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Italian World Cup Winner Named Coach Of China

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2006 World Cup winner with Italy, Fabio Cannavaro, has been named coach of China.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid defender is succeeding his mentor Marcello Lippi, who will be a consultant under the new set-up.

Here is all you need to know about the former defender Cannavaro as he embarks on the next stage of his illustrious career:

Full name: Fabio Cannavaro

Date of birth: September 13, 1973 (45)

Birth of place: Naples, Italy

Playing position: Centre-back

Clubs played for: Napoli, Parma, Inter, Juventus (twice), Real Madrid, Al Ahli (UAE)

Major playing honours: Ballon d’Or, World Cup, UEFA Cup, Spanish champion (twice), Italian Cup (twice)

International caps/goals: 136/2

Retired: 2011

Clubs managed: Al Ahli (assistant), Guangzhou Evergrande (China), Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia), Tianjin Quanjian (China), Guangzhou Evergrande (current)

Major coaching honours: None


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