Cristian Zaccardo (born December 21, 1981 in Formigine, Modena)
is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A team US Palermo
and the Italy national football team.
One of the best products of the Bologna youth system, Zaccardo
debutted in the first team in 2001, under the direction of coach
Francesco Guidolin, immediately becoming a regular for the
rossoblu and the Italy's "Under 21" national team. He left
Bologna in 2004 to join his former coach Guidolin in Palermo.