Cristian Brocchi

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Cristian Brocchi
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Personal information
Full name Cristian Brocchi
Date of birth (1976-01-30) 30 January 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder (Retired)
Youth career
Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Milan 0 (0)
1995–1997 Pro Sesto (loan) 57 (3)
1997–1998 Lumezzane (loan) 30 (4)
1998–2000 Hellas Verona 59 (8)
2000–2001 Internazionale 15 (1)
2001–2008 Milan 99 (4)
2005–2006 Fiorentina (loan) 35 (3)
2008–2013 Lazio 111 (2)
Total 406 (24)
National team
2006 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Milan Primavera
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristian Brocchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkristjan ˈbrɔkki]; born 30 January 1976, Milan) is a retired Italian former footballer who last played for Lazio. He was rated for his durability and tackling.[1] He is currently a coach in the AC Milan youth sector.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career

Starting his career at his native club A.C. Milan youth system, he was loaned to Pro Sesto and Lumezzane in early years. In 1998, Brocchi was sold to Hellas Verona in Serie B. Brocchi followed the club promoted to Serie A.

Internazionale[edit]

After a year in the top-division, Marcello Lippi signed him for Internazionale in 2000, but it was a difficult season for Brocchi and the rest of the Inter team as Lippi was sacked after their opening Serie A game, a defeat to Reggina. Marco Tardelli guided the Nerazzurri to 5th place in the end and new boss Hector Cuper, who took over in Summer 2001, decided to move Brocchi on. Brocchi has later described his time at Inter "as the worst experience I ever had",[3] citing the lack of support from the club while injured, as the reason for this.

Milan[edit]

In July 2001, A.C. Milan re-signed him in exchange of Andrés Guglielminpietro, who went to Inter.[4] In AC Milan, Brocchi had to compete with the likes of Fernando Redondo.[5]

Fiorentina

Brocchi was loaned to ACF Fiorentina in July 2005, with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season[6] but at the end of 2005–06, he returned to A.C. Milan, partly as a result of the problems Milan faced in finding new recruits due to the 2006 Italian football scandal.

Third Spell in Milan

Brocchi made a career high 29 Serie A appearances in the 2006–07 season. Although Emerson arrived in the 2007–08, Brocchi continued to appear regularly making 24 appearances, 10 as starter, effectively becoming Carlo Ancelotti's first choice replacement in midfield.

Lazio[edit]

A.C. Milan and S.S. Lazio reached an agreement for a permanent transfer on 29 August 2008. He signed a three year deal with Lazio and just cost Lazio a nominal transfer fees.[7][8] His first season was successful as he won the Coppa Italia, the fifth in the history of Lazio.

Following the 2012-13 season Brocchi and SS Lazio announced his retirement due to on-going injury problems.[9]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for the Italy national football team in a friendly against Turkey on 15 November 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Brocchi has other interests outside of football, he opened a cafe in Milan along with AC Milan teammate Christian Abbiati, and started his own clothing brand (Baci & Abbracci) with close friend and footballer Christian Vieri and model Alena Šeredova.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 31 January 2013

Club Season League League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Inter 2000–01 Serie A 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Total Inter 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Milan 2001–02 Serie A 12 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 19 1
2002–03 12 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 20 2
2003–04 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
2004–05 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
Fiorentina 2005–06 Serie A 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
Total Fiorentina 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
Milan 2006–07 Serie A 29 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 37 1
2007–08 24 1 2 1 3 0 3 0 32 2
Total Milan 99 5 3 1 30 0 3 0 135 6
Lazio 2008–09 Serie A 31 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
2009–10 27 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 33 2
2010–11 31 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
2011–12 15 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 18 0
2012–13 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total Lazio 111 2 11 0 6 1 1 0 129 3
Career total 260 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 314 13

Honours[edit]

AC Milan

S.S. Lazio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cristian, Brocchi. "Player Profile". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Milan Allievi I e II Divisione Staff". Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.footballpress.net/?action=read&idsel=73926.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "IPOTESI SCAMBIO GULY-BROCCHI: GEORGATOS, L'ARRIVO E' IMMINENTE" (in Italian). FC Internazionale Milano. 17 July 2001. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brocchi extends Milan stay". UEFA.com. 19 September 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Brocchi bound for Fiorentina". UEFA.com. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Brocchi Signs For Lazio". Channel4.com. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2008. [dead link]
  8. ^ "THANK YOU ALL". ACMilan.com. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Comunicato su Cristian Brocchi" (in Italian). sslazio.it. 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

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