Fabio Cannavaro

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Fabio Cannavaro
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Personal information
Full name Fabio Cannavaro
Date of birth 13 September 1973 (1973-09-13) (age 41)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-1995
1995-2002
2002-2004
2004-2006
2006-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
Napoli
Parma
Internazionale Milano
Juventus
Real Madrid
Juventus
Al Ahli
National team
1997-2010 Italy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fabio Cannavaro (born 13 September 1973) is an Italian retired football player. He was the captain of Italy's winning FIFA World Cup squad in 2006. He is considered on of the best defenders in history.

Cannavaro had originally played several famous football club in Italy, such as Napoli, Parma, Internazionale Milano and Juventus. He won several champions of Italian Serie A in the past, and a UEFA Cup in 1999. In 2006, he turned to Spain to join the Spanish giant Real Madrid, as a defender of the team.

Cannavaro is a famous defender who represent Italy national team for over 100 times, joining three times of FIFA World Cup. In 2006 he led the national team to win the champion of World Cup, and then won the World Footballer of 2006. As few defenders can be very popular, some people comment that Cannavaro has excellent talent, just like German legend Franz Beckenbauer.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1992/93 Napoli Serie A 2 0 1 0 - 3 0
1993/94 27 0 2 0 - 29 0
1994/95 29 1 4 0 3 0 36 1
1995/96 Parma Serie A 29 1 1 0 6 0 36 1
1996/97 27 0 1 0 2 0 30 0
1997/98 31 0 6 0 7 0 44 0
1998/99 30 1 7 0 8 0 45 1
1999/00 31 2 3 0 9 1 43 3
2000/01 33 0 7 0 6 0 46 0
2001/02 31 0 5 0 9 0 45 1
2002/03 Internazionale Milano Serie A 28 0 0 0 12 1 40 1
2003/04 22 2 3 0 9 0 34 2
2004/05 Juventus Serie A 38 2 0 0 9 1 47 3
2005/06 36 4 3 0 9 0 48 4
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2006/07 Real Madrid La Liga 32 0 1 0 6 0 39 0
2007/08 33 0 1 0 6 0 40 0
2008/09 29 0 1 0 7 0 37 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2009/10 Juventus Serie A
Country Italy 394 13 43 0 89 3 526 16
Spain 94 0 3 0 19 0 116 0
Total 488 13 46 0 108 3 642 16

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 12 0
1998 11 0
1999 8 0
2000 14 0
2001 9 0
2002 12 0
2003 10 0
2004 6 1
2005 8 0
2006 15 0
2007 8 0
2008 8 1
2009 10 0
2010 5 0
Total 136 2

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