Italian Soccer Serie A blog by Anna Italia congratulates forward Alberto Gilardino, forward Hernan Crespo, and forward Gianfranco Zola celebrating their birthdays on July 5. One common aspect is that all three players had played for Serie A team Parma FC. Congrats!!!
Gilardino currently playing for Genoa and is part of the Italian team winning the 2006 World Cup.
Crespo and Zola are retired.
Gianfranco Zola played for Napoli, Parma and Chelsea and for the Italian National team making 35 appearances including in the FIFA World Cup 1994 and Euro 1996. Zola also coached West Ham United and as assistant coach to the Italian U-21.
Forward Hernan Crespo played for Argentina National team in 64 games scoring 35 goals and participating in 3 World Cups.