AC Milan (Italy),
Hellas Verona (Italy), Trento (Italy), Ravenne (Italy), AS
Fiorentina (Italy), Inter Milan (Italy)
Italian SuperCup winner (Fiorentina) 1996 Italian Cup winner (Fiorentina) 2005 Italian Cup winner (Inter Milan) 2000 European Championship Finals (Italy)
Francesco Toldo (born December 2, 1971, Padua) is an Italian
football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Inter Milan.
Toldo came up with A.C. Milan, however, he never played a game
with the club. Instead, the Italian giants loaned him out to
Trento and Ravenna from 1991 to 1993. Toldo then joined
Fiorentina, and became the club's starter for eight seasons,
winning the Coppa Italia twice, and playing a UEFA Champions
League for the viola. He transferred to Inter Milan in 2001 and
has been their starter since.
As of the end of 2004, Toldo has been capped 28 times for Italy.
Facing competition from high profile keepers such as Gianluca
Pagliuca, Angelo Peruzzi, and Gianluigi Buffon, Toldo, chosen to
be the starter in Euro 2000 also because of a injury to Buffon
himself before the start of the tournament, helped his country
to a second-place finish: during the semi-final match against
the home team of Netherlands, Toldo saved two penalties during
the match and two during the shootout, eventually won by Italy.
He was a non-playing backup on the Euro 96, 1998 World Cup, 2002
World Cup, and Euro 2004 squads.
In 2005, Toldo lost his place in the Internazionale lineup,
after the arrival of Brazilian keeper Júlio César. Rumours
linked him both to Palermo and Fiorentina in January 2006,
because of the contract run out soon, but neither move ever
materialised. In February 2006, he extented his contract to
summer 2009, ended the transfer rumours.