|Full name||Simone Inzaghi|
|Date of birth||5 April 1976|
|Place of birth||Piacenza, Italy|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1994–1995||→ Carpi (loan)||9||(0)|
|1995–1996||→ Novara (loan)||23||(4)|
|1996–1997||→ Lumezzane (loan)||23||(6)|
|1997–1998||→ Brescello (loan)||21||(10)|
|2005||→ Sampdoria (loan)||5||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Atalanta (loan)||19||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
During his professional career he played for a host of clubs, including Lazio, where he remained for more than a decade, being used irregularly.
Born in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Inzaghi started playing professional football in 1993, with hometown team Piacenza Calcio, although he did not get to play a first team game in that season. The next season he was loaned out to third division side Carpi FC 1909, where he played nine games; his first goal arrived in 1995–96, playing for Novara Calcio in the fourth level.
After two more loan stints, at lowly A.C. Lumezzane and U.S. Brescello, Inzaghi returned to Piacenza and played his first game for the team (also his first top flight match) during 1998–99, finishing the campaign with 15 goals in 30 matches.
The next season he was signed by S.S. Lazio, and had a productive first year with the Roman club, scoring seven in 22 league games and nine in just 11 UEFA Champions League matches (including four in a single game against Olympique de Marseille on 14 March 2000, with which he equaled the competition record held by Marco van Basten since 1992). Inzaghi also made his debut for the Italian national team, two weeks later, against Spain as Lazio went on to win both the Scudetto and the Italian Cup that season, with Inzaghi helping the side win the latter competition again in 2003–04; at the end of this season, he extended his link until June 2009.
In 2004–05 Inzaghi was involved in a six-month player exchange, with Fabio Bazzani going to U.C. Sampdoria, in January 2005. He returned to Lazio for the 2005–06 campaign and stayed for the following, with only twelve appearances in two seasons combined.
The following campaign, Inzaghi joined Atalanta B.C. on loan. Although he struggled to find his form early in the season, he managed to play in 19 league contests, mostly as a second-half substitute, but did not find the net.
Inzaghi returned to Lazio for 2008–09, despite not being in the plans of manager Delio Rossi. A move away did not materialize and, despite few pre-season trainings with the squad, he remained on payroll, making his comeback in a 2–0 cup win over former side Atalanta. Just three days later, he made his first league appearance of the season, coming on as a substitute and scoring an equaliser two minutes from time to rescue a point against U.S. Lecce, in a 1–1 home draw: it was his first Serie A goal since September 2004, but he would only appear in 12 league games in two seasons combined, choosing to retire in the 2010 summer at the age of 34.
Subsequently Inzaghi remained with Lazio, coaching its Allievi side.
|Italy national team|
Inzaghi's older brother, Filippo, was also a footballer (and a striker), and the current manager of A.C. Milan. Also having started with Piacenza, he played for more than a decade with A.C. Milan where he won two Serie A titles along with two Champions League trophies, also appearing more than 50 times for the Italian national team including a winners medal at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
He has one son, Tommaso (born 29 April 2001), with model and actress Alessia Marcuzzi.