Fillipo Inzaghi

Fillipo Inzaghi The Early Years

Fillipo Inzaghi started his career playing youth league football for the club in his hometown of Piacenza. After a couple of games the gifted teenager was transferred to Serie C side Albinoleffe where he proved to be a prodigious goal-scorer. He soon graduated to Serie B club football with Hellas Verona before returning to his home town for a short stint of prolific goal scoring before making his Serie A debut.

Fillipo Inzaghi Professional Career

Fillipo Inzaghi made his Serie A debut for Parma aged 21. His introduction to top level football was quiet as he struggled to adjust to competitive top-level football managing only two goals in his first 15 matches. An unimpressed Parma management let him go and the striker moved to Serie A minnows Atlanta BC where he scored 24 goals to become the highest goal scorer of the season in Serie A.

Inzaghi’s performances caught the attention of the Juventus bosses who recruited him into a world-class strike force along with Zinadine Zidane and Allesandro del Piero.

UEFA Champions League Football Legend

Fillipo Inzaghi’s first season with Juventus saw him go all the way to the UEFA Champions League final where the club came up against a rampant Real Madrid side that defeated them 1-0. Despite his excellent form, Inzaghi was soon benched in favour of Frenchman David Trézéguet, forcing him to seek out a new club.

The Italian UEFA Champions League football legend joined AC Milan in 2001, and the move proved to be an excellent one as he was partnered with brilliant Ukrainian striker Andriy Schevchenko. Together the formidable duo powered AC Milan to the 2003 UEFA Champions League final where they defeated Inzaghi’s former team, Juventus, in a penalty shootout.

Despite problems with knee injuries, Inzaghi played in a second UEFA Champions League final in 2005 scoring a goal as AC Milan crumbled in the penalty shootout. His two goals in the 2007 UEFA Champions League final handed helped AC Milan avenge their defeat as they beat Liverpool 2-1 in Athens.

Fillipo Inzaghi Playing Style

Fillipo Inzaghi’s style of play has aroused some controversy amongst his detractors as he is often accused of pushing the rules to the limit, and has a reputation of playing on the offside line. His fans claim that the UEFA Champions League football legend’s 36 goals in the tournament are the result of his brilliance and knack for being in the right place at the right time.