Alessandro Nesta

Date of birth19 March 1976
Place of birthRoma
NationalityItalian
Weight79 kg
Height1.87 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A regular in the centre of defence for Italy, Alessandro is quick and powerful yet he also possesses good technical skills. His timing and positional awareness make him one of the highest rated defenders in Europe.

He made his senior debut for Lazio as a 17-year old. He was a member of the team that won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1999 and the Serie A title in 1999-2000.

He won his first cap against Moldova in October 1996.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Lazio 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 2002
AC Milan 01 Jul 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Lazio UEFA Champions League 1
1999-00 Lazio UEFA Super Cup 1
2000-01 Lazio Serie A 29
4
2000-01 Lazio UEFA Champions League 8
3
2001-02 Lazio Serie A 25
9
2001-02 Lazio UEFA Champions League 6
3
2002-03 AC Milan Serie A 29
1
5
2002-03 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 13
1
1
2003-04 AC Milan Serie A 26
6
2003-04 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 6
1
1
2004-05 AC Milan Serie A 29
5
2
2004-05 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 5
1
2006-07 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 3
2007-08 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2
2009-10 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 1
2010-11 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2
2011-12 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 7
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Aug 1999 Manchester United v Lazio W 0-1 UEFA Super Cup Final
07 Dec 1999 Lazio v Chelsea D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
12 Sep 2000 Shakhtar Donetsk v Lazio W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group B
20 Sep 2000 Lazio v Sparta Praha W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
27 Sep 2000 Arsenal v Lazio L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
01 Oct 2000 Atalanta v Lazio D 2-2 Serie A 1
14 Oct 2000 Lazio v Perugia W 3-0 Serie A 2
17 Oct 2000 Lazio v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League
22 Oct 2000 Verona v Lazio L 2-0 Serie A 3
25 Oct 2000 Lazio v Shakhtar Donetsk W 5-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
04 Nov 2000 Lazio v Bologna W 2-0 Serie A 5
11 Nov 2000 Juventus v Lazio D 1-1 Serie A 6
18 Nov 2000 Lazio v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 7
22 Nov 2000 Anderlecht v Lazio L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
26 Nov 2000 Parma v Lazio L 2-0 Serie A 8
02 Dec 2000 Lazio v Reggina W 2-0 Serie A 9
05 Dec 2000 Lazio v Leeds United L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
10 Dec 2000 Vicenza v Lazio W 1-4 Serie A 10
17 Dec 2000 Lazio v AS Roma L 0-1 Serie A 11
22 Dec 2000 Bari v Lazio W 1-2 Serie A 12
14 Jan 2001 Udinese v Lazio W 3-4 Serie A 14
20 Jan 2001 Lazio v Inter Milano W 2-0 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Fiorentina v Lazio W 1-4 Serie A 16
04 Feb 2001 Lazio v Lecce W 3-2 Serie A 17
10 Feb 2001 Lazio v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 18
13 Feb 2001 Real Madrid v Lazio L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
18 Feb 2001 Perugia v Lazio W 0-1 Serie A 19
25 Feb 2001 Lazio v Verona W 5-3 Serie A 20
18 Mar 2001 Lazio v Juventus W 4-1 Serie A 23
01 Apr 2001 AC Milan v Lazio L 1-0 Serie A 24
14 Apr 2001 Reggina v Lazio W 0-2 Serie A 26
18 Apr 2001 Lazio v Parma W 1-0 Serie A 25
22 Apr 2001 Lazio v Vicenza W 2-1 Serie A 27
29 Apr 2001 AS Roma v Lazio D 2-2 Serie A 28
12 May 2001 Napoli v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 30
20 May 2001 Lazio v Udinese W 3-1 Serie A 31
27 May 2001 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 32
10 Jun 2001 Lazio v Fiorentina W 3-0 Serie A 33
17 Jun 2001 Lecce v Lazio L 2-1 Serie A 34
08 Aug 2001 FC København v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
21 Aug 2001 Lazio v FC København D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Aug 2001 Lazio v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 1
08 Sep 2001 Perugia v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 2
11 Sep 2001 Galatasaray v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
16 Sep 2001 Lazio v Torino D 0-0 Serie A 3
19 Sep 2001 Lazio v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
23 Sep 2001 AC Milan v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 4
21 Oct 2001 Venezia v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 8
24 Oct 2001 Lazio v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Oct 2001 AS Roma v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 9
30 Oct 2001 Nantes v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
04 Nov 2001 Lazio v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 10
18 Nov 2001 Udinese v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 11
24 Nov 2001 Lazio v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 12
02 Dec 2001 Lecce v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 13
09 Dec 2001 Lazio v Fiorentina D 0-0 Serie A 14
23 Dec 2001 Lazio v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 16
06 Jan 2002 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 17
10 Feb 2002 Parma v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 22
17 Feb 2002 Lazio v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 23
24 Feb 2002 Atalanta v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 24
03 Mar 2002 Lazio v Venezia D 0-0 Serie A 25
10 Mar 2002 Lazio v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 26
17 Mar 2002 Brescia v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 27
24 Mar 2002 Lazio v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 28
30 Mar 2002 Juventus v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 29
07 Apr 2002 Lazio v Lecce D 0-0 Serie A 30
21 Apr 2002 Lazio v Verona D 0-0 Serie A 32
28 Apr 2002 Bologna v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 33
05 May 2002 Lazio v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Italy UEFA Under-18 1
1993-94 Italy Under-18 1
1995-96 Italy UEFA Under-21 5
1995-96 Italy Under-21 1
1996-97 Italy FIFA World Cup 3
1996-97 Italy Olympics 3
1996-97 Italy Tournoi de France 1
1
1997-98 Italy FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
1997-98 Italy International Friendly 3
1998-99 Italy FIGC Centenary 1
1998-99 Italy International Friendly 2
1998-99 Italy UEFA European Championship 2
1
1999-00 Italy International Friendly 3
1999-00 Italy UEFA European Championship 7
1
2000-01 Italy FIFA World Cup 6
2000-01 Italy International Friendly 1
2001-02 Italy FIFA World Cup 4
2001-02 Italy International Friendly 4
2002-03 Italy International Friendly 2
2002-03 Italy UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 Italy International Friendly 3
2003-04 Italy UEFA European Championship 6
2004-05 Italy FIFA World Cup 4
1
2004-05 Italy International Friendly 1
2005-06 Italy FIFA World Cup 6
2005-06 Italy International Friendly 4
1
2006-07 Italy UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Jan 1994 France v Italy D 0-0 U18
20 Apr 1994 Russia v Italy L 2-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
10 Nov 1995 Italy v Ukraine W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
15 Nov 1995 Italy v Lithuania D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
20 Dec 1995 Italy v Bulgaria W 2-0 Under 21
13 Mar 1996 Portugal v Italy L 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
27 Mar 1996 Italy v Portugal W 2-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
31 May 1996 Spain v Italy W 1-1 (4-2) UEFA U21 Final
21 Jul 1996 Mexico v Italy L 1-0 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Jul 1996 Ghana v Italy L 3-2 Olympics Finals Group C
25 Jul 1996 Italy v Korea Republic W 2-1 Olympics Finals Group C
05 Oct 1996 Moldova v Italy W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Oct 1996 Italy v Georgia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 Mar 1997 Italy v Moldova W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
04 Jun 1997 Italy v England L 0-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Jun 1997 France v Italy D 2-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Sep 1997 Georgia v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 Oct 1997 Russia v Italy D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Italy v Russia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
28 Jan 1998 Italy v Slovakia W 3-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Italy v Paraguay W 3-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 1998 Sweden v Italy L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1998 Chile v Italy D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 1998 Italy v Cameroon W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
23 Jun 1998 Italy v Austria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
16 Dec 1998 Italy v World XI W 6-2 FIGC CENTENARY
10 Feb 1999 Italy v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Denmark v Italy W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
31 Mar 1999 Italy v Belarus D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
28 Apr 1999 Croatia v Italy D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 1999 Italy v Denmark L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Oct 1999 Belarus v Italy D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
23 Feb 2000 Italy v Sweden W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Italy v Portugal W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Norway v Italy L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Turkey v Italy W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Jun 2000 Belgium v Italy W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Italy v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
24 Jun 2000 Italy v Romania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
29 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Italy W 0-0 (3-1) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
02 Jul 2000 France v Italy L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
03 Sep 2000 Hungary v Italy D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Oct 2000 Italy v Romania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
11 Oct 2000 Italy v Georgia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
15 Nov 2000 Italy v England W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Romania v Italy W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 Mar 2001 Italy v Lithuania W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
02 Jun 2001 Georgia v Italy W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
01 Sep 2001 Lithuania v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Nov 2001 Japan v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy W 1-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Italy v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Czech Republic v Italy L 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Italy v Ecuador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
08 Jun 2002 Italy v Croatia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
13 Jun 2002 Mexico v Italy D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
21 Aug 2002 Italy v Slovenia L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Azerbaijan v Italy W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Oct 2002 Italy v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
16 Oct 2002 Wales v Italy L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Feb 2003 Italy v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Italy v Finland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
11 Jun 2003 Finland v Italy W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
06 Sep 2003 Italy v Wales W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
10 Sep 2003 Serbia and Montenegro v Italy D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
11 Oct 2003 Italy v Azerbaijan W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Nov 2003 Poland v Italy L 3-1 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Italy v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Tunisia v Italy W 0-4 International Friendly
14 Jun 2004 Denmark v Italy D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2004 Italy v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Italy v Bulgaria W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Aug 2004 Iceland v Italy L 2-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Italy v Norway W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Sep 2004 Moldova v Italy W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Oct 2004 Slovenia v Italy L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
13 Oct 2004 Italy v Belarus W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Aug 2005 Republic of Ireland v Italy W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Scotland v Italy D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
07 Sep 2005 Belarus v Italy W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Oct 2005 Italy v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Nov 2005 Netherlands v Italy W 1-3 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany W 4-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Italy v Ukraine D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2006 Italy v Ghana W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
17 Jun 2006 Italy v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
22 Jun 2006 Czech Republic v Italy W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Oct 2006 Georgia v Italy W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group B


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.