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|Full Name||Christian Panucci|
|Date of Birth||12 April 1973|
|Place of Birth||Savona, Italy|
|Position|| Right back|
|Debut||19 August 2000|
|Games (goals)||10 (1)|
|Other clubs|| Genoa|
Christian Panucci (born 12 April 1973 in Savona) is a former Italian international defender who had a spell on loan to Chelsea from August 2000 to January 2001.
Panucci was loaned to Chelsea at the start of the 2000-01 season, for one year, ostensibly as a replacement for Dan Petrescu, who had left in the summer, though Gianluca Vialli also had Albert Ferrer as an option at right back. Vialli was sacked just five games into the season and Panucci soon fell out of favour with new manager Claudio Ranieri, though he did score the only goal in a UEFA Cup tie against Swiss side St. Gallen, while Graham Rix was in temporary charge of the team. Panucci's loan was eventually switched to Monaco, after he had made just ten appearances in all competitions.
He eventually made his move to Monaco permanent, but signed for Roma not long after. After a great deal of travelling throughout his career, Panucci finally settled at Roma. He joined the club in the 2001-02 campaign, the year after the Giallorossi won the national title. He went on to become a key player and one of the leaders of the club. He played a total of 311 matches scoring 29 goals for AS Roma, becoming the highest scoring defender in Roma's history. His contract at the Roman club ended in 2009, and he spent seven months at Parma before his contract was terminated by mutual consent in February 2010. Panucci retired from playing a short time later, and became a football pundit for SKY Italia.
Panucci made his debut in September 1994 against Slovenia in a UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying match. However, he missed out on the final squad following a dispute with Italian national coach Arrigo Sacchi and was not a regular in the Italian national team until the 2002 World Cup. He played at Euro 2004, but was overlooked for the 2006 World Cup and didn't return to international action until the Euro 2008 qualifiers, during his career renaissance with Roma. Panucci currently has 55 caps for the Azzurri, scoring four goals.
|Season||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|1||2000-01||14 September||2000||UEFA Cup||St. Gallen||1-0||1-0||Stamford Bridge|