|Date of birth||7 December 1976|
|Place of birth||Parma, Italy|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|1996–1997||→ Marseille (loan)||23||(0)|
|2000–2001||→ Chievo (loan)||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
A native of Parma, Franceschini started his career at Parma AC. In 1996–97 season, he was loaned to Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1. In June 1997, Franceschini returned to Parma but went to Salernitana in Serie B in October. The next season, he played for Lucchese, also in Serie B. In the summer of 1999, he signed for Genoa of Serie B. In the next season he signed for Chievo in November 2000, where he won promotion to Serie A. In summer 2001, he signed for Reggina in a co-ownership deal. At Reggina, he won promotion to Serie A again, and played 4 straight season at Italian top division. In July 2006, he signed for Torino which recently promoted back to Serie A. He was the regular in the first season but dropped in the second season.
- Serie B: 1998
- "Ingaggiato Ivan Franceschini" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
- "Primo colpo del club granata" [First strike for the grenat (dark red) club]. Portogruaro Summaga (in Italian). 28 December 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011.