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Italian World Cup Winner Named Coach Of China



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

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.