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Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Italian orders of merit (born 9 August 1973 in Piacenza) is an Italians FIFA World Cup-winning Association football who plays for Serie A club A.C. Milan.

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Filippo Inzaghi biography

Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Italian orders of merit (born 9 August 1973 in Piacenza) is an Italians FIFA World Cup-winning Association football who plays for Serie A club A.C. Milan.

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

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

Club career

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

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


But, Filippo Inzaghi was soon on the move once again to Filippo Inzaghi seventh team in seven seasons, this time to Juventus F.C. in a €2 million transfer. Filippo Inzaghi 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 UEFA Champions League 1997-98 to Real Madrid.


Despite a solid tally of 58 goals in 122 games for the Bianconeri, Inzaghi was soon benched in favor of David Trézéguet, and Filippo Inzaghi was bought by Milan for €40.9 million for the 2001–02 campaign by Fatih Terim, but suffered a knee injury and missed the first half of the season. Upon Filippo Inzaghi return, Filippo Inzaghi was able to forge a strong goalscoring partnership with Andriy Shevchenko, and Filippo Inzaghi soon racked up an impressive trophy count with the Rossoneri, among them the UEFA Champions League 2002-03 (in which Milan defeated Filippo Inzaghi previous team, Juventus, in the final on penalties), along with the 2003 Coppa Italia and the 2003–04 Scudetto. Filippo Inzaghi signed a contract extension in November 2004.

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

At the start of the 2007–08 season Filippo Inzaghi picked up where Filippo Inzaghi left off in Athens, scoring the equalizer in the 2007 UEFA Super Cup in Milan's 3-1 victory over Sevilla FC. Inzaghi capped off the year by scoring two goals in the FIFA Club World Cup 2007 Final of the FIFA Club World Cup 2007, helping Milan win 4-2 against Club Atlético 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 U.S. Città di Palermo with a diving header; it marked Filippo Inzaghi first Serie A goal in over a year. This was followed by ten more goals in the league, the last against Udinese Calcio. This strike against Udinese was Filippo Inzaghi goal number 100 for the club in official games. In November 2008, Filippo Inzaghi agreed for a contract extension to June 2010. On 8 March 2009, Inzaghi scored Filippo Inzaghi first hat-trick of the season against Atalanta when they won by 3-0 home at San Siro. Filippo Inzaghi 300th career goal came in the 4-1 thrashing of Siena away from home. Filippo Inzaghi then went on to score three goals against Torino, Filippo Inzaghi 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).

European competition records

Inzaghi became the first player to score two Champions League hat tricks (both with Juventus) when Filippo Inzaghi netted a treble during a 4-4 group stage draw with Hamburger SV on 13 September 2000; Filippo Inzaghi first was in a 4-1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv during the 1997-98 quarterfinals.

As of 21 September 2009 Inzaghi is the all time leading scorer in European Cup competitions.

International career

Inzaghi earned Filippo Inzaghi first cap for Italy national football team against Brazil national football team on June 8, 1997, and has since scored 25 goals in 57 appearances. Filippo Inzaghi 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.

Filippo Inzaghi persistent knee and ankle injuries put a halt to Filippo Inzaghi international play for almost two years before Filippo Inzaghi resurgence at the club level, which resulted in Filippo Inzaghi 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 Filippo Inzaghi only appearance (subbing on for Alberto Gilardino) in a group stage match against the Czech Republic national football team on 22 June 2006, scoring Filippo Inzaghi only in the tournament, rounding Petr Čech in a one-on-one encounter to net in Italy's second goal.

Filippo Inzaghi is currently the sixth-highest Italian national football team Top goalscorers in team history with 25 goals, which ties Filippo Inzaghi with Adolfo Baloncieri and Alessandro Altobelli.

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


Piacenza Calcio
- Serie B: Serie B 1994-95
Juventus F.C.
- Serie A: Serie A 1997-98
- Supercoppa Italiana: 1997 Supercoppa Italiana

A.C. Milan
- Serie A: Serie A 2003-04
- Coppa Italia: Coppa Italia 2002-03
- UEFA Champions League: UEFA Champions League 2002-03, UEFA Champions League 2006-07
- UEFA Super Cup: 2003 UEFA Super Cup, 2007 UEFA Super Cup
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2007 FIFA Club World Cup

Italy national football team
- European Under-21 Football Championship: 1994
- FIFA World Cup: FIFA World Cup 2006

- Serie A Young Footballer of the Year: Serie A Young Footballer of the Year
- Serie A: Serie A 1996-97
- 2007 UEFA Champions League Final: 2007 UEFA Champions League Final
- Atalanta B.C. All-time XI by Football Italia
- A.C. Milan Team Of The Decade 2000–2010 by
- Italy National Football Team Of The Decade 2000–2010 by
- All time Italy's Top goal scorer under UEFA club competition records
- All time A.C. Milan's Top goal scorer in Europe



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