[BSI NewsBot] Gianfranco Zola (Reuters)

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    Feb 25, 2005
    Factbox on Italian Gianfranco
    Zola who announced his retirement on Wednesday:
    1966: Born July 5, Oliena, Sardinia
    1984: Signs for Sardinian team Nuorese, his first professional
    contract, and plays in the Italian Championship for two years.
    1986: Signs for another Sardinian side, Torres, in the third
    division. Scores eight goals in 30 matches.
    1989: Signs for Napoli in Serie A.
    1990: Zola scores two goals as understudy to Maradona as Napoli
    win the Italian title. Scores 32 goals in 105 matches for the
    southern Italian side.
    1991: Napoli win the Italian Super Cup and Zola makes his debut
    in the Italian national side for Arrigo Sacchi.
    1993: Leaves Napoli to join fellow Serie A side Parma.
    1994: Runners-up in the European Cup Winners' Cup.
    1995: Wins the UEFA Cup with Parma, who are also runners-up in
    Serie A and the Italian Cup.
    1996: Joins Chelsea for 4.5 million pounds ($6.44 million).
    1997: Wins the FA Cup with Chelsea and is voted English
    Footballer of the Year.
    1998: Wins English League Cup, European Cup Winners' Cup and
    Super Cup.
    2000: Chelsea win FA Cup
    2003: Joins Italian Serie B club Cagliari and scores on his
    debut for the team in a 3-0 win over Catania.
    May 2004: Cagliari win promotion to Serie A.
    May 2005: Helps Cagliari reach the semi-finals of the Italian
    Cup where they are beaten 4-2 on aggregate by Inter Milan..
    June 2005: Announces retirement.

    = = = =
    With Napoli: Italian Serie A title 1990.
    With Parma: European Cup Winners' Cup runner-up 1994, UEFA Cup
    winners 1995, Serie A runner-up 1995, Italian Cup runner-up
    With Chelsea: 1997 FA Cup, 1998 League Cup, European Cup
    Winners' Cup and Super Cup, 2000 FA Cup.


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