Christian Vieri at Juventus in 1996.
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Christian Vieri was one of the world's greatest strikers of the late 1990s and 2000s, a classic number nine who scored wherever he played, and considering how many transfers he had, that meant a lot of goals during his 18 year career. Vieri's raw power, coupled with pace and a really strong left foot shot, would see him aptly nicknamed il Toro (the Bull), and this bustling style and strength made him a real handful for defenders. He was great in the air too, and would finish his career as the all-time top scorer of headed goals in Serie A history.
Whilst the majority of Vieri's career would be spent in Italy, he did have a single season in La Liga, and what a cracker it was, scoring 24 league goals in 24 games for Atlético Madrid and winning the Pichichi Trophy as La Liga's top goal scorer. This put him in a select group of players to have won both the Pichichi Trophy and Capocannoniere award during their careers.
Christian Vieri - Info
|Date of Birth:||12th July 1973|
|Career:||1991 to 2009|
|Regular Shirt Number(s):||32 (Clubs), 9 (Italy)|
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