Atalanta BC but had to wait until after loan spells at lower-league Calcio Lecco 1912 and AC Monza Brianza 1912 before making Serie A debut in December 2001 at Torino FC (2-1).

• Played for Italy at 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals and established top-flight credentials at Atalanta in 2002/03, making 27 league appearances and scoring first Serie A goal – also against Torino – but unable to save club from relegation.

• Joined Bologna FC in 2003/04 but returned to Atalanta after their immediate promotion and suffered another relegation with the Bergamo club, prompting transfer to Udinese Calcio.

• Scored in UEFA Champions League qualifier against Sporting Clube de Portugal, taking Udinese into 2005/06 group phase, but suffered serious injury on Matchday 2 against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou that ruled him out of remainder of competition.

• Left Udinese for Torino in 2007 and joined Fiorentina on three-year contract in July 2009; struggled to impose himself with the Viola, his only UEFA Champions League group-stage start coming in final fixture against Liverpool FC at Anfield (2-1).

Did you know?
When Natali joined Fiorentina, he had accumulated precisely 200 Serie A appearances with his previous clubs.

Last updated: 24/02/10 18.04CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/05/2014 02:00 CET
25.08.2013Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-0BolognaBologna9000
01.09.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna2-2SampdoriaSampdoria9000
15.09.2013Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese1-1BolognaBologna9000
22.09.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-2TorinoTorino4510
20.10.2013Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-1BolognaBologna9000
27.10.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-0LivornoLivorno9000
30.10.2013Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari0-3BolognaBologna1200
24.11.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-1InternazionaleInternazionale9000
30.11.2013Italian Serie AParmaParma1-1BolognaBologna9000
06.12.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-2JuventusJuventus9000
15.12.2013Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-0BolognaBologna9000
22.12.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-0GenoaGenoa9000
06.01.2014Italian Serie ACataniaCatania2-0BolognaBologna9000
11.01.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-0LazioLazio9000
19.01.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna2-2NapoliNapoli9000
26.01.2014Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria1-1BolognaBologna9000
01.02.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-2UdineseUdinese9000
09.02.2014Italian Serie ATorinoTorino1-2BolognaBologna6400
14.02.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-0BolognaBologna9000
22.02.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-1RomaRoma9000
02.03.2014Italian Serie AVeronaVerona0-0BolognaBologna9000
09.03.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-0SassuoloSassuolo9000
16.03.2014Italian Serie ALivornoLivorno2-1BolognaBologna9000
23.03.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-0CagliariCagliari4500
26.03.2014Italian Serie AChievoChievo3-0BolognaBologna9000
29.03.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-2AtalantaAtalanta9000
05.04.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale2-2BolognaBologna9000
13.04.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-1ParmaParma9000
26.04.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-3FiorentinaFiorentina9000
04.05.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-0BolognaBologna9000
11.05.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-2CataniaCatania9001
18.05.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-0BolognaBologna4500

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General info

  • Name: Cesare Natali
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/04/1979 (35)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Bologna ( ITA)

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    10/08/05: Sporting 0-1 Udinese
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    17/05/02: Italy 1-1 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Italy U-2130

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 01/08/2013 08:16 CET
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