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Name Gianfranco Zola
Gender Male
Ethnic Italian
Job Italian Footballer
Desc A pioneer thanks to his time at Chelsea, where he charmed a generation of fans with his fancy tricks and delightful free-kick goals. The diminutive Italian sparked a period with the Blues of expansive, attractive football. Capable of bamboozling the league’s toughest defenders, Zola’s class deserved to be surrounded with better quality


Org xxxx National Team
Club as Player Chelsea FC
  Napoli FC

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Gianfranco Zola on Thierry Henry] He is one of those players who can really ruin your day

2016 08 06 Retrieve

[Quotes on Zlatan Ibrahimovic] When he’s on form, he’s unstoppable. He’s at the same level as [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi. He has the strength, the technique and the intelligence. He’s an extraordinary player

2017 12 02 Retrieve

[Gianfranco Zola tells which of his former team-mates was wilder: Diego Maradona or Faustino Asprilla] Tino by miles. Tino was another league. But always in a nice way. Not that Maradona was in a bad way. But Tino was really, really, a constant search for trouble. Good trouble

2017 03 08 Retrieve

[Quotes on John Terry] John Terry has been one of the columns of the team for the last few years. [. . .] John has been a great contributor to the many successes the club has had in the last few years. He is one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players, certainly one of the most inspirational and charismatic. It is no coincidence the club has been so successful in the last few years. John has been a big part of it

2017 03 09 Retrieve

[Quotes on John Terry] I had no doubt Terry was going to become a superstar. His character and personality impressed me straight away. He stepped in as a young player and looked as if he’d played forever – never scared. He would stand up to anyone, no matter their status

2017 03 10 Retrieve

[Quotes on Didier Drogba] In all their very important matches he has put a stamp on it. Drogba has been fantastic for Chelsea, not only for the goals that he scores but also for unbelievable defending. He has quite an extraordinary example of leadership on the pitch. If you are playing alongside someone like him you feel even more excited. [. . .] he is one of the guys who has made the fortune for Chelsea. Whatever he does he has become a legend for us

2017 03 11 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] He’s one of those midfielders who can score goals, especially when it comes to tight games. Everyone expects the strikers to score but actually Frank got the goals. But Frank has done better than just that because he keeps scoring all the time. I don’t think there is any other midfielder in the world who has scored as many goals as him

2017 03 12 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] He’s been an outstanding player for Chelsea but also for the league. He’s an amazing player. I saw him when he first came to Chelsea and he was very young then and wasn’t the player he is now. But his attitude was fantastic. You could see he was going to become somebody important. I’m pleased to say he’s one of those guys who deserves everything he’s won

2019 05 22 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard the manager] You can understand when somebody has a future in this position because to succeed as a coach you really need to have the ability to think over things. It seemed to me that Frank has always had this ability. It’s not a surprise for me he’s doing well and he’s going to do well

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Quote on Zlatan] When he’s on form, he’s unstoppable. He’s at the same level as [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi. He has the strength, the technique and the intelligence. He’s an extraordinary player