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- July 12, 1973
- 6' 1"
Christian Vieri (born Christian Vieri in Bologna, Italy on July 12, 1973) is a former Italian professional soccer player, who played as a centre forward for several clubs including Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Lazio and Inter Milan. Christian started his career in Torino, and for a number of years was recognized as one of the world’s best strikers. In 1999, he became the world’s most expensive player when Inter Milan paid Lazio $46 million for his services. During his playing career, Christian amassed many individual awards like the Pichichi Trophy and Capocannoniere awards for league top scorer in Spain and Italy, as well as Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year twice. Christian also represented his country, playing for Italy 49 times and scoring 23 times. He is recognized as Italy’s highest-ever goalscorer in FIFA World Cup, alongside Roberto Baggio and Paolo Rossi with nine goals in 9 games spanning the 1998 World Cup and 2002 World Cup.
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Christian is best known for once being the most costliest soccer player of all-time, when he transferred to Inter Milan for $46 million.
Christian isn’t married, but has been linked to many glamorous women, including Elisabetta Canalis, Elena Santarelli, Debora Salvalaggio, Fernanda Lessa, Melissa Satta, and Jazzma Kendrick.