|Full name||Christian Pascal Jean Califano|
|Date of birth||16 May 1972|
|Place of birth||Toulon, France|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||105 kg (16 st 5 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
At the end of 2003, he had been capped 68 times for the France national team, which was the record for a French prop until Sylvain Marconnet earned his 69th one on 4 February 2007. It seemed clear that Califano's international career was over, but he made a shock come-back as he was called to play against New Zealand on 2 and 9 June 2007.
Califano earned his first national cap on 26 June 1994 against the All Blacks. His first two caps consist in two victories in New Zealand. He was part of the French squad for both the 1995 and the 1999 World Cups.
On 21 February 2008, Califano announced his intentions to retire and the end of the 2007/2008 season.
- French championship (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001)
- European Cup (1996)
- French national cup (1998)
- Challenge Yves du Manoir (1993)
He is the first French player to have taken part in the Super 12 (with the Auckland Blues). He is the first French front row player to have scored three tries in the same match. It was on 20 April 1996 in Aurillac against Romania (the match ended up in a 64-12 victory).
- "CALIFANO TO CALL IT QUITS". Sportinglife. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
- Leggat, David (2007-05-31). "Tough old rooster wants to crow again". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
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