|Date of birth||21 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Formigine, Italy|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in) |
|Playing position||Right back
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cristian Zaccardo, Ufficiale OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkriːstjan dzakˈkardo], born 21 December 1981 in Formigine, Italy) is an Italian professional footballer, who plays for Italian Serie A club Milan. He plays primarily as a right full back but is also capable of playing at centre back.
One of the best products of the Bologna youth system, Zaccardo debuted in the first team in 2001, under the direction of coach Francesco Guidolin, immediately becoming a regular for the rossoblu and Italy's "Under 21" national team. He left Bologna in 2004 to join his former coach Guidolin in Palermo. After a season spent in Germany at VfL Wolfsburg, he rejoined his former coach Guidolin at Parma F.C. in August 2009. On 24 January 2013, he was signed by AC Milan. The deal was part of a swap and saw Djamel Mesbah go to Parma.
He was part of the Italian squad who won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Zaccardo made three appearances in the competition, scoring an own goal off an attempted clearance in the second azzurri match, a 1–1 draw against the United States.
- As of 2 March 2013 (UTC)
|Club||Season||League||Cup [nb 1]||Europe [nb 2]||Other Tournaments||Total|
- Includes Coppa Italia, DFB-Ligapokal, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup, and Supercoppa matches.
- Includes UEFA Supercup matches.
Zaccardo has the names of his two sons Niccolò and Ginevra Zaccardo tattooed on his left arm, while on his right arm a tattoo of his wife Alessia Serafini. From 6 March 2008, Zaccardo became an honorary citizen of Pollina, in the province of Palermo.
- FIFA.com[dead link]
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- C. Zaccardo – profile at A.C. Milan official website
- Zaccardo's profile (from US Palermo official website)
- Personal website