Christian Abbiati

Date of birth08 July 1977
Place of birthAbbiategrasso
NationalityItalian
Weight90 kg
Height1.90 m
PositionGoalkeeper

He began his career at Serie B club Monza in 1994 where he played for one season, before a season at Borgosesia and then returning to Monza where he played until 1998.

His performances got him noticed and he earned a move to Serie A side AC Milan as understudy to Sebastiano Rossi.

He took advantage when Sebastiano Rossi was sent off against Perugia in January 1999 to claim the number one spot and helped his teammates go on an unbeaten run of eighteen matches and win the title.

He has played in the Olympic Games, and was a member of the under 21 team that won the European Championships in Holland in 2000.

A late injury to Gianluigi Buffon saw him called into the full squad for Euro 2000 but he did not play in any of the matches.

He still has to win a full cap but should push for the number one position in the coming years.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AC Monza 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1995
Borgosesia 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1996 L
AC Monza 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1998
AC Milan 01 Jul 1998

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2 1
2000-01 AC Milan Serie A 20
1
4 31
1
2000-01 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 7 2 8
2001-02 AC Milan Serie A 34 6 32
2001-02 AC Milan UEFA Cup 11 6 8
1
2002-03 AC Milan Serie A 3 1 3
2002-03 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 6 1 9
2003-04 AC Milan Serie A 2 4
2003-04 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 1 2
2004-05 AC Milan Serie A 2
1
1 2
2007-08 Atlético Madrid UEFA Cup 2 1
2009-10 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 1 4
2010-11 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2 1
2011-12 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 9 4 10


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
15 Sep 1999 Chelsea v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
26 Oct 1999 AC Milan v Chelsea D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
09 Aug 2000 AC Milan v Dinamo Zagreb W 3-1 UEFA Champions League 3rd round 1st leg
22 Aug 2000 Dinamo Zagreb v AC Milan W 0-3
Agg: 1-6
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Vicenza W 2-0 Serie A 1
15 Oct 2000 Bologna v AC Milan L 2-1 Serie A 2
18 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Barcelona D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 3
12 Nov 2000 Bari v AC Milan W 1-3 Serie A 6
18 Nov 2000 Lazio v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 7
21 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
25 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Napoli W 1-0 Serie A 8
03 Dec 2000 Udinese v AC Milan W 0-1 Serie A 9
06 Dec 2000 Deportivo La Coruña v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Dec 2000 AC Milan v Lecce W 4-1 Serie A 10
17 Dec 2000 Verona v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 11
23 Dec 2000 AC Milan v Perugia L 1-2 Serie A 12
07 Jan 2001 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 13
14 Jan 2001 Fiorentina v AC Milan L 4-0 Serie A 14
21 Jan 2001 AC Milan v AS Roma W 3-2 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Brescia v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 16
04 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Reggina W 1-0 Serie A 17
11 Feb 2001 Vicenza v AC Milan L 2-0 Serie A 18
14 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Paris St Germain D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
17 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Bologna D 3-3 Serie A 19
20 Feb 2001 Paris St Germain v AC Milan D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
25 Feb 2001 Juventus v AC Milan L 3-0 Serie A 20
04 Mar 2001 AC Milan v Parma D 2-2 Serie A 21
10 Jun 2001 AC Milan v Brescia D 1-1 Serie A 33
17 Jun 2001 Reggina v AC Milan L 2-1 Serie A 34
26 Aug 2001 Brescia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 1
09 Sep 2001 AC Milan v Fiorentina D 0-0 Serie A 2
16 Sep 2001 Udinese v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 3
20 Sep 2001 FC Bate Borisov v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 2001 AC Milan v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 4
30 Sep 2001 Perugia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 5
14 Oct 2001 AC Milan v Venezia D 0-0 Serie A 7
18 Oct 2001 AC Milan v CSKA Sofiya D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Oct 2001 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 8
28 Oct 2001 AC Milan v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 9
01 Nov 2001 CSKA Sofiya v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Nov 2001 Torino v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 10
18 Nov 2001 AC Milan v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 11
22 Nov 2001 AC Milan v Sporting Lisboa W 2-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
25 Nov 2001 Parma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 12
02 Dec 2001 AC Milan v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 13
06 Dec 2001 Sporting Lisboa v AC Milan D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 AC Milan v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 14
16 Dec 2001 AS Roma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 15
19 Dec 2001 Atalanta v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 6
23 Dec 2001 AC Milan v Verona D 0-0 Serie A 16
05 Jan 2002 Lecce v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 17
13 Jan 2002 AC Milan v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 18
20 Jan 2002 Fiorentina v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 19
27 Jan 2002 AC Milan v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 20
03 Feb 2002 Lazio v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 21
10 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Perugia D 0-0 Serie A 22
16 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 23
19 Feb 2002 Roda JC v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
24 Feb 2002 Venezia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 24
28 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Roda JC L 0-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
03 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 25
10 Mar 2002 Bologna v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 26
14 Mar 2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv v AC Milan L 1-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
17 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Torino D 0-0 Serie A 27
21 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Hapoel Tel Aviv W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
24 Mar 2002 Piacenza v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 28
30 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 29
04 Apr 2002 Borussia Dortmund v AC Milan L 4-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
07 Apr 2002 Chievo Verona v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 30
11 Apr 2002 AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund W 3-1
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
14 Apr 2002 Juventus v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 31
21 Apr 2002 AC Milan v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 32
28 Apr 2002 Verona v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 33
05 May 2002 AC Milan v Lecce D 0-0 Serie A 34
14 Aug 2002 AC Milan v Slovan Liberec D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
29 Oct 2002 RC Lens v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
10 Nov 2002 Juventus v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 9
13 Nov 2002 AC Milan v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
07 Dec 2002 AC Milan v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 13
12 Mar 2003 Real Madrid v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
18 Mar 2003 AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
13 May 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
17 May 2003 AC Milan v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 33
09 Dec 2003 AC Milan v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
09 May 2004 Reggina v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 33
16 May 2004 AC Milan v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 34
11 Sep 2004 AC Milan v Livorno D 2-2 Serie A 1
19 Sep 2004 Bologna v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 2
20 May 2005 AC Milan v Palermo D 3-3 Serie A 37
10 Mar 2010 Manchester United v AC Milan L 4-0
Agg: 7-2
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
15 Feb 2011 AC Milan v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
09 Mar 2011 Tottenham Hotspur v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
13 Sep 2011 Barcelona v AC Milan D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
28 Sep 2011 AC Milan v Viktoria Plzen W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
19 Oct 2011 AC Milan v FC BATE Borisov W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
01 Nov 2011 FC BATE Borisov v AC Milan D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
23 Nov 2011 AC Milan v Barcelona L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
15 Feb 2012 AC Milan v Arsenal W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
06 Mar 2012 Arsenal v AC Milan L 3-0
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
28 Mar 2012 AC Milan v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
03 Apr 2012 Barcelona v AC Milan L 3-1
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1997-98 Italy Under-21 1 1
1998-99 Italy UEFA Under-21 4 4
1998-99 Italy Under-21 2 1
1999-00 Italy UEFA Under-21 8 1 7
1999-00 Italy Under-21 1 1
1
2000-01 Italy Olympics 4 2 2
1
2002-03 Italy International Friendly 1 1
2003-04 Italy International Friendly
1
2005-06 Italy International Friendly 2 2


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
25 Mar 1998 Malta v Italy W 0-1 U21
17 Nov 1998 Italy v Spain D 0-0 U21
26 Mar 1999 Denmark v Italy W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
31 Mar 1999 Italy v Belarus W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
28 Apr 1999 Croatia v Italy L 1-0 U21
04 Jun 1999 Italy v Wales W 6-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
10 Jun 1999 Switzerland v Italy D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
08 Sep 1999 Italy v Denmark W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
08 Oct 1999 Belarus v Italy W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
14 Nov 1999 France v Italy D 1-1 UEFA U21 Play-off
17 Nov 1999 Italy v France W 2-1 UEFA U21 Play-off
25 Apr 2000 Italy v Czech Republic W 2-0 U21
27 May 2000 England v Italy W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
29 May 2000 Italy v Slovakia D 1-1 UEFA U21 Final round group B
01 Jun 2000 Turkey v Italy W 1-3 UEFA U21 Final round group B
04 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v Italy W 1-2 UEFA U21 Final
13 Sep 2000 Australia v Italy W 0-1 Olympics Finals Group A
16 Sep 2000 Italy v Honduras W 3-1 Olympics Finals Group A
19 Sep 2000 Italy v Nigeria D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group A
23 Sep 2000 Italy v Spain L 0-1 Olympics Quarter-final
30 Apr 2003 Switzerland v Italy W 1-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 2003 Italy v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 Netherlands v Italy W 1-3 International Friendly
16 Nov 2005 Italy v Ivory Coast D 1-1 International Friendly


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