Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo Inzaghi 2011

Filippo " Pippo " Inzaghi ( born August 9, 1973 in Piacenza, Italy ) is a retired Italian footballer and current coach.


In the club

The first steps in the Italian professional football made ​​of 1.81 m wide and 74 kg Inzaghi in the 1991/92 season with his hometown club FC Piacenza, for which he came to two appearances in Serie B, the second highest Italian league. The following year, he scored 13 goals in 21 Serie C1 games ( third Italian league ) for the UC AlbinoLeffe.

After each one-year interlude in Verona and Piacenza again Inzaghi made ​​his debut in the season 1995/96 with the AC Parma in Serie A, scoring two goals in 15 games.

Final Inzaghi is then established in the 1996/97 season, when he succeeded in his second year in Serie A, 24 goals in 33 games for Atalanta Bergamo. Thus, the top clubs in Italy were aware of him and he moved to Juventus in 1997, for which he played four seasons with great success, in 1997/98 Italian masters was and was able to record a total of 57 goals in 120 Serie A games.

Before the season 2001/ 02 Filippo Inzaghi moved for the transfer fee of reportedly around 40 billion lire ( the equivalent of over 20 million EUR ) and additionally for the midfielder Cristian Zenoni to AC Milan, with whom he 2002/ 03 UEFA Champions League won and 2003 / 04 his second Scudetto fetched.

In the Serie A season 2006/ 07 he came up with 20 matches and scored only two goals. The younger striker Alberto Gilardino has been preferred to him in the league often and as frequently Inzaghi came only as the Joker used. In the Champions League, however, he led his team with four goals to reach the final against Liverpool, where he led a 2-1 victory with two goals in Milan.

On 4 December 2007 Filippo Inzaghi scored against Celtic FC have 63 European Cup goal, sparking Gerd Muller as top scorer in the history of European Football Cup from. In the list of Champions League scorer with 50 goals, he is currently sixth (Updated: April 9, 2013).

After he had made the previous week in the Champions League in a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid still both goals, Inzaghi moved to November 10, 2010 in the match against Palermo a torn ACL and a meniscus injury in his left knee.

After expiry of his contract with AC Milan after the 2011/12 season he became a youth coach in the U-16 range.

In the National Team

Inzaghi made ​​his debut in the Italian national team on June 8, 1997 during the Tournoi de France against Brazil.

At the World Cup in 1998, he reached the quarter-finals with Italy. Inzaghi came twice, a field that did not score. 2000 Inzaghi Vice-European Champion, he denied it four games, scoring two goals. In the 2002 World Cup, he failed with his team already in the second round against the hosts South Korea and came only twice used.

End of April 2004, the star striker of a knee surgery and had to undergo was not included due to this injury for the Euro - 2004 finals in Portugal. Inzaghi became world champion in 2006. In his only use in the group match against the Czech Republic, he scored the goal for the final score of 2-0.

With a total of 25 goals in 57 internationals, he is ranked in sixth place in the all scorers in Italy. From the still active players is Alessandro Del Piero with 27 goals in 91 internationals even more successful than Superpippo as Inzaghi is called in Italy.

Game style

Filippo Inzaghi is not considered a great technician, faster sprinters or physically strong player in general. The Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff even said of Inzaghi, that this could not really playing football. His lack of willingness to run commented Inzaghi himself with the words: " To skate others are there."

He is further away than a player who theatrically fell to the ground with a slight body contact and trying in this way to get awarded penalty.

Inzaghi is still one of the top scorer in European competition. Also in the Italian national team and for his clubs he could often enter in the scoresheet. This he owes to his particular way of playing:

Inzaghi is a born goal striker who always positioned at the border of the offside and the goal always targeted. This allows him to carry after a good passing a teammate and a correspondingly ordinated running the ball in a direct duel with the opposing goalkeeper into the goal. However, this game on the off-side boundary also has the consequence that he was more often than any other player in Serie A for offside what Sir Alex Ferguson as saying, Inzaghi was " born offside " commented. However, in many cases he is lucky that his offside position is not recognized, so he comes here also successfully completed. He also has a distinct eye for goal with extraordinary reaction time, which he often stands at the right moment at the right place to get the ball into the goal. He also has a high shot and header accuracy, so that it also applies from difficult angles.


As a national player

  • U-21 European Championship: 1994
  • European runners-up: 2000
  • World Champion: 2006

With its clubs

  • Champions League winner: 2002 /03, 2006/07
  • UEFA Super Cup Winner: 2003, 2007
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup winners: 1999
  • Italian Champion: 1997/ 98, 2003/ 04, 2010/11
  • Italian Serie B champions: 1994/95
  • Italian Cup Winners: 2002 /03
  • Italian Super Cup winner: 2004
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2007

Individual achievements and honors

  • Top scorer in Serie A: 1996/97
  • Rookie of the Year in Serie A: 1997
  • Ritter ( 2000) and Officer (2006) Order of Merit of the Italian Republic


Filippo Inzaghi Simone 's younger brother was also Italian international striker. He is in a relationship with the Italian presenter Alessia Ventura.