Christian Panucci is one of the famous Soccer Player, who was born on the memorable day of April 12 in the year 1973. Christian Panucci is a proud citizen of Italy.
Italian defender whose professional career spanned from 1990 to 2010. He made 260 appearances for AS Roma between 2001 and 2009 and also played for AC Milan, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and briefly with Chelsea.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Christian Panucci continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Christian Panucci
He began his professional career at the age of 17, when he played for Genoa.
He was a member of the Italian national team from 1994 to 2008.
He had a long-lasting relationship with model Rosario Cannavo. He and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon were longtime teammates on the Italian national team.
Christian Panucci Timeline
Panucci began his playing career with Italian club Genoa in 1990, and moved to AC Milan in 1993, where he won several titles, including two Serie A titles and the UEFA Champions League in 1994, appearing in the final 4–0 victory over Barcelona as a left-back.
Milan in July 1993, at the age of 20.
Although he initially served as a back-up to the starting defensive line-up of Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Costacurta, and Mauro Tassotti, which is regarded as one of the greatest defences of all time, his precocious performances enabled him to break into the starting line-up, and earned him the Bravo Award in 1994.
Panucci had one of his best offensive seasons in 1995–96, scoring five goals, while helping to form the league's tightest defence, and one of the greatest of all time, alongside internationals Baresi, Maldini, and Costacurta, as Milan regained the Italian championship.
In 1996, he followed his former Milan coach Fabio Capello to Real Madrid, and was a starting right-back for the Spanish side, winning a La Liga title in 1997, and his second UEFA Champions League in 1998.
This was a strong period for Real Madrid on the field, as the club immediately won the league in 1997, but a chaotic one on the sidelines as managers Capello, Jupp Heynckes, Guus Hiddink, and John Toshack followed one another in rapid succession.
The high point for Panucci at this stage of his career came in 1998, when he won his second Champions League title against Juventus.
He returned to Italy to join Inter Milan in 1999, but with less success, and was subsequently sent on loan to Premier League side Chelsea the following season, before joining French side Monaco.
In August 2000, he was sent on loan to Chelsea, where he scored once in the UEFA Cup against St.
He transferred to Roma in 2001, where he was once again reunited with manager Capello, and remained at the club until 2009.
In July 2002, he was signed permanently for €9.81 million.
After taking part in Italy's unsuccessful campaign at Euro 2004 in Portugal, assisting Antonio Cassano's goal in a 1–1 draw against Sweden in Italy's second group match of the tournament, Panucci did not play for Italy for over three years.
He proved to be a decisive player for the club during the 2006–07 season, scoring several goals, and contributed to Roma's Coppa Italia victory with his performances, scoring a brace in a 6–2 win in the first leg of the final against Inter.
His leadership and experience saw him play a key role for the club in his centre-back role, as he won two consecutive Coppa Italia titles in 2007 and 2008, as well as the Supercoppa Italiana.
His prolific offensive performances continued through to the opening of the 2008–09 season, despite the club's poor run of form, as he scored 2 goals in the league against Reggina and Atalanta, and 2 more in the UEFA Champions League, against Cluj and Chelsea.
On 25 January 2009, Panucci was dropped from Roma's first team squad after refusing to sit on the bench for a league match against Napoli, and was later also excluded from the Champions League squad list.
He retired in 2010, after a season with Parma.
In 2011, he took part in the Italian edition of Dancing with the Stars.
Following his retirement, in 2012 Panucci took up a position as an assistant manager to Fabio Capello with the Russia national football team.
In 2013 he qualified for the UEFA Pro Licence.
Amongst his greatest achievements in management so far is the accolade, in 2014, of the Italian udette 'del a sorta', Seria B's equivalent of the best newbie manager award.
In 2015, he was appointed as head coach of Livorno, before joining Ternana in 2016.
In June 2016, he was appointed as head coach of Ternana signing a one-year contract.
In July 2017, he was appointed as Albania national team coach.
In his first gathering with Albania national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Liechtenstein and Macedonia on 2 and 5 September 2017, Panucci brought 3 new players, Iván Balliu, the Spanish-born Albanian descent which previously played for Spain under-17 side, Valon Ahmedi and Hysen Memolla, both former Albanian under-21 internationals.
In his first match in charge on 2 September against Liechtenstein, he led Albania to a 2–0 victory at the Elbasan Arena After a 2–0 home loss against Turkey in the first UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match on 22 March 2019, Panucci was sacked the following day; during his tenure as head coach for Albania he only achieved four wins and two draws in 15 matches.