Italian World Cup winner joins Hamrun Spartans

Former Palermo and Milan defender Christian Zaccardo has joined the Maltese Premier Division club after finding himself without a club following his latest stint with Vicenza Calcio

Italian World Cup winning defender Christian Zaccardo has joined Maltese Premier Division club Hamrun Spartans
Italian World Cup winning defender Christian Zaccardo has joined Maltese Premier Division club Hamrun Spartans

Italian World Cup winner Christian Zaccardo has joined Maltese Premier Division club Hamrun Spartans the club announced on its Facebook page this evening.

Zaccardo won the 2006 World Cup with Italy in a relatively short international career spanning three years.

The 35-year-old centre back will join Hamrun Spartans after becoming a free agent following his latest stint with Italian Serie B club Vicenza Calcio.

Over the course of his career, Zaccardo played for Bologna, Palermo, Parma and Milan, in Italy, as well as German club Wolfsburg, among others.

Zaccardo will be the first World Cup winner to play in Malta’s Premier Division and is expected to make his debut with Hamrun on October 15, when the club faces Gzira United.

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