Italian striker who starred for AC Fiorentina from 2008 to 2012, scoring 48 goals in 118 appearances. He helped Italy win a World Cup championship in 2006.
He began his professional career with Piacenza in 1999.
He participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics, winning a bronze medal with the Italian national team.
He married Alice Bregoli on July 5, 2009. They had their first child, Ginevra, in 2008, followed by a second, Gemma, in 2011, and a third named Giulia in 2012.
He joined Andrea Pirlo on the Italian national team in 2004.