Fabio Cannavaro – Biography of Fabio Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro was born on September 13, 1973 in Naples, Italy.

He made his debut at his hometown club, SSC Napoli in 1992, although 3 years later and without much experience he was transferred to Parma FC, where he remained from 95 to 2002.
During that stage he formed one of the best defenses in Italian football, together with Lilian Thuram and Gianluigi Buffon, and with them he won the UEFA Cup, two Italian Cups and a Super Cup.

After these triumphs, Parma ceased to be in the forefront of Italian football, and Cannavaro decided to sign for Inter Milan.
In the absence of championships and despite being the undisputed starter, he was transferred to Juventus in 2004, in search of some achievement.
His first goal is achieved in his first season with that team, and then he was able to revalidate the league obtained in the 2005-2006 season.

He made his debut with the Italian National Team in 97, and since then he has played more than 90 games, being the active player with the most games played, after the retirement of defender Paolo Maldini, from whom he also inherited the position of captain.
I play with this selection the World Cups in France 1998, Korea-Japan 2002 and Germany 2006, and the European Cups in Belgium, Holland and Portugal.

On July 19, 2006, he was transferred to Real Madrid, for 20 million euros, in the new project by Fabio Capello, for the renovation of the squad.
He won the 2005 Ballon d’Or, awarded by France Football magazine, awarded to the best player in European leagues, and for his performances at the 2006 World Cup in Germany he was also awarded the Best Player in the World Award.


SSC Napoli (1992-1995)
Parma FC (1995-2002)
Inter Milan (2002-2004)
Juventus (2004-2006)
Real Madrid (2006-)


National championships:
Italian Cup (1998-1999) with Parma FC.
Italian Super Cup (1999) with Parma FC.
Italian Cup (2000-2001) with Parma FC.

International Championships:
UEFA Cup (1998-1999) with Parma FC.
Soccer World Cup (2006) with Italy.