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Filippo Inzaghi
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Personal information
Date of birth 9 August 1973 (1973-08-09) (age 36)
Place of birth Piacenza, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Milan
Number 9
Youth career
Piacenza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Piacenza 39 (15)
1992–1993 Leffe (loan) 21 (13)
1993–1994 Verona (loan) 36 (13)
1995–1996 Parma 15 (2)
1996–1997 Atalanta 33 (24)
1997–2001 Juventus 122 (58)
2001– Milan 172 (68)
National team
1993–1996 Italy U-21 14 (3)
1997–2007 Italy 57 (25[1])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 September 2009

Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[2][3] (born 9 August 1973 in Piacenza) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Serie A club Milan.

Inzaghi became the first striker to score in all international club competitions after his double against Boca Juniors during the FIFA Club World Cup final in 2007.

Inzaghi currently is the all time most prolific goal scorer alongside Raúl González (with 68 goals) in European club competitions.[4] He is also Milan's top European goal scorer in the club's history with 39 goals.

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Club career

The brother of fellow footballer Simone Inzaghi, Inzaghi got his start playing for hometown club Piacenza Calcio as a teenager in 1991, but made only two appearances before being loaned to Serie C1 side Leffe, with whom he scored an impressive 13 goals in 21 matches. In 1993, Inzaghi moved to Serie B club Verona and scored 13 goals in 36 appearances. Upon his return to Piacenza, he scored 15 times in 37 games and proved himself as an exciting young prospect.

Inzaghi made his Serie A debut when he transferred to Parma in 1995, but scored only twice in 15 matches. He moved on to Atalanta the following season, finishing as the Capocannoniere (Serie A's top scorer) with 24 goals.

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Juventus

But, he was soon on the move once again to his seventh team in seven seasons, this time to Juventus for a reported 23 million Italian lire[5]. He formed a formidable attacking partnership along with Alessandro Del Piero and Zinédine Zidane, a tandem which would last for four seasons, marking Inzaghi's longest stint with one team at the time. Juventus won the Scudetto in the 1997–98 season in which Inzaghi scored a decisive, Scudetto winning hat trick against Bologna, but lost 1-0 in the Champions League final to Real Madrid.

Milan

Despite a solid tally of 58 goals in 122 games for the Bianconeri, Inzaghi was soon benched in favor of David Trézéguet, and he was bought by Milan for reported 70 billion Italian Lire[5], or 45 billion Italian Lire cash plus Cristian Zenoni.[6] (Skys Sports reported a smaller total figure, £17M[7]) for the 2001–02 campaign by Fatih Terim. Juventus announced that the sold of Inzaghi created a net profit of €31M to the company.[8] However, Inzaghi suffered a knee injury and missed the first half of the season. Upon his return, he was able to forge a strong goalscoring partnership with Andriy Shevchenko, and he soon racked up an impressive trophy count with the Rossoneri, among them the 2002–03 Champions League (in which Milan defeated his previous team, Juventus, in the final on penalties), along with the 2003 Coppa Italia and the 2003–04 Scudetto. He signed a contract extension in November 2004.[9]

Inzaghi was able to fully recover from persistent knee injuries that had dogged him for two years, as he also regained his predatory goalscoring form by scoring 12 goals in 22 Serie A matches in 2005–06, along with four scores in five CL appearances. On 23 May 2007, in the 2007 Champions League final in Athens, he scored both of Milan's goals in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool in a rematch of the 2005 final. He declared after the match:

It's a dream since I was a child to score twice in the final, and the ones I scored yesterday evening were the most important in my life. It was an unforgettable game. It's something that will stay with me all my life and two goals in the final speaks for itself.

At the start of the 2007–08 season he picked up where he left off in Athens, scoring the equalizer in the Super Cup in Milan's 3-1 victory over Sevilla. Inzaghi capped off the year by scoring two goals in the final of the 2007 Club World Cup, helping Milan win 4-2 against Boca Juniors to take revenge for the defeat on penalties in 2003.

On 24 February 2008, Inzaghi scored the matchwinning goal in Milan's 2-1 win over Palermo with a diving header; it marked his first Serie A goal in over a year. This was followed by ten more goals in the league, the last against Udinese. This strike against Udinese was his goal number 100 for the club in official games. In November 2008, he agreed for a contract extension to June 2010.[10] On 8 March 2009, Inzaghi scored his first hat-trick of the season against Atalanta when they won by 3-0 home at San Siro. His 300th career goal came in the 4-1 thrashing of Siena away from home. He then went on to score three goals against Torino, his second professional hat-trick in as many months. With this new triple 'Super Pippo' breaks a new record, the player with the most registered hat-tricks in Serie A during the last 25 years. With 10 hat-tricks, Inzaghi is ahead of Giuseppe Signori (9), Hernan Crespo (8), Roberto Baggio, Marco van Basten , Gabriel Batistuta and Abel Balbo (7). Inzaghi has scored one hat-trick for Atalanta, four for Juventus, and five for Milan.

European competition records

Inzaghi became the first player to score two Champions League hat tricks (both with Juventus) when he netted a treble during a 4-4 group stage draw with Hamburg on 13 September 2000; his first was in a 4-1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv during the 1997-98 quarterfinals. Inzaghi scored a record third Champions League hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Deportivo in the 2002-03 season, while playing for Milan. This record would later be tied by Michael Owen, who has scored two hat-tricks for Liverpool and a third for Manchester United.

As of 1 February 2010 Filippo Inzaghi is the all time leading scorer in European Cup competitions.

International career

Inzaghi earned his first cap for Italy against Brazil on June 8, 1997, and has since scored 25 goals in 57 appearances. He was called up for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Inzaghi was Italy's top goalscorer during the qualifying rounds of the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004, but missed the latter due to injury.

His persistent knee and ankle injuries put a halt to his international play for almost two years before his resurgence at the club level, which resulted in his being called up by Italy coach Marcello Lippi for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals. Due to the abundance of other top strikers such as Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti and Luca Toni, Inzaghi made his only appearance (subbing on for Alberto Gilardino) in a group stage match against the Czech Republic on 22 June 2006, scoring his only in the tournament, rounding Petr Čech in a one-on-one encounter to net in Italy's second goal.

He is currently the sixth-highest goalscorer in team history with 25 goals, which ties him with Adolfo Baloncieri and Alessandro Altobelli.

Inzaghi is noted for his ability to play off the shoulders of the last defender, leading Sir Alex Ferguson to quip, "Pippo Inzaghi was born in an offside position."

Honours

Piacenza
Juventus
Milan
Italy
Individual

Orders

Cavaliere OMRI BAR.svg
5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana:

Career statistics

Club

As of 31 May 2009.[11][12]
Team Season Domestic
League
Domestic
Cup
European
Competition1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Piacenza 1991–92 2 0 1 0 - - - - 3 0
Leffe 1992–93 21 13 - - - - - - 21 13
Verona 1993–94 36 13 1 1 - - - - 37 14
Piacenza 1994–95 37 15 4 2 - - - - 41 17
Parma 1995–96 15 2 1 0 6 2 - - 22 4
Atalanta 1996–97 33 24 1 1 - - - - 34 25
Juventus 1997–98 31 18 4 1 10 6 1 2 46 27
1998–99 303 143 1 0 10 6 1 0 42 20
1999–00 33 15 2 1 8 10 - - 43 26
2000–01 28 11 - - 6 5 - - 34 16
Total 122 58 7 2 34 29 2 2 165 89
Milan 2001–02 20 10 1 2 7 4 - - 28 16
2002–03 30 17 3 1 16 12 - - 49 30
2003–04 14 3 3 2 9 2 2 0 28 7
2004–05 11 0 2 0 2 1 - - 15 1
2005–06 23 12 2 1 6 4 - - 31 17
2006–07 20 2 5 3 12 6 - - 37 11
2007–08 21 11 - - 6 5 3 3 29 19
2008–09 26 13 - - 6 3 - - 32 16
2009–10 7 1 1 1 3 2 - - 11 4
Total 172 68 17 10 65 39 4 2 252 120
Career Total 436 193 31 15 105 68 6 4 575 282

1European competitions include the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and UEFA Super Cup
2Other tournaments include the Supercoppa Italiana and FIFA Club World Cup
3Stats include 2 appearances and 1 score in playoff matches for the UEFA Cup qualification [13]

International goals

Scores list Italy's tally first.[14]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1, 2 18 October 1998 Salerno, Italy  Spain 2 – 2 Draw Friendly
3 16 December 1998 Rome, Italy United Nations World Stars 6 – 2 Win Friendly[15]
4 27 March 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 2 – 1 Win UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
5 31 March 1999 Ancona, Italy  Belarus 1 – 1 Draw UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
6 5 June 1999 Bologna, Italy  Wales 4 – 0 Win UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
7 11 June 2000 Arnhem, Netherlands  Turkey 1 – 2 Win UEFA Euro 2000
8 24 June 2000 Brussels, Belgium  Romania 2 – 0 Win UEFA Euro 2000
9, 10 3 September 2000 Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 2 – 2 Draw FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualification
11 7 October 2000 Milan, Italy  Romania 3 – 0 Win FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualification
12, 13 24 March 2001 Bucarest, Romania  Romania 2 – 0 Win FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualification
14, 15 28 March 2001 Trieste, Italy  Lithuania 4 – 0 Win FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualification
16, 17, 18 6 September 2003 Milan, Italy  Wales 4 – 0 Win UEFA Euro 2004 Qualification
19 10 September 2003 Belgrade, Serbia  Serbia and Montenegro 1 – 1 Draw UEFA Euro 2004 Qualification
20, 21 11 October 2003 Reggio Calabria, Italy  Azerbaijan 4 – 0 Win UEFA Euro 2004 Qualification
22 22 June 2006 Hamburg, Germany  Czech Republic 2 – 0 Win FIFA World Cup 2006
23 2 September 2006 Naples, Italy  Lithuania 1 – 1 Draw UEFA Euro 2008 Qualification
24, 25 2 June 2007 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Faroe Islands 2 – 1 Win UEFA Euro 2008 Qualification

Top goal scorers in the history of European competitions

Players in bold still active

Top goal scorers of all time in Italy

  1. Silvio Piola 364 goals
  2. Giuseppe Meazza 338 goals
  3. Roberto Baggio 318 goals
  4. Filippo Inzaghi 310 goals
  5. Alessandro Del Piero 300 goals

References

  1. ^ FIFA International 'A' match only
  2. ^ "FIFA.com". http://www.fifa.com/en/organisation/president/index/0,4095,129202,00.html?articleid=129202. 
  3. ^ "AscotSportal.com". http://www.ascotsportal.com/news/newsdtl.aspx?PID=89262e2c-3beb-4080-bd5e-949f498ecbcc&CID=4ca0fc99-f8bf-4260-b379-ee5bca3085eb&NID=e47baa4d-fe98-4feb-a0ff-a007b8e62e87. 
  4. ^ "Inzaghi leads AC Milan over Marseille". sportsnetwork.com. 15 September 2009. http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=soc-cup/news/news.aspx?id=4254223. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "E' già il Milan di Inzaghi" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2001-07-02. http://archiviostorico.gazzetta.it//2001/luglio/02/gia_Milan_Inzaghi_ga_0_0107022391.shtml. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Inzaghi is a Milan player". Forzamilan.com. 2001-07-02. http://www.forzamilan.com/jul2001.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  7. ^ "INZAGHI COMPLETES MILAN SWITCH". Sky Sports. 2 July 2001. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11863_2212820,00.html. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2002". Juventus FC. 2002-10-28. http://www.juventus.com/site/filesite/finance/bilanci_relazioni/28_ott_2002_eng_.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  9. ^ "Inzaghi extends Milan stay". UEFA.com. 4 November 2004. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/news/kind=1/newsid=254938.html. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Inzaghi pens Milan extension". http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/inzaghi-pens-milan-extension-996388.html. 
  11. ^ "A.C. Milan - Filippo Inzaghi". http://www.acmilan.com/LM_Actor.aspx?idSquadra=3&idStagione=14&idPersona=10&name=Inzaghi%20Filippo. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  12. ^ "Filippo Inzaghi". EuroSport - Yahoo!. http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/filippo-inzaghi.html. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  13. ^ Davide Rota, Sorin Arotaritei and Misha Miladinovich (9 July 2001). "Italy 1998/99". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/ital99.html. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  14. ^ Di Maggio, Roberto (21 September 2007). "Filippo Inzaghi - Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/finzaghi-intlg.html. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  15. ^ Not FIFA International 'A' match

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Simple English

Filippo Inzaghi
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Personal information
Full name Filippo Inzaghi
Date of birth 9 August 1973 (1973-08-09) (age 37)
Place of birth    Piacenza, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Milan
Number 9
Senior clubs
Years Club
1991-1992
1992-1993
1993-1994
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-2001
2001-
Piacenza
AlbinoLeffe
Hellas Verona
Piacenza
Parma
Atalanta
Juventus
Milan
National team
1997-2007 Italy

Filippo Inzaghi (born 9 August 1973) is an Italian football player. He plays for Milan.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1991/92PiacenzaSerie B2010-30
1992/93AlbinoLeffeSerie C12113--2113
1993/94Hellas VeronaSerie B361311-3714
1994/95PiacenzaSerie B371542-4117
1995/96ParmaSerie A1521062224
1996/97AtalantaSerie A332411-4025
1997/98JuventusSerie A3118411064525
1998/992813101063919
1999/003315218104326
2000/01281100653416
2001/02MilanSerie A201012742816
2002/0330173116124930
2003/041433282267
2004/051102021151
2005/06231221643117
2006/07202531263711
2007/08211100542615
2008/09261300633216
2009/10
CountryItaly 429192311510466564272
Total 429192311510466564272

International career statistics

[1]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
199730
199863
199983
2000115
200184
200280
200346
200400
200500
200652
200742
Total5725

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