Luca Toni

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Luca Toni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈluːka ˈtɔːni]; born 26 May 1977) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a striker. A prolific goalscorer, Toni scored over 300 goals throughout his career, and is one of the top-five highest scoring Italians in all competitions; with 322 career goals, he is currently the fourth-highest scoring Italian player of all time.Something of a footballing nomad, at club level, Toni played for twelve different Italian teams throughout his career. A late bloomer, he spent several seasons in the lower divisions of Italian football, as well as promising spells with minor Serie A clubs Vicenza and Brescia, before finally making his breakthrough with Palermo: he helped the team to Serie A promotion during the 2003–04 season by winning the Serie B title, and was the league's top scorer with 30 goals; the following season, he helped the club qualify for Europe, scoring 20 goals in Serie A. After two prolific seasons with Fiorentina, Toni also spent three seasons with German side Bayern Munich, where he helped the club to a domestic treble during the 2007–08 season, also reaching the UEFA Cup semi-finals; after falling out with the club's manager during his third season with the team, and being demoted to the reserve squad, he later returned to Italy on loan with Roma in 2010, and subsequently had spells with Genoa and Juventus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luca Toni has received more than 1,843,962 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Luca Toni is the 583rd most popular soccer player (up from 653rd in 2019), the 1,927th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,953rd in 2019) and the 49th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Luca Toni ranks 583 out of 16,923Before him are Héctor Yazalde, Félix Mourinho, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Marco Tardelli, Roy Makaay, and Arsenio Erico. After him are Dieter Müller, Lorenzo Fernández, Roberto Di Matteo, Włodzimierz Lubański, Karl Rappan, and Hans Tilkowski.

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Among people born in 1977, Luca Toni ranks 24Before him are Tarja Turunen, Hidetoshi Nakata, Jessica Chastain, Brittany Murphy, Natalia Oreiro, and Katheryn Winnick. After him are Gianluca Zambrotta, Mark van Bommel, Chris Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mette Frederiksen, and Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Among people born in Italy, Luca Toni ranks 1,927 out of 4,088Before him are Alvise Vivarini (1445), Peppino di Capri (1939), Andrea Appiani (1754), Senesino (1686), Marco Tardelli (1954), and Marcia Otacilia Severa (300). After him are Lucrezia de' Medici (1470), Giovanni Giocondo (1433), Piero Ferrari (1945), Laura Martinozzi (1639), Antonio Bazzini (1818), and Pietro Nardini (1722).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Luca Toni ranks 49Before him are Tarcisio Burgnich (1939), Roberto Boninsegna (1943), Christian Vieri (1973), Enrico Albertosi (1939), Ardico Magnini (1928), and Marco Tardelli (1954). After him are Thiago Alcântara (1991), Gianluca Zambrotta (1977), Nevio Scala (1947), Mario Balotelli (1990), Alessandro Altobelli (1955), and Bruno Conti (1955).

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