One of the Best Italian Football Defenders of All Time- Fabio Canavaro
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One of the Best Italian Football Defenders of All Time- Fabio Canavaro

Fabio Canavaro is without any doubt one of the greatest defenders of all time. Canavaro has played for some of EuropeÂ’s big teams like Real Madrid and Juventus football club. Canavaro has won many football honours during his football career. Canavaro got the nickname the Berlin wall from Italian football fans because of his performances during football matches. Canavaro has won the Italia Cup and La Liga title during his successful career.

Fabio Canavaro is without any doubt one of the greatest defenders of all time. Canavaro has played for some of Europe’s big teams like Real Madrid and Juventus football club. Canavaro has won many football honours during his football career. Canavaro got the nickname the Berlin wall from Italian football fans because of his performances during football matches. Canavaro has won the Italia Cup and La Liga title during his successful career.

At International level Fabio Canavaro has won many honours. Canavaro won the FIFA World Cup competition with Italy’s International football team. In the year of 2006 he was voted FIFA World Player of the Year. Also the gifted Italian defender won the under 21 European football competition in the year 1994 and 1996. The former Italian footballer has hundred and thirty caps and has scored twice at International level for Italy’s International team. Canavaro is the only defender to ever win the FIFA World Player of the Year honour.

Fabio Canavaro started his football career with Italian football team Napoli. Canavaro was playing with players like Diego Maredona and many others which were his role models at the time. The Italian made his debut for Napoli football club in the year 1993. Canavaro’s career with Napoli was a short one as he was sold to Parma football team. At Parma football club he won the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup competition. Also Canavaro formed one of the most powerful defensive line up in Europe with team mates Liilan Thuram and Gainluigi Buffon.

The talented Italian defender signed for Inter Milan in the year 2002 for twenty three million dollars. Inter failed to live up to everyone’s expectations as they only managed to play in the semi-final of the Champions League as they were trophy less in that football season. Canavaro played in fifty football matches for Inter Milan as he departed from the football team in order to join Juventus football club.

Canavaro joined his former team mates Thuram and Buffon who were his team mates at Parma football club. Juventus paid ten million to Inter Milan for the signing of Fabio Canavaro. The gifted Italian defender won two Serie A League titles with Juventus football club. Canavaro won a football Oscar for his performances on the football pitch with Juventus football club. Canavaro won the FIFA World Cup with Italy’s International football side in 2006. He was also voted as the FIFA World Player of the Year. Canavaro is without any doubt one of the greatest Italian defenders of all time.

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