|Date of birth||1 April 1973|
|Place of birth||Rome, Italy|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Most of his senior career (which spanned two decades) was associated with Atalanta, as he appeared in more than 300 official games for the club, scoring more than 100 goals.
He made his Serie A debut in 1998–99 for Brescia Calcio (against Inter Milan), moving after two seasons to Bergamo with Atalanta BC; he quickly made a name for himself at the club with his hard-working style, combined with netting ability (in three out of five seasons, he scored in double digits).
After two seasons at U.C. Sampdoria, Doni had his first abroad experience at 32, sigining with Spain's RCD Mallorca. After just one season, he returned to his main club, even though he had another year running at the Balearic Islands club, asking to be released so he could accept Atalanta's offer, although he took a pay cut in the process.
Doni eventually signed a two-year contract, then proceeded to continue, in spite of his age, to be an indispensable offensive unit (34 league goals in his first three seasons combined), as well as team captain. In 2010–11 the 37-year-old netted 12 Serie B goals as Atalanta returned to the top division after one year, as champions.
On 9 August 2011 Doni was banned from football for 3½ years for his role in match fixing during the season, effectively ending his career at the age of 38. On 19 December, he was arrested together with 16 other people in connection with another match-fixing and betting investigation.
Doni played seven times for Italy, the first arriving on 7 November 2001 as he found the net in a 1–1 friendly with Japan. Subsequently he was picked for the squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, appearing against Ecuador and Croatia.
- Doni looking for Islanders exit; Sky Sports
- Vieri back in Bergamo; Sky Sports
- "Scommesse: le decisioni della disciplinare" [Betting: the decisions of the disciplinary panel] (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 9 August 2011.
- "Ex-Italy player Cristiano Doni arrested over match-fixing". BBC Sport. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- Cristiano Doni – FIFA competition record
- Official Atalanta profile (Italian)
- Stats at Tutto Calciatori (Italian)
- National team data (Italian)
- Cristiano Doni at National-Football-Teams.com
- BDFutbol profile
- Official website (Italian)