Alessandro Gamberini (born August 27, 1981 in Bologna) is an Italian footballer who plays as a central defender for Serie A club Fiorentina.
Gamberini made his first team – and Serie A – debut with Bologna F.C. 1909 in 1999–2000 – in a 1–3 defeat at S.S. Lazio, on January 9, 2000 – and remained there for six seasons, a one-year loan to Hellas Verona notwithstanding. In the 2000 off-season, he was acquired by Juventus F.C. alongside Michele Paramatti, Alex Pederzoli and Giacomo Cipriani in a pack deal, in exchange for the remaining 50% of Jonatan Binotto's registration rights, with 50% of Gamberini's rights being priced at €2.3 million. His co-ownership deal was terminated in the favour of Bologna in June 2002, for and undisclosed fee, making the Turin side register a loss of €1.5 million.
Gamberini started in his debut with the Italian national team, a 2–0 friendly win against South Africa on October 17, 2007.
He was not included in the original squad for UEFA Euro 2008, but was called-up after captain Fabio Cannavaro tore ankle ligaments after a collision with teammate Giorgio Chiellini in training, on June 2. Gamberini was not used during the competition.
Fontani competed in the Miss Italia pageant last year, which you’ll quickly notice is a common theme among Italian WAGs. She didn’t win the crown, but she did land Alessandro Gamberini. At 20, she’s at the young end of the women on this list, which probably means she’s just getting started dating footballers. Could Pippo Inzaghi be in her future? I can’t wait until she starts showing up on bizarre Italian programming or shedding her clothes like any good Italian WAG.