Italian center back who began his career with Inter Milan in 1997, joined the Italian national team in 2002, and signed with the MLS's Montreal Impact in 2012.
His father, a petroleum engineer, died when he was fourteen.
He spent his first four professional seasons with Internazionale, appearing in 19 matches before joining Parma in 2001.
He had a son named Aron in 2008 with model
He played alongside Gianluigi Buffon on the Italian national team from 2002 to 2004.