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Player Profile – Gennaro Gattuso


Gennaro Ivan “Rino” Gattuso, was born on January 9, 1978 in Corigliano Calabro and is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. His main position is defensive midfielder; however, he sometimes plays on the right side of midfield.

He currently plays for Italian club AC Milan, with whom he has twice won the UEFA Champions League, in 2002–03 and 2006–07, and also the Serie A title in 2003–04.

Gattuso has been capped over sixty times for his country and played in the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2002 World Cup, the Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, being 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.

Full name: Gennaro Ivan Gattuso
Date of birth: January 9, 1978
Place of birth: Corigliano Calabro, Calabria, Italy
Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position: Defensive midfielder
Current club: AC Milan
Number: 8

Former Clubs

1995–1997: Perugia
1997–1998: Rangers
1998–1999: Salernitana
1999: AC Milan

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