|Date of birth||14 April 1977|
|Place of birth||Carrara, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||Free agent|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 August 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Club career 
Early career 
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Zanetti moved to Juventus in 2006 on a free transfer, despite the match-fixing controversy surrounding the Turin giants and their subsequent relegation. Zanetti was Luciano Moggi's final signing as the Juventus transfer director before his five year ban due to his role in the Calciopoli scandal. Zanetti won the Serie B title with Le Zebre in 2007 and returned to the UEFA Champions League in 2008.
Zanetti signed with his first professional club Fiorentina on 10 August 2009, as the club was preparing to play in UEFA Champions League 2009–10 playoffs round. He signed a 2+1 contract. He is the second player to join La viola from Juventus in 2009–10 season after Marco Marchionni. Zanetti was tagged for €2 million and deducted from Felipe Melo transfer fee. He made his debut for ACF Fiorentina on 29 September 2009 against Liverpool FC in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. His assist led to Fiorentina's 1st goal, scored by young Montenegrin Stevan Jovetić against Liverpool. Fiorentina eventually won the match 2–0.
On 31 January 2011, Zanetti signed for Brescia on a two-year contract.
International career 
Zanetti played for the Italian national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004. However, he has not been called up to the Italian national team since Euro 2004 by Giovanni Trapattoni successor Marcello Lippi, partly due to the solid Gennaro Gattuso-Andrea Pirlo partnership. Currently he has 17 international caps and 1 international goal.
Career statistics 
|International appearances and goals|
|1.||13 September 2000||Melbourne, Australia||Australia||1–0||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|2.||16 September 2000||Adelaide, Australia||Honduras||3–1||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|3.||19 September 2000||Adelaide, Australia||Nigeria||1–1||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|4.||23 September 2000||Sydney, Australia||Spain||0–1||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|1.||7 November 2001||Saitama, Japan||Japan||1–1||0||Friendly|
|2.||13 February 2002||Catania, Italy||United States||1–0||0||Friendly|
|3.||27 March 2002||Leeds, United Kingdom||England||2–1||0||Friendly|
|4.||17 April 2002||Milan, Italy||Uruguay||1–1||0||Friendly|
|5.||18 May 2002||Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||0–1||0||Friendly|
|6.||8 June 2002||Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan||Croatia||1–2||0||2002 FIFA World Cup|
|7.||13 June 2002||Ōita, Japan||Mexico||1–1||0||2002 FIFA World Cup|
|8.||18 June 2002||Daejeon, South Korea||South Korea||1–2
|0||2002 FIFA World Cup|
|9.||12 February 2003||Genoa, Italy||Portugal||1–0||0||Friendly|
|10.||29 March 2003||Palermo, Italy||Finland||2–0||0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|11.||30 April 2003||Geneva, Switzerland||Switzerland||2–1||1||Friendly|
|12.||11 June 2003||Helsinki, Finland||Finland||2–0||0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|13.||6 September 2003||Milan, Italy||Wales||4–0||0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|14.||11 October 2003||Reggio Calabria, Italy||Azerbaijan||4–0||0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|15.||12 November 2003||Warsaw, Poland||Poland||1–3||0||Friendly|
|16.||30 May 2004||Radès, Tunisia||Tunisia||4–0||0||Friendly|
|17.||14 June 2004||Guimarães, Portugal||Denmark||0–0||0||UEFA Euro 2004|
- "BILANCIO D’ESERCIZIO E CONSOLIDATO DI GRUPPO AL 30 GIUGNO 2000". AS Roma (in Italian) (Borsa Italiana Archive). Retrieved 2010-04-02.
- "JOINT CONTRACTS: KALLON AND ZANETTI BACK TO INTER". Internazionale. 2001-06-28. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- "Zanetti torna all’Inter, Zebina rimane alla Roma". AS Roma (in Italian). 2001-06-29. Archived from the original on 2002-02-09. Retrieved 2010-04-01.
- "Acquisito Cristiano Zanetti, giovedì la presentazione" (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- "Agreement with ACF Fiorentina S.p.A. for the disposal of the player C. Zanetti". Juventus. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- Fiorentina 2–0 Liverpool
- RSSSF – International Friendly Matches 2003