Gianluca Zambrotta born 19 February 1977) is a retired Italian professional footballer and manager, who played as a full-back or as a winger.
Throughout his club career, Zambrotta played for several different Italian clubs: he began his career with local club Como in 1994, and gained prominence while playing for Bari, which earned him a transfer to Juventus in 1999; during his seven seasons with the club, he won two consecutive Serie A titles in 2002 and 2003. He also later spent two seasons with Barcelona between 2006 and 2008, before returning to Italy to play for Milan, where he won his third Serie A title in 2011. He ended his career after a season with Swiss club Chiasso in 2014, whom he later went on to coach.
At international level, he won 98 caps for the Italian national team, playing at three World Cups, three European Championships, and the 2000 Olympics. He was part of their side that reached the Euro 2000 final, and he was also selected to the Euro 2004 Team of the Tournament. He was most notably a key member of the starting lineup of the Italian squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and he was selected in the Team of the Tournament for his performances.
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Feb 19, 1977 (41)
Place of Birth
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
Serie A - 2001–02, 2002–03, 2010–11 (Player)
Supercoppa Italiana - 2002, 2003, 2011 (Player)
UEFA Champions League Runner-up - 2002–03 (Player)
Coppa Italia Runner-up - 2001–02, 2003–04 (Player)
Supercopa de España - 2006 (Player)
FIFA Club World Cup Runner-up - 2006 (Player)
FIFA World Cup - 2006 (Player)
UEFA European Championship Runner-up - 2000 (Player)