Fabrizio Ravanelli

Italy 2017

Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italy

Fabrizio Ravanelli started and ended his club career with hometown club Perugia. He played for several Italian teams in the lower leagues before finding himself with European giants Juventus. While there he formed an attacking force with the likes of Vialli, Del Piero, Di Canio and Baggio. He won the Italian title and the Champions League with the Turin club before moving to the Premier League with Middlesbrough. He was a cult hero at the Riverside, bagging 31 goals in his only full season, and helping them to reach both domestic cup finals. After their relegation he moved to Marseille, then Lazio, where he won another Serie A title. Nicknamed the White Feather, Ravanelli was a strong, hardworking player and famous for his shirt over the head celebration. At international level, he was a member of the Euro 96 squad and earned 22 caps.

 

Full name: Fabrizio Ravanelli

Born: 11/12/1968, Perugia, Italy

Clubs: Perugia (1986-1989), Avellino (1989), Casertana (1989-1990), Reggiana (1990-1992), Juventus (1992-1996), Middlesbrough (1996-1997), Marseille (1997-2000), Lazio (2000-2001), Derby County (2001-2003), Dundee (2003-2004), Perugia (2004-2005)

International: 22 apps, 8 goals

Position: Striker

Honours:

• Serie A (2): 1994–95, 1999–2000

• Coppa Italia (2): 1994–95, 1999–2000

• Supercoppa Italiana (2): 1995, 2000

• UEFA Champions League (1): 1995–96

• UEFA Cup (1): 1992–93