Alberto Gilardino

Alberto Gilardino ( 2008)

Alberto Gilardino ( born July 5, 1982 in Biella) is an Italian football player. Gilardino plays in the position of striker and is in Genoa since 2012 under contract.

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In the club

In the 2003 / 04 season, Alberto Gilardino in the top scorer in Serie A was second behind Andriy Shevchenko ( 23 goals in 34 games ). Also in the season 2004/ 05 he found, after some initial difficulties back to its accuracy back. With 23 goals in 38 games contributed to the relegation of his stuck in financial difficulties club AC Parma. He also became the second consecutive second in the scoring charts ( behind Cristiano Lucarelli from AS Livorno).

On 18 July 2005, he signed a five -year contract with AC Milan, who referred 25 million euro transfer fee to the AC Parma. After three years at AC Milan Gilardino moved to ACF Florence, in which he also signed a five -year contract.

During the winter break 2011/12 Genoa Gilardino committed. For the 2012/13 season Gilardino moved on loan to FC Bologna.

In the National Team

Gilardino was founded in 2004 with the Italian U- 21 team European champion and bronze medalist at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens. With 19 goals he is the record scorer U-21 youth team in Italy.

Gilardino played under coach Marcello Lippi on 4 September 2004 with the World Cup qualifier against Norway its first international match. In 2006 he was part of the Italian World Cup squad at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany, was used five times and scored one goal. In 2010 he was nominated by coach Lippi for the World Cup squad in Italy. He played there in the first two group games from the beginning. In the deciding match against Slovakia ( 2:3 ), he was no longer used; Italy was eliminated in the first round.

On June 7, 2011 Gilardino completed the 2-0 victory in a friendly match against Ireland for the time being his last international match. After he had been in September 2011 in the European Championship qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and against Slovenia in the squad, he was not nominated in the following period for one year. It was only on February 6, 2013 he ran for a friendly against the Netherlands back on for the Italian national team.

Achievements / Title

As a national player

  • U-21 European Championship: 2004
  • Bronze medal at the Olympic football tournament: 2004
  • World Champion: 2006
  • Third in the Confederations Cup: 2013

With the club

  • UEFA Champions League: 2007
  • UEFA Super Cup winner: 2007
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2007


  • Rookie of the Year in Serie A: 2004
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2005
  • Italian Footballer of the Year: 2005