|Date of birth||06-01-1965|
|Seasons in Monza||2000-2001|
|Caps and goals||17 (7)|
Raised in the youth of Grosseto Calcio, he played in the role of striker. His professional career began in the 1984-'85 season in Cagliari Calcio with which he played for two championships. Then he went to Udinese and then moved on to Sampdoria, to then return for two more seasons to play again in the Juventus team. After a new move to Sampdoria, where he won the 1990-91 Scudetto, he played for A.C. Fiorentina and then returns for two more seasons to Udine. In 1994-1995, he moved to A.C. Parma. In 1995 he made the leap in quality, after a championship start with Roma, the Giallorossi sold him in exchange for half of Marco Delvecchio's card and went to play for Inter, with whom he made his debut on 19 November against Udinese. In his first season in A with the Nerazzurri shirt he scored 17 goals in 24 games. The following season he failed to repeat and scored only 5 goals in 21 league games, plus one in the European Cups. On 17 February 1998 he left Inter after three seasons, with 25 goals in 53 games, and was sold for £ 1,000,000 to Middlesbrough F.C., in the English First Division. In England he played for two seasons, scoring 9 goals in 12 games, and contributing to the rise of the club in the Premier League. In his career he is also called with the nickname: "The swan of Grosseto".
He was summoned by Cesare Maldini among the over-odds for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was the best of the Azzurri, managing to score 4 goals in just 3 games.
In 2002 he returned to Inter as chief of observers, and in 2003 he was promoted to technical director, a position he still holds.