Right back and midfielder who joined Napoli in 2008 after spending two years with Sampdoria. He became a member of the Italian national team in 2008.
He debuted professionally for Vicenza in 2000 after spending three years in the club's youth set-up.
He appeared in 56 matches for Fiorentina from 2003 to 2006.
He was born in Montecchio Maggiore, Italy.
He and midfielder Andrea Pirlo became teammates on the Italian national team.