Francesco Colonnese

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Francesco Colonnese
Personal information
Full name Francesco Colonnese
Date of birth (1971-08-10) 10 August 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Potenza, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full Back
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.

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

Club career[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 1994–95 season, Colonnese was bought by A.S. 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 played for F.C. Internazionale during the 1997–98 season, with whom he won the UEFA Cup over S.S. Lazio in Paris in 1998.

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

International career[edit]

Francesco Colonnese was capped for Italy national under-21 football team between 1993 and 1994. He finished in fourth place with the Italian U-23 Olympic side at the 1993 Mediterranean Games men's football tournament.

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