Gianfranco Zola

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Gianfranco Zola
Zola at Lazio.JPG
Personal information
Full name Gianfranco Zola
Date of birth 5 July 1966 (1966-07-05) (age 47)
Place of birth Oliena, Sardinia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-1987
1987-1989
1989-1993
1993-1996
1996-2003
2003-2005
Nuorese
Sassari Torres
Napoli
Parma
Chelsea
Cagliari
National team
1991-1997 Italy
Teams managed
2008- West Ham United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gianfranco Zola OBE (born 5 July 1966) is a former Italian football player, who is now the manager of West Ham United

As a footballer he played for Napoli, Parma, Chelsea and Cagliari He was renowned for his technique, skill and dribbling. In total, he played in 632 league games and scored 184 goals in his career. He became manager of West Ham on 11 September 2008, replacing Alan Curbishley, after he stopped working as Italy Under-21's manager.

Club career statistics[change | edit source]

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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Italy League
1984/85 Nuorese Serie C2 4 0
1985/86 27 10
1986/87 Sassari Torres Serie C2 30 8
1987/88 Serie C1 24 2
1988/89 34 11
1989/90 Napoli Serie A 18 2
1990/91 20 6
1991/92 34 12
1992/93 33 12
1993/94 Parma Serie A 33 18
1994/95 32 19
1995/96 29 10
1996/97 8 2
England League
1996/97 Chelsea Premier League 23 8
1997/98 27 8
1998/99 37 13
1999/00 33 4
2000/01 36 9
2001/02 35 3
2002/03 38 14
Italy League
2003/04 Cagliari Serie B 43 13
2004/05 Serie A 31 9
Country Italy 403 125
England 229 59
Total 632 184

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1991 2 0
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 6 0
1995 8 6
1996 8 0
1997 9 3
Total 35 9

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