Retired Italian football player who played midfielder for a number of Italian clubs, most notably for the Bologna Football Club 1909 from 2007 to 2010. He made his major breakthrough when he signed to U.S. Città di Palermo, where he won the Serie C1 championship in 2001.
He began his career at the Imola football club in the 1991 to 1992 season.
Bologna was the football club he supported from childhood.
He has a daughter, Sofia Bombardini, with model Giorgia Palmas whom he was engaged to from 2004 to 2011.
He is close with Christian Vieri.