Francesco Toldo

Date of birth02 December 1971
Place of birthPadova
NationalityItalian
Weight90 kg
Height1.96 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Born in Southern Italy, Francesco began his career at AC Milan as a product of the youth system.

He had one season at Verona and then at Trento but came to prominence with a long and successful career at Fiorentina after joining in 1993.

He was in the side that won promotion to Serie A in 1993-4 and in the two Italian Cup winning sides in 1996 and 1999.

He was part of the National side for the 1998 World Cup Finals but did not play, and in the European Championships in 2000 playing exceptionally well when he replaced the injured Gianluigi Buffon.

Fiorentina were forced to sell him as the club went into financial difficulties and he signed for Inter Milan at the start of the 2001-2002 season.

He is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe but is only Italy's second choice behind Buffon.

In addition to the figures below, whilst an unused substitute, Francesco was shown a yellow card for dissent after 44 minutes of Inter Milano's Champions League game against Manchester United on 24 February 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AC Milan 01 Jul 1988 01 Jul 1990
Hellas Verona 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1991
Trento 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1992
Ravenna 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1993
Fiorentina 01 Jul 1993 05 Jul 2001
Internazionale 05 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Fiorentina UEFA Champions League 4 2 3
1
2000-01 Fiorentina Serie A 32 5 47
1
1
2000-01 Fiorentina UEFA Cup 2 5
2001-02 Internazionale Serie A 33 9 35
2
2001-02 Internazionale UEFA Cup 9 4 7
1
2002-03 Internazionale Serie A 32 11 35
1
2002-03 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 18 5 19
2
2003-04 Internazionale Serie A 32 10 34
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 6 1 11
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Cup 5 6
2004-05 Internazionale Serie A 30 12 27
2
1
2004-05 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1 1


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
14 Sep 1999 Fiorentina v Arsenal D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
27 Oct 1999 Arsenal v Fiorentina W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
23 Nov 1999 Fiorentina v Manchester United W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
15 Mar 2000 Manchester United v Fiorentina L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
14 Sep 2000 FC Tirol Milch Innsbruck v Fiorentina L 3-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 2000 Fiorentina v FC Tirol Milch Innsbruck D 2-2
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Parma v Fiorentina D 2-2 Serie A 1
15 Oct 2000 Fiorentina v Reggina W 2-1 Serie A 2
22 Oct 2000 Brescia v Fiorentina D 1-1 Serie A 3
01 Nov 2000 Fiorentina v Bari D 2-2 Serie A 4
04 Nov 2000 Fiorentina v Perugia L 3-4 Serie A 5
12 Nov 2000 Bologna v Fiorentina D 1-1 Serie A 6
19 Nov 2000 Fiorentina v Vicenza W 3-2 Serie A 7
26 Nov 2000 AS Roma v Fiorentina L 1-0 Serie A 8
03 Dec 2000 Lecce v Fiorentina D 1-1 Serie A 9
10 Dec 2000 Fiorentina v Inter Milano W 2-0 Serie A 10
17 Dec 2000 Udinese v Fiorentina W 1-3 Serie A 11
23 Dec 2000 Fiorentina v Verona W 2-0 Serie A 12
06 Jan 2001 Juventus v Fiorentina D 3-3 Serie A 13
14 Jan 2001 Fiorentina v AC Milan W 4-0 Serie A 14
21 Jan 2001 Atalanta v Fiorentina D 0-0 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Fiorentina v Lazio L 1-4 Serie A 16
04 Feb 2001 Napoli v Fiorentina L 1-0 Serie A 17
11 Feb 2001 Fiorentina v Parma L 0-1 Serie A 18
24 Feb 2001 Fiorentina v Brescia D 2-2 Serie A 20
04 Mar 2001 Bari v Fiorentina L 2-1 Serie A 21
11 Mar 2001 Perugia v Fiorentina D 2-2 Serie A 22
18 Mar 2001 Fiorentina v Bologna D 1-1 Serie A 23
31 Mar 2001 Vicenza v Fiorentina D 1-1 Serie A 24
09 Apr 2001 Fiorentina v AS Roma W 3-1 Serie A 25
14 Apr 2001 Fiorentina v Lecce W 2-0 Serie A 26
21 Apr 2001 Inter Milano v Fiorentina L 4-2 Serie A 27
29 Apr 2001 Fiorentina v Udinese W 2-1 Serie A 28
06 May 2001 Verona v Fiorentina D 0-0 Serie A 29
11 May 2001 Fiorentina v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 30
17 May 2001 AC Milan v Fiorentina W 1-2 Serie A 31
27 May 2001 Fiorentina v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 32
17 Jun 2001 Fiorentina v Napoli L 1-2 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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1992-93 Italy Mediterranean Games 4 1 4
1993-94 Italy UEFA Under-21 6 2 3
1993-94 Italy Under-21 2 1
1995-96 Italy International Friendly
2
1995-96 Italy UEFA European Championship
1
1996-97 Italy FIFA World Cup 2 1 1
1996-97 Italy International Friendly 1 2
1999-00 Italy International Friendly 1
1
1
1999-00 Italy UEFA European Championship 6 2 4
1
2000-01 Italy FIFA World Cup 3 2 2
2000-01 Italy International Friendly 1 1
2001-02 Italy International Friendly 2
2
2
2002-03 Italy International Friendly 2
1
2
2003-04 Italy International Friendly 2 1 3


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
17 Jun 1993 Italy v Morocco W 2-0 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
19 Jun 1993 Italy v Slovenia W 2-1 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
24 Jun 1993 Algeria v Italy L 1-0 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
26 Jun 1993 France v Italy L 2-1 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
22 Sep 1993 Italy v Denmark W 1-0 U21
13 Oct 1993 Italy v Scotland W 5-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
18 Nov 1993 Italy v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
16 Feb 1994 Israel v Italy D 0-0 U21
09 Mar 1994 Italy v Czechoslovakia W 3-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
23 Mar 1994 Czechoslovakia v Italy L 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
15 Apr 1994 France v Italy W 0-0 (5-3) UEFA U21 Semi-final
20 Apr 1994 Italy v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA U21 Final
08 Oct 1995 Croatia v Italy D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
24 Jan 1996 Italy v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Hungary v Italy W 0-2 International Friendly
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
06 Nov 1996 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Italy L 2-1 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
25 Apr 2001 Italy v South Africa W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 Italy v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Italy v USA W 1-0 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
20 Nov 2002 Italy v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Italy v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2003 Italy v Northern Ireland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2003 Poland v Italy L 3-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 2003 Italy v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly


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