Gennaro Gattuso was born in Corigliano Calabro, Italy and is a World Champion having been part of the Italy squad that won the 2006 World Cup. He plays as a defensive midfielder. He currently plays in Italy for Ac Milan with whom he won 2 Champions League.
Gattuso started his career off with Perugia, but was transferred imminently to Rangers at the age of 19. During his short spell with Rangers, Gattuso managed to make 40 appearances together with 7 goals. His next team was Salernitana. He arrived at this team just as they got promoted to Serie A however, despite Gattuso.s good performances, Salernitana failed to cope with the tough battle against relegation and they were demoted again to Serie B.
His high-profile world-wide acclamation came from his transfer to Ac Milan in 1999. Gattuso has played over 259 matches for the club and has scored 7 goals. Together with the 2 Champions League trophies, he also won the Serie A title in 2003-2004. His style of play is characterised by fierce tackling and hard work - a style which has earned him the nickname of Ringhio (.Growl. or .the Snarler.).
His international success has not been boring either. He won the World Cup together with Italy in 2006. He has been capped over 50 times with the Italian National team.