|Full name||Bryan Cristante|
|Date of birth||3 March 1995|
|Place of birth||San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cristante was born in San Vito al Tagliamento but raised in the nearby San Giovanni di Casarsa, where he started playing football as a child. He moved on to Liventina Gorghense, an amateur club in the province of Treviso, before joining A.C. Milan in 2009.
Throughout his time in the club's youth system he was a member of the under-15 squad who won the Campionato Giovanissimi Nazionali in 2010, scoring eight goals, as well as a member of the under-17 side who won the Campionato Allievi Nazionali in 2011.
He made his professional debut for the club on 6 December 2011, aged 16 years and 278 days, coming on as a substitute for Robinho in a UEFA Champions League group stage match against Viktoria Plzeň, which ended in a 2–2 draw. He thus became the youngest ever Milan player to feature in a Champions League game and third youngest overall.
Cristante was elected as the best player at the Torneo di Viareggio 2013. On 4 March 2013, Cristante signed his first professional contract, which will keep him at Milan until 2018. He joined the first team squad at the start of the 2013/2014 season.
On 6 January 2014 Bryan scored his first goal for the club thanks to an assist from Kaká, in a 3–0 victory at the San Siro against Atalanta, which was also the game in which Kaká scored his 100th (and 101st) goal for the club.
On 1 September 2014, Bryan signed a five-year contract with Portuguese champions Benfica for an undisclosed transfer fee. On 12 December, Cristante debuted in a Primeira Liga victory at Vitória Setúbal (0–5). On 14 January, Cristante scored his first goal for Benfica in a home win against Arouca (4–0) in the third round of league cup.
Cristante is an Italian youth international and has represented them at various levels. He is also eligible for Canada and holds a passport through his father.
- As of match played 30 December 2014.
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- "Comunicado" [Announcement]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). CMVM. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "V. Setúbal-Benfica, 0-5 (crónica)". Maisfutebol.iol.pt (in Portuguese). 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- "Benfica - Arouca (Fase 3 - jornada 2 Taça da Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal". LPFP (in Portuguese). 14 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
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- International caps at figc.it (Italian)
- Bryan Cristante career stats at Soccerbase
- Bryan Cristante profile at Soccerway
- Bryan Cristante – UEFA competition record