Francesco Colonnese

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Francesco Colonnese
Personal information
Full name Francesco Colonnese
Date of birth (1971-08-10) August 10, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Potenza, Italy
Height 1.81m
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-1991 Potenza 34 (0)
1991-1992 Giarre 22 (0)
1992-1994 Cremonese 66 (0)
1994-1997 Roma 5 (0)
1995-1997 Napoli (loan) 47 (0)
1998-2000 Internazionale 56 (2)
2000-2004 Lazio 12 (0)
2004-2006 Siena 34 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francesco Colonnese (born 10 August 1971 in Potenza) is an Italian former football defender.

Club[edit]

He began his career in Potenza - where he played from 1989 to 1991 - before moving first to Giarre Football and then to Cremonese, where he made 66 appearances.

In the 1994-1995 season, Colonnese was bought by AS Roma to strengthen the defensive department, but disappointed the expectations of manager Carlo Mazzone and played only 5 games.

In 1995 he signed for Napoli on loan - spending 2 years there - and from season 1997-1998, F.C. Internazionale, who won the UEFA Cup in Paris in 1998.

From 2000 to 2004 he signed for Roman club SS Lazio - then the current champions of Serie A. After 4 years at the Olimpico he left to finish his career in Siena (2004–2006).

National team[edit]

Francesco Colonnese was capped for Italy national under-21 football team between 1993 to 1994. He won the 4th place at the 1993 Mediterranean Games men's football tournament with U-23.

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