Giampaolo Pazzini

Position Forward
Born Jun 2, 1984
Nationality Italy Italy

Giampaolo Pazzini is an Italy international football player who currently features for the Italian and European giants AC Milan. He plays as a striker.

Pazzini developed at the youth academy of Italian side Atalanta and made his first team debut for the side in 2003. Pazzini went on to establish himself as a regular first choice striker for Atalanta. He scored 12 goals in 51 league matches between 2003 and 2005.

In January 2005 Pazzini was signed by Fiorentina and he developed to be a regular first-choice centre-forward for the Italian side. He played over 100 Italian Serie A matches for the Florence side and joined Sampdoria in 2007.

Pazzini’s impressive performances for the Genoese club earned him a big move to Inter in January 2011 and he quickly settled into the team. He scored 16 goals in 50 Serie A matches for the Nerazzurri, but in the summer of 2012 he joined Milan with fellow Italian striker Antonio Cassano moving in the opposite direction.

Pazzini holds the record of scoring the fastest goal at the Wembley Stadium and also scored the first official goal and the first hat-trick at the stadium, all in the same game. He has been an Italy international since 2009.

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