Former forward who played for the Italian national team from 1991 to 1997. He spent his club career with 6 different teams, most notably Chelsea from 1996 to 2003.
He was voted as the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year in 1997 and the Chelsea Player of the Year in 1999 and 2003.
He played for Chelsea alongside teammate John Terry from 1996 to 1998.
He made his professional debut for the Sardinian team, Nuorese, in 1984.
His son, Andrea, played for the Grays Athletic Football Club.
- The meaning of the name Zola: Earth