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Gennaro Gattuso
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Personal information
Full name Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
Date of birth 9 January 1978 (1978-01-09) (age 32)
Place of birth Corigliano Calabro, Calabria, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Milan
Number 8
Youth career
1990–1995 Perugia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Perugia 10 (0)
1997–1998 Rangers 40 (7)
1998–1999 Salernitana 25 (0)
1999– Milan 291 (7)
National team
1995–1996 Italy U-18 14 (3)
1997–2000 Italy U-21 21 (1)
2000– Italy 71 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2010

Gennaro Ivan "Rino" Gattuso (born 9 January 1978) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Milan. He mainly plays as a defensive midfielder, however, he can also play as a right midfielder. Gattuso is a hard tackling defensive midfielder and widely regarded as one of the most aggressive players. During his career at Milan, he has won the Champions League, in 2002–03 and 2006–07, and also the Serie A title in 2003–04.

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Club career

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Early career

Gattuso started his career with Italian Perugia, but transferred in July 1997, at the age of 19, to the Scottish team Rangers.

Walter Smith, who brought Gattuso to Glasgow, left the club in 1998. Smith's successor, Dick Advocaat, did not favour Gattuso and, after being played out-of-position as a right-back, the Italian was sold in October 1998 to then recently promoted to then Serie A club Salernitana for £4 million. Despite his good performances, it was not enough to prevent the relegation of his side.

Milan

Milan signed Gattuso for £8 million in 1999. His style allowed Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti to place midfielder Andrea Pirlo in a more attacking position. Gattuso plays deeper in midfield. He will often move forward to win the ball for the forward players and then return to his defensive position. His style of play is characterised by fierce tackling and hard work — a style which has earned him the nickname of Ringhio (the Snarler). He signed a contract extension in June 2003[1] and in October 2004.[2]

Gattuso playing for Milan.

In a UEFA Champions League group stage match against Ajax in September 2003, he was sent off during second-half injury time after slapping Ajax striker Zlatan Ibrahimović in the face with the back of his hand. His temper has caused him further problems when in December 2005, at the final whistle of Milan's 3–2 defeat of Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League, Gattuso was seen seeking out and taunting Schalke's midfielder Christian Poulsen[3] as a reaction to Poulsen's fierce marking of Kaká in the first leg. Gattuso insisted though that the press exaggerated the significance of the incident.

He played his 300th game for the club in a goalless Champions League draw against Lille on 26 September 2006, and he extended his current deal with Milan until 2011 on 1 February 2007.[4] On 23 May 2007, Gattuso won the Champions League for the second time in his career when Milan beat Liverpool 2–1 in the final.

On 27 December 2007, Gattuso trained with his former club Rangers to regain fitness during the Serie A winter break whilst his wife was visiting family in Scotland over Christmas.[5] The following December, Gattuso suffered a torn Anterior cruciate ligament early on in the 1–0 league win against Catania. However, despite the injury, Gattuso played the entire 90 minutes before being diagnosed by the club doctors after the match. He underwent surgery to repair the damage on 19 December 2008, in Antwerp. He was expected to miss up to 6 months of action, but managed to return to the Milan bench on 10 May against Juventus, a month ahead of schedule.

After much speculation, that during the European winter transfer window Gattuso would leave Milan, to pursue his carrier elsewhere,[citation needed] it was confirmed by AC Milan on the 14 December 2009 that Gattuso would remain a Milan player until 30 June 2012, added one more year to his current contract.[6]

International career

Gattuso has been capped seventy times for his country and played in the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004, the 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008 and the 2009 Confederations Cup. He is one of the key players for the Italian team, winning the Man of the Match award in the 2006 FIFA World Cup knockout stage match against Ukraine. He and Pirlo formed a formidable partnership in the heart of midfield. In the Euro 2008, when both of them had to miss the quarterfinal match against Spain due to accumulated yellow cards, coach Donadoni had a hard time finding replacements as none of the reserve players could match the lung-bursting contribution of the Milan duo. Italy went on to lose 4–2 in the ensuing penalty shoot-out. Gattuso achieved a measure of notoriety for his post-match celebrations after Italy won the World Cup in 2006, during which he removed his shorts and ran around the pitch in his underwear, until FIFA officials forced him to cover up.

International goal

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2000 Turin, Italy  England 1 – 0 Win Friendly

Career statistics

Updated to games played 23 August 2009.[7]

Team Season Domestic
League
Domestic
Cup
European
Competition1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perugia 1995–96 2 0 - - - - - - 2 0
1996–97 8 0 - - - - - - 8 0
Total 10 0 - - - - - - 10 0
Rangers 1997–98 36 7 - - 2 1 - - 38 8
1997–98 4 0 - - 5 1 - - 9 1
Total 40 7 - - 7 2 - - 47 9
Salernitana 1998–99 25 0 - - - - - - 25 0
Total 25 0 - - - - - - 25 0
Milan 1999–2000 22 1 1 0 5 0 - - 28 1
2000–01 24 0 2 0 10 0 - - 36 0
2001–02 32 0 5 0 10 0 - - 47 0
2002–03 25 0 3 0 14 0 - - 42 0
2003–04 33 1 2 0 7 1 3 0 45 2
2004–05 32 0 2 0 11 0 1 0 46 0
2005–06 35 3 3 0 11 0 - - 49 3
2006–07 30 1 4 0 13 0 - - 47 1
2007–08 31 1 1 0 8 0 3 0 43 1
2008–09 12 0 - - 4 1 - - 16 1
2009–10 7 0 - - 1 0 - - 7 0
Total 283 7 23 0 94 2 7 0 407 9
Career Total 358 14 23 0 101 4 7 0 489 18

1European competitions include the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup
2Other tournaments include the Supercoppa Italiana, Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup

Honours

Perugia
1995–96
Milan
2003–04
2002–03
2004
2002–03, 2006–07
2003, 2007
2007
International
2006
2000
Individual
Team of the Tournament
Top 10 Players

Personal life

Gattuso is married to Monica Romano, whom he met while playing for Rangers at an exhibition game in Toronto, Canada. The couple dated for a long while before marrying. They have a daughter, Gabriella, and a son, Francesco. Monica is the sister of GMTV's Los Angeles correspondent Carla Romano.

On January 2010, Gattuso opened a fish shop in Gallarate, a city in the province of Varese where the midfielder has been living for the past eight years. Measuring approximately 800 square meters, the Gattuso & Bianchi, named also after his friend confectioner Andrea Bianchi, is located in Via Bettolino 17 at the center of Gallarate.[8]

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Simple English

Gennaro Gattuso
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Personal information
Full name Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
Date of birth 9 January 1978 (1978-01-09) (age 33)
Place of birth    Calabria, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Milan
Number 8
Senior clubs
Years Club
1995-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-
Perugia
Rangers
Salernitana
Milan
National team
2000- Italy

Gennaro Gattuso (born 9 January 1978) is an Italian football player. He plays for Milan and Italy national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1995/96PerugiaSerie B2000-20
1996/97Serie A8000-80
ScotlandLeague Scottish Cup EuropeTotal
1997/98RangersPremier Division3670021388
1998/99Premier League40005191
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1998/99SalernitanaSerie A25000-250
1999/00MilanSerie A2211050281
2000/0124020100360
2001/0232050100470
2002/0325030140420
2003/043312081432
2004/0532020110450
2005/0635330110493
2006/0730140130471
2007/083111090411
2008/091200041161
2009/10
CountryItaly 31172309524299
Scotland 4070072479
Total 35114230102447618

International career statistics

[1]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
200061
200130
2002100
200340
200490
200580
2006100
200760
200890
200950
2010
Total701

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