Italian forward whose lengthy career with Juventus from 1993 until 2012 garnered many records and recognitions; played for the Italian national team from 1995 to 2008, winning a World Cup Championship with the team in 2006, and joined Sydney FC in 2012. He retired in 2015.
His youth career was spent with San Vendemiano from 1982 until 1988, Padova from 1988 until 1993, and Juventus from 1993 until 1994.
During his 19-year career with Juventus F.C., he broke the club records for both goals and appearances.
He married Sonia Amoruso in 2005. They have three children: Tobias, Dorotea, and Sasha.
He received many honors during his career, including being selected for the FIFA 100, Pele's list of the 125 greatest living footballers.