Top facts about Cristiano Zanetti, the Italian star

Tue 27 July 2021 | 16:30

Cristiano Zanetti is a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder during his playing career and he is currently a football coach. Read on to find out more facts about Cristiano Zanetti, a footballer from Fiorentina.

Cristiano Zanetti, born 10 April 1977, is an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder for various clubs years ago. He is now a football coach.

During his career, Zanetti played for several Italian clubs and demonstrated his skills to football fans. With his special techniques and skills as a footballer, he attracted many fans and created beautiful and spectacular moments in world football for football fans.

He has won many titles with Italian teams such as


, Roma, Internazionale and Juventus. At the national level, Zanetti represented the Italian national football team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 UEFA Euro.

Top facts about Cristiano Zanetti:

The first

fact about Cristiano Zanetti

is that he won the Serie A title three times in a row with


. The player started his professional football career with Fiorentina.

Another fact about Cristiano Zanetti is that during his career, he was led by great coaches such as Fabio Capello and Cesare Prandelli. Moreover, he is one of the richest people in Italy. Here are some facts about Cristiano Zanetti.

Cristiano Zanetti early life

Cristiano Zanetti was born on 10 April 1997 in Carrara, Italy, meaning that

Cristiano Zanetti’s age

is 44.

Cristiano Zanetti's parents

are from Italy.


Cristiano Zanetti's childhood

, it should be mentioned that he spent his childhood in the city of Carrara. He was interested in football from the very beginning of his life and later he went to other Italian cities to discover his talent in football.

Cristiano Zanetti personal life

Zanetti played for several Italian clubs throughout his career, winning titles with Fiorentina,


, Inter, and,


. At international level, he represented the Italy national football team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA Euro 2004.

It is interesting to know about

Cristiano Zanetti's personal life

that this retired player is now single and has never been married and has no children.

Cristiano Zanetti has been in a relationship with Francesca Lodo (2003 - 2005).

Cristiano Zanetti professional career

Cristiano Zanetti is a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. Zanetti has been described as a hardworking and tough tackling defensive midfielder, with good vision, passing ability, and a controlling influence on the midfield, although he was also injury-prone throughout his career.

Cristiano Zanetti is an Italian footballer who played for various clubs such as Fiorentina, Rome, and Juventus during his professional career in football. He has also played for the Italian national team in various international competitions.

Zanetti turned to coaching after saying goodbye to the world of football. During this time, he led several different clubs.

As a defensive midfielder, Zanetti played alongside great players such as Francesco Totti, Felipe Mello, and Fabio Cannavaro.

The Italian player has no wife or children and is currently single. He had a brief affair with a girl named Francesca Lodud, which is another interesting fact about Cristiano Zanetti.

He has not been able to win the Champions League with any team. He played for Juventus when the team was in Serie B. Zanetti was a moral and calm player and used less violence in football.

Another noticeable

fact about Cristiano Zanetti

is that he retired from Brescia at the age of 34.

In 2014, he obtained a professional coaching degree to continue his career in football.

The last name of this player and Javier Zanetti (Argentine star and former Internazionale team) are similar.

After leaving Fiorentina, he was at 5 clubs in 6 years, from Reggina in Reggio Calabria, to Rome with AS Roma, Inter in Milan, and


in Sardinia. Finally he settled down at Inter for a 2nd spell where he would be for 5 years, successfully fighting it out in the Nerazzurri midfield.

Cristiano Zanetti played 311 games and scored 6 goals during his career at various clubs. He only played for Italian clubs. The footballer played 17 games for his country, Italy, and in these games, he scored only 1 goal, which is a poor statistic for him.

Cristiano Zanetti club career

Cristiano Zanetti first started playing football at the age of 16 in 1993 for Fiorentina. He joined Venice after three years at Fiorentina. During his career, he has played in various other clubs such as Rome, Juventus, etc., but most of his fame is due to his brilliant performances in the Fiorentina team.

Zanetti started his football career with Fiorentina and after a few years of separation, he returned to this team with a lot of experience.


Zanetti joined Cagliari in 1998 to experience new opportunities. He played 18 games in Cagliari and could not score any goals and did not perform well.


After leaving Roma, Zanetti's next destination was Inter. He joined Internazionale in 2001 and performed very well for the team. Zanetti played for Internazionale for five seasons alongside players such as Javier Zanetti, Stankovic, and


. He won important honors in the Internazionale team.

Although Zanetti played for Fiorentina for many years, his best memories and performances were for Internazionale.


In the summer of 1999, Zanetti joined the long-established Roma team in Italy on a three-year contract. He played for Roma under Fabio Capello (Roma) and soon joined the starting line-up. In the 2000 season, he won the Italian Serie A title with the Italian capital, Roma.


Zanetti joined one of Italy's most prestigious football teams, Juventus, in 2006. He went to Turin on a free transfer to play for Juventus. In the next season of Serie A, Cristiano Zanetti helped Juventus finish third in Serie A. With Juventus in third place, the team, along with Zanetti, qualified for the 2008 Champions League.

He was soon eliminated from the Champions League with Juventus. They also reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia but have just reached the final. Finally, this season, Cristiano Zanetti, along with Juventus, became the runners-up in Serie A.


Cristiano Zanetti started his professional football career as a teenager in 1993 with Fiorentina. After three seasons with the team, he decided to move to other clubs such as Roma, Cagliari and Juventus. After several years of separation between Zanetti and Fiorentina, he returned to the team in 2009.

While the team was preparing to play in the Champions League play-offs for the 2009-2010 season, Cristiano Zanetti signed a contract with his first professional club, Fiorentina. He signed a 3-year contract with Fiorentina. Zanetti joined the team for 2 million euros and was deducted from the transfer fee of Felipe Mello to cover his transfer fee.

He made his ACF Fiorentina debut on 29 September 2009 against Liverpool in the Champions League group stage. His assist led to the first goal for Fiorentina by young Montenegrin Forward Stevan Jovic. Fiorentina finally won the match 2-0.

These were some of the

facts about Cristiano Zanetti

, the former Italian defensive midfielder for Fiorentina.


Cristiano Zanetti left Fiorentina again after three seasons, and on 31 January 2011, Zanetti joined another Italian team,


, in Serie B on a two-year contract. He played for the team for less than a season and finally said goodbye to the Italian football world.

Cristiano Zanetti international career

Zanetti represented Italy in under-21 football for several seasons and won the European Under-21 Championship in 2000 under Marco Tardelli.

He also competed with the Italian youth team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. In this competition, the Italian youth team along with Cristiano Zanetti were eliminated in the quarterfinals.

After working for the Italian Under-21 team for several years, he played for the Italian senior national team at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 to experience his first international tournaments.

In total, he played 17 games for the national team between 2001 and 2004, under Giovanni Trapattoni (Italy national team coach), and in April 2003 scored a friendly away game against


. Was able to score his first national goal. These were all facts about Cristiano Zanetti in the Italian national team.

Cristiano Zanetti style of play

Cristiano Zanetti is known as a hard-working defensive midfielder in Italian football. He has good eyesight, technique, ability to pass, penetration from the wings, control of the midfield.

This Italian player is known for his ability to cut possession of the ball and then start the game and create attacking opportunities in football. These qualities gave Cristiano Zanetti the ability to position himself as a midfielder, or even as a deep playmaker in midfield.

In addition to being able to play in his professional position, he had the ability to play as a centre-left midfielder for influence and attack.

Despite the many talents that Cristiano Zanetti had as a player, he suffered many injuries during his career and could not make good use of his talents.

Cristiano Zanetti coaching career

After Cristiano Zanetti announced his retirement from Serie B side Brescia, he decided to take a coaching course to become a professional and reputable coach. In 2013, Cristiano Zanetti accepted an offer to coach Pisa under-16 team.

In 2014, he earned a professional European coaching qualification and in 2014 became the coach of the Prato youth team.

In 2013, Zanetti accepted an offer to become youth coach at Pisa, heading the Giovanissimi Nazionali (Under-16). In 2014, he became a coaching graduate and obtained a UEFA Pro Licence. In 2014, he became youth coach at Prato.

Cristiano Zanetti honors

As a defensive midfielder in the Italian national team and several different clubs, Cristiano Zanetti has gone through many bittersweet events, defeats and victories. He has played for several Italian clubs such as Fiorentina, Cagliari, Roma, Internazionale, and Juventus, and has won various honors with these teams.

The Italian played for Fiorentina for six years and only won the Serie A title in 1995. Zanetti won the Serie A title with Roma in 2000, led by Fabio Capello.

In the Internazionale team, Zanetti had good years and won many honors with this team. He won the Serie A title in 2004, 2005 and 2006 for three consecutive years with the Internazionale team. Also in 2005, he won the Supercoppa italiana.

Zanetti won the Serie B title with Juventus in 2007, nicknamed the Old Lady, and was promoted to Serie A. This is one of the interesting honors obtained by Cristiano Zanetti.

At the national level, Zanetti won the Euro 2000 title with the Italian Under-21 team, but could not win any honors with the Italian senior team.

Cristiano Zanetti social media


Cristiano Zanetti's social media

, it should be mentioned that this player is not very active on social networks such as Instagram and Twitter.

Cristiano Zanetti body measurements


Cristiano Zanetti's body measurements

, it should be mentioned that this player is 180 cm or 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weight 75 kg. Cristiano Zanetti's physical features were directly related to his style of play.

Cristiano Zanetti net worth

Cristiano Zanetti's net worth

is estimated to be around $1 million to $4 million. According to transfer market statistics, he joined Internazionale in 2001 with a contract worth 11 million and won several honors with this team.

In 2006, Zanetti joined Juventus on a free transfer to help the team in Serie B. He joined Fiorentina in 2009 on a $ 2 million contract when he returned.


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